Jan 11, 2021

Our Time Is Up In Puerto Rico ~

Our memories are the only paradise from which we can
 never be expelled.  Photos capture our memories in print,
 but our memories are always with us in our minds...

When Arvid and I started planning to come to Puerto Rico, 
 I never would have imagined the impact it would have.  I 
was of course excited and looking forward to spending time
 with my sister, Kimsy and occasionally J when he visited.

That was great.  The time with them was one of the
 best parts of being in Puerto Rico.  I am extremely sad to
 be leaving, but I know we will see each other again 
either in Florida or when we are back in PR.

Kimsy was in Florida visiting J a month ago.  Nirvana 
will be going to Miami with J in about a weeks time.
  At least that's the plan for now.  So I will be 
seeing them every so often.  So happy. 

The difficult thing about leaving Puerto Rico
 is that we fell into a relaxing lifestyle here, and I know
 once we get back to Florida all of that changes. It has been 
peaceful and maybe the best of times we have had in years. 
 Every place we have lived it has been a hectic life.  

Puerto Rico brought us a tranquility that we needed. 
 We love everything about this little island.  We love
 our area we live in.  We enjoy drives into
 San Juan and visits with family.

Restaurants are amazing.  Simple, but the food is
 just delicious.  No matter where you go in the island, the 
food will never disappoint.  Arvid says that at times he feels
 as if he's living in a big city and not an island.  We also 
like that.  We have everything we need right here.

I enjoyed my morning walks everyday while we
 were here.  I did it six days a week and took Sundays 
off to sleep in.  I woke up at 5:30am in the mornings. 
 Prepared food for the kitties and went out.  I am definitely
 going to miss this part of living in Puerto Rico.

My walks, "my" kitties.  Very much missing the kitties
 already.  They wait for me in their own spots.  They have
 now gotten to know me better and are getting closer and 
closer.  This has been one of the most amazing times.  

I do stress about them.  I worry about them starving, 
on the other hand lately they have not been eating the
 foodies I have been giving them. Today is their last 
feeding and I have prepared lots of foodies for them

 Trust me they get canned food, dry food and I sometimes
 buy chicken or turkey breast and cut it up for them.  
So they have tons of choices.  Arvid said that, "then 
they are not hungry"  I really want to believe this.

Arvid and I have spent some of our best times just 
sitting on the balcony and enjoying not only the views.
 but the life that is going on all around us.  Puerto Ricans 
are happy people.  The celebrate life like no on I know.
  They are kind and always ready to help.

The place I called home as a child is suddenly the place
 I think I can call home as a grown woman.  The best is that
 Arvid can also see himself calling Puerto Rico home.  All I know
 is that we will always have a little place in Puerto Rico
 to come back to.  Hopefully not too long from now.

This is not goodbye, but until we meet again.

Not how long, but how well you have lived
is the main thing.  The journey is never ending...