Southwestern Oregon - we had the most beautiful day of the year so far. Trees are blooming everywhere, many with pink flowers against a brilliant blue sky. It was in the mid 60's and most everyone in my town had high spirits as the sun and blue skies send us into such a good frame of mind! It is fantastic to be around so many people who have smiles on their faces. I took a walk downtown to a neighborhood store and enjoyed shopping a great sale where the owner and employees know me by name. It was fun. Life is good. The weekend is ahead of me, which doesn't hurt, either. I plan to sleep in until at least 7AM tomorrow.