Oct 17, 2012

Good Busy Day...

Being busy does not always mean real work....
To fill the hour -- that is happiness...

Today is one of those long days.  It started much earlier than I wanted.  At exactly 5:30 in the morning Brutus was "talking" begging us to get out of bed and to take him to his foodies.  This is normal except he usually does it around 6:30.  Needless to say neither of us want to get up at 5:30, but since he kept on and on, I got up so that Arvid could sleep in.  This is the usual.  I wake up and Arvid sleeps in.  I don't mind; I am a morning person and he is not.

Brutus and I woke up to a beautiful sunrise.  I just had to go to the balcony and admire it and of course get a few pictures that was of course after making sure Brutus ate some foodies and drank some water.  After that , it's our usual morning routines.  I have my cafe and I brush Brutus.  This is everyday.  Some days I get a few minutes to read my book other times he wants me to just keep on brushing him as he rolls around on the kitchen rug.  We both enjoy this.

In the meantime I had closed the bedroom door so Brutus would not wake Arvid up.  Arvid really enjoys his morning sleep.  Brutus just sat outside of the bedroom door and did not move until Arvid woke up and let him in.  Then again it was time to take him to eat.  Same routines everyday (except for the closed door).

After breakfast, I had a few personal chores I need to do.  One being a haircut.  As Arvid nicely put it, "you look rough."  My hairdresser in on Las Olas so that was good because it meant some time to see my girlfriend as well and maybe have a little something to nibble on.   Luck for me the hair salon is next to a very cool restaurant called YOLO.  Just waking distance for my girlfriend.  We had a good time some laughs and something to nibble on.  Fun time.

After that I decided to go to Galleria mall and check out some dresses.  I love dresses, but don't wear them as much. Seems like everything we do and everywhere we go is very casual.  No need to wear a fancy dress.  One would look out of place, not that it bothers me, but I prefer to be comfy and a dress is not the way for me to be comfy.  Boy did I fall in love with some.  There were three in particular I liked.  Took pictures just in case I decided to get one.  Most likely not.

Afterwards, I just had to take a quick stop to Red Mango's.  To me the best yogurt around.  Had a little of each flavor and before you knew it i must have gained an additional 5 lbs.  Have to say was the most enjoyable weight gain:)

Next to another favorite place of mine.  Had to stock up on my favorite teas at Teavana.  The girlie was telling me all the benefits of the tea and I looked at he and said, "you forgot to mention how delicious it is."  I love that it has health benefits, but the reason I buy it is because I just like the taste of it.  When I brought it home even Brutus wanted to try some.

Yes, it has been a good day, but now I have quite a bit of work to do.  You see I do all the research work while Arvid closes the deals.  So yes, tons of research to be done, but I also enjoy it.  I always find time to combine leisure with work.

For now I say bye.  Have a great day and remember to enjoy whatever it is you do.

Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills...