Saturday, July 01, 2006

Look what I had fun making today....Mrs. Darling's strawberry freezer jam. Mmmmm good and so easy to make. I've just had a very wonderful day. After doing some household chores....I drove over to town and went to the library to get the 3rd book in my Francine Rivers series plus the new Susan Wittig Albert book...'the Tale of Holly How'..cottage tales of Beatrix Potter. I also shopped for my hubby a very special card etc and found just the thing! Then I went to Walmart for the SureJell and came home and made the jam. After I got finished with that, I sat at the table reading 'Invisible' by L. McCourtney, savoring my iced hazelnut coffee and crying because Ivy's friend Thea passed on in her sleep. Yes, crying and wiping my eyes. such a good book so far.....=). Empathy, thats what life's all about, right? Even for book characters. Then my husband came home from work with a gorgeous !! floral arrangement which I love! We exchanged our cards...etc....and went out for a special supper. A wonderful day...and on the way home tonight we saw several great firework displays..just a few, people getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July. Thanks for your loving and happy wishs for a Happy Anniversary....and thats just what we had!


Mrs. Darling said...

Oh my your day sounds so lovely. Glad you had such agreat anniversary!

And your jam looks so good. Glad to know I could be of help.

I havent read a novel in ever so long. I'm so envious!

Amy said...

mmm yum jam and hazlenut coffee, sounds like a perfect day.

Finn said...

Hello Miss Maggie, *VBS*, happy anniversary plus one! So wonderful that you have weathered the storms for 39 years.
I know I have been as missing as a milk carton child, but I think of you often and fondly. Must try and get those River's books. I haven't been doing much reading mostly due to eye situation.
Life rolls along, things come and go and I am constantly amazed at the way time passes. I've let go of soooo much structure in my day to day life. Not sure if it's a good thing, but then, not sure if it's a bad thing either. For the most part, I can say I am happy..*VBS* Leaving you big hugs, Finn

melissa said...

Just wanted to say that I've read both of those Beatrix Potter stories. Loved 'em!

Will have to look for the other book you mentioned. Thanks for the title.

Lowa said...

Just wanted you to know that I just put some of those books on hold at my local library. Looking forward to the call that they are in!

Happy Anniv! That is awesome. Hubby and I will celebrate our 17th in December:)

C. H. Green said...

This post reminded me of my mama so much. She always made freezer jam. I miss it.

Susan said...

I hope you enjoyed the Beatrix Potter book, Maggie. This series is so much fun for me to write--so different from anything else I'm writing. It's the animals, I think. Writing from a non-human point of view, with characters who have a great deal of insight into human nature, I can do all kinds of interesting things I can't do in "straight" fiction. And the magic is fun: something Beatrix herself would certainly have enjoyed.

And your jam is beautiful! Like tubs of jewels.