Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 30th day of December, 2016.

Wow, today and tomorrow and then a New Year.

The sun is shining brightly this morning and I had to close the blinds so that I could be on the computer.

Definitely not writing this at my usual time of 6:00 a.m. when it is still dark outside.

I have loved being at home with Mr. Alvin …… doing things as they happen.

Yesterday we took the Christmas Tree down and all of the decorations.

Did some laundry.

Alvin and I walked over to his Dr.’s office and I picked up some food and treats for him.

It was a nice walk.

We had a quiet evening.

The house looks so different without the Christmas decorations.

Actually looks empty.

I had eleven rubbermaid containers filled with ornaments and decorations not including the tree.

Those containers were not the little ones either.

Hard to believe that that much stuff was on the main floor between the kitchen and living room.

It was a different Christmas for us but very nice.

The kids enjoyed their gifts as did the pups.

Another Christmas come and gone.

All of the preparations reminds me of a wedding day.

Crazy the time that goes into one day.

But that is what we humans do ….. things are always over the top.

I am grateful that we being me, my daughter and son-in-law are trying to live a more simple life.

Not buying things just to have them.

Every year I go through the house and give/throw/recycle many items.

The only things that are not multi used are my things for Christmas.

That is my one guilty pleasure so to speak.

I have been thinking after a seed of an idea was given to me by one of my friends.

That perhaps I will start making personalized gifts for family and friends.

I guess that I have actually always done this but 2017 I will do on a larger scale.

This morning I am going out to pick up some groceries and use the remaining credit on my Walmart gift card.

I am not usually a big fan of that store but as I have the card I will go and use it.

One of my friends is going out and said she could drop me there and then pick me up after she is done her shopping elsewhere.

After that shopping I have another friend coming over for a visit …..

I have a couple of phone calls to make between tonight and going back to work.

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Cute story:  Most mornings Alvin has me up way earlier than we need to be so he eats and does his business and afterward we lay down on the sofa for some extra zzz’s.

I have this rectangular pillow which I lay my head upon and then cover with our special warm red blanket.

Not long ago this happened.  I lay down and cover with the blanket.  Alvin plunks himself down beside me with his head right beside mine on the pillow.  He snuggles so close.

The first time he did this I almost had the big one as he really plunks himself down but never hitting me.

Anyway then I cover us both with the blanket and we snuggle.

So cute.

Another reason why I love this little guy.

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Well time to get this show on the road.

Shower time to freshen up before shopping.

I can only imagine the people in Walmart.  Too many likely.

Have a great day.

One more day before we celebrate the New Year.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: YOU ALL.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Feels like a time to share some photos of our beloved babies.

Some left us this year and some joined us this year.

A full year of Sorrow and Joy.

Great memories.

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Alvin at Christmas 2015

Alvin at Christmas 2015

My Grand-puppies Penny and Elton

My Grand-puppies Penny and Elton

Miss Penny

Miss Penny

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Baby Milo and Miss Aspen.

Our newest family members.

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 8th day of December, 2016.

Countdown to Christmas Eve:  16 sleeps till Christmas Eve Day.

Yikes.

Is anyone out there thinking only 16 sleeps till Christmas?

I am excited and sad for this Christmas.

Excited to see how Milo reacts and sad that Elton and Penny will not be with us this Christmas.

It is the time of year when we experience extreme emotions.

There will always be sadness.

There will always be joy.

We just have to find the perfect mix ….. the best way to say more on the Joyful end.

 

Well I am happy er perhaps that is not the best choice of words, to report that the minus 25 degrees celsius is still here for another week.

I guess we got a bit used to the plus temperatures which were not norm for November.

Oh well – guess what ….. soon the days will begin to get longer and perhaps we will actually be home in the light.

I am so excited for our Christmas vacation.

We are so lucky that our office is closed over Christmas and New Year’s.

A chance for us to recharge, rejuvenate and be ready for another year.

YAY.

Excited for time with me Alvin.

 

Our office is also having a “cute pet photo” contest …. personally I believe that Mr. Alvin should win but other Mommas and Poppas may not agree with me.

That is okay.

Alvin is still going to win.

 

Well here it is time to leave for work…..argh…. I am so thankful that I have a warm coat, boots and all.

Today I also go for an eye exam and get new glasses.

I am excited for that.

Alvin has his annual shots today as well …. later on and his regular stuff.

Better run.

Have an awesome Thursday.

Special Hello to: EVERYONE …. you all rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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