Jun 23, 2016

Chicago Life...

Either you love Chicago or you are wrong.
Let me tell your something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break...

From our apartment you can see quite a lot of whats going on in the city.  Yesterday evening
 as we sat in the living room, we saw the large screen TV that was broadcasting the Copa
 America game between Chile and Columbia.  Was as if we had front row seats.

One thing about the city.  There is ALWAYS traffic.  Not having a car is in a way 
a blessing.  Bot Arvid and I enjoy looking and seeing everything that goes on, if we 
can't see too well Arvid pulls out his binoculars.  We do have a good time.

It's been 2 days now since Sniff Sniff decided to sit next to Arvid.  Since Brutus died,
Arvid was missing his boysie close to him when he watches TV.  Sniff now does it, for us
 it was a big moment.  I watched them and I smiled and at the same time I felt heartbroken 
because that was Brutus' spot.  Just his.  Yesterday was a rough day for me without 
knowing why I just missed my Brutus so very much.  I also thought of Shadow, 
Liliana and i was mad and angry all over again.  It was a rough day.

There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss my Brutus.  He took my heart.
I think of little Shadow and my heart breaks.  He never had a chance.

The other day we went to feed the ducks and at the same time we had a nice walk along
 the lake and park.  The city is unbelievable.  Every turn you make yo see boat, you hear 
music, you see greenery and flowers in bloom all around you.  We just love it.

In Florida we never really watched the weather channel much.  You knew it was going
 to be hot. Here in Chicago you never know what the weather will be so we always plan 
our day after we check the weather.  Last night during the game between Columbia and Chile,
 it started to thunder and with lots of lightning.  The game was stopped for a while.

To all a very good day.  Something I remind myself of all the time;
you can't start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

After a few hours of lightning last night, the game was resumed.
This morning the city is blanketed in fog.  From where I sit you see just white.

Life is like a camera.  Focus on what's important, capture the good times, 
develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out, take another shot...