Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 13th day of December, 2018.

Well short cute story.

I am sitting at the computer, just now.

Alvin is standing beside me, just looking at me.

He gave me that “did you forget something look.”

I said to him how cute he was and then I remembered that I had forgot to lay his blue blanket on the floor so that he could lay down.

Smart cookie, me Alvin.

His Momma, a little slow, today.

 

He was right up wanting a massage bright and early this morning.

Morning massages have got to be a regular part of our morning routine.

 

So last night after I had shut off the light and was settling down to sleep.

I was thinking of our Secret Santa Gift Exchange at work and the potluck lunch and our temp.

We worked on some things together yesterday and so before drifting off to sleep, I thought that perhaps she had not started before we drew names.

I thought how horrible she might feel to be left out and not that it was on purpose so I decided that I could be “her Secret Santa.”

Why not, I have gift bags, tissue paper and gifts.

Comes in handy to sell Steeped Tea, NORWEX and make jewellery.

There is always something in the house for those last minute gifts.

I also usually have a couple of other items that I picked up along the way.

So when Alvin got me up at 3:45 a.m. – I grabbed a gift bag from the office and a gift item.

After Alvin went outside and as we headed to the sofa for a bit more sleep, I set the microwave for another hour.

Once back up – I raced down into the basement to grab some tissue paper from my wrapping container.

Found some ribbon, some construction paper to make a tag and headed back upstairs.

I grabbed my tea tub and picked out something for her.

So then put the gift together – wrapping each item with tissue paper and placing inside the gift bag.

I placed two pieces of tissue paper one inside the other and tied them together with Christmas ribbon.

Then placed it in the bag.

That gives you that professional look and it stays together and in place.

The one thing that I could and can not locate is my single hole punch so that I could punch the paper to make a tag.

Guess I will have to staple the tag to the bag.

Oh well, I tried.

I was going for the “Martha Stewart” look and instead got the “Early Morning” Carol look.

Well almost time to finish up getting things together.

A salad from the fridge to add to the buns/butter for the lunch.

Sometimes you can do things last minute and they work out just fine.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

 

I put on a sweater this morning that my kids gave me for Christmas a few years ago.

It is long stretchy and black and I thought would look good with my black pants.

I guess I am not quite the same size as back then but it fits ….. perhaps a bit more snug than before.

Oh well.

That is life.

Hoping that the ice melts soon.

I have to chip some tomorrow night and bake cookies for my friend.

It will be a busy Friday night.

 

Well gotta go.

I hope that you have a great day and perhaps a giggle over my adventures.

Somewhere along the way – I dreamt that we had three more dogs in the house.

They were small and just showed up out of nowhere.

How does that happen?

What does that mean?

 

YIKES.

 

Special Hello to: all those Christmas ANGELS, thank you.  Always feels good to give.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 3rd day of August, 2015.

The sky is partially overcast and there is a breeze.

Back home again after the sibling weekend visit.

My brother and sister are staying with me until tomorrow morning.

So we shall extend our visit which is great.

Alvin was so happy to see me …. us.

Yesterday right about the time we were to sit down to a family supper … about ten minutes after my daughter and grand-pups arrived ….

My neighbour came to the door asking for dog biscuits as she was trying to rescue a dog who was in the street running between parked cars ( ours is a busy street with people driving way too fast ).

I can tell you that my neighbour, my brother and daughter were able to get the doggie to my backyard where they gave her water and food and attention.

My sister joined in with them to keep her calm …. they took a blanket for her to lay on.

They tried to contact agencies ….

She was calming down and such a beautiful dog.

She was also injured …. her paws were blistered.

She must have been walking on the hot pavement for a few days.

After being at our house for just over a hour my daughter and brother drove her to the emergency vet (this was Sunday and no other vet clinics are open).

They drove her there and the staff at the emergency clinic would not let them stay … “our girl” was anxious and peed on herself ….. they took her away.

Said cannot tell them whether she had a chip or anything due to privacy acts.

You know sometimes that is such a crime.

Everyone bonded with her and would be happy to have her live with us.

My daughter cried when they had to leave and my brother sad.

If no owner cannot be contacted within 48 hours they will call my daughter.

When they returned and we sat down to supper it was almost 9:00 p.m.

We were glad that she had been found and that we were able to assist her as she was injured.

We were pretty certain that she has a family as she had a collar, the tag for shots …. her nails were trimmed.

Well I had better get back to my company.

Always excitement ….

So glad for a happy ending.

Special Hello to: people who rescue dogs and cats.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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