I realize it’s been quite silent around here lately. The middle chunk of my book was due yesterday and so for the last couple of weeks, I’ve done nothing but work (recipe testing, writing and day job), eat and sleep. Yesterday, after I cut and pasted everything together and hit send, I stood up, stretched and walked to Trader Joe’s.
It was around 5 pm and all the others on the street were heading home from work. A block away from home, I noticed that I was getting funny looks from people and realized that I had been grinning at everyone who passed me. As I gathered my groceries, I also selected the daffodils you see above. To my mind, they are one of the most joyous and celebratory of flowers, perfect for a girl who has just met a deadline.
I still have one more big push of writing to accomplish before the draft is done. However, for the next 48 hours or so, I’m just going to enjoy my daffodils and the fact that so much of it is already written.
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If you’re in the Philadelphia area, you might be interested in the fact that I’m teaching a Vanilla Rhubarb Jam class this Saturday at Indy Hall (20 N. 3rd Street, Old City). There are still four available spots, so please do shoot me an email if you’d like to sign up. The class is from 11-12:30 and will include the basics of boiling water bath canning, a chance to make and taste a delicious jam, and the opportunity to pick my brain for the bulk of that time.
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Now, what delicious jar-based things have you been eating lately?