Oct 14, 2019

Start Of A New Week ~

New week.  make sure you focus on the 
few things that matter and move forward...

As the new week begins, never forget all the
 things in life one should be grateful for.  We must 
not forget that even though life at times is very difficult, 
we have the privilege to wake up to another day and to 
make things right,  Not everyone is as fortunate.


 Never forget that there is always someone,
 somewhere, wishing they had what/who you have.
 Don’t take things and people for granted. 

Remember, what you take for granted, 
someone else is praying for. Happiness never
 comes to those who don’t appreciate what 
they already have. Don’t wait until what 
you HAVE becomes what you HAD.


Hello Monday.  Let's do this
 and let it be AWESOME!!

Happiness isn't about getting what
 you want all the time.  It's about loving 
what you have and being grateful for it...

~Nadiya~

Oct 13, 2019

Sunday To Relax ~

The magic thing about home is that it feels good 
to leave, and it feels even better to come back...

Always good to be back home no matter where we go. 
 Our Las Vegas-California trip was a fun time.  I got 
to enjoy time with my sisters, Anna and Arvid.


Our first stop on the way to California was to my 
friend's Anna's home.  We were met with a little feast.  
Anna being Anna made quite the meal for us, and everyone
 ended up with a present.  Now myself and all my sisters 
have something from California given to us by Anna.


Of course I got reacquainted with Anna's fur babies,
  Bowe Bowe and Edwina.  Fortunately for me, 
they seemed to like me and I love them.


It was lots of fun to walk the strip with my sisters 
and Arvid. Together we had a lot of fun and shared
 laughter.  An experience I will always remember.


That being said, it's so good to be back home.  
To sleep in our own bed and to have breakfast at home. 
 It's been too many days eating out.  Now we look 
forward to eating at home for a while.  Danielle left 
this morning.  It's quiet and we like quiet best.


Wishing everyone a relaxing day.  The simple things
 in life are the ones that brings the most joy and 
makes us the happiest.  Everyday.  Always.

The mind should be allowed some relaxation,
that it may return to its work all the better for the rest...

~Nadiya~

Oct 11, 2019

Good Times In Las Vegas ~

A little bit of this town goes a very long way...

In a few short days we managed to do quite a bit.  
Hope next year we can repeat it.  Having the best
 time with my sister.  One can see the same things 
year after year, but when shared with a sister it
 is more fun and much more of an adventure.

Seriously, why tour the world when all 
you have to do is visit Las Vegas and see
 all the highlights in one location


Together we walked all of the Strip and did a
 few of the things I normally would not do on my own
 nor with Arvid.  With a sister everything you do is 
exciting even sometimes when it's "wrong"


 If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.


Everything and anything you 
want to do, you can do in Las Vegas.

Wishing everyone a good day, and what
 happens in Vegas, I'm telling everyone.

Vegas embodies every brash, joyous cliche about the 
U.S. that the rest of the world hopes might be true....

~Nadiya~

Oct 10, 2019

Las Vegas~

Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully.
  With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill 
your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose...

Back in Vegas where the the action never stops, 
where any and everything can and does happen. 
 I love it.  Just for a few days.  Experiencing it 
with my sister makes it even more special.


The above picture is of Mala.
One of my favorite Vegas pictures of all times.


I don't know what kind of trouble we will get into
 today, but as everyone knows when sisters get together
 there is no stopping them.  I am loving these days.


Wishing you all the best of times as well.  Remember
it is up to us to make each day count.  It's not what you
do, but it's how much you enjoy what you do.


A man who dares to waste one hour of 
time has not discovered the value of life.

~Nadiya~

Oct 9, 2019

Fun With Sisters In California ~

Nobody gets to live life
 backward. Look ahead,
 that is here your future lies..

Nothing like spending time with your sisters and 
having a celebration with everyone all the time.  No matter
 what we do laughter and more laughter is involved.  

How I miss the days when all 5 of us were together 
under the same roof.  For now, this is as good as it gets,
 and I'm loving it.  Being together on a road trip with 
your sister is something worth experiencing.  Very
 different than being with your spouse/better half.

Today we have more fun again at Pechanga Resort Casino,
 which is were we will be spending another night of
 "livin' it up"  The Pechanga Resort and Casino has the
 largest casino floor in California totaling 188,000 sq ft. 



The casino features over 4,500 slot machines, 154 table
 games, a non-smoking poker room with 38 tables, 
and an ultra-modern, 700-seat bingo facility.

Thank you Google, and though I am not the slot 
machine type nor the gambling type, there is something
 totally crazy and exciting about doing some of the 
things you won't normally do, yet having a blast when 
doing it with your sister.  Suddenly you become partners 
in crime.  I will be cherishing these days forever.



Will to take chances, will to do the things you 
sometimes would not do, that's what we are doing right now.  
That's what sisters do they have each others back and 
together nothing is impossible, if only for a few days, together
 we are doing all the things we did not and could not do
 when growing up.  We are livin' it up and having a ball.



Wishing everyone a day to be lived and enjoyed.  
As they say, Life is a game, play it; Life is a challenge, 
Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it.

People will always have an opinion, but you have
 to live life the way you want to.  It is very easy to tell others
 what to do, but difficult to implement it on yourself.
~Nadiya~

Oct 8, 2019

Road Trip To California ~

On a dark desert highway cool wind in my hair, 
we are California bound.  Let's go on a road trip...

I couldn't be more excited even if I tried. 
 Today my sisters Nina, Nirvana and I drive from
Las Vegas to California.  This will be an amazing time 
with them and I can't wait to see what the journey holds.


With my sisters we don't have to rush to get there, 
unlike when Arvid and I drive.  Always seems like we
 rush to everywhere.  Nirvana, Nina and I will do a leisure 
drive, and stop when we want and if we want.

The reason for the trip of course is to see Rima
 and family.  Always happy times with them.  I can't 
wait to see Lilly Vade, the boys and of course the doggies.  
Since I was last there (October 2018) they had a new
 family member.  Kingston, the Golden Lab.


Lilly is growing up way too fast.  On the 12th
of the month she will be 12.  I keep saying the same thing 
all the time, "where does the time go by"  Riley will 
also be having a birthday in October.  His is on the 7th. 
 Little Riley or "the Professor" as Arvid calls
 him will be 17.  Time is going fast.

Las Vegas to California.  En route to, we pass  San
Bernardino.  Long time ago when I lived in California,
it was there. Memories come to me, happy ones and some
 not so very happy ones, but life has made us all who we are
 because of all the things we have lived and experienced.


California will forever hold special memories for me.
  It was where I was once the happiest woman in the
 world.  It was also where I first experienced loss and grief.
 That being said, it was in California I met the woman
who was to become my best friend in life.  Anna.

One of my stops is to Anna's home, where she
lives with her two fur babies Edwina and Bowe Bowe.
  Last year she also had her Taino.  Anna and I met
 during one of the worst times in our lives.


 We both lost a loved one and we were both
trying to make sense of the world.  Today she is
my sounding block, and I hope in many ways I am
hers as well.  So yes, for me California will
always hold a special place in my heart.

The 3 doggies below are Dexy, the Pomeranian,
Marley (black lab), and Kingston the Golden Lab.
Rima's 3 other babies.  Dexy is my boy.


Our journey has begun. Short and sweet, but there
 is so much we hope to accomplish.  I will be with two
of my sisters, my niece and nephews, George,
and my best friend.  I am grateful.

Next stop California.  Wishing everyone happy days
 and may you always live in interesting times.


Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.  
It's not about the destination, it's about the journey.  
I remain California bound.  Travel  always 
with less plans and more freedom...

~Nadiya~

Oct 7, 2019

Hello's From Las Vegas ~

Las Vegas, a savage journey to 
the heart of the American Dream...

Let the fun times begin.  What happens in 
Vegas stays in Vegas, as the saying goes.


It does not matter the time of the day or the night.
Las Vegas is always busy and there are always people
 gambling.  Vegas is the answer no matter the question.


They say you can't buy happiness, but you can go
 to Las Vegas and that's kind of the same thing.
Goodbye reality.  Hello Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is the only place I know 
where money talks.. it says Goodbye...

~Nadiya~

Oct 6, 2019

Sunday ~

Life is good: small things make me smile
 and good people make me laugh.  Life is good 
because I decided to make it that way...

We picked Danielle yesterday.  She came
over to watch Sniff while we go to Las Vegas and
 California.  Sniff is actually curling up alongside of her.
Guess he remembers her and considers her OK.


Yesterday we all went out to lunch.  J, Max,
Danielle, Arvid and I. It was a very good time.  Of
course we took the boat over to the other side of the river.
  Our first trip across the river since coming back home.


This morning I also picked up my sister Nirvana
from the airport.  She will be spending the day with her
 son J, and later on in the evening will be boarding
 the same flight as Arvid and I to Las Vegas.


Sniff is happy.  Someone will be home with
 him at all times.  Though he will be sleeping most
of the time, he will also be happy to know that
Danielle is around to keep him company.


Looking forward to an exciting week in Vegas
 and California.  It's been a long time that four out
 of five sisters will all be together.  You know what
 they say, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."


Goodbye reality helloooo Las Vegas.

It is up to you to see the beauty in everyday 
things.  Because when you stop and look
 around this life is pretty amazing...

~Nadiya~ 

Oct 5, 2019

Saturdazze ~

In football (soccer) as in watchmaking, 
talent and elegance mean nothing
 without rigor and precision....

Arvid loves his TV, and he has Sniff hooked as well.  
These two watch TV from 7 P.M until 10:30 at which
 point Arvid and I watch a show on Netflix for
 another hour. It's cute to see them together.


Today Arvid's day is filled with soccer.  Somehow the chores
 will not be taking priority during game time, but that's
fine, we all need our relaxed time, and this is Arvid's.


Yesterday we found some time to sit out on the balcony.
 Watch the boats go by and some.  Everyone did
 what they enjoyed best.  We were all happy.


Looking forward very much to today.  Our first weekend
back home in Florida and it promises to be a good one.

Today is 3 years and 11 months our Brutus died.
How I miss that kitty.  He took a piece of my heart.

Wishing everyone a good day and may
 you always live in interesting times.

Every man has his secret sorrows which 
the world knows not;  and often times we 
call a man cold when he is only sad...

~Nadiya~

Oct 4, 2019

Weekend Vibes Here ~

People are just as happy as they
 make up their minds to be...

Since getting back home we have been running
 non-stop.  So much to do and the time does 
not seem to be enough to fit everything in. 
 I am very happy but very exhausted.


  Both Arvid and I have loaded and unloaded boxes 
from one warehouse to another, and then we have both
 gone our own ways to do our individual chores.  It does
 not help that the bridge is always open.  Slows us down
 a bit. Long days, but like I said good to be home.


Looking forward to just sitting for a while and 
doing absolutely noting today.  It's Friday.  We are 
exhausted, and our wish is to collapse on the recliner,
 and just watch some TV.  Sniff is doing great, so
that makes everything else seem unimportant.


Wishing everyone a happy Friday
 and a great weekend ahead.

The only limits in life are the ones you make...

~Nadiya~