This is shaping up to be a year of adventure and blessings. When I returned from Arizona mid-January, I brought something unwanted with me: the flu. For two weeks I stayed home, the first week feeling like I had been run over by a truck, and the second week trying to get some strength back as well as feeling it necessary to refrain from sharing my nasty germs with anyone.
As I began to feel better, I took the opportunity to begin planning the next trip. Mid April I will fly to CA to the area I grew up. Back then the orange groves dominated and I loved them. Not so many orange groves there now, it is a big busy bustling city. My friend Shirley will pick me up at the airport and most of the time for the next three weeks I will be staying with her and her husband. We will be cooking and baking in preparation for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration as well as a family reunion, which is the main reason for this trip. I was honored to be the matron of honor at their wedding. Shirley and I have been close friends since before eighth grade, back when we girls would experiment with false fingernails and then wear white gloves to church! Some of the time I will be with my first born, my daughter who lives about an hour from Shirley, and my two grandkids there as well. I am looking forward to having some time with them!
Then my son will fly me to HI to spend three weeks with him and my sweet daughter-in-law. We enjoy each others company immensely so the three weeks will fly by and then I will come home. There are things to be accomplished here at the little white house, so I will spend the summer overseeing several projects. More about that later.