Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Monday, October 5, 2009

A Happy Monday

Another gorgeous morning for walking. I walked my usual 6 miles around the lake. I thought the tree along the path looked so pretty with the sun shining on it up ahead.

Finished reading another book.
The Cat Who Sniffed Glue
by Lilian Jackson Braun.
Enjoyed this one as well as
all the others in the series so far.
Talked to a long time friend Pam, on the phone yesterday. We had a lot to catch up on and we talked almost an hour.

I met Cheryl and Bonnie for lunch at Ram's Head this afternoon and as always enjoyed the time we spent together.
I just had a salad for lunch and then went ahead and ruined my low calorie lunch by ordering a piece of Boston Cream pie for dessert. Bonnie and Cheryl did have a taste but I ate most of it.
Bonnie makes beautiful things out of glass and made me this soap dish for my downstairs guest bathroom. I love it and the colors are just perfect. Thanks so much Bonnie. :-)
After lunch Bonnie had to leave but Cheryl and I went in to a couple of stores to look around. Then I was off to an appointment, then pizza for supper and then finally back home.

I haven't done any reading or knitting yet today so I'll be doing both later. A little bit of television, a snack, and some blog reading and that will be my evening.
I probably shouldn't have a snack after that Boston Cream Pie but I think I'm going to have a brownie and milk anyway. :-) Maybe I'll walk an extra mile tomorrow.

I hope your Monday was a day with happiness in it.
Karen :-)
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
-Aristotle

9 comments:

  1. I love the soap dish! Sounds like you had a busy day.

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  2. As always, it was great seeing you today. I stayed at Queens Ink for about an hour after you left!

    Do you have a view of the moon from your deck? Hasn't it been amazing?

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  3. Gorgeous day today. I hate having to work this time of year, I just want to be outside. But I am lucky to have that paycheck! :)

    Glad your Monday was happy, Karen. Art

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  4. The glass soap dish is really pretty!

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  5. 6 miles is quite long! and i'm thinking that's only one way??? i'm glad you got reconnected with a friend. take care, ms. karen!

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful day with friends! and that soap dish is AWESOME! LOVE it!

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  7. It sounds like you had a great day. Your new soap dish is so pretty and looks perfect with your paint color.
    I know I would have had to eat the brownie. I would rationalize it by thinking I wouldn't want it to get stale after all the work I put into making it. Also, like your quote says "happiness depends upon ourselves" and it would definitely make me happy to end the day with a brownie and a glass of milk :-)

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  8. The picture of the tree is wonderful -- I love the light. I also like the soap dish you were given. It sounds as if Monday was a great day.

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  9. I love the soap dish. And sounds like you had a wonderful day. I think 6 miles will work off the pie and brownie. Have a great evening.

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