About a week ago, my college friends Iris and Lenja came to Mathews for a visit.
We met at UVA in August 1982, which astonishingly means we've been friends for over 35 years.
(Thirty five years? How is that even possible?)
Lenja (pronounced Len'-ya, rhymes with Kenya) lives in Cambridge, England,
and Iris lives in McLean, Virginia.
During their visit we went to Bethel Beach and later had lunch in the Court House at Southwind.
It was warm enough to sit outside.
It was a wonderful visit. We're already planning our next reunion, which may include a hiking trip through Portugal--once I'm done with my chemotherapy treatments next year.
Speaking of chemo, it's going reasonably well. I've had two treatments thus far (one every two weeks) representing one complete cycle. I'll need five more cycles, meaning I should be done in April. Aside from some exhaustion, I really can't complain at all. My white blood cell counts are very low, though, which just means I am more prone to infections and have to take precautions. I'm supposed to steer clear of crowds and sick people and wash my hands frequently.
Staying away from crowds is thankfully not a problem here in Mathews.
Not a problem at all.
I hope all is well in your world.