We've had a few unexpected surprises these last few days. One afternoon we came home and there was a bag full of oranges and tangerines. No note. We eventually found out our neighbors across the street had taken a trip to the neighboring island of Kauai and brought some fruit back to share.
The following day, the doorbell rang and it was an old college friend of my husband, Art. They had not seen each other since they graduated from college. Through the miracle of Internet, Clyde had managed to locate Art. They had a lovely afternoon reminiscing about the "old days."
Yesterday, Art's cousin brought over a box of fresh (very fresh) pineapples. His cousin used to work for Dole so he's able to get wonderful, super sweet, freshly picked pineapples for us to share. I used to work for Dole as a pineapple trimmer for several summers while in high school. Even if I'm cold now, I get a trickle of sweat at my brow line when I eat fresh pineapple. I don't normally care for pineapple. However, these super sweet pineapples are just amazing. They're so sweet I never get that forehead sweat. Lovely! We were able to share some pineapples with our neighbor who gave us the citrus and another neighbor who gave us a bag of guavas from his tree.
Last night, I went out to dinner with some of my high school buddies and had a great time. It reminded me of going out with my teacher friends in Illinois but this is another part of my life. Now these friends are suggesting we go line dancing. I'm rather shy about doing this but I guess I'm being swept up in their enthusiasm. They say it'll improve my memory. Hmmmm.... that I do need to do.
I am thankful for so much!