Dec 4, 2021

Saturday December 4th ~

 I close my eyes and the flashback starts...

I am awake early every morning.  Some mornings if 
I am lucky I fall asleep again, most mornings I look at the
 clock, and it's the time I would usually get up and go feed
 the kitties.  When we lived in Puerto Rico.  I will never

 see them again, and that weighs on me everyday.


During the day we are so very busy.  Unpacking is a non 
ending job, and there is still so much to do.  The good thing 
is that everyday it's getting better and better. One box less.


To break up the "work" day we always try to do a little 
something in between.  Not everyday, but whenever possible.


Sniff has the cold.  He's been sneezing for the last 2 days. 
 Change of temperature is also getting to him.  Somme how 
Sniff seems to be much colder than Arvid and I.  He's always 
snuggled up in his bed or close to us.  I think it's been
 a little too much change for the little dude.


Arvid and I had a very nice outing yesterday. We
 visited one of our many favorite places.  The weather
 was beautiful and the views sure were spectacular.


Saturday morning and my thoughts are somewhere else 
right now.  Good morning everyone.  Wishing you a happy day 
and a great weekend.  There is something good in everyday.


Life is like a camera.  Focus on what is important, 
capture the good times, develop from the negatives,
 and if things don't work out take another shot...

~Nadiya~

Dec 3, 2021

December 3rd ~

Amazing how manageable life can feel
 with only one blanket and the right two arms... 

We wanted cooler temperatures and we are having it. 
 Snuggles with hot chocolate and warm clothes.  Right now 
it feels good.  Let's see how it goes from here on.


Yesterday my sister sent us a very beautiful picture of the
 Christmas tree πŸŽ„from Rockefeller Center in NYC.  The tree 
was lit on December 1st and she goes there every year to see it. 
 Long, long time ago when I once lived in NYC, I did the same.


Sniff is not 100% his self as yet but getting there. 
 Last night he slept most of the night snuggled up to us,
 mainly to Arvid who loved it because he said Sniff 
is so warm.  Sniff still in bed all covered up.


Back home in Fort Lauderdale, I just saw a friend posted this.
  No questions about it, it's a beautiful place.  Happy Friday to all.


What consumes your mind, controls your life... 

~Nadiya~

Dec 2, 2021

December 2nd ~

True life is lived when tiny changes occur...  

Once again looking for a change in life and that brought
 us back to Branson.  A place where we have good friends
 and attachments.  For now it is home again πŸ’š


For the last year Puerto RicoπŸ’œ was home.  I love it,
 and always will.  It has many memories and loved ones. 
 We will always go back.  My PR kitties are there and they
 will forever have a special place in my heart.


We wanted cooler temperatures, but are we sure 
we are ready for this much cooler temperatures?  It has 
already hit freezing temperatures since we've been here.
  In PR it was always beautiful blue skies, and warm 
weather.  Sometimes a little too warm for us.


Sniff has had a very difficult time since we came home.  
Yesterday he slept all day long.  This morning he was a 
little more "alive" and getting back to his "normal" self.  
In a couple of days he will definitely be all good to go.


Moving doesn't change who you are. It only
 changes the view outside your window...

~Nadiya~

Dec 1, 2021

December 1st ~ New Month

 December, being the last month of the year,
 cannot help but make us think of what is to come...

Looking forward to some exciting changes in our lives.
  Arvid and I are always thinking up of ways to make our lives 
more interesting.  Hopefully one day we find that right spot.


2021 has gone by faster than I can imagine.
  Pandemic and all it was a good year for us.


2021 has left me with beautiful memories and a hollowness 
in my heart.  Time will be a good healer.  It always is. 
 My thoughts still finds its way to my PR kitties.


Bringing Sniff home to Branson yesterday was 
very difficult.  Sniff used to be a good traveller, 
but on his last 3 trips on an airplane he has 
been "bad" and yesterday was the worse.  


But it was all worth it, because now he has many 
places to be and to explore.  All over again. Also 
the sunset on our way back home was a beauty.


No matter what happens, or how bad 
it seems today, life does go on, and it will be
 better tomorrow.  Happy December to all.


Whatever the new month is bringing for you, be it good
 or bad; always keep that smile on your face no matter what...

~Nadiya~

Nov 30, 2021

Time To Leave Again ~ Nov 30th

 Moving doesn't change who you are. It only 
changes the view outside your window...


It's the place we have called home for the last month. 
 We have really enjoyed our time here, but once again it's 
time to pick up and go. Constantly being on the move.  


Sniff is finally adjusted here, unfortunately he will 
have to readjust once again.  Not liking this constant
 upsetting of his daily routines.   Arvid and I can handle it, 
Sniff takes more time.  He did enjoy his time here and 
found a few favorite spots.  He always does 😍


Life has been good this last month.  Now to start again.


We have enjoyed being here.  The place Arvid
 and I first got together.  Long time ago Arvid owned this
 apartment we just rented for the month of November.


Goodbye for now Fort Lauderdale.  Hope to see you soon.


There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind...

~Nadiya~

Nov 29, 2021

Thankful For All The Good Times~

 It's all the little moments 
that make life a big adventure...

Our brief stay here was quite enjoyable, and it is
 difficult to say goodbye (once again) to the place I call
 home.  It will always be home, no matter where life takes us.  
I know it's where I want to grow old with Arvid and Sniff.


We've been fortunate to enjoy beach walks and a few of our
 favorite beach places.  There is always something going on.


Evenings you see the boats and all the lights.


Mornings.  Can't decide which is more beautiful.  I'll go for both.


Sunsets are stunning.  I will say no matter where we are 
the sunrises and the sunsets have been always amazing.


In between of all the work, packing and unpacking, we have
 been to a few of our favorite restaurants.  I sure was happy.  
We also enjoyed the company of good friends while here, 
and look forward to being back for more soon.


We have been fortunate that we saw Nina, David, 
Max, Kelsey and Rogue.  Nina and David are also preparing
 for a move at the end of December, but family is important and 
I was not going to leave without seeing them.  It was strange not
 to see Texie, their doggie.  I loved Texie so very much.


I have been at the Galleria Mall a few times, Target, 
had a mani-pedicure and done some shopping.  Arvid
 and I have also eaten at the food court at the mall
 a couple of times.  Simple, but so so good.


Christmas is in full swing everywhere.  When we left 
PR it was already party time.  Here the decorations are 
also out and just like that the festive season is here.


I really enjoyed browsing around 
and checking out all things Christmas.


Sniff has had some good times here, he's had his own private 
suite and has enjoyed the beautiful water views from it.


He has checked out every spot and found a few that 
he likes, of course Arvid would disagree with this.


Although we only had a month in Fort Lauderdale, 
 we did quite a few things, been to a few favorite places
 (when it didn't rain), overall loved every moment, 
and looking forward to more soon.  Very soon.


One of the best moments for Arvid was meeting up 
again with his friend Jim.  They have had a few good
 times together and hopefully many more to come.
 

Being able to go to Monty's was top of the things I
 wanted to do, fortunately we did.  Even if it rained.


Always a good time and good food at Monty's.


Until next time.  Hopefully not too long.


 I made a new kitty friend in Fort Lauderdale.
  Her name is Snowflake.  A once feral kitty is now the 
sweetest little thing.  Loves to be touched and petted.


Thank you for the good times.  Looking forward to more soon.


There is always something to be grateful for...

~Nadiya~

Monday November 29th~ New Week

Be thankful for what you have.
  Your life is someone else's fairytale... 

Monday morning waking up to very cooler
 temperatures.  We asked for it and we have it.


In a strange way it feels like home.  As Arvid said to me,
 "we have more friend in Branson than we ever did in Florida." 
 And we have lived most of our lives in Florida πŸ˜‚.


Today I go home for Sniff.  Yes Florida is still home 
and always will be.  Branson is home for now, at the end of
 the day, we will be back home in Fort Lauderdale.  I have 
missed my niff very much and can't wait to see him.


It's been 29 days since we left PR.  29 days since
 I last saw my PR kitties.  29 days since I last fed them.
  Yes, I miss them very much.  I hope they are OK.


Start of a new week.  Make it a memorable one.

The mind remembers the words, but the heart  remembers
 how it feels.  The mind can forget, but the heart never will...

~Nadiya~

Nov 28, 2021

Sunday November 28th ~

The greatest discovery of all time
 is that a person can change his future
 by merely changing his attitude... 

Life's changes come in all shapes and sizes. 
For some of us a big change is simply organizing 
your pantry or adding plants to the living room. 


Others of us may be on precipice of a big career change 
with cross-country move or about to find out that our 
family of three is now going to be four. Change can be 
happy and exciting as well as messy and complicated. 


And as we found out this past year, change
 can be painful when we lose connection with
 those close to us and when we find ourselves in
 a constant state of uncertainty. I should know.


 Whether we're are going through a season of grief,
 heading off to your first year of college, or navigating
 a break-up—it's helpful to know that change is not a 
bad thing. In fact, it has the power to challenge and shape
 you into a more complex and resilient human being
 that will not only survive the curveballs life
 throws, but actually thrive despite them!


Good morning all.  Remember if you never take 
risks you may never know what you can achieve.


Moving doesn't change who you are. It only 
changes the view outside your window...

~Nadiya~