2021

Good Morning All. How are you this bright sunny Thursday morning? Alvin and I are doing great. We went upstairs to prepare for bed last night at just a few minutes after 9:00 p.m. Now of course we were not sleeping right away as someone has to change into her pj’s, brush teeth both of us, wash face and moisturize and then I read for a bit but safe to say lights out before 10:00 p.m. – the boy slept until 4:18 a.m. this morning. Cause for celebration in this house. I happily went downstairs with Alvin and firstly gave him his glucosamine chew followed by breakfast and then he went outside. A few minutes later he was back in the house and we were curled up on the sofa. The next thing I knew it the alarm was going off on my phone and it was 6:45 a.m. There are no words and I feel fantastic. Like I actually got a good night’s sleep. Seems like forever since that has happened but so grateful that it finally occurred. Alvin is waiting patiently at the doorway to the office for me to finish so he can go downstairs. Today is payday so bills have been paid. Money seems to evaporate. But that is not the word that I want to dwell on. I am grateful to have more than enough money in my bank account for all of the things that we need and some of the things that I want. I am far from greedy. If our needs are met and some of the “wants” then I am feeling deeply in gratitude.

I noticed as I looked out of the bedroom window a few minutes ago that there is absolutely no snow on the north side of the street which is facing south. Our neighbours across the street get the warm sun which quickly melts the snow. The sidewalks are bare and dry. In fact even the grass areas are bare showing the remnants of the fall, leaves that were not raked. On our side of the street which is shrouded in shadows most of the time still is covered in snow and ice. I have been shovelling along with the neighbours but some of the ice that is caused from runoff from our backyards is not as easily disposed. Anyway quite the contrast. Out of the office window the trees are still basking in the bright morning sun and look beautiful against the blue backdrop. Has spring arrived?

Well I am one happy Momma this morning. Also note: that I booked a day of vacation tomorrow. Friday is my daughter’s birthday and Alvin goes to our Vet to have the stitches removed. I noticed that the incision has healed nicely. My daughter is coming to drive us and I am grateful for her kindness. Tomorrow I am going to pick up the ingredients needed to make her a “fruit pizza” for her birthday. She decided she wanted the FP instead of a regular cake. Nice to change things up.

I am grateful for this moment and for all the ones ahead on this day and always. I am basking in gratitude for the blessing of Alvin sleeping and healing and recovering. He is one strong old guy. We are waiting for the results from the tests that were taken at the time of his surgery but I know in my heart of hearts that he is going to be fine. He has many good healthy years ahead.

Time to plug in the coffee and get to work. I am training which has been both interesting and actually fun considering we are doing virtually. Who knew that I could actually train someone without them being in person. It actually is quite easy and we are enjoying the process.

Remembering to live each moment of each day in kindness, with respect, compassion and patience.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 11th day of July, 2016.

Well it is much cooler out this morning with cloudy skies and a cool breeze.

They say with the humidity it will feel like 25 degrees celsius today.

There was such a nice breeze overnight so it was comfortable with the window open.

It was another much sleepless Sunday night.

Not sure what it was other than I sometimes find on Sunday nights that no matter what time I go to bed – I cannot close off my thoughts.

They come pouring in …. rehashing the days and then about the week ahead.

If there was anything the least bit stressful that happened in recent days I go over and over and over it until I am exhausted.

Certainly there are millions of folks in the same way …..

Oh well on the bright side I will sleep great tonight.

 

Me and Alvin had a great Sunday ….. so much company.

Basically when each batch of company arrived it was pouring rain.

It was pouring when the girls came for coffee in the morning …

It was raining hard when my daughter and Elton arrived just after lunch.

It was pouring on the way to and from the grocery store and I was thankful that I had my daughter’s car.

It was raining when they went home.

In the house we were dry and had a few laughs and share some stories.

After supper I had a visit with my sister via SKYPE.

It was a great Sunday and the last thing we did was go for a walk.

It managed to stop raining for a bit ….. so out we went.

What an awesome  Sunday, thank you to my company.

They keep me sane or almost.   Giggling out loud.

 

Today is the 13th Birthday of my grand-puppy Elton …

It has been quite the year for him to say the least.

We wish nothing but sunshine and rainbows for him for the rest of his life.

He is a sturdy old guy who seems to still have a swagger in his step and energy to rival some one much younger.

Happy Birthday Buddy ….. only great days ahead.

We love you so much and both Alvin and I send you hugs, kisses and our love.

Happy Birthday Sir Elton Hobbs.

 

So here we are once again ….. time to leave for the bus and to work.

The start of another week.

I wish you all sunshine and rainbows.

Happy Monday.

 

Special Hello to:  the Birthday Boy …. Sir Elton.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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