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, August 6, 2012

One Strawberry

Quite hot and humid out there this morning.  The temperature was 75 and the humidity was somewhere in the 90's and as you can imagine I was soaked by the time I got home.  Still it is great to be able to be out early in the morning and walking AND I do come home to a nice cool air conditioned house and a nice big glass of cold water : ) .
It had rained last night and looked like it would again but it never did while I was walking, though it would have been welcomed.
I walked around the lake and there were quite a few other people there as well.  Saw a few deer, the usual rabbits and that is about it.
My friend Lin is back in town and she called so we talked and walked 'together' for about 2 miles.
I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:13
Sunset 8:13
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A while ago I mentioned that a coworker of Ken's brought in some strawberry plants and gave them away.  We got three plants and I planted them in a pot on the deck.  One plant died right away, one looked as if it was about to die and one looked so so.  Well I am happy to say that the two plants have survived and one plant produced one strawberry which I picked and ate yesterday.  I shared it with Ken.  It was only one and we only had a taste but what a taste it was.  So sweet, it was like candy. : )  Of course it deserved a picture. 
The first strawberry.
Ken holds it in the palm of his hand.
Maybe next year there will be lots of strawberries for us.

This morning I made a three bean salad which will be part of supper tonight and also made a loaf of bread.  It smelled so good that when it was done I cut two pieces and had them for lunch with butter and raspberry jam on them.  Yummy!
The rest of the afternoon I'll be doing a little cleaning, ironing and then reading some more of my book.

Hope you're having a great Monday.
Happyone
We have a choice every day regarding
the attitude we will embrace for that day.
~ Charles Swindoll

7 comments:

  1. Oh this made me laugh because my daughter gave me a blueberry bush last summer. I planted it and it survived. Just two days ago, I ate the one and only little blueberry on it. It was a tasty little blueberry and I did NOT share. Ha!

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  2. That was really nice of you to share the lone strawberry. I do hope the plants give you lots more next year.

    Your lunch looks so good, homemade bread and jam. Yumm!

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  3. It sounds like you have had a super day!

    We had some rain overnight, as well as a little shower this morning.

    Laundry has kept me busy today, too.

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  4. Oh what a sweet little strawberry :)
    LOVE that quote you chose too!!

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  5. I think it's kind of perfect that there was just one, to share. And that it was perfect.

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  6. Nothing tastier than freshly baked bread, butter and jam - (except for your lovely strawberry which looked just perfect)

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