2021

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? We are doing well. I cannot believe how much snow we got, well actually I can because I shovelled like a ton of it, lol. As I turn my head and look out of my office window I see the sunrise. The horizon is filled with light pastel colours. A happy palette. They bring me joy. I wished that Alvin could see colours, he would definitely love the sky. Late yesterday afternoon the sky cleared and stayed clear overnight as I saw the stars in the sky when we were outside at 2:30 a.m. Yes we were. It is the age thing and the bathroom. I cannot fault Mr. Alvin as I am usually up at least once during the night to “pee,” so what can you do! Life is life. Sometimes I get “bent out shape” over things because I am an emotional creature. I don’t mean that I do bad things to Alvin or to people but I cry easily and I have raised my voice to both Alvin and people. Not that I am proud of those times but I am human. I apologize and move on. Trying to better the next time. Making those times fewer and more far between. One thing is I do not raise my voice to Alvin when he gets up during the night to go outside, I do not. Sometimes he whines when I am doing things, usually because he wants to eat or wants some food that I have ….. there has been the occasional time that I have raised my voice but not often. I guess I am feeling guilty this morning because I did raise my voice to him yesterday. Bad Momma. One thing that I have to remember to do is to take four deep breaths and count to ten. Distracting myself from the situation and that would help with my job as well. Somedays I want to scream at certain situations. So you see, I am not perfect and I am human. I try to be a good neighbour, good Mom, good friend, good coworker and good person overall.

Well I took all of my writing time “venting” on this post. I apologize for that. The words just tumbled out onto the page and I am always writing in the moment. The things that come to my head, to my mind. Sometimes there are “raw feelings” that emerge onto the page. Thank you for reading my posts and for continuing to fall my post. It is appreciated.

Wishing you a great day.

Time to go and make some coffee and start work in a few minutes.

Continuing to live this life with respect, kindness, compassion, patience (work in progress), love, laughter, and gratitude.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day……

Today is Friday, March 23rd, 2012 and I have one word that most describes today

” S N O W”  ……

Yesterday morning when I left for work the ground was pretty much bare ….

They were forecasting a bit of snow but by the time I left work the ground was covered by a thick, thick blanket …… a very fluffy (wet) duvet, if you will.

Perhaps even two or three of them or five …..

There was a bit of a wind which made being outside for any extended period of time ….. not the most pleasant of experiences.

One good thing was that it was quite mild.

The snow was heavy and wet.

It took us two hours to get home.

The traffic slowed right down and there were several major accidents one involving fifteen vehicles.

We passed by one three car accident.

Poor Alvin, Elton and Penny and all of the other puppies that were patiently waiting for their “Moms” and “Dads” to get home to them.

When I opened the door for Alvin to go outside …. he hesitated for a moment as he look at the snow on the deck and the snow coming down and then ran for it.

By the time he figured out where he could go …. he was covered by a white blanket of snow.

When he came into the house ….. I wiped off his paws and body …. the snow just packed onto his feet and belly.

Such an experience.  I shovelled a bit of the deck and thanks to my amazing neighbours the snow out front was shovelled and blown away.

So that was so nice and I am eternally grateful.

Well here it is Friday morning and now back outside ….. into it.

Thank goodness that the roads were bare before the snowfall so our street isn’t full of ruts.

I hope that wherever you are ….. you are enjoying whatever weather Mother Nature has decided to send your way.

Have a great Friday and weekend.

I am looking forward to my day off (tomorrow) but have lots to do.

Soon will be starting to do the Census taking for our city.

I wonder how much our population has grown as of late.

There sure seem to be a bunch of babies born or being born …. hope they are born by April 1st so they can be counted.

Otherwise I guess it will be next time.

Special Hello: to my sister and her boyfriend who are travelling in the U.S. …… they will be in San Francisco right now.  Have a blast and safe travels.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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