Welcome to December 2020

Good Morning All. How are you on this fine Wednesday. Wishing a friend from Saskatchewan named Judy a very Happy Birthday today. Looks like weatherwise we are in for another unbelievably gorgeous day. Yesterday after the gale force winds of Monday night, I spent some time during and after our noon walk picking up runaway garbage mainly boxes. I wish that folks would pack their recycling properly. Don’t they know we live in a windy town, er I mean city? I guess they did not recognize that box lying on the street down from their house or perhaps they choose to ignore it. Oh well, I cleaned many cardboard boxes from the street.

Alvin’s vet appointment went well and I am happy to report that his ears are both infection free, thank goodness. Protocol at the vet have now changed. Staff took Alvin to the back area where they do surgeries etc. and they checked his ears, trimmed his nails and checked his anal glands while I waited in the patient room. They have two rooms and in non-Covid times that would be where the patients were examined with their Moms and Dads in tow. No longer. I felt a bit sad and Alvin did not wish to go without me. I will admit that my eyes welled up. When it came time to do his nails I could hear him whimper which is not out of the ordinary. But he is loved there and they would never intentionally harm him. Once done he was returned to the room where I was patiently waiting. The Vet came out and we chatted for a minute. I had given the Vet Tech a Christmas Card to give to her and she came out to thank me. I have given them a card with a photo of me and Alvin since we started going there ten years ago. When I asked about dropping off some baking on Monday she graciously declined as she cannot eat sweets at the moment – her fav is “snap green peas.” The girls were excited to hear that I was bringing baking on Monday. Dr. Karen said just the photo was gift enough as that was the best gift, our photo. We chatted for a minute and then were on our way home. Once home we went out to the deck to put the bag of garbage I had collected in the garage. Alvin had gotten full of energy and started running and jumping down the steps from the landing to the garage and to the middle part of the deck. He was having a great time, I could tell. I pretended for a moment to do the Monster thing and he ran hard. Then he leaped from the top of the landing to the middle part of the deck, airborne for a few seconds and landed almost like a belly flop. I cringed and had closed my eyes for a nanosecond worried he had injured himself but then he was up and ready to go into the house. My boy. In the house, he ran around for a few minutes before settling down on the sofa. What a guy!

Well I had better get on downstairs to work. A few minutes ago, when I was writing about Alvin, the phone rang and it was Humphrey’s Mom, “She said “there is a guy in your backyard,” – my heart went to my stomach. I ran to the window but of course it is dark and what did I think that I could see. Then I said, someone and she said “Bogart” who is Humphrey’s little not so little brother was in our backyard well actually on top of my deck railing. I ran downstairs with Alvin in close pursuit and boots on and outside. Bogart was rescued and back home. He hissed at Alvin who was just wanted to say hi.

Running late. Gotta fly.

Have a great day. Fill it will kindness, respect and compassion for all.

We are.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 9th day of March, 2015.

WOW, seems like I was right in the middle of a dream when I heard this loud buzzing near my head.

In less than a nanosecond I realized it was the alarm and alas the dream was then over.

I do not remember much about it other than it was a good one.

Perhaps I will be able to pick up where I left off tonight when I close my eyes and approach dreamland.

I dreamt that I received a letter stating that my mortgage was paid in full.

Nice dream, right?

That is a good positive thought.

Nice to visualize “no more mortgage.”

Well almost time to go to work …

Somehow the morning got away on me.

I hope that you have a great Monday.

Keep happy thoughts floating around your mind …..

We shall keep on this positive trail together.

Sometimes it may not be so easy but we can do it.

Take Care.

Thanks for reading.

Special Hello to: family and friends, today.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

P.S.  … Alvin asked to get up on my lap this morning (in his own way) … I love to cuddle with me Alvin …..

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 29th day of April, 2014.

The second last day ever for April in the year of 2014.

How crazy is that?

Well it is.

If we ever dare think about in that respect.

This is the last time we will ever have this day, these minutes and moments.

I am savouring these for sure.

At this very nanosecond my life is picture perfect.

Alvin and I are in great health.

We have the best family and friends on the planet or in the universe for that matter.

We live in a beautiful home and have a yard.

The sky is pale blue with the sun rising up higher and higher.

I have a job … make that two.

I can hear the birds singing and my heart beating.

Doesn’t get better than that …..

Life is grand.

I have so much to be thankful for at this very moment.

Take a moment and peel the layers back.

Think about it …. at this very nanosecond …. this very moment …… how great is your life?

You can make it whatever you wish.

Life is like a canvas ….. you draw some lines …… put them together and colour it in …..

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Elton and Penny are coming to visit Mr. Alvin today.

He is excited …… I can see it in the gleam of his eyes.

Special Hello to: all those people who know they are the artist ….. happy drawing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of October, 2013.

The last time this day will come and go.

Do you ever think about the fact that this very nanosecond, this moment will be here and gone and never to return?

Unless there are several different planes of existence or dimensions if you will.

I find it fascinating to think that there might be more than one of each of us, existing out there.

It would be cool to step through a portal and be in a different time and see yourself doing something totally different.

I would like to see myself as being financially secure and working from home.

I would like to see myself involved in a happy loving relationship with the most dreamy man on the planet.

I would like to be a self sufficient writer and jewellery maker.

That’s my dream.

Who knows.

So many ideas …..

Something to think about, anyway.

So happy Friday everyone.

For those living in Canada …. Happy Thanksgiving long weekend.

We all have so much to be thankful for ….

Special Hello to: my fellow Canadians.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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