Sep 25, 2022

Sunday September 25th ~

 It's definitely time for a change...

Those who know Arvid and I know that we never can
 "sit" still.  If we're not in constant movement it feels as if 
something is wrong.  I am not saying this is good or bad.  
It's just the way we are.  As we get older you would thing
 the urge to be on the move would be less.  I'll let you know
 when more like if that happens.  Not holding my breath.

To all a vey good day.  Always something going on.
  Always something to look forward to.  No matter where 
we are we are happy, and we are excited about life.

Once again we have changed addresses.  At least during
 the winter.  Florida, we are back home in the sunshine state 
and could not be happier.  Of course I miss my wildlife, 
but I also love the sight of palm trees everywhere.

Fort Myers was once home for me.  Right before meeting 
Arvid, I had a little house on the golf course.  I moved here 
at a time in my life where I wanted peace and quietness. 
 I moved out because the peace and quietness got to me.  
Today I am back with Arvid and Sniff πŸ’™  Life is good.

I flew back to Branson to get Sniff.  Now we are all together again

They always say time changes things, but you 
actually have to change them yourself...


Sep 24, 2022

Saturday September 24th ~ Life Goes On

 Life goes on.. long after the thrill of living is gone...

In the last few months I have come to personally know of
 many people who have suddenly experienced great pain in
 their lives.  Be it from death, broken promises divorce etc. 

It sometimes shocks them into numbness.
  At least for a while.  We are after all only humans, 
and as such we are allowed to grieve, to scream
 and to wallow in self pity...for a while.

After that we realize we can do one of two things.  
We can sit still and do nothing.  We can allow ourselves
 to be trampled all over and just take it.  We can be victims
of our tragic circumstances or we can get up, face the 
world with our heads high and do something about it.

I know this is easier said than done.  Trust me,
I have been there.  Sometimes knowing what to do 
does not mean we will actually do it, at least not right away.  
They say that life is simple, but we make it complicated.

Maybe.. but I do know that sometimes making the
 right decision is the hardest thing to do, but once made
 everything suddenly seems so much clearer.  

Seems as if the possibilities are unlimited and all
 of a sudden life  suddenly makes sense again.

life goes on, probably not the way you
 wanted it to be, but always the way it's supposed to be.

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


Sep 23, 2022

Friday September 23rd ~

 I have learned many things, but there’s 
more to learn. Every day is a new start...

So how is your Friday looking?  Some cool drinks maybe?  
With those cute little umbrellas?  Hmmm not a bad idea 
if you ask me.  I guess we just have to go for it πŸ˜‚

September, what a beautiful time of the year.  The air
 is cool and crispy.  Make you want to be doing outdoorsy 
kind of stuff, and I am not an outdoor kind of person.

To all a good day.  Every day, I like to wake up and
 remind myself to be grateful of the simple things in life.

There are a few moments in your life when you are truly 
and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks.
 Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, 
you are tucking it away in your scrapbook...


Sep 22, 2022

Happy Fall ~ September 22nd

 The leaves are all falling, and they're falling 
like they're falling in love with the ground...

Fall has officially begun, and Branson is in full fall colors.

While it's hard to part ways with summer, a new season 
brings new beginnings. As we all say goodbye to beach days
 and let go of the fun-filled craze of summer, we also now embrace 
autumn with open arms and say hello to cozy flannels,
 pumpkin picking, and the crisp autumn wind.

Wherever you are whatever you're doing enjoy your day 
and the start of this beautiful season.  Many have been waiting
 for a long time for fall to come.  It's here in all it's glory.
Wherever it is you are, fall will never disappoint πŸ‚

Good morning and a good day to all.  And
 just like that, summer collapsed into fall.

Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most 
to man and requires the least of him....


Sep 21, 2022

September 21st ~

 By having good memories on every place you just visit,
 you are building paradise in your own heart and your life...

September 21st, last year we were in Puerto Rico. 
 So many things have happened since then.  I look back
 and I smile.  What a beautiful time we all had.  

Yes, it was sad at times, but overall it was a
 beautiful experience.  We enjoyed our life there.  
Arvid and I loved the balcony and our view.  There we 
had many happy times we one day hope to repeat.

I always enjoy a trip down memory lane, but I have learnt
 to not spend too much time there.  Short and sweet flashbacks
 are OK, after that some memories can definitely rip you 
apart, and that is something I don't always handle well.

Life goes on.  I know that but sometimes it takes my 
heart a lot longer to catch up.  I'm still a work in progress. 
 All things considered I am grateful for all the beautiful memories 
we have made along the way, and continue making every day.

To all a good day make it an amazing one.  They say
 that every man's memory is his private literature.

The price of a memory, is the memory of the sorrow it brings.


Sep 20, 2022

Tuesday September 20th ~

It Is Not Enough To Be Busy. So Are The Ants.
 The Question Is: What Are We Busy About?... 

The air is changing.  The colors are changing.  A beautiful time 
of the year is year.  In just two days the fall season officially begins.

Sniff feels it in his bones, Arvid's words.  That's because Arvid 
is starting to feel antsy about the approaching winter ahead.  
Thank goodness for fresh warm laundry.  Makes Sniff happy.

Good morning everyone.  How does your day look?  
Arvid and I always keep ourselves busy.  What we do even I 
wonder about it, but according to Arvid, "we're busy."

Busy Is Only Good, If There Is Progress Involved...


Sep 19, 2022

Monday September 19th ~

 Everything that you are is enough...

Once again a new week begins.  Seems like time is going
 faster and faster, and is getting away from us little bit
 at a time. One thing we can't do is slow time down.

We all have so many things we need to get accomplished. 
 Today is another day to give it our best shot and try to achieve
 as much as we can.  We may fail many a times, but that we try is
 all we can do.  Always making sure that if we stumble and 
fall we get right back up.  That's what life is all about.

A little flashback to our life in Puerto Rico.  Loved it. 
 Enjoyed it, and many times miss it.  I miss my sister, Kimsy
 and "my" PR kitties. Life is good with us we are in a good 
place, but every so often, the mind will wander for a bit.

Hard to forget such strong memories with the best people. 
 Life will move on, but at least these memories are forever...


Sep 18, 2022

Sunday September 18th ~

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your
 balance, you must keep moving...

We all know what Sundays are like.  Just a few more minutes 
and I will be ready to face the world.  SomewhatπŸ’™ 

Guess who was visiting this week?  Mama and some new babies came today.
  She always looks at me when I talk to her.  Somehow she has figured out
 that I am not a threat to her and her babies.  She likes and trusts me.
  That's what I want to believe 🦌and will always believe πŸ’š

Some days all I need to do is just look out of the window and stay "busy" 

A good day to all and a reminder that it's never 
too late to be what you might have been.

You must do the things you think you cannot do...


Sep 17, 2022

Saturday September 17th ~

 Life is not about having everything.
 It's about finding meaning in everything...

Always something to keep us happy.  Be it a milkshake
 or just enjoying some of Branson's "finest" πŸ˜‚ we're happy.

To this day, the Ferris Wheel is still my favorite site on
 The Strip, and one I will never get tired of taking pictures of.

I feel the change in the air.  Soon it will be too 
cold to sit out, but for now we still have many more 
days to enjoy the outdoors, and to see the changes.

Wishing everyone a day to remember.  
A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.

It isn't where you came from.  
It's where you're going that counts...


Sep 16, 2022

Friday September 16th ~

 Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of 
balance and order and rhythm and harmony...

I feel the weekend already.  Even though we don't have
 "regular" jobs, both Arvid and I are busy.  It keeps us 
going and makes for harmonious times all around.

Sniff woke up tired.  More than usual.  He's not feeling
 the weekend vibes as yet πŸ˜‚ Maybe because it's been a little 
cooler these last few nights?  Who knows.  Neither Arvid nor 
Sniff are fans of cold temperatures, and it's not that cold.

Arvid has had a game here and there, so at least for a coupe 
of hours each day he's glued to soccer.  Sniff of course uses 
the time to snuggle up closer to him.  Everyone's happy.

Yesterday afternoon the deer family visited again.  They also enjoy
 all the foodies I keep putting out for the wildlife.  I know the deers 
like corn so there is always corn waiting for them. I also buy a blend
 of nuts and raisins.  They are happy as well and we are entertained.

Good morning all.  Friday.  Start of the weekend.  Lots of 
possibilities for everyone πŸ˜‚ have a safe and good one all.

It's Friday.  Any plan of being a productive member 
of society is officially thrown out of the window...


Sep 15, 2022

Thursday September 15th ~

 The only reason for time is so that 
everything doesn’t happen at once...

I finally had my second haircut since coming to Branson.
  This time around the wait was not that long.  Just had to 
make the appointment a couple of weeks in advance. 

 Was also much easier to accommodate because my 
"schedule" it wide open.  Unlike the first time when we 
were working almost all day everyday at Almost Home.

September is already halfway done.  I keep saying, 
where and how does time go by so fast.  Pretty soon ads for 
Christmas will be on.  Already in Puerto Rico it has begun 😁

We continue enjoying beautiful weather here in Branson.  
The other day I took a little trip to AH.  Just to see a few of
 the tenants and to take a few things to one lady in particular.  
Makes me happy knowing that I am able to help others.

Good morning everyone.  Woke up to a chilly and early start of the day.

In life, you turn around and before
 you know it, years have gone by.


Sep 14, 2022

Wednesday September 14th ~

 Sometimes the best things in life are the unexpected...

When Arvid is bored many things can happen.  Not always
 what I expect, but always a pleasant surprise.  Right now 
his soccer is not on as was expected. so by the middle of the 
day he's bored.  Mornings he's busy with a little this and a 
little that.  Come afternoon he says we need to get out.

We've been going around town driving.  Little did I realize that
 he had an objective in mind.  With Arvid their is always something
 brimming in the back of his head.  We've been driving looking 
at properties on the lake.  He says it's soothing and relaxing. 

Honestly I am not complaining.  It relaxes him and at the 
same time we are out in the fresh air enjoying this beautiful 
climate right now.  Arvid goes through "stages"  With him
 the unexpected is the "norm"  and I like it πŸ˜‚.

I go with the flow because I know it will eventually
 pass and something else will occupy his time.  Soccer will 
be back in full swing this weekend.  I'm sure all I will see of
 him is the remote in his hand, and hear his yelling at the TV.

Good morning all.  Not sure what we will be checking out today, 
but whatever it is it will be a good day.  Wishing the same to all.

Nearly all the best things that came to me in
 life have been unexpected, unplanned by me...