Aug 3, 2020

Monday August 3rd

Live for moments you can't put into words...

Today I took a look back at one of our favorite 
times in North Carolina.  Arvid and I rented a boat 
and we took everyone out on a trip.  We all had a great 
time and to this day we always talk about it.  To this day
 Arvid says to me, "maybe we should do it again." 

You never know what life has in store, so maybe
 it might be the case.  The good thing is that most 
of us were there at that time in North Carolina πŸ¦‹.  
The "kids" were all so little.  Time sure fliesπŸ•₯

A new week begins.  What does it hold for us? 
 Maybe more staying at home?  A definite yes to that. 
 This pandemic has gone too far.  I am tired and I 
want to go back to the way we were.  I know that 
will not be the case for a long time to come,
 but being positive never hurt anyone 😁.

The week is yours.  Own it.  The secret of getting 
ahead is getting started.  Dream big.  Work hard, stay 
focused and surround yourself with good people...


Aug 2, 2020

Memories ~ Sunday August 2nd

Sometimes a short walk down memory lane is
 all it takes to Appreciate where you are Today...

Today's memory lane takes me back to on of our trips
 to Memphis, Tennessee.  We have been there a few times
🎸and each time we always find something that keeps us 
wanting to come back another time.  Hopefully soon we can 
take another trip to this very magical and musical place.

Arvid is most happy when surrounded by music.

Sniff has weathered the "storm" well 😻.  A little
scared at times, but always close to us.  The little
dude is okay and that makes everything else good.

First Sunday in August.  Let's hope August
 brings us better days.  Who knows, maybe the storm
wiped out the virus.  Just wishful thinking πŸ˜‚.

Sunday is looking good.  Arvid just finished his
calls and said to me, "that was a total of one hour"
 Always a good way to start his Sunday πŸ“žπŸ˜ƒ.

When it rains it pours, but soon the sun shines again. 
 Stay positive.  Better days are on their way...


Aug 1, 2020

Fort Lauderdale Now ~

Wake up and smell the rain...

Tropical storm Isaias is here and absolutely
 NOTHING is happening, but that does not stop the
 newscasters from "tracking" the storm 24/7.

Maybe a little flooding is in store for us, 
but that's nothing new.  Whenever it rains here
 there is a flood.  Old news if you ask me.

A few waves, yes.  Some have even gone 
swimming out on the beach today.  Yes it has rained. 
 On and off, and also after the rain comes the sunshine
 and the rainbows.  It is after all South Florida.

And yes the palm trees are swaying back and forth. 
 It is after all a tropical storm.  Floridians have bought
 everything from the grocery stores.  Home depot is
 empty.  You would think we are preparing for a war. 

 It is the same every year at the mention of the word
 hurricane.  On the other hand think Hurricane Maria
 that came to Puerto Rico and Dorian to the Bahamas.

Hurricane, Tropical Storm whatever, it was still a 
beautiful day at the beach.  People didn't miss an opportunity 
 posing for pictures.  Life under all circumstances is good.  
It always up to us to make the most of it.  To live it.

Florida, where you make a big deal out of
 nothing.  It's happening again.  Let's just hope
 i do not have to regret saying this.

We live to fight another day...


Hurricane Season ~

Florida... the rules are different here...

As another day begins, we prepare ourselves for 
now hurricane Isaias.  Like I told my mom, "should 
it hit us, we will take off to another place."

Everything is in place for Sniff.  No matter what
 happens he has enough food, litter and love 
to see him through it all.  Always will πŸ’—πŸ’š

This is Sniff's first hurricane experience in
Florida.  The last few years we were either in Branson
 or Chicago.  Right now he's calm.   A good sign that
 there is no imminent hurricane coming our way.

Living in Florida 🌴you know hurricane season 
is part of your life.  Most times it's a miss.  Unfortunately
 sometimes, like with Maria in Puerto Rico it is also deadly,
 and devastating.  Hoping for the best as always πŸ™, but
 mentally always preparing for the worst.  It's called life.

Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that despite
 all our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable...


August 1st ~ A Brand New Month

August rain: the best of the summer gone, and 
the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time...

A little under 5 months until Christmas.  
Hello August.  Please be kind to us all.
So far 2020 has not been a great year.

Good things are going to happen  Welcome August.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, 
but their echoes are truly endless.  As a new month 
begins, why not aim to show a little more kindness
 to one and other?  Kindness costs nothing.

Life is good.  Make it beautiful.  Work for a
 cause, not applause.  Live life to express, not to 
impress.  Do not strive to make your presence
 noticed, but make your absence felt.  Hello πŸ’‹
August.  Let's make this an amazing month.

Sometime the heart has it's own rules.

It is not joy that makes us grateful.  
It is gratitude that makes us joyful...