It is a NEW YEAR.

Good Morning Everyone!

The sky is a patchwork quilt of deep blue and light blue clouds.

It is windy and cool.

Not a great morning to start the repairs on my fence but it is nonetheless the start day.

It has been delayed due to personal matters on the repairman’s side and then time delay this morning as I have a 9:00 a.m. morning.

The start time was to have been 9:00 a.m. but I didn’t think that would work out if I am in a meeting as I have to open the garage door etc.

Anyway with much luck from Mother Nature the work will begin today and hopefully end early tomorrow.

Not a huge job but big enough for sure.


Good news on the Alvin front.

Finally the closest to a normal poop that my boy has had since May 13th, 2020.

I will be so glad to get back to our new norm.

That seems to be an ever changing thing these days.


I am hopefully that we will get news on the return date to work.

Deep well not that deep in my heart, I am hoping that we will stay home until the end of August, 2020.

There are many people with children and with the schools closed and daycares closed, who looks after the children.

Not everyone has a parent or family members that is able to do this.

Hopefully we then have some more nice weather.


Every morning or most mornings Alvin stands by the fence that separates us from Humphrey and his Mom.

He loves his friend, Humphrey the cat.

They usually have a little visit by the fence everyday.

I guess we can all learn a lesson from animals.

Traditionally cats and dogs do not really get along but look at these guys.

They love being together.

Both are excited to see each other.

I can always tell when it has been a few days.

If we have a rainy spell and no one is really outside ….. man, are they happy to see each other.

When Humphrey visits, they both line up at the pantry door wanting a treat.

Everyone that comes to visit knows where the treats are located.

Man and Beast alike.

Too strong of words.

Okay, my daughter, grandpups, Alvin, Humphrey and Teddy to name a few.

That sounds much better.


Hey, if you have not heard of “PLUTO LIVING” – please go and check out YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Pluto is the cutest little dog and with help from Mom, well they are the best team to come out of Canada or anywhere in decades.

Great at giving us the news, telling funny stories, giving advice, poetry and so much more.

But most of all bringing us great joy through laughter in these uncertain and sometimes scary times.

Please seek them out you will not be sorry.

Take the time, please.


Well it is now time to get to work.

I have such a long, long, long commute.

I think it might be two regular steps, no maybe less from my personal computer and space to my work computer and space.

ARGH, so tough, I know.

No complaints, really.

Alvin is resting comfortably on his little bed that I made with some fluffy towels and two nice blue warm blankets.

Oh, I see the sun shining now that is a great sign.

Still pretty windy and hopefully that does not bring in any storms or hamper the work for today.


I wish you a day filled with love and laughter.

I wish you an easy Wednesday.

Perhaps time for a walk.



I will continue to live my life with kindness and respect.

As I am human sometimes I have moments where I may be less than perfect.

But I will always try by best to be a good soul with a warm heart living with kindness and respect to myself and most of all to others.


I/We shall remain,

As Always, Carol & Alvin


I need a haircut as my hair looks nothing like this photo.

I do like this photo of me and I am not a huge fan of photos of me.

Thought for the day…..

Good Monday Morning Everyone ….. welcome to December 19th, 2011.

If you open presents on Christmas Eve you only have five sleeps, and if on Christmas Morning then six…..

Wow, it is actually Christmas.

Seems like I blinked, and we went from 2010 to 2011.

Although parts of the year did seem to go on forever, but I guess we all have those, right!

Anyway, I am happier than I have ever been before, and doing great.

I hope that on this Monday morning that you are doing excellent as well.

I just have to tell you a quick Alvin story.

Whenever Alvin goes for a sleepover to my daughter and son-in-law’s house, he comes back with a new habit or little thing that he does.

He seems to mimic Elton and Penny (their dogs).

This time he wakes up and wants to eat right away ….. once he has eaten he then will go outside…..(he has this turned around from the past couple of years).

So we were up at 4:35 but instead of feeding him as he wanted, I set the kitchen timer on the microwave for 25 minutes, turned out the light and laid down on the sofa.

He followed.  Once the timer went off …. he lined up by the pantry door (that’s where I keep his food).

So then he ate and then went outside.

He has also taken to be a lap dogs on the week days mornings.  Not on the weekends (not sure why).

I have told you this story before ….. he “tells me” that he wants up and then I pick him up and put him onto my lap.

He stands up, then turns to the left and then to the right before laying down.

So cute.

I hope that you are ready for your celebrations whatever your traditions may be and that they are spectacular.

We still have a few more blogs before the big day and I will be writing all week.

From my house to yours, Merry Christmas.

Special Hello: to all the dogs, cats, fishes and other creatures that live with us and to those who do not ….. have a great day.  I hope that you are all safe, warm and have lots of food and water and LOVE.

P.S.  Please remember if you are considering a pet for a loved one  this holiday season that you really think it through ….. because there are hundreds, thousands and millions of pets all over the world that do not end up having what they truly deserve.   We owe them a warm safe home, lots of food and water, toys, fun, walks, play time and above all else, LOVE.  Please be kind in your consideration.  Thank you.

Always, Carol

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