A Perfect Day

Yesterday was, almost as close as I can imagine to, a perfect day. I say almost because the grands weren’t here and that would have, of course, made the day absolutely perfect.

I spent the morning in the kitchen freezing peaches and making dill pickles. We’re fortunate to have an open kitchen so, as I puttered, I could chat with Gerry who sat reading in the living room. He loaded up the CD player with some of our favorites and I hummed and danced around the kitchen while I worked.

I lost count of the number of times one of us said “this is what it’ll be like when we retire.”

In the afternoon we went to the Soo Creek Garden which is not too far from where we live. Gerry drives past it every day on his way to work and we’ve often wondered about it. I spotted some photographs of the gardens a few days ago on a blog and knew we needed to check it out. We discovered a treasure hidden right in plain sight! I’m sorry it took us so long to visit. I think this may be my new favorite writing spot.
















I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. What a lovely peek into what’s ahead for you both!!!

    1. Anticipation!

  2. Linda,
    Your dream sounds wonderful:) I’m glad to hear it isn’t that far away and that you can enjoy days like retirement now. I have the plan to learn to can again when we get into our own home. Your work looks great!

    1. I look forward to hearing more about the joys you discover and rediscover once you move into your new home, Terru.

  3. What a beautiful array and display of your works of art that bring you so much joy, Linda! I have to say, you will not be “retiring”, you will be “transitioning” into a new and joyful phase in your life where you will pursue your passions at will. And , as I keep saying, you will love it! WHEEEE 🙂

    1. Kathy, I like the idea of thinking of it as a transition instead of a retirement because I have no intention of retiring to a rocking chair!

  4. Dear Linda, thanks for stopping by my blog and reading about “Blue.”

    And thanks also for these photographs of canning jars that gleam as if they contain jewels. Oh those peaches and beets and pickles are going to taste luscious come winter! And yes, this is what it’s like to be retired! Peace.

  5. what a lovely post–i always love to see people canning- it brings back wonderful memories 🙂

  6. I loved the pictures of your beautiful canning. This morning I wrote memories of canning with my mother, aunties and sisters. Seeing the beautiful produce in jars is such a pleasure and an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing.

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