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, November 8, 2010

My shoes added to the tree

Monday has come around again.  The weekend went much too fast even with that extra hour. :-)  A nice cold sunny morning for walking around the lake.  The wildlife is back, at least I'm seeing it again.  Four deer, three rabbits, cardinals and two hawks of some kind.  I also saw two herons and this one walking in the water let me take a picture before he flew off.
As usual for Monday, I didn't see that many people, but a few of the regulars were about.  A few fishermen were sitting in lawn chairs by the waters edge.  
On Saturday I posted a picture of a pair of shoes in a tree.  Val told me about a website about shoe trees.  Click HERE to read about them.  Today I added my old pair of walking shoes to the tree.  Mine are the ones on the right.
Who knows, maybe we can start a shoe tree too. :-)
I walked 6.7 miles.
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Giving Thanks Day Number 8
Today I am thankful for Warm Sunshine on a cold morning.
Walking in the cold and then coming out of the shade to feel the sunshine on my face is a feeling that is beyond words. 
:-)
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Went driving around in this nice bright sunny day and did a few errands.  One of which was dropping a couple books off at the library.  I was very good and didn't even look for more books.  Just dropped the books in the book drop and turned around and left.

When I made cheesecake last week some of it seeped out of the bottom of the spring form pan unto the bottom of the oven.  Every time since then when I turn on the oven I have clouds of smoke coming out of it.  I have to put the fan on and open all the kitchen windows. I always mean to turn the cleaning cycle of the oven on but then  I forget about it till the next time.   I'm surprised that the smoke detector hasn't gone off.  Well today for lunch I heated up a piece of pizza in the oven and had all the smoke again.  This time right afterwards I turned on the cleaning cycle.  Oh boy what a smell and oh the smoke.  It burned my eyes.  I even saw some flames as the baked on cheesecake cooked off the oven.  The cleaning cycle takes 4 hours and 20 minutes to complete.  I will certainly be glad when it is finished.  After the first hour it started getting a bit better. There are still more than two hours left to go.
I think I am going to invest in a good spring form pan too so this doesn't happen again!!

I haven't done a thing around the house and don't feel like getting starting at this time of the day.  So off I go do my usual late afternoon thing, knitting and reading.

Hope you had a good start to the week.
Happyone :-)
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 
"thank you," 
that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

8 comments:

  1. I always cover the sides and bottom of my springform pan with foil just because of the leaks. I think leaking is pretty common. I'll never forget when I 'cured' my cast iron skillet, or whatever you call that process. I coated it with shortening and baked it for a long time. It made such a horrible smell! Had I known, I would have done it in the summer with all the windows open. Your story of the smoke reminded me of that. It took forever to get rid of the smell.

    I took the day off too. Except unlike you, I didn't have a healthy walk first.

    Happy evening to a happy person.

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  2. I didn't take the day off! I cleaned and did laundry. Maybe tomorrow! It will be interesting to see if anyone else adds shoes to the tree.

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  3. In these parts, shoes are slung up across an overhead electric wire or cable as a message to druggies that a supplier is nearby.

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  4. How did you do that with your shoes???? Neat!

    I have stuff in the bottom of my oven, too, and I keep forgetting to clean it. I need to do it by Thanksgiving. That smell is awful, isn't it? My smoke alarm has gone off a couple of times because I was cleaning the oven!

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  5. WOW! i like the show idea... that sounds so great...

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  6. "I haven't done a thing around the house and don't feel like getting starting at this time of the day. So off I go do my usual late afternoon thing, knitting and reading."

    I applaud your attitude, my Dear! I join you in this attitude, many days! ,-)

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  7. Kathy - I just tied the two shoes together and flung them up there. It did take me about 5 tries before they actually stayed up!

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  8. What an interesting idea - the shoes and the tree. I am eager to hear if others join in.

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