The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! I hope that this finds you all well. Happy Good Friday! We four are doing well. Mr. Alvin was shaking his head a lot in the wee hours of the morning but has not done as of late. He has also been licking his paws so I am thinking he has pain in his paws and that would explain the shaking and scratching. I gave him a pain pill earlier and will keep an eye on him. I will check his ears shortly and see if they appear to be inflamed. Guess what we got last night. Three guesses and the first four do not count, lol.

I am invited to a friend’s for an early dinner at 3:00 p.m. Not sure why but I have been fussing and stewing about going. I am so grateful for the invite but am having a hard time not trying to come up with an excuse not to go. Perhaps because I am comfortable at home and with the pups. I do not like leaving them alone but I do need to have some human contact. Funny how life goes. Perhaps a bit of depression? Also I think because I have been so busy and rundown from work, I am exhausted. All my energy is going to walking with the pups and looking after them. I am not complaining, just stating what seem to be the facts. Another morning up early and then back to lay down and then up rather late. I guess I need to STOP beating myself up. So what if we slept in. I am not hurting anyone. The pups are well looked after. I will take them for a walk before I leave for dinner. I will come home to feed them supper. I don’t need to stay late. Gray skies do not help. It seems still outside and is not cold. I was out with the pups earlier.

I was trying to upload some photos for you to see and it is not happening. I will have to delete some photos.

When you are unable to post your own photos!

Time to head downstairs and have coffee.

We are okay here at my house.

Wishing you a great “Good Friday.”

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

Always, Carol, Alvin, Aspen and Milo

2021

Good Morning ALL! How are you doing this morning? Yesterday the weather was so perfect that not only did we walk at lunchtime but we also went for a walk after work. We took a different route after work which was actually our old norm route which took us to pass right by Alvin’s best friend Teddy’s house. He could not help but to turn in and although I tried to sway him, we ended up on their doorstep with me ringing the doorbell. Kobi had hopped onto a bench by the window near the door looking so excited to see us. How can you say no to them? Obviously we can’t, well at least I cannot. Shortly thereafter we were sitting on the deck drinking tea. During our conversation, I mentioned to Teddy’s Mom that he should come for a sleepover sometime this weekend and how about Saturday? She checked with Teddy’s Dad and it was a date. Over the next few minutes it appeared that Teddy wanted to come home with us now. So we changed the sleepover to last night. We had a great night. Teddy is way more laid back than Mr. Alvin so I guess that, is why they are besties. Opposites attract. We were late for Alvin’s supper by the time we got home so that was the first thing on the agenda “feed Alvin,” and of course see if Teddy would eat a bit more, which he did not. He is not a huge eater. So unlike Alvin. Once they were tended to, I started my supper which was a pot of chili. It turned out to be one of the best pots of chili that I have ever made. So yummy. It was very late for me with supper. After the dishes were done and clean up, we just had a quiet evening snuggling on the sofa. This morning. Last night Alvin was up about 3:00 and then tried to get me up as soon as possible for his breakfast but I managed to hold him off until 5:00 a.m. …… Teddy could have cared less about eating so will try him again and again. Which I did when we got up at 7:00. They are so different but really get along so well.

Alvin is upstairs waiting “patiently” for me to be done and Teddy is snoozing on the sofa in the living room.

The skies are overcast and it was light outside about the time we got up. Well today is the start of my cleaning and reorganizing and sending out notes for an upcoming tea order that I will submit next weekend.

BEST FRIENDS

Everyone needs to have a best friend.

Wishing you a wonderful Good Friday.

May you be surrounded by love and joy.

Be safe in all that you do.

Soon you will be surrounded by all your friends and family.

That you miss so much as they do you.

Continuing to live with kindness, respect, compassion and patience.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to the 3rd day of April, 2015.

Today is “Good Friday.”

The office I work in is closed for today and Easter Monday but the store remains open.

Today is my second last day of work at the store for me.

Today and tomorrow will be hard as I will truly miss all of the people that I work with at the store.

The young ones all call me “Mom” or “Carol” which is nice.

There is only one employee who around my age.

Being surrounded by youth is a great thing.

Keeps you up to date with all the happenings of the world through their eyes.

I love it.

There are some of us girls who have become good friends, and we get together, and that will remain.

Some of them have moved on to other employments and such but friendship remains.

The sun is shining today and that is wonderful.

We received more of the white stuff yesterday and it is fast melting.

I wonder if the store will be busy today.

Hard to say, I guess.

Only time will tell.

Well time to hop into the shower.

I am so excited to soon have all of my evenings and weekends for my own.

Me and Alvin will be out walking in the neighbourhood catching up on the latest.

Have a great day everyone.

Special Hello to: all of my friends at the store …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Are there days when you wish for excitement?

Perhaps a surprise vacation.

Are there days when you wish for that knock at the door?

And you open the door to find the “Prize Patrol” standing there with a big cheque and a huge bouquet of roses and balloons – ALL JUST FOR YOU!

Are there times when you know that something FANTASTIC, AMAZING, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE is about to happen, and you wonder WHEN for Pete’s sake?

Are there moments when you just ask GOD, your Angels, a higher power or just your inner YOU …. what the heck am I doing?

Where am I supposed to be now?

What am I supposed to be doing?

Why, why, why?

Now we are starting to sound like a small child …..

But often I wonder at the end of the day or early in the morning …… WHY?

I have so many things that I want to do with and in my life and I should be doing them ALL.

I was just reading one of my favourite Blogs ….. THE PIONEER WOMAN – REE DRUMMOND

Now there is one busy woman.

She has children, home schools them, has a husband, lives on a ranch, has this incredible (too die for blog), is a cookbook author and now she has written a children’s book.

I want to be her. ┬áMinus the children, husband and living on a ranch – my life much mirrors hers.

Actually I would love to have the husband and live on a ranch but my baby making days are over (thank goodness).

Now I look forward to the Grandma stage.

So someone please tell me, how do I get from here to there?

I just need a small boost – just a little “break” ….. after all, doesn’t everyone?

Well, a few minutes ago, there was a knock at my door.

My neighbour was standing there (not the prize patrol).

Through a conversation a few minutes later with her finance a light came on….

It was just the small boost that I needed.

So here I go.

So whenever you find that you need a “little boost” or a “break” ……

You too, might have a knock at your door or perhaps you might overhear a conversation that leads you somewhere….

or see a sign on a truck driving by or just inspiration from somewhere out there.

So that is my today …. my thought for the day……

It will always come to you ….. if you are AWARE.

Have a great “Good Friday” to all those who celebrate and to everyone Happy FRIDAY.

I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are …… it is shining here and my heart is full.

Always, Carol

Flowers for Easter

Me & Alvin with Zavier looking on ... Miss Anela took the photo, she is four years old.

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