Dec 2, 2023

Saturday December 2nd ~

Moments 'in time' are the real heartbeat of all living things. 
 The moment in between what you once were, and who you are
 now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place...
Today would have been Paul Michael Riley's birthday. 
 He was my first husband and my first love.  They say a girl never
 forgets her first love.  Today I am a different woman than I was so
 many years ago.  I could not now imagine life without Arvid.

Today is the 35th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas 
Boat Parade.  Just like in Fort Lauderdale. I would like to have a 
look, but so far not sure if we will make it.  Back in Fort Lauderdale
 we just stepped out on our balcony and saw the entire parade. 
 After a few years we  lost interest in the parade.  This is one
 of the boats here in Fort Myers from a previous year.

There is always something happening downtown, and I 
am always ready to take pictures.  Keeps me entertained and
 a good laugh is always the best medicine for anything.

I find humor in most things in life.  Do not take life too seriously

Sniff is happy that its warming up again.  He loves his 
heating bed but he loves being in the sunshine even more.

Arvid and I went to a concert last night.  First time 
we are checking out the Hertz Arena here in Fort Myers. 
 I'm sure we will be seeing more of it as well.

While waiting in line to get in, we met 2 older gentlemen.  Arvid 
chatted music with them.  They asked where we were from.  I said Arvid 
is from Norway.  Next thing you know, one of the men started telling us 
about his trip to Norway some many years ago.  He toured the Fjords,
 and was very impressed with the Norwegian women's beauty.

Arvid also found out that these two men knew Joe Bonamassa's
 guitar player Josh Smith.  It so happens Arvid has known Josh Smith 
since he Josh was 13 years old and playing in Fort Lauderdale at a 
place Called Cheers.  One of Arvid's frequent hangout before
 we met.  Of course he took me there many a times as well.  

Why is it that weeks and months and years go by
 so quickly, all in a blur, but moments last forever...