2021

Good Morning ALL. How are you today? Both Alvin and I are well. He/We/I were awake just after midnight and up and out and then back to “BED,” yup the actual bed not the sofa until guess what time? I was so excited “5:00 a.m.” Felt like I actually slept through the night. So that was a great way to start the day. Oh no, we did not stay up. The sofa always calls our names.

I am so happy that our sunrises seem to be happening earlier each day and I guess they really are, so nice. No snow yesterday that actually accumulated which was good. No walking. Seems to be a lots of no’s happening. We did some up and down the stairs. Alvin does get fresh air more than me when it is this cold as he has to go out for the obvious reasons and sometimes he likes to just go out on the deck for a few minutes under the careful eye of his Momma. Have to watch that the pads on the bottom of his paws do not freeze. It is something that most folks do not think about when they are out walking their dogs in the winter time and in the summer they can blister/burn on hot pavement and sidewalks. We rescued a dog on a hot summer day who has his/her pads badly burned. My family took the pup to the Emergency Vet for treatment. Unfortunately we never did find out where she belonged. Very sad.

Today is the Happy Birthday of one of my two nieces. Happy Birthday KENZI. Alvin and I are hoping that life is treating you well. Best Wishes.

As I look around my office, I see that I am surrounded by my favourite inanimate objects such as cards, photos and books. I love to read. Every night when I go to bed – I read. I love all sorts of books. My daughter also has a thirst for reading books and quite often passes hers to me which is great because right now who gets out to shop for books. I have another friend who reads with a passion and she sometimes passes a book or three to me. Books are so very important to us human beings. They can lift you up and take you to places that you never imagined. The power of words. I am grateful to have a room filled with the things that I love. A thank you card from the CEO of a company I used to work for, a very beautiful birthday card from my sister, lots of cards displayed, photos of me and Alvin, my daughter, places I have been and favourite sayings. All hanging up on my wall size bulletin boards made my talented daughter. I must say that my office upstairs is my favourite room in the house. Truly. Makes my heart sing and my heart warm. Do you have a favourite room/place in your home. I also had this room painted the most glorious shade of green. I love this room. Truly I do.

Well I think that it is time to head on downstairs and plug in the coffee. Busy day ahead. Alvin is being patient this morning. He went outside just before we came upstairs. We both had a good sleep.

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.

Oh, my Chef’s Place meal delivery order is coming today. This is the third one that I have tried. Fresh (cannot remember the name at this moment), GoodFood (which I love) and this one Chef’s Plate. Nice to try things that I would not normally cook and to have all of the ingredients. Just remembered it was called Hello Fresh.

Remembering to live with kindness, respect, compassion and patience. Oh, I am working on patience, every day. Alvin will attest to that for sure.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day….

Happy Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 …..

Well, we are well into spring …… even with the occasional spreading of the white stuff ….. spring is definitely here.

The birds are returning to the neighbourhood …. even the geese in small numbers are back.

I love spring ….. the sights …. the sounds ….. the smell …. the very feel of it all.

The newness ….. oh, I could go on and on.

The colours …..

The bunnies that hop through our neighbourhood …. actually their neighbourhood are turning brown now.

As the snow melts and the temperatures warm the uncovered grass is turning that wonderful brilliant shade of green.

My favourite colour ….. that new green grass.

I can hardly wait for a trip to pick up flowers to place out front and on my deck in the back yard.

YAY…… I think other than the warmer temperatures of summer …. that my favourite thing is FLOWERS.

I love all the colours and the scents ….. the different shapes of the blossoms. ┬áMy yard simply comes alive.

Oh, another great thing about spring is the birth of all the baby animals and birds.

I love watching the robins in the neighbourhood as they build their nests or restore old ones and then lay their eggs.

I think robins are my very favourite bird of all …. along with hummingbirds.

I love the colour of the eggs of robins …. that turquoise blue so very pretty.

So from this happy happy gal on this fine spring day ….. HAVE A GREAT ONE.

I hope that your day is filled with much love and laughter.

Special Hello to: lovers of spring …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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