Yep, as you say, new discoveries and techniques are being tried and pioneered all the time, and one day, we will get there. I have never heard of Raman noodles before, but I do like noodles!
Yes mum and I are okay and it is not as cold here now as it has been for the last few weeks! I hope you and Teddy got through the storms okay and that the rain did your yard some good. Seeing some green at this time of the year just would not happen here and your yard does indeed sound very beautiful!
You know, I was talking to mum the other day about all of you here that live in the US and trying to explain to her where you all live and what the weather is like etc. And mum couldn't really get her head round the fact that you live in the middle of a desert! Living in Scotland, we are many miles indeed from a desert! Although she could easily relate to the sort of weather that Darla experiences!
My best to you and Teddy,