Well, like we hinted in a few previous posts, we have had some lows this winter.
I lost an Aunt, but it has been Teresa's side of the family that has experienced some tough times.
The Uncle she is closest too, was fighting for his life a few days ago, and we were looking into flights for her to get home pronto.
The next day, things were looking a little better, but then we found out that two other Uncles have received bad news regarding their health.
On top of that a friend of hers since school days, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 49.
Family members have told Teresa that she really doesn't need to come home right now, but we are ready to fly her home if the need arises.
Lately, during our long talks, we have been thinking that a large part of our being "homesick" this winter, has been a vague feeling of not belonging or of being misplaced some how.
We are thinking that part of this transition for us, is that we are newly retired, and are still trying to get our heads around not having a schedule and a purpose, outside of work.
Does any of that make sense ? I sure hope so.
We do have some fun things planned for the rest of our stay here, so we are hoping not to hear any bad news from home.
Not only that but the temperatures this week are going to be in the mid 90's !!
Putting it all in perspective, we are reminded that life is fragile and short, which is why we worked so hard for an early retirement in the first place.
We are simply learning as we go.