A NewYEAR 2023

Good Morning ALL!


The sun is shining here in Edmonton. The air is somewhat cooler than it has been the past week or so. We are doing well here in our home on this day. Alvin is downstairs sleeping on the sofa while I am upstairs getting dressed (done) and writing this post. I think that I heard someone stirring.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! I was thinking back to my childhood in the 1960’s, in Elementary School when we used to write up a little card for each of our classmates. I think each student had a box or bag with our names displayed so that everyone knew where too deposit the cards. For years I used to send cards out to family and friends and somewhere along the way, I stopped. Not even sure when or really why. I loved receiving but most of all I absolutely loved sending cards to everyone. Sending cards to family and friends whether it is for this day or any other special occasion is something that I LOVE to do. As the years pass by and less and less people send cards, I feel a bit more sad. When someone receives a card it brings joy to their face and to their hearts, I know it does for me. It means that someone took the time to purchase and pick out or make by hand and then write up and mail the card. There is a lot of work that goes into this.

I hope that you all have a great day. Whether you give chocolates, flowers or go out for a nice supper with your significant other (if you have one) or if you are like me and spend the day with your pup or for those that have a kitten, it is all wonderful. Just being with someone whether two or four-legged you love is all one really needs. Happy Hearts Day.

Alvin’s vet appointment went okay. He has ear infections once again, not really surprised. Poor guy. Big change. We are changing up his diet. From last night forward he will be on the Balance Diet which is human food and a supplement. Fingers crossed. Last night I did not have the supplement or this morning so I did my best. He does like chicken, peas and carrots and boiled eggs and not so much oatmeal. So will have to do even more research to get this right. I will be picking up the supplement from the vet today as they ordered it yesterday and claimed it to be delivered today. Someone just woke up so I had better go downstairs. As you know, I threw out a huge amount of his dry food as I was not confident that it was still good according to research that I did on the WEB and the remaining five cans of his wet food, I will take to the vet today and have asked that they donate to someone who needs a special diet for their pup as it would help someone financially. Sorry, gotta go.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? We are okay. Up early as per usual with a twist. Not long after we were first up at 4 a.m. and resting on the sofa, I heard this noise. It took me a moment to realize that Alvin was standing on the sofa and in the beginning stages of heaving. So I quick jumped up and turned on the kitchen light and lifted him gently off of the sofa and placed him on the kitchen floor away from mats, rugs and blankets. In less than a minute he had thrown up. I grabbed some kleenex as I do not have paper towels in the house and wiped it up. I noticed that his glucosamine chew was intact so I guess he did not chew it. I am going to have to watch him from now now. He needs to chew it. Then he threw up again. I cleaned the floor. He is now groaning and I do not know if he is not feeling good or if he wants a drink of water as he is fixed on his water dish and yes, that is what he wanted. Just back from being beside him as he likes me to be petting him while he drinks. I am his safety blanket. Anyway, after the early morning incident we were back to the sofa to lay down until he wanted breakfast. He tried to get up before 5:00 but I coaxed him to lay back down as I thought likely not good to eat just a few minutes after you threw up. I know that I could not. Anyway, he successfully had breakfast and did his business and we had a bit more sleep before I needed to get up and get going. What a Monday morning!

I guess today is VALENTINE’s DAY. Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all.

It is starting to get light outside. I don’t see the colourful sunrise but I hope that it is not far behind the lightness.

Not much new from our corner of the world.

We got a few extra steps in yesterday by doing that loop out front.

Oh, I am extra that I googled and found a “chocolate pudding” recipe that does not require cream, milk or eggs and that I can use evaporated milk for the “milk” part. YAY, me. It sounds good. Going to try making homemade chocolate pudding for my Valentine’s Day treat. Alvin is not so much into getting me flowers or chocolate. That’s okay, I get it.

Okay that coffee is going to be extra great this morning.

I hope that you have an awesome Monday and again, Happy Valentine’s Day. Happy Hearts Day.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

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