Jan 6, 2016


Thank you for making me smile, thank you for making me laugh, thank you 
for pushing me but not letting me fall… Thank you for being you…

Spending time with Danielle is doing us a lot of good. For me she fills my days with 
chatter and her special kind of humor. Makes me forget some of the sadness I feel.  

For Arvid she is someone to bet with and to enjoy stimulating chats and challenges.  
Yesterday Danielle finally took some time off from her writing and editing to play some
 games and try to beat Arvid's moves and his time.  The last time she played theses games was 
when she beat him in Chicago in 2012.  She practiced for one hour and she beat his time.

 Boy was he mad! In a good way. He told her to slow down.  Now she had to 
beat his moves. Something that may not be so easy she says.

Yesterday we did manicures and pedicures. Something I enjoy treating all my nieces to 
whenever they visit or I visit them.  Danielle is a purple kind of girl. So I got her
 some purple polish.  That way she can always touch up if she ruins it.  

You can never have enough mall time especially when you're 21. So we did some 
more mall time. She and Arvid had their bets going and whatever else they talk about.

While Arvid was at a meeting Danielle, and I went to the beach for Piña Coladas and
 appetizers.  It's fun having someone to do things with.  Definitely going to miss her when 
she leaves, for now we're having a good time together. That's what counts.

Yesterday as I sat and had some alone time while Danielle was working, my thoughts were 
with Brutus. I'm missing that little kitty kat very much. My heart aches at the thought of never
 seeing him again.  Yesterday was also 2 months since our Brutus died.  Two very 
long and grief filled months without him.  Yes. I'm missing him very much.

While Danielle is with us I try to not get sad or lost in thought.  With her  it is pretty 
easy to be laughing and smiling a lot.  She is funny and interesting to be with. Even so,
 my thoughts always seem to end up with Brutus and questioning why he's not here with us.

We have been having a little "colder" temperatures, and unfortunately lots of rain.
The weather for the next 10 days also looks to not be great.  rain and more rain, but warm.

To all a very good day.  Greetings from Fort Lauderdale.

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, 
focus on living fully in the present even if it's one day at a time...