Good Morning All! I am late writing as this is my late start to work day. Usually twice a month we work from 11:00 am till 7:00 pm with 4:00-7:00 pm on the after hours phone line for our clients.
They are delivering our garbage cans for new program. Yay, garbage bins with wheels and recycling bin as well.supposed to be compost bin as well. How exciting. There are a few things to work out as property slopes and is not flat to the back lane. I’m sure that we will figure it out. I don’t fill my regular garbage cans weekly so only put out once every two or three weeks.

We had a good sleep snd then up to stay at 7:00, Alvin has a great internal alarm clock. Speaking of the boy, he wanted down from the sofa so he could check out where the noise was coming from out front. I will go and move my new bins shortly.

We had a walk right after I got dressed snd so nice outside. Then we watered the front and back flower beds and the pots of flowers on the deck. Alvin was a good boy but I put him back in the house when I went to finish watering and deadheading the pots on the top deck. The old fart is fast and I cannot chance him going up the steps. He now goes and climbs up the first step from the backyard to deck and I lift him up. He has started to play with his toys more and more. He definitely is feeling better.

I have decided to clean out some flower pots on the weekend snd also bring my geraniums into the house. There was a heavy dew last night so thinking frost is not far behind.

The plants were hit hard by the extreme heat a few weeks ago and no amount of water made a difference. Maybe I will be able to get some hardy plants next year as I think these hotter temperatures are going to stick around from year to year.

More photos as I love to share when using my phone as is so easy.

Well time to go and out away the bins. Finish my coffee and put away my bins and read the instructions.

Have a great day.

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

Always Carol&Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 15th day of January, 2015.

Another gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

Yesterday was a balmy plus 5 degrees celsius.

How lucky are we?


So is it climate change, global warning or just a mild January?

Alvin and I are enjoying our walks in the warmer temperatures.

We try to make a difference and recycle …

Not purchase a lot of prepackaged foods so less containers to recycle.

We use “cloth” shopping bags.

We do not use chemical cleaning products.

I do not throw my trash on the ground ( I am the one that picks up other’s littering ).

Maybe on this day …..

Just take the second if you see a piece of paper or cardboard or some other piece of litter on the ground and PICK IT UP.

FIND the nearest garbage can and throw it in.

It breaks my heart to see pieces of cardboard and plastic floating in our nearby lakes and bags caught in the branches of trees.

We can make a difference ….. one piece of litter / garbage at a time.


Just think of how proud you will feel.

Truly we can all make a difference.

Well time to go and pick up this morning’s poop (puppy power) from the back yard.

Keeping things clean and tidy is a good thing.

Have a great day.

Oh and thank you so much for helping to keep our neighbourhoods and planet clean.

All of the creatures that cannot speak will certainly appreciate it and me, too.

Alvin says thank you.

Then he will not find something on the ground and get it into his mouth before his Momma can retrieve it.

Special Hello to: all of my humans.

Always, Carol and Alvin



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