Sep 4, 2015

Stormy Friday...

Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Friday..

Another Friday and no Arvid.  Been 10 days now and I am missing him, but at the
 same time I am having a good time doing things I normally would not do.

Yesterday I met my cousin for lunch. She and I spent a few hours enjoying Cuban cuisine
 and telling each other things we probably have not shared with many.  I had one of 
the best times ever. We are more or less the same age. Our mothers are 
sisters and though we don't get together that often, when we do
 it just feels right. It feels good. We laughed and we also
 have some moments of shared sadness.

She is also a grandmother of an 18 month Old little girl. Something else we have
 in common.  I talked about Aleah and Vanessa and she talked about hers. 
 We have experienced many similar times with our grand daughters.

I made a promise to myself to do this with her more often and I intend to keep 
that  promise.  We shared something special and I plan to make sure we don't lose it.

After lunch I spent a few hours in the mall.  I walked and walked around all the stores
 even came back with a little something for me and best of all I indulged in my 
favorite flavor of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Pralines and cream  
was delicious.  I was bad.  Dessert twice in a day

Back home Brutus was anxiously waiting for me by the door. He thinks I won't come back
 and gets really tense.  He had his afternoon pill, still eating which means the appetite 
stimulant pill is doing its job.  Arvid and I are happy.  As it has been his routine 
since I'm home alone with him, he curls up next to me when I watch TV.
  I love it and I sit very still so he is is not disturbed.  Not easy for me 
to sit still that long.  Arvid does.  Brutus keeps looking for him.

It has been a very busy day for me.  Finally can sit down.  The weather is crazy. Black 
outside.  Rain, loud thunder and way too much lightening.  Brutus is under the 
bed sheets tucked away fast asleep.  Don't think he is scared, but he sure is not
 coming out for now.  Today it is louder than normal.  Lightening that is.

Hope you all have had a good day so far.  Enjoy the weekend.  As for me I am about 
to curl up with a good book, some snack and a movie.  Yep! got everything going at once.

Every storm that comes also comes to an end.
Smile all.  It's Friday...