Feb 25, 2020


A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself...

Yesterday we had a relaxing time at home.  
Arvid met with a friend from Norway, we then went 
to Miami and it was back home for a few games 
of soccer.  Very relaxing and peaceful.

Yesterday was also special because we were 
treated to a delicious dinner by Michelle and
 family and also by Victoria and Michael.  It was 
dinner with a view.  Spent with loved ones.

Tuesday is looking good.  Will be seeing
 everyone again today.  Today is Michelle and 
family's last day here for this time.  

They leave for Norway tomorrow, and the truth
 being told, I think they are not sad about leaving. 
 Especially the two little girls.  Home is Norway, and 
like I always say, there is no place like home.

Happy Tuesday to all.  It's soon balcony time.

I have decided to be happy, 
because it’s good for my health...


Feb 24, 2020

New Week ~

Where you are headed is more important than how
 fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s 
urgent, learn to focus on what is really important...

New week here again.  Reshma  started school 
today in Australia.  Actually Australia is 13 hours 
ahead so for all purposes she has already started.

The last week was orientation.  She told me that 
hopefully this was the worst.  On her free time she 
spends it checking out her new surroundings.  She's also 
a little homesick.  Misses home and her loved ones.

Arvid and I have been busy with work. 
 Love it when we are busy and running around 
doing things.  Feels good and productive.

Yesterday we spent a few good hours with
our granddaughters.  Memories made that will
forever be cherished.  Love them so much.

Sniff is still not the way he used to be.  I do not know
 what is going on.  He rarely eats his soft foodies,
 and this he loved so much.  Fortunately, he still 
loves being brushed, and he gets a lot of it.

Wishing everyone a great new week.  
Make it an amazing one.

Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than 
worrying about what happened yesterday...


Feb 23, 2020

Hello Sunday ~

If you are always trying to be normal you 
will never know how amazing you can be...

Yesterday was filled with soccer for Arvid.  
He woke up and started watching in the bedroom together 
with Sniff.  After that everything else was scheduled in 
between the breaks.  Breakfast, lunch and so on.

Soccer is on again today, but today he only had 
to make one phone call so there was no rushing. 
Just his mom is in Norway.  The girls and their 
families are here in Florida on vacation.

Today we see the two little ones again. 
 We get to baby-sit them for a few hours, and thus 
spend good times with them.  Hopefully there will
 be no rain, and we can take them out to the
 park, lunch and ice cream on Las Olas.

Arvid and I had a good time last night seeing 
John Fogerty in concert.  I have to say that I think he
 was super hyper compared to the last times we have seen 
him.  Even so we had a good time.  We always do.

After the concert we strolled around a bit.  Enjoying 
the night scene.  Arvid was hoping to meet up 
with a friend, but the friend was a no show.

Wishing everyone a happy day.  Sunday ~ always 
a relaxing time here.  Never stop smiling.

Use your smile to change the world but
 don’t let the world change your smile...


Feb 22, 2020

Rainy Saturday ~

Today was good. Today was fun. 
Tomorrow is another one...

Yesterday we had a quiet day.  Arvid met
 with a friend from Norway.  Long time ago we
 did business together.  Always good to keep
the lines of communication open.  

Once again I am getting restless, and want to do 
some kind of work that satisfies me.  I want to feel 
complete like I did when we lived in Branson. 
 To this day, I miss so much about Branson.  

The people and the feeling of doing something good.
  We worked hard, but it felt good at the end of each 
day.  I felt as if I made a difference to someone. 
 I want that feeling again. I am restless.

Yesterday we did not see any of the family.  
Not sure if we will today either.  Arvid has his day 
filled with soccer and tonight we go to a concert. 

 Once again we will be seeing John Fogerty. 
 Best thing is that the venue is across from us.  
Just a short ride on the water taxi and we are there.

It has rained for hours, but it seems like it is finally 
done.  With the rain came a little colder temperature. 
 Quite refreshing, but Arvid says too cold to 
sit out with our cafe/tea on the balcony.

 The rain has eased off and with that came a 
beautiful rainbow.  The indication that a beautiful
 day awaits us all.  Happy Saturday friends.

The rain is back with a vengeance.  Even so,
 we look forward to a very good day.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain...


Feb 21, 2020

Friday Is Here ~

You’ll be calm the day you learn to sit alone
 and do nothing.  Miracles happen to
 those who believe in them...

Rainy here today but warm.

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties
 and dissipates more dark clouds
 than any other one thing...


Feb 20, 2020

Good Vibes Always ~

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to 
expect it, but to delight in it when it comes...

Pretty relaxing day we had yesterday.  Both Arvid
 and I had a few things to do, which we did.  After
 that we met for lunch, and then it was home 
for a soccer game for Arvid and Sniff.

I choose to do a little more running around. 
 The last time I had a coconut was when we went to 
the swap Shop with my parents, and yes, I miss my 
mom so very much.  Wish they were still here.

We did not see 😭Aleah and Vanessa now for 
2 days.  Neither Monday nor Tuesday.  Aleah 
was sick and now she is doing better😙. 

Yesterday Michelle and family took the tour on 
Jungle Queen.  Aleah got to see and hold a baby
 alligator.  We only saw the pictures not her
 doing it, but still happy.  Yesterday we saw 
them for about an hour.  Happy times.

Today I woke up at a more decent hour.
  So happy for that.  This is just an indication
 of a good day ahead of us. Happy day.

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such 
habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom...


Feb 19, 2020

Wednesday Vibes ~

Eat, drink and love… the rest is not worth a nickel...

Yesterday, just for a short time I had the pool all to myself, 
and best of all I had some time to just sit, relax and read 
my book.  Yes, by the pool. Loved every moment of it.

Today after my workout I also enjoyed a little time 
by the pool.  So peaceful, and very quiet because no one
 was there.  Best of times.  I love my mornings.

The boats are now coming back.  Unfortunately,
 the boat that was docked in front of our balcony is back.  
Blocking most of our view.  Not too happy about that, but 
all good. It gives us something to look at at all times.

Sniff still not eating like he should.  Have no idea why, 
and I am a little concerned.  Hopefully it's just the stress of 
having had so much company lately.  Started with all of
my family coming here.  Sure his anxiety began there.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.  Remember, 
Nobody can predict the future; the idea is 
to have a firm grasp of the present.

What gives meaning are challenges. A beautiful
 life is a meaningful. Say yes to challenges...


Feb 18, 2020

Zoo Miami ~

After a good dinner one can forgive
 anybody, even one’s own relations...

Unfortunately we did not get to see everything
 at the zoo.  I had big hopes for all of us, and was hoping 
everyone would enjoy the experience just as much.
 There is always another time.  That's for sure.

I loved the Flamingos.  Amazing colors.  At least I thought so.

The tiger garnered a little interest.  Not much but some. 
 I thought it was an amazing creature. Regal and powerful.

The squirrels were running around all over the place.
It's the one the girls loved best 😃😃.

The Camels were not of that much interest to the girls.
I thought they were quite impressive. 

I also thought the elephants and Hippos were super cool to see.

The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens,
 also known as Zoo Miami, is a zoological park and 
garden near Miami and is the largest zoo in Florida.

After the zoo it was nice to sit down and
have our Sunday outing.  Was very relaxing,  
the food was good as were the drinks.

After lots of running around it was
 good to go to the hot tub and relax.

Reshma is loving life in Australia.  She texted and said to me,
 "you know auntie Nad, I am still a little jet lagged, but that's
 OK because I am meeting so many nice people here"

The morning is looking already excellent. 
Coffee on the balcony and all is quiet and peaceful.
  The boats will soon start to head this way from the
Miami Boat show.  Will be a few very interesting
 days here on the water. As it always is.

Good morning everyone.  The art of being wise 
is the art of knowing what to overlook.

To be richer, happier, and freer,
 all you need to do is want less....


Feb 17, 2020

Hello New Week ~

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply...

Our week began really good.  First of All Reshma 
made it safely to Australia.  After days of travelling
 and some sightseeing, she's "home"  Home for the next
 4 months.  A sigh of relief was breathed by all of us.  
Our "little" girl is safe.  We are happy again.
She already has an Australian number.

Yesterday we too our two granddaughters to the Miami Zoo.  
I really love zoos.  The girls loved the squirrels best.

Monday began really well.  After breakfast we
 enjoyed some time on the balcony. It was nice and quiet 
on the waterways not many boats passing by today.
  It was the perfect way to start our day.

Making our day even better we went for a drive to Miami Beach.
Work and some fun times combined in one.  Love it.

To all a great start of the week. 
 It's looking to be a good one here.

The measure of wisdom is how calm 
you are when facing any given situation...


Feb 16, 2020

Hello Sunday ~

You can learn many things from children.
 How much patience you have, for instance....

The girls woke up a little before seven this 
morning wanting to go to the toilet.  Both Arvid
 and I got out of bed made sure they were OK.  

After making sure all was good the said they 
wanted to lay down a little more.  Arvid went back
 to bed with Sniff and I well I am always awake. 
 Last night even Arvid did not sleep much.

Unfortunately Sniff and Aleah do not get along.  Sniff 
is good with Vanessa, our youngest granddaughter, 
but somehow as soon as he sees Aleah something
 sets him off.  Little Aleah is terrified.  That made
 Vanesssa scared of Sniff also.  Very, very sad.

Girls are out of the bedroom.  Watching TV.  Time
 to make them some breakfast.  Good morning everyone. 
 Sunday is here.  High alert again here at home, at 
least the girls slept really well.  Happy for that.

You will not get what you want, 
you will get what you need...