Well-travelled Nuts

From Hawaii to Minnesota…My husband and I went on a Hawaiian cruise at the end of February. One of the stops we hit was the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm and Factory. We bought six boxes of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts to bring home. One of those boxes was for my son.

From Minnesota to Germany to Africa…At the time, my son was deployed to Africa. I sent him a care package with food and items he requested. I included the box of macadamia nuts. As it turned out, his deployment ended early. The care package with the nuts arrived on the day he left.

From Africa to Germany to California…The care package was sent in the next crate with their equipment back to California. I’m happy to say, after travelling thousands of miles, my son received his care package in August—six months later. The gift box of well-travelled nuts was finally opened.

Mauna Loa Package

Beth M James

Author of novels based on strong characters and elements of romance.

http://www.bethmjames.com

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Lessons Learned: Spring Fever

Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Yes, I know that March is one of the snowiest months of the year for the Midwest, but having three big storms in less than one week (and creating havoc for the morning rush hour) is enough. Last year on St. Patty’s Day, the temperature was 80 Degrees Fahrenheit. People watched the parade in shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. This year, everyone bundled up. The good news is that the snow doesn’t stick to the roads like it does in January and February. The bad news is that it’s still snow. I’m not complaining. Really, I’m not. Okay, I am.

To my blog reader in Hawaii, please take a moment to go outside, put your face to the sun, smile, and drink in the bright warmth. I need it. Thank you. 🙂