I have played a little golf. Last week on the course it was cool with a nice breeze. I didn't even break a sweat playing the 18 holes. Between the 9th and 10th holes my buddy and I sat under a huge pecan tree and ate lunch. All in all it was a perfect way to spend a Thursday.
I've also been planting hundreds of bedding plants around the house and yard for Spring and Summer color. Already the roses are in full bloom - red, yellow and pink. Some of the yellow ones are huge, beautiful blooms.
It's the best time of the year in Texas; and what makes it a real celebration for me is that the therapy for my cancer continues to do its job and I have energy to do all the work without tiring out after only a few minutes. It's been an amazing thing, and I am thankful for it. It occurs to me often that our trials come to make us stronger and to let us appreciate more fully and be thankful for the good times. The Spring of 2012 has been one of the best of my life for me. Later in the Summer, my wife and I will be going to Europe to further celebrate the fact that I have the strength to go. It's also a great thing to have something to look forward to.
The only down side is that I have not had time to get on the computer much at all. I apologize for leaving you all in the lurch. But I should be back next week with a new blog piece. Once I get everything done I can take my computer out on the patio and write while enjoying everything I've done.
In the mean time, I hope all of you are taking advantage of the Spring weather where you are or for my Aussie friends who read the blog, the Fall weather. No matter what your circumstance, I hope you'll find your own way to celebrate the Spring. I'm a Country Music fan. Most people in Texas are. One of my favorite artists is Tim McGraw. He sings a song, Live Like You Were Dying. It's a good philosophy. I have cancer, but none of us know about tomorrow. Just this week locally a 17 year old High School student died in a automobile accident when she and three of her friends were out driving. Don't let life pass you by. And if you haven't heard Tim McGraw's song, take a look at the You Tube video below.