Apr 20, 2016

Swap Shop Days...

Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again.  
Skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.
To live a life fulfilled reflect on the things you have with gratitude...

The Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop is a 14-screen drive-in-theater in Lauderhill, Florida,
USA, that doubles as the largest drive-in and largest daily flea market in the world. 

Local broadcasting advertising states it to be "Florida's second-biggest tourist attraction". 
The largest tourist attraction is supposedly Walt Disney World. The Swap 
Shop entertains roughly 12 million people who visit each year.

Arvid and I are frequent Swap Shop customers.  As I have mentioned many times before
I go for the fruit.  Arvid goes for miscellaneous things.  This time is was to have a
 frame made for one of our paintings.  Arvid is usually not a man to trust many, 
but he knows a few key people at the Swap Shop and that's why he goes there.

There is something for everyone.  If you want handbags, luggage, clothing, shoes, 
food, gadgets you name it the Swap Shop has it.  Now if you ask me about the quality of 
such items, then I will have to say that as far as I am concerned it's questionable.  The
handbags are imitation of every name brand known to man and some not known.

When i was much younger, and first was introduced to the "Swap Shop" I went "crazy." 
 At first I was unable to distinguish the fake from the not fake, but I learnt fast.
Even so, there are many things that are fairly unique to the swap Shop. 

 For a special occasion they are fine, but I'm not sure any of the clothes, shoes, luggage
 or any of their other items will last long.  Either way it's an OK place to visit. I definitely
 recommend the fruit market.  If you're like me, and like tropical fruit.  This is the place.

Yesterday Sniffer finally ventured onto the sunbed.  Of course he did not go there by himself.  

I put him on it.  Usually he would jump right off, but this time he was there for about 10
 minutes before jumping down.  When Brutus died it broke my heart to see it empty. 

 Shadow came along and it took him one month before he used it.  Then it became his favorite 
spot.  Now that Shadow also died it breaks my heart to see the sunbed empty every day.  
Shadow and Brutus loved it.  I hope one day Sniffer will also enjoy it.  How I miss my Brutus 
no one will understand.  I miss my 2 kitties, but Brutus I ache so much for.

Good morning everyone.  May today be better for all of us than yesterday was.
Remember worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles.  It takes away today's peace.

The rain falls because the sky can no longer handle it's weight.
Just like the tears fall because the heart can no longer handle the pain...