Second, G and I attended a Chinese tea ceremony at a botanical garden near here. It was nice. We toured the gardens and learned of different varieties of plants/trees that are native to China/Asia generally. The peach originated in China even though some people think it originated in Persia. I didn't know but now I am glad I do. I learned that the very stinky tree next to my old house was a Chinese chestnut tree. American chestnut trees were all or mostly all damaged during a chestnut blight several years ago. The Chinese chestnut tree wasn't susceptible to it so it survived. The guy who did the plant tour was very
Third, I attended on Friday, thanks to my therapist arranging it, the adoption conference. I wasn't as excited about it as last year's but the speaker was actually really good. Michele Borba who is a former special ed teacher now author and frequent guest on CNN, NBC, FOX News, CBS. She was really good, and I was glad to hear her.