The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? We are up and knocking off my to do list before I leave for work. I cannot remember the password for the APP that we are supposed to complete before going into the office. If I “change password” they will send it to my work email and that would mean that I would have to sign onto the laptop. Not going to happen. ARGH. Not happy but what can you do. We do have another option and that is to use the tablet at the front door to complete the “wellness” survey before we get into the common areas of the building. Oh well, at least I have another option if I cannot figure out the password.

It remains dark outside so I am not sure if we will have a beautiful sunrise or not? Perhaps we will. Because there is always a chance that we will. Right! Absolutely.

Today one of my best friends is having a second interview for a job. I am sending her good thoughts and positive energy. She would be perfect for the job. Intelligent and personable.

I think that Alvin knows I am leaving for the day. He was up at 12:30 but he did have to go outside. Then again at 4:30 so I just decided to give him his breakfast. I was up about 6:15 and he was barking the whole time that I was in the shower. To his credit he was wanting a drink of water and as you know he cannot seem to do that on that his own these days. He likes to have me beside him. What a guy! My next door neighbour is coming over later this morning and then again mid afternoon to check on him. Let him outside to pee, give him a little treat, make sure that he drinks some water and to provide some company. I am so grateful that she can do this for me. I am anxious about leaving him at home all day, not one day but two in a row. So having someone coming in makes me less so.

I have about 45 minutes until my ride arrives so I will make this post short this morning.

I was thinking about posting some helpful hints daily or every so often. Here is one. When you are shopping and have the option of purchasing something like peanut butter in a glass jar. Do so. Once you are finished the peanut butter you can wash it out and reuse the jar. You can use it for loose leaf teas, spices, pasta, even buttons or change. Multiple uses for this. I keep all of my glass jars and reuse them or give them to others that need them.

Have a wonderful day.

Continuing to to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibiliites.

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. Sending out love and good energy and wishing that the Russian troops would lay down their weapons and walk away. Peace for Ukraine.

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The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? We are well and glad that it is the weekend. The sky is white this morning and there is a bit of a breeze. I sure hope that the sun shines today. I think the temperature is supposed to be warmer. Have not checked since late yesterday afternoon. Our weather changes in the blink of an eye. Mr. Alvin is resting in the hallway outside the office door, it seems to be one of his favourite places when I am in the office. He has a comfy bed on the office floor and then our bedroom is a few steps away so lots of choices for places for him to be. Depends on his mood.

I hope that you had a good week. It has been difficult not to think and worry about the people of Ukraine. It would be nice if Russia would just turn around and go home. I feel for the people of Ukraine. For the ones lost in a war that should not have happened. For those who left someone behind to fight in the war. For those who left home with virtually the clothes on their backs not knowing if they will ever be able to return home and if they do, will they have a home still standing? This is 2022 and war should be something we only read about in the history books, not something happening as I type these words.

Hoping and praying for peace and that the Russians just turn around and go home.

To all the Ukrainians living in Alberta, in Canada and all over the world, I hope that your family is safe.

No matter if you are Ukrainian or not, no one other than Putin wants this war.

I can smell my coffee which is waiting for me to take the first sip. It is time to say goodbye for this day.

Have a good Friday.

Thank you for taking the time to read my posts. I appreciate your time.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilities.

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. I am focusing my thoughts on seeing the Russian soldiers turning around and going back home to Russia.

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! I hope that this finds you well. What a gloriously bright and beautiful Thursday morning it is. Not sure what happened to me but I slept in, through the alarm without even a snooze. We were up at 3:30 for Alvin to go outside and take his glucosamine chew and then at 5:15 for his breakfast and then bake to the sofa. I started to dream and I guess the dreams overtook the alarm. Whatever the dream was it kept me coming back for more. I was dreaming the first two times that I got up and went right back into the dream each time. Unfortunately I have no idea what the dream was about. I was involved and someone else, who I don’t know. I think a man. Figures that I would sleep in because of a man! The man of my dreams! Well that is just too funny. Happy Thursday morning.

So this will be short as I am truly running late. I don’t remember the last time that I slept through an alarm but happy that I woke up and then thought it feels too bright to be early. So I checked my phone and it was 7:14 a.m. and I jumped up off the sofa. I guess I will need to make sure that we get to bed on time, we were up a bit later than usual and then I read until after 10:00 p.m. LOL.

I hope that you have a good day.

Continuing to send good thoughts and energy to the people of Ukraine and to the people of Russia. Support is what they / what we all need.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilies.

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. still smiling about sleeping in because I was dreaming of some mysterious man, although I believe that I knew him.

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! Welcome to Wednesday, March 9, 2022. How are you today? Alvin and I are well. Running on time for a welcome change. The sky is filled with a mix of ribbons of clouds in dark blue and orange. So pretty. Honestly I could sit by the window or lay on the ground and just gaze upon the majesty of the sky all day long. The night is lifting and it is light outside at this time. On this coming weekend not only does my beautiful daughter celebrate her birthday but the time changes. We move our clocks forward in the early hours of Sunday, March 13, 2022. So one hour ahead. Usually the time changes take us at least a couple of weeks to adjust.

Yesterday after work my daughter delivered our Costco order. It was good to catch up with her before she headed home after a long busy day at the office. Her job is very busy. So she is always happy to go home.

We had a bit of snow last night but only a little. The next couple of days are going to be colder than normal for this time of year. Spring is just around the corner. Easter is later than usual.

I am sending as much good energy and thoughts as possible to the people of Ukraine and of Russia. Not everyone in Russia is wanting to be fighting a war. We want this over soon before any more loss of life and property. Always the rebuilding is difficult afterwards. People losing family and homes and businesses. We always forget about the animals and the environment when there is a war. I am grateful that there are counties including Canada that are taking in the Ukraine people that are able to flee their homeland. In 2022, it is very sad that this is happening. There are no words. It is like history repeating itself. I think that future generations will read our history books and shake their heads in disbelief.

On this Wednesday I am grateful that I live in a country where even though not all people are happy with our Prime Minister at least he is not a person wanting to take over the neighbouring country no matter the consequences. We should think about that. We are so blessed in so many ways. We have so much.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilities.

Always, Carol & Alvin

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! While it is not a good morning for everyone on the planet, I want to remain as positive as I am able to during this time. My heart goes out to the peoples of Ukraine and also the peoples of Russia who do not wish to be at war with their neighbours. Why is it that after two World Wars and many devastating conflicts the world over we have not learned anything? I know that most people living outside of a democracy have little or no control over who leads their country. Why can’t we do something before there is bloodshed and destruction? My heart aches for the people and my mind cannot turn off the many thoughts that are racing through it. I will say that last night in bed, thinking about the world, I was hoping and wishing that Putin would just quietly disappear. I still hope this will happen today. Sooner than later. To the Russian people who are valiantly protesting the war despite their safety and well being, I thank you for standing up to him. I am not sure that sanctions made by the “west and other countries” are going to stop this war. He doesn’t care. It is all about keeping Russia’s borders safe. With each passing day – his mind and resolve grows strong. He is likely thinking that he is untouchable. That is dangerous. We have seen this before and look what happened!

I was going to write about other things but after this, it just seems flimsy and not worth mentioning at this time.

All I can say is I believe that most of the everyday people on the planet are with Ukraine. We do not wish war. We want to live in peace. We want to have a home for our families. Enough food in our bellies. To be able to live without fear of tanks driving down our streets or bombs going off in the middle of the night. To have our biggest complaint be to shovel the snow from our sidewalks and perhaps not to be able to walk due to the ice. For me, I am grateful for my quiet life with my dog Alvin.

Peace and Safety to ALL.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilities.

Always, Carol & Alvin

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? I hope that you were able to see a beautiful sunrise this morning. It is an odd morning sky. You can see very faint hues or orange and pinks to the east and then a grey blue sky to the south and to the west. It is pretty though. We had a bit of snow earlier but it does not appear to be snowing now. Not enough snow to cover the bare parts of the deck or sidewalks.

Today is the birthday of my second eldest nephew and one of my neighbours. Happy Birthday to Dale and to Norbert, wishing you both a fantastic day. Funny both live in Alberta.

Alvin and I had a great Sunday. We had a relaxing morning, followed by an early afternoon walk to the park and then several hours doing taxes. I was able to finish them and submit to Canada Revenue Agency. So another item off my list.

Today my daughter is popping by at lunchtime as she has a dental appointment in the neighbourhood. Teddy is coming for a sleepover and I am going to return a phone call to my friend who has the amazing yard, oh how I love her gardens in the summer. So busy day and of course, I am working.

This morning after rushing about somewhat, I have decided enough is enough and I need to get my butt up out of bed earlier in the morning. Set it for earlier and get up. Even if I could have stayed up when Alvin got up to eat at 5:00 a.m., I was fully awake. Can you imagine having a full three hours before starting work. Well times they are changing. Get this body going. It is enough to get into a rut especially when you have a choice.

Looks like we may clear skies after all as the oranges and pinks are starting to rise and fill more of the morning sky.

I am excited for another great day.

Wishing you an awesome day.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilities.

Sending continued good energy and love to the people of the Ukraine. I hope an end to this madness now.

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. needing the cup of coffee this morning for sure, lol.

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! Welcome to Sunday, February 27th, 2022. I hope this post finds you feeling great and enjoying your weekend thus far. We are having a fantastic weekend. We spent most of yesterday visiting with some of our friends both two and four-legged. We got to WALK. The air was warm with no wind and the sun shone with incredible brightness. In the morning, I had coffee with two of my friends who each happen to live close by. One lives up the street and the other lives just over a block away. Very close by. We laughed, almost cried, chatted about everything. We snacked on muffins, fruit, and some delectable “Easter coloured” mini peanut butter cups. So yummy. I drank a small lake of coffee.

Just after returning home from the coffee date I received a text from Teddy’s Mom asking if we were still planning to come over? I texted back and said “yes,” that I had just got home. I was going to do a few things and then come over if that was okay with them. She texted to advise that she was going to take Kobi for a walk to the park north of them (Teddy just wanted to stay home cuddling with his Dad). I asked if she wanted to come and meet us. So that is exactly what happened. About 40 minutes later Iris and Kobi arrived at our house. We got our outside gear on and away we went. It was so beautiful out. The sidewalks were pretty good. The spots where the ice was so bad had a layer of snow on them which gave us some traction. The walk was perfect. Outside in the fresh warm air with friends. Does not get better than that. We stayed for tea and a visit. It was so great. Iris did an “energy healing” on both Alvin and I which was great. We all have the capacity to give each other good healing energy. Think of it this way. If you are a Mum and your child falls and bangs their knee on the ground. The child is crying so you lay your hands on the child’s knee and just give good thoughts, the child will feel better. Passing on good positive energy is healing. Encouraging and positive thoughts always make someone feel better. Positive always outweighs the negative. Thoughts become things. If you are feeling a bit out of sorts but you change your mindset to positive thoughts – you can totally change how you are feeling. We often times forget just our powerful our human brain is and that we only use such a small percentage of its’ capacity and abilities. Change the negative flow – the negative energy to positive.

Of course, there are moments when we just cannot change those negative thoughts to positive energy but own it. Say the negative thought aloud. Then you are rid of it. You, we all have the ability to have positive thoughts and keep our energy positive and healing. It is up to each of us as to how we feel and what we do about it.

The sky is kind of gray and there is no bright sunshine this morning but it is warm out and that is a good thing. As I look out of the office window everything seems to be quiet in the neighbourhood. No cars out, no kids or anyone walking with their dogs or by themselves. Of course, this is the back lane that I face so it is generally more quiet than the front of our house which is the total opposite.

Oh, after coffee and breakfast and watch an episode or two of “Escape to the Country” – will do a quick vacuum up and down and dust before starting to work on my Income Taxes. I would like to get them done today if possible. I am pretty sure that I have all of the information that I require to do so.

I had a thought this morning that I should write up a VISION BOARD. Just have to find the perfect spot to place it. My office walls are filled with things but that is where I spend most of my waking hours so it is the most logical place but I was then thinking that if I did it on an message board that I could transport to whichever room I was in, then it would be with me all of the time. I think that is what I am going to do. Prepare the Vision Board and make it transportable. Pretty good idea, I think.

Well time to head downstairs and go and grab that first cup of coffee and watch my show. I love Sunday mornings as we keep them quiet. Lots of coffee and snuggles with Mr. Alvin.

Have an awesome day and remember you have the power to make things better, we all do. My thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine. Sending them thoughts of love and peace.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilities.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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