Saturday, April 09, 2016

Some days are diamonds

John Denver said it best with the song, Some Days Are Diamonds, Some Days Are Stone. Today was definitely a diamond.

It was our buddy Fred's 57th birthday. When we called him earlier in the week to ask if he was doing anything special for his birthday, he said no. So obviously we invited him over today to celebrate.

The day was another beautiful spring day. It's like the spring days I remember as a kid where the wind is chilly but the sun is warm.

Jilda and I headed out just before lunch to buy the fixings for dinner this evening. We passed this pond and I swerved to the side of the road to snap a picture.

When our guests arrived, we fired up the grill and burned steaks while Jilda whipped up Black Forrest Trifle for dessert.

We had Celtic music on the stereo as we broke bread togeather. We sat for a long while talking, remembering, and laughing.

Before dark, we walked down the barn looking for a place to do some music videos in the future.

Tonight, as we cleaned the kitchen and got ready to wind down, I looked to Jilda and said, today was a diamond.

Visit Jilda's blog to see the group picture.
Caillou kept his eyes on the steaks.


  1. Still a little cold up north, but I fell Diamond Days a comin.

  2. Sounded Like a really great evening of fun and no worries. Keep the good times up and make a lot of diamond days.

  3. I love this John Denver song, too...well, I love almost ALL John Denver songs! It was a sad day when he left us. Thanks for sharing about your diamond day. Your dog is beautiful. :)

  4. It does sound like a diamond. One DIAMOND wipes out a pile of rocks. I know Fred had a great 57th. YOu guys are diamonds yourownselves! ;-)

  5. I meant to say, love both pictures especially Caillou.

  6. Hey, sounds like a good song to sing the next time you all play!
    Jilda's dessert sounds really good! But a steak on a grill made his birthday I bet!

  7. Anonymous11:56 PM

    I think the reason you have so many close friends is because you two are such good friends to THEM!!

  8. Breaking bread together with friends. Priceless. So nice to see your wonderful spring day! Here our diamonds are in still in the form of snow.

  9. I think you two make an ordinary day into diamond days. Happy belated birthday to your good friend.

  10. I love those diamond days... it's usually just hanging with good friends and talking, they are the best xox

  11. Sounds like a marvelous day. Glad you enjoyed it.

  12. I like to go through my huge pile of diamonds. It is fun reliving all those wonderful times.

  13. Yes, truly a diamond! A great day!

  14. Sounds like a diamond day which is always better then a lump of coal day, just saying

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