Feb 29, 2020

Saturday ~

Be who you were created to be 
and you will set the world on fire...

Yesterday saw us in Fort Myers, looking at a car for
 a customer.  A bright red Corvette.  After a little back 
and forth with the buyer in Norway, a deal was made.

 Soon some lucky person in Norway will be the owner 
of a bright red Corvette.  Happy times ahead.

Arvid and I had a quiet day.  After a few chores, we had
 lunch at home, and watched some TV.  It was peaceful, 
and we did not do much running around aside from driving
 to Fort Myers.  Always pleasant times when we have a
 little road trip.  Especially when we are "on the job."

Lots of soccer in store for today.  Aside from that
 not sure what the day holds as yet, but because it's starting
out on the chilly side again, Arvid will be making us his
specialty.  Hot chocolate.  We are happy as can be.

What you do makes a difference, and you
 have to decide what kind of difference you 
want to make. Happy day to everyone.

If you are always trying to be normal, you
 will never know how amazing you can be...


Leap Year ~

May you never steal, lie or cheat, but if you
 must steal, then steal away my sorrows,
 and if you must lie, lie with me all the 
nights of my life, and if you must cheat, 
then please cheat death because I 
couldn't live a day without you...

Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary
 and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different  
pattern in your personal cloud of probability.

There is never a better way to start my day than
with Sniff and Arvid.  While Sniff and I enjoy some alone
 time Arvid sound asleep.  Just like we should be.

Happy Leap Year.  Today only comes every four years,
 so make it special.  Reject negativity, focus on
 the good and always follow your dreams.

I met him in one of those leap years.
But, the fragrance of his presence still
 lingers my soul year after year.


Feb 28, 2020

Happy Friday ~

 I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is 
good done everywhere. For a change, start by 
speaking to people rather than walking by them like 
they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re 
breathing, it’s never too late to do some good...

Crispy colder Friday morning here in Fort Lauderdale.  
I am enjoying the coolness in the air.  Of course it means no sitting
 out again on the balcony.  Arvid is not fond of the cold.

I don't think I will ever stop missing having my
parents close by.  Many of our outings takes
 us right by the house they used to live in.

Today most likely Arvid and I will be going to
Fort Myers to look at a car for a customer.  If all goes
 well we will be driving home with a Corvette.

Last night we worked late.  We received a car around 8pm.
  Both Arvid and I had to do some pushing and moving
cars around.  Was not bad to be out working. 

The only thing Arvid was concerned about was
 if we were going to make it back home in
time to watch his TV shows.  We did. 

While he watched TV, Sniff wanted more
 brushing, so he had a good 10 minutes of it.

Good day to all, and I hope this is the start of a great
 weekend ahead.   Remember,  If you have only one
 smile in you give it to the people you love.

Nothing will work unless you do...


Feb 27, 2020

Quiet Day ~

Happy girls are the prettiest...

Somehow the day feels quieter than usual.  The little
 ones are gone.  No running to see them today.  My heart
 aches because suddenly the thought of not seeing 
Vanessa's happy face is making me very sad.

On their last day, yesterday we did quite a few things. 
 First call of the day was a little manicure for the
 two girls.  Courtesy of their grandma.  Me

Their last meal in Florida for this time was at Bahama Breeze, 
where each little girl had their own Strawberry Daiquiri,
which neither of them drank, but they sure look adorable 
in the pictures with it, so it was definitely worth it.

Life goes on.  Arvid is already busy with his "stuff"
and right now it's Puerto Rico.  Every so often he says, 
"I have found our unit in PR."  And I respond, "again?"

Our upcoming trip to Puerto Rico will be at this resort.
This time we look forward to long walks along the beach.

Thursday is looking to be quiet.  Relaxing at home.  
Arvid is tired of eating out, so for the next few days we 
will be eating in.  Meaning I will be cooking.  I like to
 cook, just hope Arvid gets the crave to eat out
 by Sunday.  As of this minute he says, "no"

Happy Thursday all.  A cold front is heading our way.

If we would just slow down, 
happiness would catch up to us...


Feb 26, 2020

Their Last Day ~

๐Ÿ’™ Home is the nicest word there is๐Ÿ’™...

It's goodbye ๐Ÿ’š to Michelle and family today.  
Goodbyes are always bittersweet, but at the same 
time the little ones are happy to be going home as is
 Michelle and Emil.  Nowhere like home.  Aleah 
looks forward to sleeping in her own bed.

We saw them all yesterday for a little.  The girls
 were swimming in the pool for hours.  Their energy 
level is one of a kind.  It was a special time to just 
watch them laughing and having a good time.

Arvid is getting all excited again about our trip to 
Puerto Rico.  The last few days it's all he talks about.  
Already he has an "agenda" for us.  Like I said, 'I'm in 
for the ride because I know it is only temporary."

With Arvid you never know what will catch his fancy next. 
 For now it is Puerto Rico again.  I'm happy for that.

After dropping Michelle and family off to the airport later 
today, Arvid said he might still catch the last half of the 
soccer game.  He loves his soccer.  All that being
 said, we are going to ๐Ÿ’– miss those two little faces.
Victoria and Michael still have time left here๐Ÿฅฐ.

Good morning everyone.  It's a beautiful day here. 
 One day closer to our trip in Puerto Rico.  One day closer
 to seeing Nirvana. She has been very sick so we 
are looking forward to checking in on her.

Think of your family today and every day thereafter, 
don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing 
how much you love and appreciate your family...


Feb 25, 2020


A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself...

Yesterday we had a relaxing time at home.  
Arvid met with a friend from Norway, we then went 
to Miami and it was back home for a few games 
of soccer.  Very relaxing and peaceful.

Yesterday was also special because we were 
treated to a delicious dinner by Michelle and
 family and also by Victoria and Michael.  It was 
dinner with a view.  Spent with loved ones.

Tuesday is looking good.  Will be seeing
 everyone again today.  Today is Michelle and 
family's last day here for this time.  

They leave for Norway tomorrow, and the truth
 being told, I think they are not sad about leaving. 
 Especially the two little girls.  Home is Norway, and 
like I always say, there is no place like home.

Happy Tuesday to all.  It's soon balcony time.

I have decided to be happy, 
because it’s good for my health...


Feb 24, 2020

New Week ~

Where you are headed is more important than how
 fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s 
urgent, learn to focus on what is really important...

New week here again.  Reshma  started school 
today in Australia.  Actually Australia is 13 hours 
ahead so for all purposes she has already started.

The last week was orientation.  She told me that 
hopefully this was the worst.  On her free time she 
spends it checking out her new surroundings.  She's also 
a little homesick.  Misses home and her loved ones.

Arvid and I have been busy with work. 
 Love it when we are busy and running around 
doing things.  Feels good and productive.

Yesterday we spent a few good hours with
our granddaughters.  Memories made that will
forever be cherished.  Love them so much.

Sniff is still not the way he used to be.  I do not know
 what is going on.  He rarely eats his soft foodies,
 and this he loved so much.  Fortunately, he still 
loves being brushed, and he gets a lot of it.

Wishing everyone a great new week.  
Make it an amazing one.

Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than 
worrying about what happened yesterday...


Feb 23, 2020

Hello Sunday ~

If you are always trying to be normal you 
will never know how amazing you can be...

Yesterday was filled with soccer for Arvid.  
He woke up and started watching in the bedroom together 
with Sniff.  After that everything else was scheduled in 
between the breaks.  Breakfast, lunch and so on.

Soccer is on again today, but today he only had 
to make one phone call so there was no rushing. 
Just his mom is in Norway.  The girls and their 
families are here in Florida on vacation.

Today we see the two little ones again. 
 We get to baby-sit them for a few hours, and thus 
spend good times with them.  Hopefully there will
 be no rain, and we can take them out to the
 park, lunch and ice cream on Las Olas.

Arvid and I had a good time last night seeing 
John Fogerty in concert.  I have to say that I think he
 was super hyper compared to the last times we have seen 
him.  Even so we had a good time.  We always do.

After the concert we strolled around a bit.  Enjoying 
the night scene.  Arvid was hoping to meet up 
with a friend, but the friend was a no show.

Wishing everyone a happy day.  Sunday ~ always 
a relaxing time here.  Never stop smiling.

Use your smile to change the world but
 don’t let the world change your smile...


Feb 22, 2020

Rainy Saturday ~

Today was good. Today was fun. 
Tomorrow is another one...

Yesterday we had a quiet day.  Arvid met
 with a friend from Norway.  Long time ago we
 did business together.  Always good to keep
the lines of communication open.  

Once again I am getting restless, and want to do 
some kind of work that satisfies me.  I want to feel 
complete like I did when we lived in Branson. 
 To this day, I miss so much about Branson.  

The people and the feeling of doing something good.
  We worked hard, but it felt good at the end of each 
day.  I felt as if I made a difference to someone. 
 I want that feeling again. I am restless.

Yesterday we did not see any of the family.  
Not sure if we will today either.  Arvid has his day 
filled with soccer and tonight we go to a concert. 

 Once again we will be seeing John Fogerty. 
 Best thing is that the venue is across from us.  
Just a short ride on the water taxi and we are there.

It has rained for hours, but it seems like it is finally 
done.  With the rain came a little colder temperature. 
 Quite refreshing, but Arvid says too cold to 
sit out with our cafe/tea on the balcony.

 The rain has eased off and with that came a 
beautiful rainbow.  The indication that a beautiful
 day awaits us all.  Happy Saturday friends.

The rain is back with a vengeance.  Even so,
 we look forward to a very good day.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain...


Feb 21, 2020

Friday Is Here ~

You’ll be calm the day you learn to sit alone
 and do nothing.  Miracles happen to
 those who believe in them...

Rainy here today but warm.

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties
 and dissipates more dark clouds
 than any other one thing...


Feb 20, 2020

Good Vibes Always ~

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to 
expect it, but to delight in it when it comes...

Pretty relaxing day we had yesterday.  Both Arvid
 and I had a few things to do, which we did.  After
 that we met for lunch, and then it was home 
for a soccer game for Arvid and Sniff.

I choose to do a little more running around. 
 The last time I had a coconut was when we went to 
the swap Shop with my parents, and yes, I miss my 
mom so very much.  Wish they were still here.

We did not see ๐Ÿ˜ญAleah and Vanessa now for 
2 days.  Neither Monday nor Tuesday.  Aleah 
was sick and now she is doing better๐Ÿ˜™. 

Yesterday Michelle and family took the tour on 
Jungle Queen.  Aleah got to see and hold a baby
 alligator.  We only saw the pictures not her
 doing it, but still happy.  Yesterday we saw 
them for about an hour.  Happy times.

Today I woke up at a more decent hour.
  So happy for that.  This is just an indication
 of a good day ahead of us. Happy day.

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such 
habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom...


Feb 19, 2020

Wednesday Vibes ~

Eat, drink and love… the rest is not worth a nickel...

Yesterday, just for a short time I had the pool all to myself, 
and best of all I had some time to just sit, relax and read 
my book.  Yes, by the pool. Loved every moment of it.

Today after my workout I also enjoyed a little time 
by the pool.  So peaceful, and very quiet because no one
 was there.  Best of times.  I love my mornings.

The boats are now coming back.  Unfortunately,
 the boat that was docked in front of our balcony is back.  
Blocking most of our view.  Not too happy about that, but 
all good. It gives us something to look at at all times.

Sniff still not eating like he should.  Have no idea why, 
and I am a little concerned.  Hopefully it's just the stress of 
having had so much company lately.  Started with all of
my family coming here.  Sure his anxiety began there.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.  Remember, 
Nobody can predict the future; the idea is 
to have a firm grasp of the present.

What gives meaning are challenges. A beautiful
 life is a meaningful. Say yes to challenges...


Feb 18, 2020

Zoo Miami ~

After a good dinner one can forgive
 anybody, even one’s own relations...

Unfortunately we did not get to see everything
 at the zoo.  I had big hopes for all of us, and was hoping 
everyone would enjoy the experience just as much.
 There is always another time.  That's for sure.

I loved the Flamingos.  Amazing colors.  At least I thought so.

The tiger garnered a little interest.  Not much but some. 
 I thought it was an amazing creature. Regal and powerful.

The squirrels were running around all over the place.
It's the one the girls loved best ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

The Camels were not of that much interest to the girls.
I thought they were quite impressive. 

I also thought the elephants and Hippos were super cool to see.

The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens,
 also known as Zoo Miami, is a zoological park and 
garden near Miami and is the largest zoo in Florida.

After the zoo it was nice to sit down and
have our Sunday outing.  Was very relaxing,  
the food was good as were the drinks.

After lots of running around it was
 good to go to the hot tub and relax.

Reshma is loving life in Australia.  She texted and said to me,
 "you know auntie Nad, I am still a little jet lagged, but that's
 OK because I am meeting so many nice people here"

The morning is looking already excellent. 
Coffee on the balcony and all is quiet and peaceful.
  The boats will soon start to head this way from the
Miami Boat show.  Will be a few very interesting
 days here on the water. As it always is.

Good morning everyone.  The art of being wise 
is the art of knowing what to overlook.

To be richer, happier, and freer,
 all you need to do is want less....