Second Half of the NEW YEAR.

Good Morning Everyone,

Back to work after a great weekend but a sleepless Sunday night.

Alvin is settling in at my daughter’s house.

I do miss him but I know he is being well looked after and is a nice break for both of us.

Sometimes you just need to change things up a bit.

 

I am also very angry this morning.

Just a few minutes ago I received a text from my neighbour asking if I had taken a box into my house for her.

Usually if we are out walking and I see a box on her step, I put it into her house.

Within a nanosecond of her text, I realized that the big black truck that had stopped out front of our houses was stealing from her.

It was in the afternoon and I do not even remember the exact time.

I was on the main floor and saw this black truck slowing down and kind of looking which I thought was looking for a house number.

They stopped and a man got out and walked out of the range of my sight and then shortly thereafter came back with a box and put it in the box of the truck.

They drove off.

I remember for a second thinking “Oh my neighbour must have received a package by mistake and owners came to pick up.”

Which has happened before but no, someone stole her “food box” right in front of my eyes.

I feel really bad as I innocently watched the crime take place.

Please folks keep your eyes out as people are desperate for many reasons.

Food boxes are not cheap and I cannot imagine that the company would replace it.

Be aware of strange vehicles in your neighbourhood.

If you are expecting a delivery and not going to be home, please ask a neighbour that you know and trust to keep an eye out for it.

I wished that I had known.

 

Well it is time to have that cup of coffee and start work.

I hope that you are well and safe.

Be aware.

 

Have an awesome Monday.

Living with kindness and respect.

 

As Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. I did manage to get some photos deleted from both my phone and computer.

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Second Half of the NEW YEAR

Good Morning,

As we slowly but surely but very quickly approach the end of summer, the days will begin to shorten.

The air will cool, the trees will change colour.

Some of the birds will begin to migrate to the south.

But for us working at home now, we will be able to enjoy up close and personal the changes in seasons.

Just like we did from winter to spring and spring to summer although I think that not many of us were thinking of the changes in seasons over those months.

Now that we have settled into working from home – that is the ones that continue to work from home.

We can truly appreciate the changes in seasons.

I am grateful to all those folks who do leave their homes to go to their places of employment, thank you.

We all do a job that makes us all important in the grand scheme of things.

Does not matter if you work from home, leave your home to work each day or if you go to school or are retired.

We all are important.

We should all appreciate each other and ourselves.

So on this 20th day of August, 2020 – I appreciate what I do and all the things that you do.

We all directly or indirectly impact each other’s lives.

In ways we do not think about.

I know that I am most grateful to my employer for deciding that it would better suit the business and the employees if we continue to work remotely.

Now some staff are required to work from the office and we all really appreciate them doing so.

Some staff go to the office a few days per month.

But the majority of staff work remotely from home.

I am hoping that we will be able to continue this in the future.

Makes sense to me.

 

On another note, last night I could not sleep.

Not quite sure why.

My thoughts rolled in with the intensity of a summer storm.

My mind went from one thing to another but by far the most consuming thoughts for the night were of my friend Les.

Les passed away on August 18, 2019.

Just over one year ago.

He was a great friend to me for more than thirty years.

I miss him and think of him often.

He was in my brain like a firecracker directing me on something very important to me.

I have always wanted to write a book.

In fact, I have been talking about it and telling people about my plans for years and years.

But there was something about last night that made me realize that I need to start it now.

So in my no sleeping hours of the night I thought of the book.

I thought of the dedication.

It has to be to my friend Les.

Who even in passing – gives me support and love and even laughter.

I am most grateful that we collided in this lifetime.

I am most grateful that I was able to call him friend.

Les, I am doing it.

I have the title, the dedication and the first chapter.

I am grateful that you gave me that little push, well actually a big push.

I am eternally grateful for you and your friendship.

Take care, my dear friend.

 

Well before I work on the book I have to put in 7.25 hours of work.

That is important as well.

 

I hope that you all have a great day.

Perhaps you will have a sleepless night that will begin to make your dreams come true.

A light bulb moment, aha.

 

Thank you for reading my posts ….. I appreciate your time and you for doing so.

I love reading your comments when you are able.

 

Have an awesome day.

Filled with the kindness and respect that we all deserve.

Living my life with kindness and respect.

I/We shall remain,

Always, Carol & Alvin

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