I walked around the lake. The bird music was back and I saw a more than usual number of Cardinals - always so pretty. A couple of rabbits were out eating grass along the path.
Only a few people were out around the lake. I saw two women who I often see out walking together and they speak Spanish but say good morning to me in English when I see them. This morning I answered back Buenos Dias. One of them started speaking Spanish to me and I laughed and told her that was the only Spanish I knew and that I wished I could speak it. She told me tomorrow I should say back Come estas. I knew what that meant and said back muy bien gracias. She laughed and said see you know more than you think. I then told her I admire people who can speak two languages. She smiled and said Thank You.
I also ran into the people with the dog again. I stopped and told them I looked up the breed Rhodesian Ridgeback and thought it was an interesting dog. I mean there aren't many dogs that can hunt lions. I learned his name was Harley and he was quite a nice dog now that I've met him. Funny I know the dogs name but not his owners.
It was a great walk today and nice to meet and talk to some nice people along the way.
I walked a little bit around the neighborhood too and ended up walking 7.1 miles.
The raisin bread that I made yesterday turned out scrumptious and I did end up having two pieces of it for my snack last night. When it was first done I had the tiniest little piece from the end. I had two pieces again toasted for breakfast this morning. That is two bread recipes I've made from the book and have lots more to try. But first I need to go out and buy some more bread flour.
This morning I baked chocolate chip cookies to bring with me tomorrow morning when I go to the hair salon. It's time again for Cheryl to give my hair a trim and dye.
I didn't eat any cookies, but I did eat some cookie dough. That is just too hard to resist. I kept some cookies for Ken and I too and put them in the freezer.
Linda, who has been in the old pictures with me, and I are cousins on my mothers side. Our mothers are sisters. They were not only sisters but friends as well. Linda has a sister Patty and the three of us kids spent many many hours together with our moms and grandmother too. I remember much laughter and good times. This picture is of our moms together on my moms wedding day with her sister as matron of honor. I think both my Aunt Jean and mother Ida are beautiful.
I feel so sad that my mom now 80 years old and Aunt Jean a few years older have not spoken to each other in 45 years.
I am glad though that Linda and I keep in touch. We are family and share many happy memories.
This picture is of us three kids, Patty, Me, Linda. It must have been my birthday since I have a present in front of me.HERE.
Another day at home for me. It's a good thing I'm a homebody or I might be getting tired of being home so much this week. I'm looking forward to going out to eat tonight and enjoying the weekend.
Hope your Friday is a good one and you find happiness along your way today.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
What you need to know about the past
is that no matter what has happened,
it has all worked tegether to bring you to this very moment.
And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new.
~ Author Unknown