North Carolina back into my life…what a nice surprise!

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you miss people or places, until you have the opportunity to see them again.  This happened to me for the past two weeks, but yesterday was my wake up call.

Raylene and Richard, graceful North Carolinians, hope this is the way you call people from that beautiful state, came to visit for the afternoon and evening.  We had a few hiccups, like the police patrol to welcome them officially.  Let me explain.  Some moron threw an empty beer bottle into my car, making a very small dent, but I called the police because I do not want a repeat performance.  Needless to say, when the police car came that’s when Raylene and Richard arrived.  Took care of that business, and then later on, at their hotel there was a fire.  Some palm trees caught fire, probably from who knows what, so they had another ounce of drama there.

After all that excitement, there we went out to dinner and had a very pleasant evening.  Except that my favorite college basketball team was the loser for the day.  I still have my mouth wide open.

Let’s forget about all the unwelcome actions into our day.  Look at the yummy gifts they showed up with.  North Carolina on my mind.  My personal party started this morning with the peanut brittle.  Sooo good!!

I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit with them yesterday.  Also had the opportunity to have the pleasure of one of my good friends visiting with me from the Virgin Islands two weeks ago.  Friends are very, very special to me.  I am grateful for all and each one of them.  They are my angels on this earth.

Great week also because I reconnected with family I had not visited with for the last three years.  My grandchildren are so awesome and so loving.  Piano playing, sacking quarterbacks, dating, and so much more were the themes of discussion at dinner last Friday.  Great spaghetti also.

My life is full of blessings, and great people.  A toast to that!

So…it was today…4 March, 2012…a day to reminisce about the goodness around in my life.

Your Happy Contessa

“The older I get, the more I savor and treasure every present I receive.”  Eleanor McMillen Brown, American pioneer interior designer.  1891 – 1991.

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