Will spring come this week and free me from all our snow and ice? My guess is no, but I can wait. There's a lot of rain coming, and the thawing will continue. However, the sight of green grass is still a ways away. One good thing is that, as a we grow older, we gather many articles to take with us as our 'trip' continues. A special piece that most of us require, that's usually missing in our youth, is patience. It's an important quality for happiness. I'm patient now; spring will spring soon... I hope.