BFF's came late in life. I met my first real best friend a little before high school. we're still best friends.
While I was a young woman, I moved all around So. Cal. I lived in 12 different places and changed my lifestyle, like I changed my pantyhose. I picked up another BFF in my 30's. Again, we are still bests, so now that makes 3, including my husband, Now my bests have husbands, and they are our bests, too.
The reason for this tale? I was out picking plums and realized I'd been picking them for 10 years. 10 years. I've been married to my second husband for 10 years. I've been the happiest I've ever been for the last 11 years since I met him. My friends love him, my mom lives him, I love him. He bought this house before we knew each other, and somehow. picked the best spot in the world for us.
Back to the plums. Last year, was a record plum picking season. I put up 36 jars of preserves. I gave away most to family and friends. I'm on my last jar, so timing is perfect.
So, today, I've picked plums, and later will make some preserves. I will give out too many jars to too many friends and family, and hold onto 1 jar for next spring. That is, if my 60 year old back will let me.
|Today was trash day. |
The trash guys were so surprised when they got bags of plums.
|Last year I made almost 40 jars of preserves. |
I gave away so many and have 1 little jar left for myself. This years crop came just in time!