Last Days 2022 – December 28th

Good Morning ALL! Well Mr. Alvin was up and down all last night. So we slept in until just a few minutes ago. The phone rang at 9:00 and it was my Optometrist’s Office. They left a message as I did not get to the phone fast enough. Jennifer was calling to let me know that they processed my insurance towards my new glasses and that the balance was XXX amount. Two years ago when I went for my eye checkup I had gone on the 11th of December but for some reason had gone back again on the 28th therefore my insurance used the 28th as the date for payment of insurance. Anyway, does not matter but at this appointment they were not able to process my insurance benefits until today which they did and were calling me to give me the news and the final balance. In the message Jennifer said “cute message” which was my Christmas message. A reminder to change that sooner than later. I called and spoke to Jennifer and mentioned that the balance did not seem like it included my sunglass clips, she checked and said you are correct, it did not. She recalculated the total and gave me the amount less the insurance. I said that I would be over this morning to pay the balance owing. After this post, I will be walking over to their office which is a few blocks away. Not too far.

Well yesterday I decided to take down the Christmas Tree and most of our decorations. I left up a few things so it still looks like Christmas. Feels better to have the chair back where it belongs opposite the other chair by the window. Opens it up inside. I love Christmas and all the decorations but it was time for me to put things away. It took the better part of the day to do so. Bye, Christmas 2022 was great.

In the background I was playing Disney+ ….. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, 101 Dalmations and other classics. I love those movies. One day I will sit down and watch each one from beginning to end. Last night I watch the Taylor Swift conversation about the album that she put out in 2020. I do not remember the name of it but it was made remote during Covid. Really enjoyed it. Quite the departure from her usual albums which I love. I am a fan of Taylor.

Mr. Alvin needs a haircut and bath. The plan is to do it when I get home from paying for my new glasses. Looks like the sky is brightening so perhaps the sky will clear and it will stop snowing. I called the Vet office to make an appointment for Alvin but no one was there or maybe busy. They may be closed a few extra days, will try again. Alvin needs his nails trimmed and the usual.

I am waiting until I get home to make coffee so I need to go as I NEED some coffee.

Have an awesome day. Wednesday.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. looks like we are back to our normal, lol.

Last Half 2022 – November

Good Morning ALL! Well I have had a cardio workout already this morning as I shovelled some snow around on the deck and then our sidewalks out front. I always do my neighbor Sonja’s as we help each other. I had shovelled the snow in the late afternoon after work and there was another six inches or so piled up again this morning. I am very happy that the snow has stopped falling from the sky. Was beginning to think it was never going to stop. Snow is pretty but not all at once. Just a little bit at a time.

We had a pretty good sleep. Bed early which was good because Mr. Alvin was up and had to go outside at 3:30 and then managed to sleep until the alarm went off at 5:15 a.m., hit the snooze button for 5 minutes and then we were up. Fed Alvin, went outside and shovelled, made bed, brushed teeth and put on some makeup, got dressed and now doing this post. I texted my carpool and she would like to leave a few minutes early so I have a few minutes less than usual but I am going to have to get up at 5:00, I think (especially on the shower mornings). Anyway, all good.

We are doing well and that is always a good thing. I am so grateful that both Alvin and I are feeling fine, that we live in this beautiful house, that all of our appliances big and small work hard to keep us warm, watered, bottom business, fed and entertained. I am grateful to be surrounded by warm, loving and supportive people. I am grateful that I have the strength to shovel snow and hopefully for many years. I am grateful for the coffee that awaits me at the office. I am grateful to have the finances to live in this house and afford the things that we need and some of the things that we want. Totally grateful on this Tuesday morning.

Christmas 2022

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Have a great day.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

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