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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Friday, August 13, 2010

A Walk, Books, and Tea Cookies.

Sunrise 6:18
Sunset 8:05
Friday has rolled around once again.  It rained last night again but by morning it had stopped so I didn't have to walk in the rain though it was cloudy.  It was good to see the little stream I walk along on the way to the lake full and muddy.  It had been getting pretty low.  Not so many people around the lake today, but I did stop and talk to a walker friend who asked me about my pedometer. I don't know her name, but her dog's name is Bosco.  Bosco and I share the same birthday! :-)  Those little bunnies were out again and I saw a gray bird with long legs standing at the edge of the water.  When I went to get a closer look he flew off.  It was a pretty big bird with a long beak, though much smaller than a heron.  I tried looking it up in my bird book but couldn't find it. 
There is a fisherman who I see almost every morning down by the edge of the lake at the wide end.  I should say I smell him first as he is always smoking a big old cigar!!  I saw him catch a fish today.
I haven't found many lucky pennies lately, but today I found a lucky dime.  
I walked 6.4 miles.
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I finished reading another book yesterday.  The Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher which I thought was very good.  Selina has grown up thinking her dad is dead.  She discovers something that leads her to believe he isn't dead after all and goes off to a little Spanish island to find him.  She is a delightful character and the book has a great ending!

Now that I had three books to return to the library I went there this morning and returned them and picked up the two books that were on hold for me.  One of which is the new Janet Evanovitch book, Sizzling Sixteen.

I decided to make some cookies this afternoon.  I always make chocolate chip and wanted to make something different, so I looked in my cookbook and came up with Lemon Tea Cookies.  
 I had to eat one to see how they turned out and they are quite tasty.  Of course not as good as chocolate chippers but nice for a change.  I'll have a few more tonight for my snack.

I watched Last of the Summer Wine (British Comedy) on MPT while I ate my lunch and it was a very sad episode today.  Comp, the scruffy guy of the three died.  I had never seen this episode before and it was really sad. :-( Yes, it made me cry.

Tonight for supper we are going to eat the leftover meatloaf I made for supper earlier in the week.  Today we will have it cold on some nice rolls.  It's very good this way too and I don't have to cook!  We will also have some potato salad along with it.

Now I'm going to go and start that new book.
A Happy Friday to you all.
Happyone :-)
Sometimes, perhaps, we are allowed to get lost 
that we may find the right person to ask directions of. 
~Robert Brault

7 comments:

  1. I'm in denial so must wear my blinders not to see that the days are getting shorter and shorter. :D

    Those cookies are so perfect looking. A change is always nice and will make you appreciate your chocolate chips even more the next time you make them.

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  2. I'm in the process of cookie baking too. Just put them in the oven and sat down to do some blog reading and see that I'm not the only one baking today :). Yours look very good.
    I have read several of Rosamunde Pilcher's books, but must have missed that one.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  3. Saw that episode of LOTSW. It was sad. Saw a show where the cast of the show talked about that loss, too.

    I LOVE COOKIES!!

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  4. Please may I also ask about your pedometer? Details please. If anyone can advise on the best pedometer, it is you! Please and thank you.

    Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, a different way! Yessss! See, I can't eat regular cookies [glucose intolerance]. Nor can I eat Chocolate Chips, for many reasons, one being Sat/Fat.

    But! "Betty Crocker" makes some gluten free dessert mixes, and the Ch. Chip cooky one, is yummy. But I remove the Ch. Chips, and substitue oil for the butter. And they are still yummy! But it would be nice to have some sort of a plan, to pep them up a bit. Lemon! Thank you.

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  5. The cookies look very delicious. I'm glad you didn't have to walk in the rain, but I sure wish you could send some down this way.

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  6. Aunt Amelia - My pedometer is a Freestyle Pro Pacer. I bought it quite a few years ago on line. You can probably google it to see where you can buy it now. It also counts steps, tells you how many calories are burned, its a stop watch and a clock. It is small and clips on the waist band of your pants. I love it and find it very accurate.

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  7. The cookies look delicious and I'm glad you posted about the new book. I love her books!

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