Jul 27, 2021

Tuesday July 27th ~

 It's a great feeling to have accomplished 
what I have, but I want to do more...

Yesterday I trapped Senior and I am very happy. 
 Thought he would be much more difficult.  Happy he
 wasn't.  It took a while before he actually walked into the 
trap, but at the end of the day, Senior was caught.


Even though Senior was not the target for yesterday,
 I am relieved he was caught because he was starting
 to be aggressive towards Rascal.  Rascal, Spotify, 
Mama and Senior all hang out in the same area.


Senior will be boarded for 3 days and I pick him up on 
Thursday and bring him home.  Then he will be happy again.


Arvid has been busy busy since getting back home. 
 He's smiling all the time and is happy.  Sniff is overjoyed 
to having his dada back.  Can't seem to leave him for too long. 
 And, yes I am also happy Arvid's home where he belongs.


Still very tired from his travels.  Arvid's been 
on the go for a month almost.  Glad he's home, 
and though he's still very busy it's different.


Not a day goes by that Brutus does not cross my mind.


Happy day to all.  Nature is pleased with simplicity. 

Happiness comes from the simple things...

~Nadiya~

Jul 26, 2021

Monday July 26th~

 If you feel like there’s something out there that 
you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion
 for it, then stop wishing and just do it...

It's already a good start of the week.  Life is better after coffee.


Monday already.  New week.  Remember good ideas 
start with brainstorming.  Great ideas start with coffee.


If you don't like the road you're
 walking, start paving another one...

~Nadiya~

Jul 25, 2021

Sunday July 25th ~

 The biggest adventure you can take
 is to live the life of your dreams...

To all a very good day.  Our home is complete once again.


It feels really good to have Arvid back home 😍.  
He was gone for too long.  Even he says it was too long, 
but now he's back.  Hopefully he will not have to be gone 
this long again without me.  2020 entering into 2021 has not 
been a typical year.  Hopefully life gets better for all of us.


Good morning world.  I've been very fortunate to 
have good people in my life, and when you find good
 people, you gotta hold onto them real tight.


Arvid brought back many goodies from Norway, but
 the one I will cherish the most is a drawing  Aleah
 made for me.  I will be smiling for a long time.
  When she grows up I will show it to her.


Sniff was and still is so excited he just can't
 seem to have enough of Arvid and all the
 goodies that came from Norway 😍


Life is not so much what you 
accomplish as what you overcome...

~Nadiya~

Jul 24, 2021

Saturday July 24th ~

 Happiness is not out there, it's in you...

I woke up early as usual ready to go walking and to
 feed the kitties, unfortunately it was raining cats and 
dogs.  I was hoping it would ease off in a few minutes.
  Almost a half hour after, it was almost done ☔.


That was good enough for me.  I got my bag ready.  Yes,
 I carry a very heavy bag.  Loaded with cat food, water and
 treats for the kitties.  Seems like the bag gets heavier by the
 day.  My sister picked it up when she was here and said, 
"you don't need to lift weights, this bag is weight enough."

I made it out.  As usual Mama was waiting for me by 
the front door.  She was wet, but otherwise good.
  Spotify, Rascal and Senior were not there 😒. 
 Guessing they don't like the rain much.


A little further down was ShyGirl, yeah she's no 
more ShyBoy.  She was waiting for me by the car. 
 This is her usual routine in the mornings.  Happy
 she's back to being comfortable with me again.


The rain eased off.  I was able to go and do my walk,
 but it's now a downpour all over again.  Sniff is a little 
scared so he's snuggling up to me even more.  Love it.


I will have to get back into the routine of cooking almost
 everyday 😏, while it lasted it was good (my alone time). 
 I have had a very good and relaxing month, but our 
schedule is already filling up.  That's OK too 😍.


And so my days of eating out on my own are soon done 😍.
Yesterday I treated myself to another really good meal, and 
another very good sangria.  I may have had too much 
sangria and frozen drinks while Arvid was awayπŸ˜‚



My morning laugh.  It's not funny, 
but really.  How much more?


To all a very good day.  The rain continues to fall here.
  I'm smiling because I remember falling in love with Arvid.  
I loved his voice from day one.  The last month I did not hear
 that voice I so loved, but it's back and I love love it.


Your voice is my favorite sound.  When I talk 
to you I fall in love over and over again...

~Nadiya~

Jul 23, 2021

Friday July 23rd ~

 A mistake that makes you humble is better 
than an achievement that makes you Arrogant...

Yesterday I brought ShyBoy home.  She was scared
 and took off like a bat outta hell.  Just as the others did.
  When I went to check on her around 5pm she was not there.  
Same as the others.  They hid all day after coming home.


Shy did come out for foodies this morning.  Not in her 
usual spot, but she came out and had a little mingling with 
the others.  Ate some foodies then ran off.  Hopefully this
 afternoon I will see her and give her some extra food.


Last night as soon as Arvid landed in the USA and 
was able to call me he did.  I heard it in his voice.  It
 was different.  It was alive and he was happy.  I had
 not heard that vibrancy in his voice since he left. 


The first thing he said was, "I am finally almost home." 
 Arvid was gone for too long, I know he went to see family,
 but even he said it was too long.  But now he's back and he 
sounds like the Arvid I know.  Vibrant.  His voice said it all.


Arvid did ask me a few times when he was in Norway
 to meet him in Fort Lauderdale.  I choose to not do so.


Friday.  Weekend begins.  Have to make a few
 plans for the day.  To all a happy day and a great 
start of your weekend.  Make it memorable.


You glow differently when you're actually happy...

~Nadiya~

Jul 22, 2021

Thursday July 22nd ~

A happy person is satisfied with everything... 

Today I bring ShyBoy (girl) home.  Can't wait to
 see her on her usual spot in the mornings.  These last few
 days I have missed her little face.  Today she's coming 
home and I hope she's not going to be too angry at me. 
 Shy is the first one whose babies have been aborted.


Some days are more delicious than others.  Having a few of those.


Time for breakfast. After all the most important meal of the day.


Maybe it's not about the happy ending.  
Maybe it's about the story...

~Nadiya~

Jul 21, 2021

Wednesday July 21st ~

 A happy person is not a person in a 
certain set of circumstances but rather a 
person with a certain set of attitudes...


The days are going by way fast before I
 know 

it, πŸ˜‰ Saturday is here; πŸ˜ŠI can’t wait for Thursday

 when I bring ShyBoy home. I know I will have to

 soon call her Shygirl, it will take some time.



Sniff still eating randomly but as his vet in 

Florida has said,” that’s not bad.”  She

 said that MY Sniff was overweight πŸ˜‘



All is good but I am looking forward to 

Arvid being back home. Now I’m missing him

 some πŸ€«.  I know he's enjoying family time.



Sniffs sleeps a lot but, he has not been in the 
office since Arvid left, but yesterday I could not find
 him and there he was sleeping on the bunk bed.  
He has not slept there since Arvid left πŸ˜‰



Sniff somehow knows his dada will soon
 be home, and he's getting back into a little 😍

routine in preparation for his dada's return.



The only thing that will make you 

happy is being happy with who you are...


~Nadiya~

Jul 20, 2021

Tuesday July 20th ~

 Doing what you like is freedom. 
Liking what you do is happiness...

Arvid without knowing it sometimes can be really funny.
 He said to me, "the marathon is almost over.  I am soon 
home."  I am still cracking up.  Said he is exhausted, on
 the other hand when is a "vacation" not exhausting.


On the other hand, he has spent a lot of time with
 his mom and everyone else.  So a little tiredness is OK 
when you look at the big picture.  He will have more
 than enough time to rest up when home πŸ’œ


Here in Puerto Rico life is relaxing.  I run around 
when I want to and the rest of the time I take it easy. 
 I like being busy, but busy doing fun stuff.  I am enjoying 
time with my sister and seeing and doing things I know 
when Arvid gets back will not be exactly the same.


Yesterday I trapped ShyBoy.  Was not easy.  I have tried 
trapping him now for weeks, finally after an hour or so
 he walked all the way into the trap.  He was only
 going in and backing out.  ShyBoy turns out to be
 a girl, and a very pregnant one at that.


Nina, Nirvana, Kimsy and I enjoyed ourselves very
 much, at the same time I had time alone with Nina.
 Let's just say we tried a little of everything 🍹


Another beautiful, but very hot day awaits us.
  Sniff is still in sleepy land.  To all a wonderful day,
 and remember to do things that make you happy.


Life is a journey, and if you fall in love
 with the journey, you will be in love forever...

~Nadiya~

Jul 19, 2021

Monday In Puerto Rico ~ July 19

 Today is a new day.  Don't let the lows of yesterday
 prevent you from enjoying the highs of today...

Baby takes it easy.  She's is constantly talking and 
running in circles for food.  When she's not she just plops on
 the side of the road and relaxes.  Baby is still a baby πŸ’š


Sniff is just slacking off every day.  He is so relaxed that his hair 
has stopped falling off.  Now I don't have to take him to the vet.


  Was worried about that because what if he "escaped" from
 there as well.  Like Baby did.  Was stressing me out a lot.


Puerto Rico is colorful.  A drive anywhere will leave 
you amazed at the colors.  I love the Flamboyan tress which 
are right now in full bloom.  Yellow and red.  Red still my favorite.

Every morning starts a new page in your story.
Make it a great one today and everyday...

~Nadiya~

Jul 18, 2021

Sunday Vibes ~

 Everyday is a good day.  There is something to 
learn, care and celebrate.  Make it memorable...

J is in Medellin, Colombia.  That boy is something else.  
He bought a one way ticket and only time will tell when
 he gets back.  The pandemic sure did one thing right, 
it allowed and still allows people to work remotely.


J is trying to get his mom to go and spend a few 
weeks there.  So far I am not sure if Nirvana will or won't go.
  The other day she was leaning towards going, now I am 
not so sure.  Kimsy was a definite not going.


While Nina was here we did something everyday together
 with Nirvana and sometimes Kimsy, if she was up for it. 
 Our days were packed and I now miss it.  I love being 
"busy" and constantly doing something different.
  Nina says I have way too much energy πŸ˜‚


To all a happy day.  A few things to 
do today so will be a little busy again 😍


They say a person needs just three things to
 be truly happy in this world: Someone to love,
 something to do, and something to hope for...

~Nadiya~

Jul 17, 2021

Saturday July 17th ~

 The best things in life are the people you love. 
The places you've seen, and the memories
 you've made along the way...


Talking to Arvid I can hear how exhausted he is 
😍, on the other hand that's always how it is when
 you go on "vacation"  You're tired and you need a 
vacation from your vacation.  He says it's time to 
come home and that it's not the same without me.  


Today he bids farewell to the little ones, Michelle
 and Emil. I know that will be very sad.  It  is 
always very sad  😒to say goodbye no matter
 how much one wants to come home.  Sad


He keeps telling me how ready he is to come
 home, at the same time he said he has spent a lot of
 time with his mom.  That was one of the main reasons,
 and he did what he said he was going to do.  Spend lots 
of time taking her out of the apartment a little each day.


I'm happy he is spending time with everyone.  
I am also glad to have my time alone.  I like visiting
 everyone in Norway, but for me it's always too long
 the stay.  I really enjoy everyone's company a lot, 
but after a week I am always ready to go home. 
 For me there is no place like home.  


I do miss the little ones a lot.  Their hugs, their love,
and their laughter.   For them I will always stay longer.  
I also very much enjoy the company of Victoria and
 Michael, Michelle and Emil.  Always good times.


I am having a really relaxing and fun time
 here in Puerto Rico.  I am amazed at the beauty
 I have seen in the las few weeks.  places Arvid and
 I would probably never have gone to.  So happy.


Wishing everyone a great day.  Today has already been 
pretty hectic and the day is still not over as yet 😍

Live for moments you can't put into words...

~Nadiya~