It is a NEW YEAR.

Happy Monday Morning Everyone.

No colourful sunrise as yet but am hopeful that we shall see some sunshine today.

More snow yesterday and overnight.

 

Yesterday I snapped a couple of closeups of Mr. Alvin.

Is he not the cutest boy?

He has such a cute innocent face.

His eyes …. I guess only one is visible…

When I am eating something and he comes up close with his face and turns on the cuteness …. those brown eyes can melt you into a puddle.

 

A Story of Six Bunnies

Over the past few days I have become enthralled with the bunnies that gather in the nighttime on our front lawn.

Okay, on the front snow covered lawn area.

Last night as I started to turn off the lights in the house before we went upstairs to bed, I noticed five rabbits out front of our house.

One came bounding over to join them.

We watched the bunnies as they munched away on the food that my neighbour so graciously has left for them.

It has been a hard winter for these little ones with all this snow.

At one point in the second photo, I saw two of the rabbits leaving the group to the other side of the street.

They stopped along the side where there was an abundance of soft fresh snow (not packed down by traffic).

One of the bunnies laid down and rolled around in the snow.

Well yes he/she certainly did roll.

Then jumped up while the other bunny watched.

I giggled as I watched the playfulness of the bunny.

The little one did this a few times before continuing to the other side of the road.

I figured perhaps I could grab some better photos so we raced upstairs and I took the photo on the left.

The one on the right captures the two bunnies, the one on the left was the one playing in the snow.

 

This morning from our bedroom window.

Appears to have been a party happening in our front yard (my neighbour and ours together).

The tracks filled the front yard or at least most of it.

There are tracks from every direction.

There was lots of good food and good company.

I should have put out some liquid refreshment.

 

Well that is what was happening in our neck of the woods as Al Roker would say.

I am an Al Roker fan (Today Show).

 

Well the time is passing and is almost time to start working.

 

In addition to watching the bunnies yesterday I made another banana cranberry orange with coffee spice load and a massive pot of the best chili ever.

I am so proud of both.

Good eatings ahead.

 

Time for caffeine …..

Have an awesome day.

 

It is the small things in life that mean the most.

A snuggle with Alvin.

Video chat with my daughter.

Text from my sister.

Fresh made banana loaf.

Smell of chili bubbling away on the stove.

A bunny rolling in the fresh snow.

Fresh perked cup of coffee.

 

Time to go.

 

As Always, I/We

Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 4th day of August, 2016.

Overcast but it looks like the sun is trying to burst through …. I hope so.

It has rained overnight as the deck is wet.

I did not hear it.

There be puppies coming to our house in a few minutes.

Elton and Casey are coming to spend the day with me and Alvin.

It will be great for Alvin to have some company and I love spending time with all the boys.

Hard to believe that it is Thursday …… where are my vacation days going?

Well I did accomplish a couple of things off my TO DO LIST.

Cleaned all of the bathroom fans.

Not that it is a terribly time consuming job but it is one that somehow always gets pushed to the bottom of the list.

I do have one HUGE job and that is digging up a strip of the front lawn.

Not especially looking forward to that but it will be fun to get my hands dirty.

I guess I will start that tomorrow as it would be nice to have it done before the end of the weekend and I am not sure how long it is going to take me.

 

Alvin is curled up on the end of our bed – that is his spot to wait for me when I am having a shower.

It is funny how he always is wherever I am when at home.

If I go outside he wants outside.

He makes me feel special.

Our four-legged friends have a way of doing that …..

 

Well just enough time to have breakfast before our company arrives.

As Elton cannot have banana anymore I like to make sure that we have breakfast before he arrives.

 

I hope that you have an awesome Thursday.

If you have a four-legged friend – keep them close.

Treat them with love, kindness and respect.

Somedays, no most days they are better than we are at being kind and compassionate and loving.

We can definitely learn from them.

 

Special Hello to: all my four-legged friends out there … thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 18th of April, 2015.

The sun is shining and the temperature is mild and the wind is BLOWING.

We have had quite the breezes the past few days.

Well this is our first weekend with no house guests.

The second weekend where I do not go to work at the store.

It feels strange on both counts.

Alvin and I are settling in ….. it is very quiet.

I can hear the echoes of his footsteps, and my voice throughout the house.

Another chapter closed and another opened.

Yesterday I did laundry and some moving things back into my bedroom and regular cleaning.

I had coffee with my friend “G” and that was nice to do on a Friday afternoon.

Alvin and I enjoyed a walk ….. it was strange without my daughter and the pups along.

We got out and back just before it started to rain….perfect timing.

We slept in …. just lying there …… mind drifting off ….. to places ….. to people.

Today my daughter was coming back for one last load of odds and ends.

I found a few things that have to go as well.

There are always those items that miss the boxes.

So today, to do:

1.  make a list of everything that I have to do over the next month

2.  check on Aussie the cat

3.  perhaps rake the front lawn (or wait until next Saturday when the ground has thawed more)

4.  make fudge for my friend’s little guy who is celebrating a birthday, and happens to love my fudge …..

5.  go for a long walk with Mr. Alvin

6.  RELAX

One more day until back to work and oh has it been wonderful being at home.

Well that kitty is waiting …. she needs some company.

Almost forgot about breakfast.

COFFEE …..

Well here we go …… it will be easier by next weekend when the schedule is in place.

I do love my house when it is filled with voices, barks, love and laughter.

I do love my house when it is filled with us.

They will come back for visits and maybe even sleepovers ….. at least for sure the puppies, will.

 

Happy Saturday.

Here we go.

Life carries on.

I am so blessed.

With the wind in my sails I will go.

With Alvin at my side I will never be alone.

Happy Saturday.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends …. time to be making some phone calls……and video chats…. SKYPE…anyone.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 4th day of May, 2014.

Well here is bright outside but not because of sunshine but because it is snowing.

Can you believe it?

May 4th and SNOW.

Oh well, on the “bright” side it will not be here for long.

Yesterday morning I was raking the front lawn and last night it snowed.

Kind of funny.

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

I am having a fantastic weekend.

I accomplished lots yesterday and today I work at the store.

So good on all counts.

I was thinking all morning all very blessed I am.

I live in my own home.

I have a wonderful friend and companion in my dog “Alvin.”

I have an amazing daughter and son-in-law and grand-puppies.

I am part of a great family and have awesome friends.

I meet new people on a regular basis.

I have perfect hearing and sight so I can listen to music and see the snow fall and the sun shine.

I have so much to be thankful for ……

I hope that you like the changes to my “blog” ….. my daughter thought I needed some “updating.”

I am so lucky ……

Have a great Sunday.

Special Hello to: all those fantastic people who read my blog …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Thursday morning and welcome to August 30th, 2012….

It is a lovely morning here in Edmonton and the sun is beginning to rise in the east.

Tomorrow is my day off from my office job ( I work an extra long day to have this, and I am so grateful to have this option).

Tomorrow I am hosting a garage sale ….. I was thinking of having it on the front lawn but now I am thinking that perhaps I should just keep it in the garage.

After all, most of the items that I am selling are already in there …. would save moving things through the house or through the back gate.

Slight dilemma …. what to do.  I did mention on Kijiji that I might have it in the garage if the weather did  not hold.

I hope that you are having a great day.

As I was in my office and kitchen looking for some items last night ….. I had a huge revelation, and that was I still have lots of things to go through to sell, give or toss.

One thing at a time ….. perhaps I will have time tonight …

Did you have a garage or lawn or patio sale this summer?

Do you hang onto items for various reasons?

Is it hard to let them go?

Yes, yes, and yes for me.

I think that everyone should watch the TLC show “HOARDERS BURIED ALIVE” and that would light a fire under us to get rid of things that we truly do not require.

If you looked around my home for example I would say that it is not even remotely close to being over stocked but at the same time I want to keep only those items that I require to live my life and a few things that remind me of my life.

Even though we think that things make us happy …… really they don’t …… maybe for a short time but it is people and life’s experiences that make us happy and enrich us.

So on this Thursday, I would ask you to take stock of what you have ….. ask yourself the following questions:

1.  Is my home so crowded with things that I cannot live the best life for me?

2.  Does my home bring me joy?  Like when you walk in the door are you “grateful to be home” or does it scare you?

3.  Do I really need 50 boxes stacked in the corner of the basement?

4.  Do I really need all of my Grandmother’s china or example or perhaps I could share some items with family and friends?

5.  Do I really need to keep all of the cards that I have received over the past 40 years?

6..  Go through each room and ask yourself, Does this help me live my life?  Have I used it in the last year? (except Christmas).

I think that you get the idea ….. honestly you will feel light as a feather once you have your home just filled with the items that you love and require to live your best life.

Oh, yeah …. keep those items that you honestly love ……. we all have them.

Gotta run.

Have an awesome day.

Special Hello: to all those having garage sales ..  good luck.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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