Jul 26, 2015

Quiet Sunday....

Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. 
Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it...

Prognosis for the remainder of the next 8 days we are here in Norway:  COLD AND WET.
Sure makes us wish we were home already.  Both of us have had a good time.  We have 
enjoyed everyone's company but we both agree it's time to go home.  Will we
 remember to not stay this long next year?  NOPE!!  Same happens 
every year and I doubt it will ever change.

For a change our day started out relaxing.  No running around to go here or to go
there.  Very nice indeed.  We all need some alone time once in a while
 and usually Sunday's are perfect for that.

The remaining of our week seems to be filled with something everyday.  Not bad.  
Looking forward to time with the grand kids, Michelle and Victoria.  Arvid of course 
sees his mom a little everyday.  Good for the 2 of them to have a little alone
 time and good for me to have some as well.  Every one's happy.

Yesterday we spent the day in Oslo with Arvids brother and girlfriend.  Started off 
looking like rain all day, but we managed to have a few good hours before 
the rain came.  We did find a place to listen to some music, but was 
very strange to hear them singing the Blues in Norwegian.

Here in Norway Arvid and I seem to eat hot dogs like crazy.  Every gas station sells
 hot dogs.  In Oslo of course we had a hot dog before going out to listen to music.
  After the music we did have a good meal so again everyone was happy.

Our trip to Oslo had to be cut short because of the rain.  Guess my next time will be
 next year.  Oslo is a beautiful city and I enjoy going there at least once every 
summer.  As mentioned it is very cold here.  Dreary looking and 
very depressing.  That is compared to The Sunshine State 
and Chicago where we usually spent our summers.  
 Boy how I miss that city.

Not sure what we will do today.  Maybe not much. Can be heaven for a change.
  I invited Arvid out to lunch today, but he is so fed up with eating out that right now 
he is undecided.  Still have the whole day to work on him.  I miss food at home,
 I miss the sunshine though I rarely go out in it.  I miss the happy people.
  I miss waking up and not having to rush from place to place. 
 Most of all we miss our little Brutus.  I miss him so much.

So far there are at least 2 confirmed bright spots in our week.  Saturday we all go to 
Victoria's for a BBQ and Sunday we all go to Michelle's.  Of course we will see 
them in between, but those days are set and confirmed.  Yep.  All good.  
8 more night before we head home.  Time is running away.

Today we had a relaxing day driving around Horten,
and pizza at our favorite spot.  Very relaxing day.

Peace:  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work;
it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart...