A New YEAR 2023

Good Morning ALL! Well another pretty good sleep, I would say. Alvin is waiting downstairs for me while I got dressed and writing this post. Today and tomorrow, I happily work from home and then I am on VACATION for two weeks. I do not think that I have ever taken vacation in February or in the wintertime or at least not this many days. I am looking forward to the time off. We are going to have some fun and I have some “work” to do.

When I was setting up my workstation at home last night, I had such a feeling of calm and getting up knowing that I do not have to leave my house for work today was awesome. I have appreciated working from home the past almost three years. Being with Alvin mostly everyday has been awesome and I am so grateful that I had that time with him. I am not sure what I would have done when he had his surgeries and had some illness, what I would have done. I did take some vacation days immediately after the surgery because that would have been too much but I was home and that was great. I enjoyed our walks at noon and after work and some early morning ones on those days when it was very hot. Despite there, being a global pandemic going on – our life was pretty good. It had to be said as I am very grateful for this time at home. There were times especially during the first two years where I was working many extra hours and seven days per week to keep on top off all the changes that the government made but I was home and that was so good.

The air is warm this morning and I think it is going to be plus temperatures today and tomorrow as well. Hopefully the weather will be nice for the next two weeks as well. There will be times when we have to leave the house (walks and appointments and such). Mr. Alvin needs his nails trimmed. They sure grow fast when he is not out walking every day. We went for a walk last night after work but again did not get too far, this time I was happy to go home as the sidewalks were a mess (due to large snowfall night before) with snow and ice and salt. Another friend was out walking, that was Ali and Bailey. We saw them just as we were coming home, they came inside for a visit. Always nice to visit with our friends. Bailey is getting so big. Alvin and Bailey were happy to see each other.

After supper, I had a lovely hour or so chat with my friend Pauline. Feeling blessed. Had a chat with my sister and a friend all within a few days. I need to call other friends. Nothing like hearing a friendly familiar voice to bring joy to your days.

Time to head downstairs and plug in the coffee pot. Mr. Alvin has been quiet thus far. He probably wonders what is going on.

I am also very grateful that he is doing so much better. His poop gets better with each passing day. I do think it is going to be interesting weaning him off the chicken. He loves the chicken, lol.

Have an awesome Thursday. Be safe and take some time for you. Remember no one else can!

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. GRATITUDE is the word.

Last Half 2022 – November

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? I am happy to be working from home today. Alvin had a good vet appointment yesterday. No ear infection. Same weight as last visit. Anal glands not full. Had his nails trimmed. YAY. We are done for another 5 weeks. While I was at the clinic, I asked if they could put in an order for Alvin’s food and Michelle, the Vet Tech said “I already ordered it and it is here for you.” WOW, that was great. They ordered two cases of the wet and one bag of the dry food which is exactly what I wanted. So I paid for the food and his visit which was almost $500.00 but he will have food for awhile. He still has lots at home but I do not wish to run the risk of him running out. You never know these days. It would not matter so much but he is on a special diet and needs this special food. We walked to his appointment yesterday. I realized partway through the day that it was icy outside. A few minutes before leaving I went outside and cleared some of the snow from the lawn making a path to the public sidewalk where I tossed some snow which gave me some traction to the street. We walked on the edge of the street until we reached dry sidewalk. Unfortunately our whole side of the sidewalk until we arrived at the walkway was icy but thankfully once we were past our street it was good. I am grateful that Gillian and I picked up those ice picks for your boots at Costco. They worked like a charm. I left them on my boots. Guess I will need to take shoes to work from now on.

Looks like this morning we will have some cuddling time before I start work. Glancing about my office I see that my African Violet is a covered with rich purple flowers. So very beautiful. I love my home office space as it is filled with all of the things that I love and that help me feel creative. I have books, photos of family and friends, cards, cool window coverings and more books and more trinkets and ornaments. It is my happy space. I guess you could say that my whole house is my happy place, happy space. I love my house, each room for different reasons and am over the moon grateful to be living here.

Well it is almost time to head downstairs and plug in the coffee. I already prepared the coffee so just needs to be plugged in to perk. YAY, me. Alvin is resting just outside the office door.

Tonight I am going to sit down and make a list of all the people and events that I require baking/sweet treats for and calculate how many of each item is “needed.” I know that I am baking Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fudge for three items. Likely not much as I need to make massive amounts of the cookies for sure. Then I will pull out my recipes and ensure that I have all of the ingredients to bake as the first weekend of December is one week away from this Friday. OMG, where has the time gone. I also need on this weekend to hit the grocery store and pick up some final items and go to the Bone & Biscuit to pick up gifts for Alvin, Aspen, Milo and Cookie.

Have an awesome Tuesday.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

PS: always be prepared! Grateful for this weather. Thanks to our friend Gillian who is going to pick up Alvin’s food today. I could not live my life without such great friends such as her ūüôā

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! I hope this post finds you doing very well. Today is Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Happy Birthday to a long time friend of mine, Lisa. We hope that you are having a wonderful day.

The sunrise is beautiful and the sky is a most pretty blue. The kind of blue that you love to look at. I can see oranges and pinks with a slight mix of blue and purple in the sunrise as the sun slowly rises in the morning sky. We are so blessed to see this beauty. I am most grateful for these mornings.

There is a bit of a breeze but not gale force as it was yesterday. Nothing like eating your hair as you are out for a walk with your favorite pup.

Everyday I hear more and more birds as they return to start building and laying their eggs. The geese are returning. The bunnies are turning brown. All sure signs of spring. Also big news, most of the snow and ice from our little grassy area as melted. I was able to chip a good portion away from the edge of the deck as Mr. Alvin likes to jump down and I was so worried about him doing this. For some reason he is not into taking the steps. The edge of the deck is not high as this is the middle section and I can even step up and down (which is something for me). Little bit higher than steps. Anyway. Even though it was windy we did get out for a couple of walks yesterday. I can feel any stress or anxiety melt away as I walk along the sidewalks in our neighborhood with my Alvin.

My life is really good. Oh and I have more good news. I seem to be almost back to normal after my backward tumble in the backyard on Sunday. Also I have been using the ice pick as a walking stick whenever I go into the grassy area so that I do not slip or lose my balance. Works perfectly. I also make sure that I hold the railing when I take the stairs. Always good to do. They are there for a reason.

Oh, the sunbeams are resting gently on the trees and the houses that I an see. Looks so pretty.

On Friday, it is forecasted to be +20 degrees celsius here in Edmonton. I believe that will be flip flop weather and no sweater weather. Cannot wait. Makes our walks so perfect. I am going to start carrying water with us for the boy to drink.

Well it is almost time to start work for another day. As a friend once said “one more day closer to retirement.” Which is true. I am excited as I am taking some vacation days starting next Wednesday. Really looking forward to this time off. I go back to “work” on the 21st, which is the following Thursday. Working Monday and Tuesday of next week and then Thursday and Friday the following week. Easter falls in there as well so Good Friday and Easter Monday are vacation days for us.

I hope that you have a wonderful day. Maybe even be able to get out for a nice walk.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

2021

Good Morning ALL! How are you this Thursday morning before the Easter weekend? I am doing well and thankful that our office is closed for four whole days, what a wonderful break with time to renew, recharge, relax and reorganize my house. Looking forward to it for sure. What about you? I forgot to mention that I finally saw a bunny the other day and it was mostly white with only a few brown patches. If we go by the bunny it would mean that we will still have winter weather for a bit. March came like what, I really do not remember without checking but definitely went out like a lamb. It was absolutely gorgeous here in Edmonton yesterday. We had the most wonderful walk at 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Why so late? I worked the late shift so my “lunch break” fell at that time. It was pretty quiet out when we went except for the playground at a nearby park which was filled with children. They sounded happy. That is a good sign. I can see a tree on the other side of my garage and with the glow of the sunrise it appears to be golden. Just the reflection, I suppose. Really pretty, really pretty. So happy that it is getting lighter earlier each morning.

I hope that you and your family are doing well and that you have a wonderful Easter. It is definitely a time of celebration for many reasons.

Feels like a photo sharing day….. beauty

Continuing to live this life, my new old life with kindness, respect, compassion and patience. Adding love and joy.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Second Half of the NEW YEAR – last quarter.

Good Monday Morning All. Well this morning I head to the office. My daughter is picking me up as she has to work at her office downtown, as well. I absolutely refuse to take public transportation at this time. With the new active COVID19 cases in Edmonton and in Alberta, on the rise, the less people that I am around the safer I will be. At the end of the day who wants to be one of the statistics if they have a choice. No one really wants to be sick. I would like to remain in good health. Everyday I choose those thoughts, I am in good health, Alvin is in good health and all our family and friends. Trying to stay safe and healthy should be our number one priority these days. These are my thoughts on the subject for better or worse. It will be nice to see some of the folks that I work with ….. only a handful of staff are in our office everyday. Thank goodness for our support services staff who go to the office each and everyday of the week. I am so grateful that I am able to work from home. Full of gratitude.

Yesterday I had coffee with the girls in the morning. We had a blast. Chatting about world events (ie U.S. Election, oh my goodness), stats about COVID19, Christmas, baking, shopping for Christmas status, mail deliveries, Amazon, and so much more. In between the very serious chatter we did have some smiles and laughs. Not as much as we usual but that is okay. I am grateful that I am able to spend time with these two ladies. I am full of gratitude to have them in my life. They are the epitome of friendship, love and support. Truly I would not be able to keep any level of sanity if it were not for my friends. I have the best ones, some of which live next door and down the street and others live abroad and others a province or two away. Also my best friend on the planet is my daughter, she is the greatest. When you are surrounded by all this love and support how can you be anything but joyful and successful. It takes a village, they say and it takes a village to keep me where I am. To the UNIVERSE, thank you for bringing each and every ONE of these dear, loving, compassionate, supportive, kind souls in my direction. Then there is Mr. Alvin….. there are no words. Not only did I have coffee with the girls, Alvin and I bumped into Pauline and her grandpup Georgie on their last leg of their walk, so we continued with them, walking and chatting. I feel so blessed. The weather another blessing ….. so beautiful.

I had told myself that I was going to cut my hair. Even mentioned it to the girls. So when I do this …. there is no turning back. I have cut my hair dozens of times over the years but this time I was a tad bit nervous. For no real reason. So I watched several videos which made me more nervous until I saw this girl with different shades of blue hair. She had multiple piercings and was very young (well everyone is young compared to me at 63). Anyway she parted her hair at the back and placed the hair in two ponytails to the side with elastics. She pulled out “electric clippers,” the kind that I use to cut Mr. Alvin’s hair. Immediately I thought, I can do this and that I did. My hair turned out so GREAT. I love it. Once I sort the tea order tonight, I will call my friend “G” and she will come for her tea and I will ask her to give me a quick lookover. Unless it is bad (which to my eyes looks pretty good but my eyes are old and frankly everything looks good to me, these days, lol), I will leave it alone, if she needs to trim a tad, well that is okay with me.

So off to get this Monday underway. Poor Mr. Alvin, on these days, which has only been twice now since March, I feel badly to leave him home for so long. I have asked Humphrey’s Mom Sonja to come about noon and let him out for a pee and give him one of his cookies. Sometimes he won’t go outside for anyone but me. I hope that he goes out as I know he will have to pee. Mind you perhaps he won’t drink as much water when I am not at home. Fingers crossed.

Wishing you a great Monday. Keep spreading that kindness with love and respect. The world needs it now more than ever. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my words, my thoughts ….. I appreciate you. Hopefully I brought a smile to your face or even a bout of laughter. That would be so great. Happy Monday Everyone, Happy Monday.

Yes, I have multiple masks with me…… one for the car ride, one for work, one for after work and one for Shoppers – Post Office…….

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. I think that I am going to use the electric clippers from now on.

It is a NEW YEAR.

Wow, we were off to a great start to 2020.

Yesterday friends called to see if we wanted to go with them for a walk in the River Valley.

We would drive there and then walk around for about one hour.

It was so absolutely beautiful outside.

We were in the area not far from the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

Even though it was an on leash park several folks did not have their dogs on leashes.

I was so proud of Alvin …. we said hello to everyone and wished them all a Happy New Year.

There was not one bark out of the boy no matter the size of the dogs.

Perhaps because I was so taken aback by the beauty – I was relaxed and not concerned about the dogs.

Although I did pay attention to our surroundings as any good pack leader would do.

 

My friend’s husband remarked of the circle in the snow.¬† Looks like something you might find in a field.

The majestic North Saskatchewan River flows through Edmonton and you can see how beautiful it is even

in the winter months.  Frozen but still a most glorious body of water.

My friend was attempting to get a shot of us behind the tree but we just could not get it right.

I had to watch that the branches did not poke Alvin or I, in the eye.

It always amazes me how beautiful winter can be without the pops of colour from trees, flowers and foliage in the summer and fall months.

 

 

There were so many people and pups out walking yesterday.

I could see why as the day was amazing.

I believe it was above 0 celsius with no wind.

George (my friend’s grand pup) was searching for squirrels

We did see a couple of squirrels along the way.

 

This was the most perfect outdoor afternoon that I have spent in a very long time.

The air was so warm that I did not require mitts so I was able to take photos easily.

Alvin was calm and happy.

 

My friend P made sure that we had photos of me and Alvin on our first adventure of 2020.

It was a great couple of hours.

Relaxing and wonderful.

Great company.

Great weather.

Could not ask for more.

A perfect way to spend the first day of 2020.

I look forward to more new things in 2020.

This was Mr. Alvin’s first walk in the River Valley and my second one.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 26th day of February, 2018.

Another gorgeous day on the way.

Yesterday was so beautiful.

We/I had the best weekend.

Started off speaking with my sister for her birthday.

She was at her son’s home so I had the great opportunity to speak with my nephew and his wife.

Great way to begin the weekend.

Saturday night out for dinner and a movie with my friends.

Sunday morning my daughter brought Mr. Alvin home and also brought along grand-pup Milo.

We had pancakes together and a great visit.

In the afternoon, Teddy and his Aunt came for a visit and stayed for supper.

Teddy’s Aunt brought the fixings for a supreme TACO meal.

OMG, so good.

Absolutely delicious.

I supplied dessert which was pineapple and my homemade chocolate chip cookies with Steeped Tea’s “Coconut Key Lime Dip” added.

Best two days.

Both Alvin and I had a mini break surrounded by friends and family.

We are so blessed.

Hard to believe it is Monday morning already …. where does the time go.

 

The Olympics are over …..

I am very proud of all the Olympic Athletes for their participation in the games.

So very proud of our Canadian Olympic Athletes who came in 3rd in the overall medal count.

It is great to see the world come together and share such an amazing experience.

 

Well here we go again, almost time to go and catch that bus.

My daughter is giving me a ride home (YAY, Momma).

Last week I got a ride home every night.

So lucky.

 

Have an awesome day everyone.

Be kind and respectful.

Do your utmost best to be a good citizen of this planet.

Be there …. show up …..

 

Special Hello to: my friends and my family who made this such an amazing weekend.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 14th day of February, 2017.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.

Also Happy Birthday to “H” …. the sister to my son-in-law.

Wow, this month has been so busy with BIRTHDAY WISHES.

What a wonderful month.

If you are going to be thinking and saying words there are no better than Happy Birthday ones.

 

Well our weather has taken a continued turn for the BETTER.

Yesterday had to be 10+ celsius as last night when we went for our walk – I did not even wear mini gloves and my hands were warm.

Crazy ….

Having these days so beautiful just brings us a bit closer to spring and then summer.

FLOWER time.

I am so excited to go flower shopping this year.

YAY …. I love flowers.

Ah, Mama's boy.......isn't he cute!!!

This is one of my flowers.

Not to be planted, though.

Happy Valentine’s Day, me Alvin.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to my daughter, son-in-law, Aspen and Baby Milo.

Too all MY FAMILY and FRIENDS.

May you be surrounded by so much love and laughter on this day and every day.

 

Special Hello to: ¬†You, Happy Valentine’s Day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 19th day of January, 2017.

Guess what day today is?

It is a very special day in my household.

Today is Mr. Alvin’s Birthday.

It was on this day seven years ago that I adopted my handsome wonderful companion, buddy and friend.

So we are celebrating his “8th” Birthday as we are not exactly sure how old he is ….. how great is that.

He can be any age, really.

So today we are saying No. 8.

Happy Birthday Alvin Charlie Lewis.

I hope that you have enjoyed our time together thus far as much as I have ……

Love you Buddy with all of your quirks.

I love watching you bury your chew treat in the back yard winter or summer.

I love watching you searching for something by putting your whole face in the snowbank as if you could see in there all the while I know the power of your sense of smell.

You are so funny and always make me smile and laugh.

I want to post some photos from over the years and also my blog from April 2010 written about our first days together.  The other night I was reading some of my older blogs and came across this Рoh so many memories.

Alvin, the story begins …. Chapter 1

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Last night my daughter Amanda was over to watch the Golden Globes with me. ¬†We both love to watch the award shows. ¬†Avatar won for Best Motion Picture and James Cameron for Director. ¬†Sandra Bullock for Best Actress in a Drama. ¬†We had supper and enjoyed the evening. ¬†Over the past few weeks and months we had been discussing the possibility of me “adopting” a dog. Why not, I thought. ¬†This past eighteen months has been chalked full of firsts for me. ¬†I have always loved dogs. ¬†We had checked out the Humane Society’s web-site a few times but the smaller dogs went fast.

On this day, I was taking care of my “O” my neighbour’s cat. ¬†This is one of those cats that is definitely an one person feline. ¬†I had been around her a little bit and knew what to expect. ¬†Deep down, I believed that she would get to “love” me or at least like me. ¬†LOL. ¬†Anyway, I made sure that I had my legs covered, and also carried the “cat toy” …. mouse on a stick supplied by O’s Mom for protection. ¬†The first day, O jumped, swatted and hissed all in one smooth motion. ¬†Oh, this is a cat that has a heart condition and takes medication for it. ¬†Crazy. ¬†Anyway both of us got through both visits that day.

Back at home, my daughter had sent me the link to an animal rescue web-site so that I could check out the doggies. ¬†There was one in particular that she thought fit the bill. ¬†He was so cute. ¬†His story very sad. ¬†So I went onto the web-site and “fell in love” (so cute), before I knew it I had contacted these folks about adopting this dog. ¬†It was important to act fast as all of the smaller dogs were adopted quickly.

By evening, I was contacted by a gal from the rescue society.  She told me that there had been lots of interest in this puppy.  So she was going to contact her superior to see about making the next move.  Someone would call me the next day.

Sweet dreams.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Another successful visit to “O”‘s house. ¬†One would never know that she had a heart condition. ¬†I am so grateful that each morning it is getting lighter, earlier and earlier. ¬†Spring is on the way. ¬†Big news this morning. ¬†Received a phone call from the foster Mom of a little dog. ¬†Possible dog adoption on the horizon. ¬†We are going to see him tonight. ¬†The whole family is going. ¬†It is important that Elton and Penny like this possible new addition to the family. ¬†I am going to run out to the nearby “Bone & Biscuit” store and pick up some food and toys, just in case. ¬†I want to be prepared. ¬†Oh, have to get some treats, too! ¬† I am so excited, and so nervous at the same time. ¬†This could be my very first dog. ¬†Wow, this has been a year of firsts for me. ¬†But I am so grateful for all of them. ¬†We are going after supper, and it is a bit of a drive from here so will write all about our visit tomorrow morning. ¬†YAY.

DAY “1” – Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Guess what happened last night? It was crazy. ¬†Took us a little while to find the place because it was out in the country. But we did. ¬†We were introduced to this cute little guy. ¬†His name is Alvin. ¬†He is a cocker spaniel mix. ¬†Puppy. ¬†They think that he is about one year old. ¬†Has a black & white coat with the most handsome brown eye-brows. ¬†Elton & Penny seemed to like him well enough. ¬†He has a sad story but is blessed to have such great foster parents. ¬†I know that he is going to have a great life. ¬†So no looking back. ¬†Okay, get on with it. ¬†I know. ¬†I am too wordy sometimes (okay, LOL all of the time). ¬†Arrangements were made for me to adopt him last night. ¬†He is on antibiotics and other medicine. ¬†Whew. ¬†Hard to believe – it happened all so fast. One minute we were trying to find the place, and the next we were on our way home with three dogs in the car. ¬†He was so stressed, the poor little guy. ¬†Thank goodness for the “blue blanket” that his foster parents had given him, as he was drooling so bad the whole car ride home. ¬†When we got back to my house – it was surreal. ¬†It was late when we got back so once I introduced him to each room of the house, and he had some water and a bit of food, it was off to bed. ¬†I had no plans of him sleeping in my bed but I felt so “sorry” for him that he ended up there. ¬†He was so stressed that neither of us got any sleep. ¬†I was reminded of my first night home from the hospital with Amanda. ¬†I kept imagined that he stopped breathing, which was crazy !!

It was an early morning considering neither of us slept much last night. ¬†He has to be fed every three hours, and has medicine so I am busy. ¬†Also first full day of looking after “O” next door. ¬†Should mention that I made my first mistake with Alvin. ¬†After he ate his first meal today I thought that I would send a quick e-mail to Amanda. ¬†I thought that he would be like Elton & Penny and that I would have a few minutes before he needed to go outside. ¬†He did not make it. ¬†First lesson learned. ¬†I do not have much carpet in the house and he did manage to miss it. ¬†Thank goodness for that……

Guess what happened when I got home from feeding “O” in the morning? ¬†It actually started when I left the house. ¬†Alvin stood at the living room and cried. ¬†Sounded like a baby’s cry. ¬†Separation anxiety, I was told later. ¬†I made a quick trip next door as I couldn’t bear him crying. ¬†When I got home, I unlocked the door and faster than a real “bolt of lightning” something black and white passed me. ¬†I twirled about and almost fell on my “butt”. ¬† Thank goodness that I had my boots and coat on as I did not have time to grab them. ¬†I ran down the steps,and down the sidewalk as he got nearer to the street. ¬†Man, puppies are quick. ¬†Just as he was about to step onto our busy street, I bent over and swooped him up. ¬†My heart darned near jumped out of my body. ¬†I was so scared. ¬†What a first day ! ¬†This was only the morning. ¬†The rest of the day went fairly smoothly. ¬†Lots of feedings, administering medicine and pooping. ¬†Thank goodness he is trained. ¬†As he is not neutered it will be awhile before we can go on walks. ¬†So it will be playing fetch for exercise for a bit.

Oh, the life of a pet owner…….

Alvin at home.....

Alvin at home…..

Alvin with his toys & the blue blanket was a gift from his foster parents.

Alvin with his toys & the blue blanket was a gift from his foster parents.

Alvlin getting to know his "new" family....

Alvin getting to know his “new” family….

Alvin, almost one year ago.....first hair cut

Alvin, almost one year ago…..first hair cut

Ah, Mama's boy.......isn't he cute!!!

Ah, Mama’s boy…….isn’t he cute!!!

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Alvin and his buddy Penny, oh the memories of the two of them.

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Resting on the deck ……

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My favourite photo of Alvin ….. laying on his belly at the top of the stairs …. looking like he has no body….

Me and Alvin Oct 2013

Me and Alvin Oct 2013

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Looking out the office window …. which was our temporary bedroom at the time.

Cuteness .... Alvin and Casey. That was surely Casey's spot ... the stool.

Cuteness …. Alvin and Casey. That was surely Casey’s spot … the stool.

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Winter …

Alvin, one of my babies

Alvin, one of my babies

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Alvin and Me …..

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One summer day – our adventure.

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Alvin and Elton playing tug-o-war and then checking out the Christmas gifts.

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Alvin and the newest additions to our family …. Baby Milo and Aspen.

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Always waiting on his Momma….

I could post a million photos of my boy but will end here.

Happy Birthday Alvin.

Here’s to many more happy years together.

 

Special Hello to: ¬†the Birthday Boy of course ….

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 9th day of December, 2015.

Another glorious mild morning here in the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

I had a wonderful “tea” visit with my friends and neighbours down the street.

We shared stories and laughed.

Isn’t that what life is all about …. sharing stories and laughing.

I love spending time with them.

Mr. Alvin stayed at home and was not very happy about that as I could heard my poor baby howling as I walked away from the house.

I felt bad but sometimes he just has to stay at home.

 

This season remember to be extra kind to folks.

Think before you speak.

Sometimes we get so caught up in something that we open the gate, and before you know it something inappropriate has ran out.

Just be kind.

Words are more mighty than the sword.

We just need to be more respectful to each other.

 

Well I have to run along here.

We had rain yesterday afternoon …. yes December 8th in Edmonton ….. RAIN.

So it was icy on the walk home from work.

This morning as it froze overnight I will have to walk on the streets and not on the sidewalks so I have to leave early to be safe.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

 

It is just as easy to be nice as it is to be naughty.

Food for thought.

 

Special Hello to: my friends and family all over the world …. Happy Wednesday.

 

 

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