Jan 17, 2017

Taking The Good With The Not So Good...

I'm not adjusting to the situation.  I just go out and play ball.
The pessimist complains about the wind.  The optimist 
expects it to change.  The realist adjusts the sails...

It took some time before Arvid thought it was OK to go outside and fix the light bulb, 
even so the day never really cleared up.  The fog, wetness and the cold persisted 
for most of the day.  Even so, yesterday was one of the "warmer" days.  

"Warm" meant fog, rain, and bleakness.  Guess this is what winter looks like in 
most places.  Not getting used to it and not liking the no sunshine, 
no palm trees to look out and see.  For now it is what it is!

Now I hear about friends travelling to warmer climates and it dawns to me that
 we lived as Victoria would say "in Paradise"  Victoria and Michael will soon be in Florida 
enjoying paradise and as usual visiting another tropical island while there.  One of my
 sisters will be going to Costa Rica, my cousins just came back from Nassau, Paradise Island 
and many of my friends are currently in some other tropical island sipping on drinks 
with umbrella.  What used to be "normal" living for us now seems so distant. 
 For now it is what it is. Life takes us places and we make the most of it.

Mexico... one of our favorite vacation spots.  Hopefully we will go there this year.  
We do after all have a little condo there, and it's a shame to not use it.  Above 
is one of my favorite hangouts there.  Sipping Pina Coladas on the beach.

Another foggy day awaits us here in Branson.  Scenery is the same as it was yesterday.  
Gloomy.  Sniff is loving every minute he spends watching birds, squirrels and leaves
 falling.  I will be having a better time as well because I finally have my own car.

No words are needed.  The pictures speak for themselves.  Bright blue skies, 
sunshine, palm trees = Sunshine State.  Dark, gloomy, fog, well you guessed right.

It's not as if I want to do so much, but it's just knowing I can come and go when I 
please is what makes it so exciting.  Yes, I am thrilled to be able to go places on my own. 
Mainly the grocery store.  I love grocery stores and can't wait to indulge in
 grocery shopping on my own today.  It can take some time.

Another week has already begun.  Let's all make it a great one.
As they say, we can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Sometimes you have to let go of what's gone, appreciate what remains and look 
forward to what comes next.  Life begins at the end of your comfort zone...