Living … One day at a time.

Merry Christmas ….

The sun is already up ….

We were up late last night and slept in this morning.

I managed to keep Mr. Alvin in bed until about 7:00 a.m.

The pups were up shortly after that ….

My daughter went back to bed and my son-in-law is still sleeping after an extra long day (he had to work).

We had a great Christmas ….

Had some late night snacks just after they arrived from an earlier Christmas feast with my son-in-law’s family.

Opening the gifts after that …

Mr. Alvin was the unintentional star of the night.

He absolutely loves opening gifts.

First he opened his gifts, Aspen and Milo’s gifts and then mine.

He does so great …..

There were toys and more toys and treats for the pups and a bandana each.

The boy got his duster with extender that he wanted and more.

The girl got some jewelry as what girls do not love some bling and more.

The Mama got spoiled.

I needed kitchen towels and a stir fry pan and those were two items that I received.

Along with scratch tickets, crystal ornament, HONEY, more kitchen towels, single serving Tupperware food chopper, Magnolia & Vine bracelet and extra charm and more.

I was so spoiled this Christmas.

Thank you to my family and friends.

Here are some photos and then I better go clean up some more and make some COFFEE.

Merry Christmas.

Oh and make some phone calls.

 

Bit of action shot so blurry

Some of my gifts.

Alvin enjoyed opening his gifts and mine.

Aspen and Milo just enjoyed their gifts.

We had a great Christmas Eve and now it is Christmas Day.

I went and spent over one hour with Humphrey and Cynder.

Giving them fresh food and water.

Cleaning the litter box.

Everyone wants a clean one of those ….

Time to go downstairs and make me some coffee.

Then call some family before I start to make brunch which I am thinking will be kind of like “lunch.”

There are no rules on this day.

We just go with it.

Whatever happens, happens.

 

I hope that you are having an awesome Christmas.

Merry Merry Christmas To You and Your Family.

Always, Carol & Alvin

I guess I should upload our newest photo.

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 26th day of April, 2015.

The sun is shining brightly, and it is a beautiful day.

Me and Alvin are awaiting “our company” for brunch.

YAY ….. our daughter and sister …. the grand-puppies …. and pancakes, and later COSTCO.

Does not get better than that …..

So excited.

Floors are washed …… dusting has been done ….

Just get dressed, and start making the batter for the pancakes.

My thoughts are all about my family this morning.

We miss having them here and are happy when they come for a visit.

Even now the house sounds so empty …..

I should turn on some music …..

HAPPY by Mr. P. Williams ….. I love that song.

So on this Sunday I hope that you are happy and perhaps waiting to spend the day with your family.

Maybe going out for brunch.

Maybe going for a walk with your sister.

Maybe watching a movie with your kids.

Maybe the whole family is coming for Sunday supper.

So time to go and get ready …..

They will be here soon.

Whoops almost forgot …. GET THE COFFEE READY.

Love coffee in the morning.

Enjoy this day.

Special Hello to: my siblings …. Happy Sunday to you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 24th day of April, 2015.

Well it is finally Friday …..

Are you thinking that as well?

I know that is like seeing the glass half empty inside of half full but it has been a long week.

Work at the office has been extremely busy and a bit on the stressful side.

But that is life and at the end of the day I am very grateful to have a good job in this economy.

Plans for the weekend?

Well, my “to do list” keeps growing every time I turn around.

So I will be busy.

Lawn care ….. laundry ….. cleaning bathrooms ….. dusting ….. floors …. you know that STUFF.

The best part of the weekend other than being at home with me Alvin is that Amanda and family are coming for brunch on Sunday and a visit.  YAY.

We are still adjusting to the quietness of the two of us.

I am sure it will take time to once again being just the two of us.

I am so grateful to be down to one job ….. two jobs is HARD WORK.

Not the work as much as the time ….

Time away from home …… when home everything has to be done in less time.

Always boils down to TIME.

Either too much or not enough.

I guess for most of us it is not enough.

Just have to reconfigure the best use of it.

So I am grateful to be home in the evenings and weekends.

Well here it is time to put on the finishing touches and catch that old bus to work.

I guess for the most part we are in a routine ….. for now.

I feel great ….

So happy that this day is Friday.

Special Hello to: my sister ……. it is time to SKYPE and catch up.

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 7th day of April, 2015.

Well it is just after 6:30 a.m. and the sky is beginning to lighten.

Always a great sign.

I hear it is to be plus 17 c by the weekend, here in Edmonton.

I hope that you had an awesome weekend.

I had a spectacular one.

Yesterday I had brunch with my good friend “G” …. we went to CORA’s.

There was a line but it went really fast which was great.

The service was excellent, the coffee was perfect and the food was awesome.

Really was perfect.

After brunch I came home and spent some quiet time with the pups.

It was nice …. just curled up on the sofa and relaxed.

OMG, so happy.

We girls took the puppies for a wonderful walk all around our lake in the afternoon.

Getting used to sleeping in and this morning came quickly.

I guess it is true that we should go to bed and arise at the same time each day.

Keeps our internal clocks ticking in an orderly fashion.

Now mine is out of sorts.

Oh well.

I did enjoy the rest.

Well almost time to go to the office.

Time to also take the garbage out as today came early.

Have an awesome Tuesday.

Special Hello to: all those folks who are on vacation … enjoy ….. have fun and be safe.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 6th day of April, 2015.

Easter Monday ……

I have the day off from the office and am just getting ready to go and have brunch with my neighbour and friend.

The sun is shining with a slight cloud cover.

How exciting I have had two days off in a row.

I am sure enjoying my time at home.

It is just the beginning.

Alvin looks so handsome with his new haircut.

He is all nice and clean after his bath.

Looks like a new puppy …..

That’s my guy.

Last night I made a big supper of vegetarian meatballs, mashed potatoes, huge salad with apple crisp for dessert.

We have so much leftover … no cooking this evening.

So I am going to enjoy brunch with my friend.

I am going to enjoy a bit later a nice long walk with Mr. Alvin.

Quiet evening watching a bit of television.

Well time to go.

I hope that you all are having a great Monday.

I will be back tomorrow.

Special Hello to: my family and friends ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

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