Well, yes, it’s the day before the actual b-day but we’re celebrating today. Sunday works well for everyone to get together. I have all my kiddos home except my London boy and his sweet wife. We’ll see them in May when we head across the pond.
I’m resting after leading worship this morning in church. The crew is running around making a nice supper – I’m not allowed to lift a finger although I just had to give my opinion on the angel food cake (No, you can’t try to take it out of the pan right after you take it out of the oven – it has to hang upside down on a pop bottle for an hour or so… don’t worry it will still taste great 🙂
We’re having a barbeque (despite the snow… there are rumours of 10 degrees and rain coming this week – that’s 50 degrees for those south of the border)
Tenderloin steak, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots and peas – as well as a seafood bubbly bake (scallops, lobster and haddock in a creamy sauce) – an early b-day present from sweet friends at church. Then angel food cake, strawberries and ice-cream for dessert.
Best of all – family. We’ll sing – because it’s MY birthday and that’s what I like most of all. Oh you should hear their harmonies … it’s so sweet it would make you cry.
Two years ago, on my birthday, I asked all my bloggy friends to share their favourite children’s books – it was such a fun post – and I had so many answers.
This year, if you would be so kind, (and because I KNOW you want help me celebrate the day of my birth!),
tell me the titles of books that you would read at least twice and maybe even more – in other words your “Happy Returns” – the fiction books that are your old friends – the ones that make you smile, laugh, cry or just feel contented.
It could be a children’s book or a classic or a recently published novel.
I have so many books that I enjoy re-reading – I get more out of the second, third and fourth read. Here are a few of my recent re-reads.…
- The Annotated Anne of Green Gables – so many notes and interesting quotes about PEI, the time period and LM’s life.
- Elizabeth Goudge’s The Eliots of Dameroshay – I love this trilogy. Her characters feel real to me. I think I could recognize them walking down the street.
- The Wind in the Willows – Ratty, Mole and Toad make me laugh!
- Mrs. Mike – a sweet romance with the adventure of living in the far north.
- The Melendy family – a lovely childhood series set during the WW2.
- Betsy-Tacy – one of the sweetest scenes in this book is when Tacy’s little baby sister dies and 6 year old Betsy climbs up the tree to sit with her and comfort her.
- Here’s a gem that I’ll leave you with – I wonder if any of you have ever read it?? Larkrise to Candleford – a lovely story that I have read many times!
Favourite books – yes I do talk about them a lot. Reading happens to be one of my favourite topics.
It’s my birthday