Nov 20, 2019

Nostalgic Wednesday ~

Some days at home are like this, the air 
thin and eager like this, with something
 in it sad and nostalgic and familiar...

Feeling a little nostalgic right now.  All our families 
are so far away.  Spread out all over the world.  
Today I am missing having them around.  

Arvid's family is in Norway and come February 
we will see Michael and Victoria, fingers crossed 
that this year we will also see Michelle, Emil, and 
our two grand-daughters, Aleah and Vanessa. 

We had such a good time this summer with Victoria
 and Michael in Chicago.  Thinking of it makes me happy
 and I smile.  It's one of those special memories
 that I will always hold close to my heart.

My parents are in North Carolina, not that far, 
but at the same time far.  My mom was in a cast almost
 4 months.  She shattered her bones in her left leg. 

The road to recovery has been long and at times 
painful.  Glad to say she has been out of the cast almost
 a week now.  Hopefully we will see them soon.  I sure 
miss my parents a lot and can't wait to see them.

Luckily we have seen Nirvana not so long ago in 
Puerto Rico.  Was nice to be able to spend quality time 
with her.  She will be back in Florida tomorrow, unfortunately 
we will not be seeing her this time.  She J, and Kimsy are off 
on a little vacation.  Portugal and Morocco is there next stop.

I really miss Mala who lives in Vermont.  Always 
hoping she will be able to visit us early 2020.  Just saw
  Rima and family in California, but I still wish she lived
 closer to us.  That 3 hour time difference is a killer.  
Imagine the 6 hour difference that is Norway.

Nina is here in Tampa, and even so we have not
 seen each other much since we returned from Chicago.  
Luckily we met in Las Vegas and had a few days there.

Wednesday.  Halfway through the week.  
I leave you with a little pick me up toast courtesy
 of my sister Rima (The CaribbeanQueen Chef) 
in California CaribbeanQueen Chef

Wishing everyone a great day.  Tis the season to 
be jolly, but sometimes it is also the season 
where the heart sometimes feels sad.

Distance not only gives Nostalgia,
 but perspective and maybe objectivity...