Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 13th day of December, 2018.

Well short cute story.

I am sitting at the computer, just now.

Alvin is standing beside me, just looking at me.

He gave me that “did you forget something look.”

I said to him how cute he was and then I remembered that I had forgot to lay his blue blanket on the floor so that he could lay down.

Smart cookie, me Alvin.

His Momma, a little slow, today.

 

He was right up wanting a massage bright and early this morning.

Morning massages have got to be a regular part of our morning routine.

 

So last night after I had shut off the light and was settling down to sleep.

I was thinking of our Secret Santa Gift Exchange at work and the potluck lunch and our temp.

We worked on some things together yesterday and so before drifting off to sleep, I thought that perhaps she had not started before we drew names.

I thought how horrible she might feel to be left out and not that it was on purpose so I decided that I could be “her Secret Santa.”

Why not, I have gift bags, tissue paper and gifts.

Comes in handy to sell Steeped Tea, NORWEX and make jewellery.

There is always something in the house for those last minute gifts.

I also usually have a couple of other items that I picked up along the way.

So when Alvin got me up at 3:45 a.m. – I grabbed a gift bag from the office and a gift item.

After Alvin went outside and as we headed to the sofa for a bit more sleep, I set the microwave for another hour.

Once back up – I raced down into the basement to grab some tissue paper from my wrapping container.

Found some ribbon, some construction paper to make a tag and headed back upstairs.

I grabbed my tea tub and picked out something for her.

So then put the gift together – wrapping each item with tissue paper and placing inside the gift bag.

I placed two pieces of tissue paper one inside the other and tied them together with Christmas ribbon.

Then placed it in the bag.

That gives you that professional look and it stays together and in place.

The one thing that I could and can not locate is my single hole punch so that I could punch the paper to make a tag.

Guess I will have to staple the tag to the bag.

Oh well, I tried.

I was going for the “Martha Stewart” look and instead got the “Early Morning” Carol look.

Well almost time to finish up getting things together.

A salad from the fridge to add to the buns/butter for the lunch.

Sometimes you can do things last minute and they work out just fine.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

 

I put on a sweater this morning that my kids gave me for Christmas a few years ago.

It is long stretchy and black and I thought would look good with my black pants.

I guess I am not quite the same size as back then but it fits ….. perhaps a bit more snug than before.

Oh well.

That is life.

Hoping that the ice melts soon.

I have to chip some tomorrow night and bake cookies for my friend.

It will be a busy Friday night.

 

Well gotta go.

I hope that you have a great day and perhaps a giggle over my adventures.

Somewhere along the way – I dreamt that we had three more dogs in the house.

They were small and just showed up out of nowhere.

How does that happen?

What does that mean?

 

YIKES.

 

Special Hello to: all those Christmas ANGELS, thank you.  Always feels good to give.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 23rd day of December, 2015.

WONDERFUL only ONE day until Christmas EVE.

I am so excited ….. if I can just get through today …. it will be smooth sailing.

Last night after supper one of the neighbours from down the street “A”, and our very good friend stopped by.

She had in her hands something loosely wrapped in tissue paper with instructions that it was for me Alvin.

Alvin jumped off the sofa and went over to say hello but was not really interested in the present.

Unfortunately he was rather involved with a chew treat and no matter how excited I was for this present he would not open it.

Finally just before she left he stuck his nose into the tissue paper giving us a bit of a show …..

I did feel bad ….

“Just wait I said until I opened the bag of treats …. he will remember then where they came from” …. we both giggled.

What a character he is …..

I see a bath in your future Mr. Alvin.

Should have done that on Sunday but I am thinking that he needs a bath so that he is fresh and clean for Christmas.

After all we are going to his sister’s house …. we cannot show up not in perfect condition.

Tonight is a bath before our company arrives at 7:30 p.m. ….. lots of time.

It was so funny last night ….. he really does get into his chew treats.

Loses all track of what is going on ……

Just like his Momma and a good book.

Well here it is almost time to leave for work.

One day until Christmas ….. Christmas Eve that is …. are you ready?  will you be ready?

Of course, you will.

Whatever is done …. is done and whatever will be … will be.

Happy almost Christmas.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

I will be back tomorrow …… with tales of the BATH …… for sure.

Special Hello to:  friends and family all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 25th day of April, 2014.

What a great morning ….. the sun is peeking through most of the clouds and I have something to share.

Last night when I checked the mailbox …. I found a key ….. it was to unlock one of the parcel mailboxes.

With excitement I opened the mailbox to find a parcel addressed to me …. a big parcel.

With big red lettering the parcel said “F-R-A-G-I-L-E.

I was so excited I almost let go of Mr. Alvin as we were just on our way home from a walk.

With the mail and parcel pressed against my chest so that I would not drop anything me and Alvin hurried home.

Once inside the house I quickly removed Alvin’s harness and leash and wiped his paws.

Quickly removing my shoes and jacket I ran to the kitchen to open my treasure.

Oh, the parcel was from my friend “VAL” who lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Carefully I opened the parcel with my trusty mail opener …..

I felt like a small child on Christmas morning ….. full of glee.

Obviously it is not very often that I get a parcel in the mail and most especially something that I was not expecting.

When I pulled back the mauve tissue paper I found the most glorious looking chocolate cookie/biscuits dipped in white and dark chocolate all nicely decorated.

Oh my goodness…… my mouth drooling in anticipation …. because I know that my friend Val is an excellent baker/cook.

Also enclosed in the package was a container of coconut oil and 100 uses of said oil and a lovely tupperware citrus peeler (very useful).

There is nothing that I can say that would or could express how grateful I was/am for this thoughtful gift.

There was no reason …. not my birthday ….. not a special occasion ….. just a friend being thoughtful.

I managed to wait until I had supper before tasting the chocolate treats.

Lucky for me I was having company ….. a friend was picking up her custom jewellery order and was staying for tea.

So we had the most luscious treat ….. we both enjoyed them.

Today my daughter will get to try them, too.

I love to share great things.

Baking …… mmmm

So that is my story …. my thought for the day …… it was a reminder to me to make sure that I do something out of the ordinary for someone.

To make someone’s day …. a kindness ….

Here are some photos so that you can see what these tasty treats looked like:

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My package .... unwrapped

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I hope that you have a great day and perhaps you will receive something extra special today in the mail or a special delivery to your door.

Special Hello to: my friend Val, you are such a kind and generous human being and thank you.  Alvin sure wanted to try them……

Always, Carol and Alvin

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