We have had another fun visit with Mike's sister and brother-in-law. It went by so fast, though. A lot of good food, good drink, good company and general relaxing. I remember how much we loved a winter vacation when we were working and had reached a point where we could afford to do it--just gave us hope that winter would end eventually; gave us something to look forward to and then to remember during those distressing late spring snow storms. Good company and sharing good times make me happy.
The landscapers came yesterday and planted a new orange tree in the backyard. It is full of blossoms and smells absolutely wonderful. That makes me happy. I haven't heard much lately about the concern for bees dying, but there certainly are honey bees buzzing around the orange blossoms. I hope that is a good sign.
Doesn't the world just cry out for a good sign or two right now? We watched the news about Japan and earthquakes and tsunamis and flooding and nuclear explosions and tour bus accidents until we were just left numb. Then, the news switches to war torn areas like Libya. With all the natural disaster the world has to handle, why do human beings have to add to the chaos? It makes me very sad.
I think I will spend the day sitting down wind of the orange tree, enjoying the fragrance and the sunshine.