Second Half of the NEW YEAR …. final quarter

Good Morning All. Some of us set our clocks back one hour last night or this morning. When Alvin woke up several hours ago I looked at my phone that I had charging in the bedroom and it said 1:14 a.m. Alvin is not unlike me and has to go pee in the middle of the night so up we got and outside he went. I watched. He did his business and came into the house and then we hit the sofa for more sleep. I noticed that the clocks on the stove and microwave had said 2:16 when we went downstairs. My phone automatically updated to the correct time. I am always confused for the first few days. Reminding myself to change all of the clocks. Anyway the next time we got up my phone said 6:44 and the stove/microwave said 7:44 a.m. and it feels later not earlier. So up we have stayed at the revised time of 6:44 a.m. Alvin had his breakfast. For the second day I have noted that he has not eaten all of his food. Yesterday he ate his biscuits treats, banana and carrots and his supper with no issues. So perhaps he is beginning to get full on less in the morning. I guess we have been eating at different times lately. So important to get back on a schedule for both of us. Eating at same times at good for us and for digestion.

The sky is begin to lighten as the sun starts to rise in the morning sky. Did you bask in the glory of that Halloween Full Moon last night? How / what did you and your family do? Did the kids go treating? Did you hand out candy? I felt guilty as I did not hand out treats however I did pack up large treat bags and personally delivered them to all of the children that I know well in the neighbourhood. We had little visits with everyone and they showed off their costumes and candy delivery systems. I think that I had almost as much fun as other years. Almost. I kept peaking through the blinds to see if there were kids out and about. I only saw three or four total. Some of my friends reported having about 50 which is about half of normal amount of treaters. These friends said their children received huge amounts of treats as a result. I am happy to see that people took precautions for the safety of the children. Warms my heart that people were smart about Halloween in my neighbourhood. I can not speak for other areas but am happy that we did the right thing. In a little while once I am finished writing and dressed and had a cup of coffee, it will be time to go into the basement and start hauling up the CHRISTMAS decorations. Firstly, I will have to take down all of my Halloween decorations and pack them away. Down and then up. My daughter will come around noon and help put up the tree and I hope that by then, I will have most of the main floor decorated and furniture moved about ready for the tree.

I also entered but not submitted tea orders last night. I am so excited to get some HOT CHOCOLATE. The order will be submitted tonight as advised. Just waiting for a few more orders.

Also am excited that I booked tomorrow off as a vacation day. The temperatures for today and the following three days are to be double digits with warmest day being 15-16 degrees celsius which is very warm for this time of year. Must remember to change the calendar as well. Tomorrow will be a good time to give Mr.Alvin a bath and possible little trim.

Walking with Alvin will mean no sweater in these temperatures and light jacket or sweater for me.

Happy November 1st, 2020.

Well time to get this day going …. lots to do.

Living life with kindness and respect and happy to do so.

I/We shall remain, as Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 31st day of October, 2013.

The last day of the month and Halloween.

Last night was beautiful.

Alvin and I had another wonderful walk.

I figured out my Halloween costume and will wear it to wear to work.

I have this long pink satin bridesmaid dress from the 80’s that I thought I would use as my base.

Now it has been almost thirty years since I work that dress and I could tell by looking at it that my waistline has grown a tad since then as well as my “—–” (I would rather not say and to call them by … well you know what I mean).

I figured if I could hike the dress over my shapely hips I would have it made.

I was so fortunate to be able to do just that, and then it was almost on.

OMG, there was no way on this earth that I could ever do up the zipper so I figured that I would just wear a vest over top and it works.

Kind of reminiscent of back in the day ….. except it would have had laces, and forced the small waistline back or squeezed the breathe out of me.

Top off with a killer mask (the fancy kind that one would wear to a masquerade ball – some black booties – some sparkling “diamonds” (not real) and a black table cloth that doubles as a shawl.

It just works……

I am excited.

For several years, I have found my costume by looking through things that I have in my closet or in a storage container.

With that and a little imagination.

I will post a photo later.

So Happy Halloween everyone.

I hope that you have a great day.

I am excited to see Mr. Alvin’s reaction as he loves all of the attention.

Special Hello to: TRICK OR TREATERS … be safe and smart and have fun.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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