Apr 16, 2021

Friday Feels ~

 Each day has a different shape to it.  You just roll with it...


Amenities in our building have reopened following 
certain guidelines.  The pools, the gym with appointments can 
now be used.  I asked Arvid if he thinks we will go to the pool,
 his answer was "most likely not."  Does not surprise me.  


 Back home in Florida we rarely used it.  We do have 3
 pretty pools here in our complex.  This being the main one.


Fridays we usually go to the beach.  Have a Pina Colada and 
catch a little of the sunset.  Hopefully today will do the same.  
Depends on how Arvid is feeling.  I had no side effects from
 the vaccine other that a little soreness to the arm, but nothing 
even worth mentioning.  See how or if Arvid feels anything.


A great day to all.  Make each day your masterpiece.


The only secret behind a good day is a good attitude...

~Nadiya~

Apr 15, 2021

Thursday ~

No matter how good a person you are,
 you will always be bad in someone's story...

Sniff doing the "lazy" thing again. He wakes up,
 hunts a little then back to bed.  Life of a cat 😻 If 
you are a Sniff, there is nothing to worry about.


On the other side of the "pond" there are all these homeless 
kitties.  They sure don't have it easy.  They never know where 
their next meal is coming from and if they will live to see another
 day.  I try my best to do what I can, but it's not enough 😿


There is another lady I know of who also feeds the 
kitties in the mornings.  She and I have named the kitties
 and we have both named the same one Fluffy.  Where as I 
call him ShyBoy, she has named him Freckles.  ShyBoy/
πŸ’™ Freckles did show up today.  I'm so very happy.


Not much planned for today.  Thursdays and Sundays are
 usually my no cook days.  Of course depends on how Arvid 
feels, and what he has to do.  So Thursday unfortunately is
 a hit or miss.  Sundays now.. we always do something.


This mornings sunrise from my walk trail.  Always a
 beautiful way to start the day.  To all a good one also.

The moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment
 right before a miracle happens.  Don't give up...

~Nadiya~ 

Apr 14, 2021

Wednesday April 14th ~

πŸ™ˆ Sometimes I wonder if all this is happening 
because I didn't forward that email to 10 people...

I received a call last night telling me to show
 up today for my vaccine instead of Thursday.
  Guess we're doing this.  Happy day to all.


Tomorrow Arvid gets his first shot.  
Soon we will be vaccine certified πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚





US: we can't shut everything down because of climate change.
Mother Nature: OH really?  Here's a virus.  Have a little practice...

~Nadiya~

Wednesday April 14th ~

 Make your someday today...

Every night Sniff waits for me to get up so that he can
 "steal" my chair.  Once I do he jumps up and Arvid covers 
him up with his favorite blankie.  The blankie is hanging by
 threads, but Sniff loves it and he gets covered every night
 around 9:30   I have to seek alternate seating πŸ˜‚


Lately Shyboy has not been around.  I saw him on 
Monday, not in his usual spot.  I did not see him most of last
 week nor did I see him yesterday or today.  I have a soft spot
 for him.  Arvid says I have a soft spot for all of them. 
 ShyBoy is one of the originals and now I worry😿


We have been to the beach to see the sunset. The beach
 is packed.  Puerto Ricans love the water and every spare
 minute they have is spent at the beach.  Enjoying good times
 and loving life.  They are always smiling and happy ⛱


Sunsets in Puerto Rico.  From the beach and below 
from our building.  Either way, they are beautiful.


Good days and bad days are part of life.  
Stay positive and you will always be happy...

~Nadiya~

Apr 13, 2021

Tuesday April 13th ~

 Just because my path is different doesn't mean I am lost...

It's no wonder Puerto Rico is called the Isle of Enchantment.
  It is as beautiful and any of those so called exotic getaways, 
if not more so.  Best part is that is is also accessible.


These are pictures I took from someone else's post.


Of course not all is beach and blue waters, there is also poverty.
  Just like every other part of the world.  One thing though the
 people are always happy, and always ready to help out.


On a different note, Mala sent us some pictures of Sachin. 
 I showed them to Arvid and he said, "he looks like a movie star. 
 make sure you tell Sachin I said so."  Have to say Sachin sure 
put a whole new meaning to facial hair.  I normally do not like
 facial hair in men, but Sachin brought back the SEXY in it.


Wishing everyone a great day.  May it be a day to remember.


Sniff is acting up again.  Not wanting to eat.  Ongoing.


Don't let yesterday take up too much of today...

~Nadiya~

Apr 12, 2021

New Week- Monday April 12th

  Opportunities hide in unexpected 
places, you only need to look closely. 
Have a great week ahead...

As the new week begins I wonder what new 
and exciting prospects it may hold.  Today we 
go venturing out into the San Juan area for
 Sniff’s foodies and for Arvids bread 😻


The PetSmart we have in our area has a limited
 selection of the food Sniff likes, and there
 is no “Whole Foods” store in the area.  


When we came to PR we brought with us 
6 loaves of bread from Florida but it’s soon done.
  Arvid is not happy.  He love's his bread and the one's 
in the "regular" grocery stores just don't do it 
for him.  Not here not in Florida either.


Yesterday we had a great time with my sister 
and Kimsy. Unfortunately J was not able to make it.  
Puerto Rico is back to everything being all open.


The place was packed and there was life all around us
  it was very good to see people having a good time again. 
 The cops were in the background reminding everyone 
should they forget to keep their distances and to maintain
 their masks in place.  Different times that’s for sure.


We had dinner at our favorite spot where the 
view is the centerpiece of the entire dining experience. 
 Food and drinks of course were good, but the view...


Have already done my walk for today, fed the 
kitties and now to enjoy a little quiet time with 
Sniff before Arvid wakes us, and life gets hectic.
Good morning and happy new week to all.


No one dares stand in the way of a moving train. 
This week, you will be unstoppable. Have a great week ahead. 
Three things you shouldn’t lose this week; your faith, your
 courage, and your smile. Happy new week

~Nadiya~

Apr 11, 2021

Sunday Vibes ~

 Being a family means you are a part of 
something very wonderful. It means you will 
love and be loved for the rest of your life...

Relaxing, peaceful, quiet.  The three of us still in
 bed at the same time for a change.  Usually I am awake 
and out way before Arvid.  Was good to sleep in.


Next Sunday routine is to call his mother, 
Victoria and Michelle in Norway.  A routine that
 has been going on for over 20 years πŸ’—


Here at home we look forward to lunch with Nirvana 
J and Kimsy.  Always a very special time together.  
Weather has been really good these last few days.
  No rain just blue waters and blue skies.


After 14 months Nirvana, J and Kimsy will make 
their way to North Carolina.  Vaccinated and feeling
 better that my mom and dad will be safe.  finally the day
 has come where all of us will soon see our parents
 again.  Arvid and I saw them at the end of February.  
Now the rest of my sisters are following suit.


Hopefully by summer it will also be OK to travel
 to Europe ✈.  Arvid has not seen his mother since 
summer of 2019, and the last time we saw Victoria,
 Michelle and the gang was February/March 2020.  


Wishing everyone a great day.  Looking forward to
 seeing my sister and the "kids"  I'm smiling all the time.


We may have our differences, but
 nothing's more important than family...

~Nadiya~

Apr 10, 2021

It's Time ~ Saturday April 10th

 Look for the good in every person and
 every situation.  You almost always find it...

Both Arvid and I were holding out to get the Covid-19 
vaccine,  but we figure it's time.  My entire family is already 
vaccinated except for Lilly Vade who is under 14th, Sachin, 
Gabsy and Riley. It's in the works I am sure.  Pretty soon 
everyone will be vaccinated.  Guess that's good.


In Norway Arvid's mom has been vaccinated,
 but as of right now the rest of the family are waiting
 to get their appointments.  Hopefully soon also.


We both have appointments on the same day, but different 
locations and of course different times.  Unfortunately I 
was not able to get them at the same location.  Bummer.  
Arvid's is closer to home, mine is almost an hour away.


Saturday.  Filled with soccer and more soccer.  Arvid
 and Sniff very happy..  I'm happy as well because I can then
 read without being disturbed too often.  The good life 😍


Hello Saturday.  Please be good to us all.πŸ’›

Look for something positive everyday, even
 if some days you have to look a little harder...

~Nadiya~

Apr 9, 2021

Friday ~

 I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me...

It has been busy ever since we woke up.  For both of us.
Being inn Puerto Rico does not mean our business is
 on hold.  Arvid has been busy all morning buying 
a car for one of our customers in Norway.


I did get my morning walk in.  I saw many many 
kitties and I have been meeting some of the neighbors.  
Most come from different parts of the US, and have decided 
to make Puerto Rico their home.  I have met a few from 
Florida also.  Everyone wants to be in PR it seems.


The weather has been beautiful and the sunrise this
 morning was stunning.  It sure took my breath away. 
 Yesterday we saw from our balcony one of the kitties 
we knew.  I named her bully because she used to 
always chase away the others and attack them. 


 When we saw her yesterday she had about 5 babies 
with her.  Broke my heart to see all these babies and
 to know that they will face all sorts of adversities
 and may not live too long. I struggle with this.


Fridays in Puerto Rico.  Always something
 interesting to look forward to.  To all a
 happy weekend.  Be safe be happy.


It's Friday.  It's time to make stories for Monday...

~Nadiya~

Apr 8, 2021

Thursday April 8th ~

 At this point I'm just going with the flow. 
 Whatever happens, happens...

I got my walk in early this morning.  The mornings are
 beautiful for walks.  Temperature is still on the "cooler" side
 and there is always a little breeze.  Best of all I get to feed all 
the little hungry kitties on the way.  There are so many.  


The truth is not only am I helping them, but they are
 also helping me.  The kitties motivate me to get up early every 
morning and go walking.  Because I know they are hungry and
 they are waiting for me.  Mutually beneficial is how I see it.


Arvid and I stay busy by doing a little something everyday.
Sniff is once again "acting" up.  Suddenly he won't eat.  Of 
course I get stressed.  I don't know if he's missing home 
or is just being fussy, with Sniff it can be anything.


One thing for sure, Sniff sure loves his siesta time.  That has
 not changed, if anything he sleeps even more than before.


Thursday already.  Arvid and I will be trying out something 
different today for lunch.  There is a sandwich restaurant not far
 from us.  Supposed to be very good.  Will see later today.


To all a very good day.  April is breezing away from us.

If you can't control the current of the river 
then don't fight it just go with the flow...

~Nadiya~