Jul 31, 2021

Saturday July 31st ~

 We cannot change our past. We can not change
 the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not 
change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play 
on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...

Since Arvid was gone I have been enjoying way too 
many leisure activities.  I have also gotten to enjoy sangria
 a LOT!  Why stop now?  Since I ordered a few bottles from 
my sister's friend who makes it,  I continue to enjoy it.

We had a good time walking around the mall 
yesterday, and I also bought me a few tops and some 
makeup.  Nina gave me a gift card from Macy's 😍

Plaza las Americas 9mall) was the first indoor mall 
built in Puerto Rico. It's the largest shopping mall in the 
Caribbean and the second largest in Latin America.

Lunch was good as always.  Overall, we had a very good
 Friday, even if we had some rain later on in the day.

The sun is shining.  The day is looking good.
  Arvid is back in ship shape 😀 Yay!

Happy day all.  Happiness is an attitude of mind,
 born of the simple determination to be happy
 under all outward circumstances 😊.

People may hear your words,
 but they feel your attitude...


Jul 30, 2021

Friday Vibes ~ July 30th

Ability is what you're capable of doing. 
Motivation determines what you do 💙
Attitude determines how well you do it... 

Another Little Paws back home after being away for 3 days.  
Surgery went well and Senior is back home.  I brought 🙏
him home yesterday, and he could not wait to run off.

Come Monday I will be on the lookout for another kitty. 
 Was hoping for Milo, but since Bandit comes around, Milo
 does not show up.  Monday will be a surprise as much for me 
as for whichever gets trapped.  Hopefully I will trap one.

Arvid is back to being his usual self.  He's over with 
his exhaustion.  Took him quite some days, but all is well. 

If all goes well today we plan to meet with my 
sister and take her out for lunch.  Arvid said, "haven't 
seen Nirvana in a long time."  Kimsy is in Boston and J 
is still  in Colombia, so will be just the 3 of us.

Friday.  Start of the weekend for many.  The day is
 looking good.  A little trip to Plaza las Americas is also 
in the picture.  Happy times.  Happy Friday all.

Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I 
think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when 
no one else does - that makes you a winner right there...


Jul 29, 2021

Thursday July 29th ~

 Expect nothing and appreciate everything...

Stormy looking morning, yet there is
 beauty in the dark clouds rolling in.

With a tropical depression around, the winds are 
picking up and, a few stormy days means the seaweed is 
once again coming back.  Hopefully with the change
 of the wind, it will drift away into the sea.

Arvid still tired in the early evenings, 
but everyday it's getting much better.  

Today I bring Senior home. He will be very
 happy to be back in familiar territory. I am very
 excited to see him and to get him home soon.

Monday I hope to trap another kitty, I just don't know
 which one as yet.  Hoping for Milo, but it's not looking 
so good right now.  It's getting more difficult each day.

All is good here.  We are back into our routines 
and having a good time.  Arvid is getting there
 and Sniff is never far from him. All is good

To be content doesn't mean you don't 
desire more, it means you're thankful for what 
you have and patient for what's to come...


Jul 28, 2021

Wednesday July 28th ~

 The older I get, the more I realize that
 it's ok to live a life other's don't understand...

Arvid is still tired after his Norway trip.  It's not like 
him to be this tired for so long.  He always bounces 
back faster, but this time it's taking a bit longer. 

 I know he was on the move 24-7, and though we live
 a life always on the go, this was different.  But soon he 
will be back to his usual self.  In all honesty, he still
 is not slowing down, but I see exhaustion in him.

Lucky for Arvid, Sniff is always by his side.  Faithful.

We have been having beautiful weather.  
Arvid keeps saying how much more pleasant it
 is here than it was back in Fort Lauderdale. 
 Less humidity and a always a breeze. 

We went for our walk as usual yesterday, and 
Beachboy (Tiger) the kitty I always take food for 
was no longer there.  I asked around and he has
 not been seen for almost two weeks.  I'm sad.

Here at home I do my usual walks in the mornings. 
 Feed the kitties but for the las two days Poo Poo and Milo
 have not been around.  Taina was also absent today.

 I love my Poo Poo and I hope he and Milo are OK. 
 Poo was all scratched up, could it be because another
 male cat has been showing up.  I call him Bandit.

Wednesday.  All is good here at home.  Arvid is 
making breakfast, Sniff is in his bed looking and I am 
enjoying my cafe.  Good morning and happy day to all.

Simplicity reduces stress...


Jul 27, 2021

Tuesday July 27th ~

 It's a great feeling to have accomplished 
what I have, but I want to do more...

Yesterday I trapped Senior and I am very happy. 
 Thought he would be much more difficult.  Happy he
 wasn't.  It took a while before he actually walked into the 
trap, but at the end of the day, Senior was caught.

Even though Senior was not the target for yesterday,
 I am relieved he was caught because he was starting
 to be aggressive towards Rascal.  Rascal, Spotify, 
Mama and Senior all hang out in the same area.

Senior will be boarded for 3 days and I pick him up on 
Thursday and bring him home.  Then he will be happy again.

Arvid has been busy busy since getting back home. 
 He's smiling all the time and is happy.  Sniff is overjoyed 
to having his dada back.  Can't seem to leave him for too long. 
 And, yes I am also happy Arvid's home where he belongs.

Still very tired from his travels.  Arvid's been 
on the go for a month almost.  Glad he's home, 
and though he's still very busy it's different.

Not a day goes by that Brutus does not cross my mind.

Happy day to all.  Nature is pleased with simplicity. 

Happiness comes from the simple things...


Jul 26, 2021

Monday July 26th~

 If you feel like there’s something out there that 
you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion
 for it, then stop wishing and just do it...

It's already a good start of the week.  Life is better after coffee.

Monday already.  New week.  Remember good ideas 
start with brainstorming.  Great ideas start with coffee.

If you don't like the road you're
 walking, start paving another one...


Jul 25, 2021

Sunday July 25th ~

 The biggest adventure you can take
 is to live the life of your dreams...

To all a very good day.  Our home is complete once again.

It feels really good to have Arvid back home 😍.  
He was gone for too long.  Even he says it was too long, 
but now he's back.  Hopefully he will not have to be gone 
this long again without me.  2020 entering into 2021 has not 
been a typical year.  Hopefully life gets better for all of us.

Good morning world.  I've been very fortunate to 
have good people in my life, and when you find good
 people, you gotta hold onto them real tight.

Arvid brought back many goodies from Norway, but
 the one I will cherish the most is a drawing  Aleah
 made for me.  I will be smiling for a long time.
  When she grows up I will show it to her.

Sniff was and still is so excited he just can't
 seem to have enough of Arvid and all the
 goodies that came from Norway 😍

Life is not so much what you 
accomplish as what you overcome...


Jul 24, 2021

Saturday July 24th ~

 Happiness is not out there, it's in you...

I woke up early as usual ready to go walking and to
 feed the kitties, unfortunately it was raining cats and 
dogs.  I was hoping it would ease off in a few minutes.
  Almost a half hour after, it was almost done ☔.

That was good enough for me.  I got my bag ready.  Yes,
 I carry a very heavy bag.  Loaded with cat food, water and
 treats for the kitties.  Seems like the bag gets heavier by the
 day.  My sister picked it up when she was here and said, 
"you don't need to lift weights, this bag is weight enough."

I made it out.  As usual Mama was waiting for me by 
the front door.  She was wet, but otherwise good.
  Spotify, Rascal and Senior were not there 😢. 
 Guessing they don't like the rain much.

A little further down was ShyGirl, yeah she's no 
more ShyBoy.  She was waiting for me by the car. 
 This is her usual routine in the mornings.  Happy
 she's back to being comfortable with me again.

The rain eased off.  I was able to go and do my walk,
 but it's now a downpour all over again.  Sniff is a little 
scared so he's snuggling up to me even more.  Love it.

I will have to get back into the routine of cooking almost
 everyday 😏, while it lasted it was good (my alone time). 
 I have had a very good and relaxing month, but our 
schedule is already filling up.  That's OK too 😍.

And so my days of eating out on my own are soon done 😍.
Yesterday I treated myself to another really good meal, and 
another very good sangria.  I may have had too much 
sangria and frozen drinks while Arvid was away😂

My morning laugh.  It's not funny, 
but really.  How much more?

To all a very good day.  The rain continues to fall here.
  I'm smiling because I remember falling in love with Arvid.  
I loved his voice from day one.  The last month I did not hear
 that voice I so loved, but it's back and I love love it.

Your voice is my favorite sound.  When I talk 
to you I fall in love over and over again...


Jul 23, 2021

Friday July 23rd ~

 A mistake that makes you humble is better 
than an achievement that makes you Arrogant...

Yesterday I brought ShyBoy home.  She was scared
 and took off like a bat outta hell.  Just as the others did.
  When I went to check on her around 5pm she was not there.  
Same as the others.  They hid all day after coming home.

Shy did come out for foodies this morning.  Not in her 
usual spot, but she came out and had a little mingling with 
the others.  Ate some foodies then ran off.  Hopefully this
 afternoon I will see her and give her some extra food.

Last night as soon as Arvid landed in the USA and 
was able to call me he did.  I heard it in his voice.  It
 was different.  It was alive and he was happy.  I had
 not heard that vibrancy in his voice since he left. 

The first thing he said was, "I am finally almost home." 
 Arvid was gone for too long, I know he went to see family,
 but even he said it was too long.  But now he's back and he 
sounds like the Arvid I know.  Vibrant.  His voice said it all.

Arvid did ask me a few times when he was in Norway
 to meet him in Fort Lauderdale.  I choose to not do so.

Friday.  Weekend begins.  Have to make a few
 plans for the day.  To all a happy day and a great 
start of your weekend.  Make it memorable.

You glow differently when you're actually happy...