Jan 15, 2013


When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway...

Happiness was being able to see my mom and dad everyday for a whole month.  I woke up in the mornings I did whatever it was that needed to be done and then I took off to meet my parents and to do something with them.  Some days Arvid went with me, but most days I go alone and this I do enjoy very much.  I get to spend quality time with them.  Same as when Arvid's family visits.  We go together and sometimes he goes alone and enjoys quality time also.  Good for everyone.  I'm happy and he is happy.

Most of the time my dad just likes to potter around the yard, go for walks and would rather not go with us.  We do lots of girlie stuff, malls, breakfast at Panera, grocery stores, more malls, manicures, pedicures...you get the picture.  It is nice to have them around and even nicer to be able to do stuff with my mom.

I want to do so much for them.  The best part is every time I visit, my mom always has some really good foodies waiting for me.  I walk in and all I smell is her food.  The best!  The other day Arvid and I were there and my mom as usual was in her element.  Cooking up a storm!
I want to take her out to all of my favorite restaurants.  I want to show her all the things I like to do and places I like to go.  I want to do so much for them because they always do so much for us and because it makes me happy.  Soon their stay in Florida is over, but in the meantime, I enjoy what time is left.

Lately with all going on it has been a bit difficult to spend a lot of time, but what we have we make it count.
Looking forward to good time as always, wishing you all the same!

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it...