Apr 17, 2018

Feels Like Summer ~

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their
 affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. 
Difficult standards for people to live up to...

Rio came home yesterday.  It's hard to say who was happier, 
Rio or his papa. That being said everyone in our family slept 
better last night, and Mala is once again breathing. 

 Rio being taken in for emergency surgery had them on the brink of 
a nervous breakdown.  Rio is their baby now, and after what happened to 
Jax this was heartbreak all over again.  Thankfully, Rio is home healing.

It's so good being home again.  Going back to work.  Talking to the tenants.
  I love it and missed it so very much.  I'm not one to buy presents/trinkets/souvenirs,
 but this time in Mexico I came back home with a little handmade purse for my tenants.
  I was so happy to do it and I was even happier when i saw their faces lite up.

The last few days have been extremely cold.  Thankfully a warm up
 started late yesterday and will continue on for the rest of the week.  On Sunday 
we had snow flurries and today the temperature will be in the 80's (F) .

Predicting the weather in Missouri is not easy.  One day you freeze
 and the next day you are running around in shorts sweating.  Arvid as you 
can imagine is happy as is everyone here.  This has been a long and cold winter 
here in Missouri, and in almost places.  It's time for a warm up now.

As Tuesday begins I can see the week already taking off.  Strange thing
 was that when we were in Mexico time did not seem to move at all.  
It was one of the longest 2 weeks I have experienced.  

Arvid says he thinks Branson has spoilt us, in that here we 
got so used to being on the go 24/7 that when it came time 
to relax we just did not know how to do it anymore. 

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer 
serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.  The real things haven't 
changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the 
most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures;
 and have courage when things go wrong...