The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! I hope that you are doing very well! I think that Mr. Alvin might have an ear infection. He was thrashing his head about for what seemed like forever this morning. I gave him a tramadol (pain) and shortly thereafter he seemed to settle down. Anyway, looks like another trip to the Vet. I will be calling as soon as they open. Also hoping that the grey skies turn to blue by the time we go or at least it is nice out when we walk there. No sunrise this morning. It is happening without a view.

Yesterday was a fantastic day. I had coffee with my friends and took the treats. The hostess went just a tad overboard with a tray of fruit and iced butter pecan cupcakes. She also gave Gillian and I a spring coloured plastic bucket with a handle filled with all sorts of goodies. There was a sign for Spring, notepad and pen, chocolate, hand cream, fluffy socks (as we still have snow), more chocolate and a flower that is solar powered. I tell you she is one of the most thoughtful, generous people I know. Gillian and I were grateful. We had a great chat about everything and then more and ATE. So many goodies. Three hours later I was home. Mr. Alvin was happy to see me but I think by the way of his other end, he was anxious. We got ready shortly thereafter and went for a nice long walk. The rest of the day was quiet. I just putzed doing odds and ends of things.

We, I watched the OSCARS. I was happy to see that the movie KODA won all three of the awards that it was nominated for: Best Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur and Best Picture. If my memory serves me correctly. Congratulations. So happy for them. Jessica Chastain and Will Smith won the Best Actor. Supporting Actor went to Ariana DeBose. Other winners: Best Director: Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog, Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh for Belfast, Best Original Score: Dune and Best Original Song: Billie Eilish and Finneas for No Time to Die. Dune won several awards. The show went over by about 35 minutes despite them dropping several categories from the televised show and having earlier. It was a nice escape. Even some drama.

Well I am running late so best be going.

All in all, Sunday was a good day and Monday is yet to be seen. So far we are okay.

Have an awesome Monday.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! How are you this Sunday morning? We are doing great. I totally forgot when I wrote the post yesterday morning that last night was EARTH DAY. How could I forget that? But yet I did. Last night at 8:30 p.m. – I was watching a movie with one light on. I guess I had it to a minimum but I could have been snuggling in the dark with Alvin and I did not. We were on the sofa, though. Alvin snoozing on his favourite place and me on mine (close beside each other).

Well of course, I was reading until late and even though we were up at 5:00, we did not stay up and yes, again, Alvin was up at 7:30 to go outside, but again we headed to the sofa. I had been dreaming and it was good, I wanted to go back. Not sure if it was the same dream but it was good. Then it was late, I won’t say what time when we finally got up. Wishing that I had stayed up because there was a beautiful sunrise and clear blue skies, not at 9:30 (ish) the clouds are rolling in and the sky is “white.”

I am on my way for coffee with the girls. I baked a coffee cake yesterday morning so will take some along with some of the energy bites I made last Sunday. So lots of goodies.

Last night one of my friends popped by a quick doorstep visit to let us know that they adopted a brother for her pup Carter. Now Carter has a brother, a companion. She was concerned about him as she has had to go to the meetings multiple days for meetings. We work for the same company. She has a different position where she has lots of meetings and such. I keep saying “how grateful I am to be working for home for both me and Alvin.” He would be lost and I just do not want to do that long commute everyday. I could not bear to leave him alone.

Tonight is the OSCARS. I watched “Spencer” last night. The movie was okay but I am not sure if I believe it is Oscar worthy or not. But that decision is not up to me. I have not seen but clips and trailers of some of the others but I think Jessica Chastain would be my choice for best actress in a lead role. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Time will tell. I remember when my daughter was young and at home, we would have a special supper and watch from the Red Carpet to the end of the awards. We would print off the list of nominees and each vote ahead of time to see who guessed the most right. It was a good memory and a fun time for us. That time seems like a million years ago.

Well I should high tail it as Alvin needs to go outside before I leave and I have to grab the treats and stuff before heading out. Thankfully the walk is less than 5 so I will not be late.

I hope that you have a great Sunday. I plan to.

Alvin and I will head out for a walk after my coffee visit with the girls. Yesterday we had a nice walk to the park and home. Most of the sidewalks were good. Thankfully.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. thank you for reading this post.

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