A New YEAR 2023

Good Morning ALL! How are you this Wednesday morning? I am grateful for the warm temperatures again today. Alvin was up a couple of times but that is down from three on Monday night. I noticed this morning in his poop there was blood. First time in a few days. Breaks my heart to leave him at home today but I have to go to the office, no choice. I am grateful to our friend Alyaa who will be coming to check on him today. Upon good advice from a friend, I will scatter some pee pads on the floor and I hope that if he has to pee or poo that he understands or even if he has an accident, I would not blame him. Floors can be cleaned. Throw mats can be washed. Please keep my little friend in your thoughts and prayers. It is always hard to leave him alone when he is not feeling great and even when he is, I do not like to leave him alone.

Yesterday after work, after his supper and mine, he picked up the Christmas Gnome and pushed it along the floor while I grabbed my phone to catch a video of the action. We played tug afterwards. So cute. One would never know from looking at him that he is sick. I pray and hope all the time that this latest medicine will do the trick and put his poop back to normal.

We had a good day yesterday and despite giving him the Prednisone, he went outside several times over the course of the day. He did settle down and have a good nap in the afternoon. Fingers crossed that he will sleep lots today.

I am going to take him outside again before I leave for the day.

I want to cut this short so that I can snuggle with him before I leave for the office.

Have yourself a wonderful day.

I am grateful for these mild days. We went for a walk on my lunch break yesterday and although the temperature was warm, there was a cool breeze. The sun was shining and we were both dressed for the weather so we were good. Alvin sniffed and sniffed all the way to the park. There were several very icy spots on the sidewalk so we walked on the edge of the street careful to check for traffic.

I am filled with gratitude for all the days that I have spent and can spend with Mr. Alvin. Gratitude for our beautiful home that we share together. Grateful to have all that we need and of course each other. I am grateful for all of our family and friends who surround us with love, support and compassion. Grateful for the good food that we have to eat. I am grateful for our life and that Alvin came into my life on that cold January night 13 years ago.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus, possibilities and coffee.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 21st day of January, 2017.

It is a gloomy day out there as the air and sky is covered in fog.

Yes, I can only see my garage and one row of houses behind us.

So I can only imagine the highways and in the country.

I guess the temperature must have changed over night.

I am so glad for the weekend.

Alvin has an appointment at noon to have his nails trimmed which he really needs now.

It has been about six weeks since his last trim.

He is impatiently waiting as I want to write this and then have a shower before going downstairs to start our day even though we were up at 5:00 a.m. for his breakfast and bathroom break.

Quietness fills the air and I am grateful for the stillness.

I wish that everyone could/would have a peaceful, quiet, happy, relaxing weekend.

With time for a walk.

Well better get this show on the road ….shower calling ….. laundry definitely calling and soon it will be time to leave for the vet.

Time always seems to go at lightning speed on the weekend.

Have a safe, warm, happy, relaxing weekend everyone.

 

Special Hello to: YOU ….. remember to be kind to yourself….you matter.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 16th day of October, 2014.

Yesterday was an exciting day for us, finally some great news about my nephew.

Twice yesterday he opened his eyes and once was with my daughter and myself present in the room.

He did not move this eyes around but just the simply act of opening them is cause for great hope.

He also squeezed the heck out of my right hand from the time we got there until we left ….

Of course, breaks in between.

I sincerely thought he might break my hand he was squeezing that tight ….

Anyway more cause for hope and that is all we can ever ask for ……

Rained late yesterday afternoon and throughout the night.

We are still to have some beautiful warm days for the next week or so …..

I am so grateful that all of the positive energy and prayers were taken to him.

Well almost time to leave for work.

I “hit the snooze button” so to speak a couple of times this morning.

I guess I should say “hit the sofa” a couple of times extra this morning.

Thank you for reading my blog and for your support it truly means the world to me.

Have a great great day.

Special Hello to: my nephew “J” who is in the hospital and is on his way back to us.

Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S. I think I mentioned that Alvin and I finally had our annual photo taken ….. so excited to see the final product. ┬áMy daughter always does a crazy good job.

Thought for the day…..

Are there days when you wish for excitement?

Perhaps a surprise vacation.

Are there days when you wish for that knock at the door?

And you open the door to find the “Prize Patrol” standing there with a big cheque and a huge bouquet of roses and balloons – ALL JUST FOR YOU!

Are there times when you know that something FANTASTIC, AMAZING, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE is about to happen, and you wonder WHEN for Pete’s sake?

Are there moments when you just ask GOD, your Angels, a higher power or just your inner YOU …. what the heck am I doing?

Where am I supposed to be now?

What am I supposed to be doing?

Why, why, why?

Now we are starting to sound like a small child …..

But often I wonder at the end of the day or early in the morning …… WHY?

I have so many things that I want to do with and in my life and I should be doing them ALL.

I was just reading one of my favourite Blogs ….. THE PIONEER WOMAN – REE DRUMMOND

Now there is one busy woman.

She has children, home schools them, has a husband, lives on a ranch, has this incredible (too die for blog), is a cookbook author and now she has written a children’s book.

I want to be her. ┬áMinus the children, husband and living on a ranch – my life much mirrors hers.

Actually I would love to have the husband and live on a ranch but my baby making days are over (thank goodness).

Now I look forward to the Grandma stage.

So someone please tell me, how do I get from here to there?

I just need a small boost – just a little “break” ….. after all, doesn’t everyone?

Well, a few minutes ago, there was a knock at my door.

My neighbour was standing there (not the prize patrol).

Through a conversation a few minutes later with her finance a light came on….

It was just the small boost that I needed.

So here I go.

So whenever you find that you need a “little boost” or a “break” ……

You too, might have a knock at your door or perhaps you might overhear a conversation that leads you somewhere….

or see a sign on a truck driving by or just inspiration from somewhere out there.

So that is my today …. my thought for the day……

It will always come to you ….. if you are AWARE.

Have a great “Good Friday” to all those who celebrate and to everyone Happy FRIDAY.

I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are …… it is shining here and my heart is full.

Always, Carol

Flowers for Easter

Me & Alvin with Zavier looking on ... Miss Anela took the photo, she is four years old.

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