Living … One day at a time.

Hello,

Morning started out bright and sunny and the clouds are now rolling in.

Mr. Alvin had us both up most of the night in and outside.

This morning he was sick to his stomach.

A little while ago he ate his breakfast and seems better now.

I feel like a zombie.

Clicking away on the computer.

 

This morning was/is our girls coffee date.

I am going to pop over to see them for a few minutes.

Need some coffee….

Alvin seems fine.

Perhaps he will finally settle down and sleep.

I am going to sleep like a baby tonight.

But if I lay down any later this morning …. I am afraid that I will be awake tonight.

That would not bode well for working tomorrow.

 

Thankfully I did all of the cleaning, some yard work and laundry yesterday so today is an easy day.

Oh and I transplanted all my house plants except the big one in my office.

Into the nice new plant pots from IKEA.

Just have to bring up the laundry that is hanging to dry in the basement.

Go for a walk later.

 

Do you have a pet?

Alvin has been with me for over 9 years now.

He is family.

When he is not well ….. it hurts my heart.

I try to do the best for him.

HE goes to the Vet on a regular basis as you know.

Yesterday he actually went for his regular 5 week “pedicure” and “anal gland check.”

I will say that he was a bit more mellow when his nails were being done ….

 

The house phone rang a bit ago and I jumped up from the sofa where we had finally fallen asleep but did not see who was calling because I did not have my glasses on.

A few minutes later Humphrey’s Mom was a the door.

We chatted and she said that Humphrey was a bit off his game as off late so perhaps it was just a bug or something they ate.

She had popped over to see if I had any of her boy’s treats as she was out.

Yes, I did.

 

Anyway, never a dull moment.

I am going to go and see my friends as my mental health is important as well.

He seems fine and I will not be away for long.

Also need coffee – although I could easily make myself some.

 

At the end of it all ….. it is always a good thing to treat your four-legged companions with love and respect.

They are just as important as we are …. maybe more.

He brings me such great joy and is such a good companion.

All he asks is for food and me.

He doesn’t gossip or treat me ill.

He is always here.

 

Well I am going to go downstairs and wait a few minutes to see how he is…..

Then pop over to my friend’s house where the girls have congregated.

 

Happy Sunday.

Always be kind and respectful of yourself and others.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

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Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 16th day of May, 2014.

Well as I look write this blog it is raining here at my house.

So I was thinking that I need to think of something cheery to bright my moment.

I thought of the exact most perfect thing.

This happens most mornings and I am so grateful but on this kind of a morning I am feeling truly blessed.

You all know “me Alvin” ……. my cute four-legged companion …… the guy that everyone LOVES…..

When I have a shower I always place a mat in front of the tub so that when I get out I have something secure to stand on ….. you know so that I do not slip …… have to be careful now that I am approaching “60” ……

When I got into the shower Alvin was lying on “our” bed …..

I hear a little noise and peeked out from behind the shower curtain to see Mr. Alvin sitting on the bath mat.

Now most times he just lays down but this time he was standing on guard.

He had his back to me sitting on his haunches looking away from the tub.

Ah, so sweet.

My boy protecting his Momma.

He stayed in that position until I was done ….

I know this because when I turned off the shower and opened the curtain he was still there … same position.

I am truly blessed.

He always is there to watch over me.

I know he is this “woman’s” best friend ….

Well time to go to and feed Aussie …. neighbour’s cat.

Now she is another story ….. I hope she warms up to me today.

Have a great Friday.

Special Hello to: all the dog lovers out there ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning All and Welcome to FRIDAY the 6th day of December, 2013.

WOW, here it is past 9:30 already, and I am just getting a start to my day.

Oh my how lucky I am that I got to go back to bed for extra sleep this  morning.

Sometimes it seems like a good idea, and then once up thinking I could have had an extra couple of hours doing stuff.

Do you feel this way?

I try just to go with the flow but sometimes I do slip.

But this morning I am just plain grateful that after getting up a 5:10 with Alvin; we could go back to sleep.

You see I have the most comfortable sofa and I love to have a nap or two there whenever possible.

This whole week here in Edmonton has been bitterly cold.

There is an upside to it all ….. it has stopped SNOWING.

The sky is clear and the sun is shining.

Note: self dress warm whenever outside ….. COVER UP.

I have had a great week and am looking forward to the weekend.

Tomorrow my daughter and I are going to work on our jewellery.

I always enjoy any time that I spend with my girl.

Today, I will finish up the cards for the office (ones to mail are ready for stamps).

My thought for the day is: DO NOT BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF.

IF YOU SLEEP AN EXTRA COUPLE OF HOURS – THEN YOU NEEDED IT.

IF YOU SIT ON THE SOFA AFTER SUPPER AND WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE SHOW – THEN YOU NEEDED IT.

IF YOU HAVE AN EXTRA CUP OF COFFEE – THEN YOU NEEDED IT.

IF YOU SPENT TIME JUST CUDDLING WITH YOUR CHILDREN OR PERHAPS A PET – THEN YOU NEEDED IT.

IF YOU WALKED A BIT FURTHER – THEN YOU NEEDED IT.

IF YOU SPENT AN EXTRA 20 MINUTES IN THE BATH TUB – THEN YOU NEEDED IT.

IF YOU SPENT EXTRA TIME READING YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK – THEN YOU NEEDED IT.

So take the time for you ……

Have a great great Friday ….

Special Hello to: all my friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Welcome to Friday, February 24th, 2012 ….

Guess what ….. it SNOWED last night ….. we now have a heavy blanket of the white stuff covering the streets, sidewalks and yards ……

I shovelled the deck and front sidewalks last night before bed and now this morning we got even more…..

When Alvin and I were first up and out …. I shovelled the deck ……

Will leave the front sidewalk for later …… usually I have a burst of energy after my shift at BBW so tonight much later ….. perhaps I will shovel the front.

Isn’t it funny how we can go from barely any snow to a solid covering ..

I do love, a fresh blanket of snow ….

Mr. Alvin has decided that he wants to be a lap dog and is now resting upon my lap.

He is so darn cute ….. just love him so much.

He was fussing about and asking me in his own way …. to get up.

Not the traditional stand in front or perhaps put his paws on my knees …. some indication of wanting up.

No, he has his own way.

He grabbed at my hands when I put them out to pick him up.

Now he didn’t bite me …. just does his little nibble … thing …. so cute.

Anyway, I knew he wanted up but first of all …. he likes to play his little game.

Perhaps he thinks that it is Saturday morning and time to SKYPE with Auntie Cindy…… whom he loves…..

Well almost time to sign off for another week ….. where does the time go?

I had a great week both at work and at home.

I wish for you a great Friday and the weekend.

Stay safe and warm ……

I hope that you are surrounded by both love and laughter this last weekend of February 2012.

May you have someone who wants to sit in your lap …… pet, child ….. “other” ……   🙂

Special Hello: to all those travellers who are leaving or are at a warm destination soaking up the sun.  ENJOY.

Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin

Thought for the day…..

How many times have you just missed a great opportunity?

How did that make you feel?

Did you feel upset because it cost you?

Did you feel mad at yourself for not keeping on top of things?

Did you feel wronged by the universe?

Did you play the “blame game”?

OR

Did you feel lucky that you in fact had an opportunity?

Did you feel blessed that because you know in your heart that there is something WAY better on it’s way to you?

Did you feel joy and love, just because that is your way?

I know that I have felt all of those “emotions” at one point or other.

Lately it has been perhaps a bit more.

But even though I have those moments which might even stretch to minutes or hours ….

I find my way back to love, joy and gratitude.

Because I know and have a deep seeded faith that everything will work out for the best.

Sometimes it might take a bit longer to get there because you throw up those roadblocks of self-pity and negativity.

So if you find yourself on this Friday or any other day …. in a less than perfect situation where an opportunity has passed you by …

simply “surround yourself with love”.

Love can “your favourite music, pet, friends, family, flowers …. or anything really.  Just something that makes you feel GREAT.

Love will fill your heart and keep you on track.

So for this Friday, July the 8th of 2011 ….. with my Alvin squeaking to be lifted to look out of the office window …. I

bid you all a fond farewell…..

Happy Friday everyone and have a SPECTACULAR weekend.

 

Always, Carol

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