Second Half of the NEW YEAR

Good Morning All,

We are back to our normal household. Mr. Alvin is back home. His sister brought him home early yesterday afternoon. He was happy and mad at me at the same time. I could tell that he was glad to be back home but at the same time he let me know in no uncertain terms that he was harbouring some unhappiness toward me. Body language in dogs is very transparent. This is one of the longest periods of time that we have been apart over our ten years together. After he was home for a bit he started to warm up to me, thank goodness. I teased my daughter in a text that “she might be having company once again.” It is wonderful to have him back home and it was nice to have a break, I think that we both needed that time apart. I will say that I slept better with him home and in bed with me. However, it was a typical Sunday night where it takes me forever to get settled down. We were up at 4:00 a.m. …… outside for a bathroom break and then back to the sofa until 6:30 a.m. when we were up and I fed him breakfast,which is late for him to eat at home but it was fine. Another outside break followed by preparing my coffee so it was ready to plug in and then we hit the sofa for 30 more minutes.

The grass was wet earlier with dew but the air was warm with the moon shining brightly in the sky dotted with stars or perhaps satellites and perhaps the space station. It was pretty nonetheless.

Well it is time to get this day going. The sun is now rising and the sky is that delicate balance of pinks and oranges with the night sky slowly disappearing.

I am looking forward to our walks together.

Welcome Home Mr. Alvin.

I hope that you all had a great Sunday.

Living our lives with kindness and respect.

As Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and today is Thursday, August 16th, 2012.

I hope that you are having a fantastic morning thus far, it is great where I am.

Was able to catch a couple extra zzz’s on the sofa as Alvin was up before 5:00 and then do some writing (after Alvin was fed, of course) and have a yummy breakfast.

Now I am dressed and made-up (just a little) and writing again …… while Alvin snoozes on the ottoman under the office window.

Once I am done here I will go and feed Aussie the cat and then finish packing my bag for work (lunch etc).

By that time, I shall have a few minutes to have some quiet time with my Alvin before leaving for work.

I am so grateful to have such wonderful mornings at home.

The sun is rising and the sky remain that pale palette (forgive the spelling yesterday) …. guess that means fall is on it’s way.

By calendar it is not until well into September.

My flowers are still blooming and are so beautiful.

The air is cool in the morning and the dew is heavy on the grass and there is moisture on the car windows (as I can see from my window).

Well dear ones, I shall sign off for now ….

Please have a great great day and wonderful weekend.

Tomorrow is my day off rest from work but I will try and get a few words in ……

Take care.

Special Hello to: all those gardeners who have spent countless hours on your yards and gardens …. it does not go unnoticed as I among many appreciate them every time we walk by …. thank you.


Always, Carol and Alvin

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