Apr 13, 2016

Wednesday Again...

Sometimes you have to forget what's gone,
appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's next...

Arvid talks all the time about going to Chicago.  Everyday he reminds me of how 
much we love that city, and he's not wrong.  In his way he's trying to get me to focus on
all the good things in our lives and to remember that we have a good life and even
 though we have had a lot of sadness in it, our life is good.  Arvid is so right.

Florida and Chicago.  Two places we call home.  Strange because even though Arvid is
 from Norway he says it's no longer home for him.  Guess the cold is not for this "Viking."

Florida, Chicago, Norway all so very different.  In Chicago we enjoy the city life.
Both Arvid and I love it.  In Florida we enjoy the weather.  We would not change it for
anything.  Especially in the winter.  Summertime belongs to Chicago.  No place better.

Norway.   It is mainly family that we go for.  We see Arvid's mom, and grand kids just
about everyday.  After all we only get there once a year so we try to make the most of every
 day with his family. Norway is usually juggling our time from one family member to another.

 Sometimes it gets a bit hectic, but Arvid and I always have the afternoons and evenings
to ourselves.  As he says we also need some time alone.  Be it with his family or
 mine.  We love our evenings alone and we love our mornings by ourselves.
By now both his and my family know this, and it has not been a problem.

The best times I have are the times in Chicago, and yes Florida.
 My favorite place in Norway is Oslo, but we only get there once per visit.

There is no place I would rather be than in the United States of America.  It's home,
 and it is where we belong.  As far as I'm concerned it's the best place in the world.

I want to say thank you to all my friends who have messaged me, emailed me and yes
some have called.  I am doing OK.  I am focusing a little on myself and trying to
put everything into perspective.  I am missing Brutus very much. This thing they
call grief comes in waves.  Right now I am having a not so good wave.

Weather wise it's beautiful here in Fort Lauderdale.  I watch the boats all day long.

Always something to see. We are trying to get Sniffer to walk out in the
balcony with his leash on.  So far no luck.  He looks at the door and he just freaks out.

To all a very good day and a reminder to all of us, that no matter how hard things
may seem.  There's always something good coming around the corner.

In three words I can sum up everything I learned about life: "it goes on"...