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

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rain, Bowling, Coloring

Took this picture a few days ago when we still had snow and it was sunny.
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A warm 38 degrees and rain rain rain this morning on my walk.
 First walked to the post office and to drop a letter down the mail slot.
Then just walked all over town.
No special route again just every which way I felt like going at the time.
No one else about again either.
I stopped here for just a bit to just look at the pond and listen 
to the rain on my umbrella.
It is one of my favorite sounds.
Walked 6.2 miles
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A good day to spend inside the bowling alley having fun with friends.
Bettye hit a new record with her score of 124.
๐Ÿ† Good Job Bettye.๐ŸŽณ 

Do you like to color?
I've always liked to color.  It was one of my favorite things to do with
my kids and grandkids when they were little.
Nice now that they have adult books to color.
Here's my latest picture.
 A smile from me to you. ๐Ÿ˜Š
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

Ken said he liked my Karen's Kitchen blog because
it is like a menu and now he can go there and pick something for dinner.
I know I've posted this quote before but it is one of my favorites.

"If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word
you said about people and collect 5 cents for every unkind word,
would be you be rich or poor?"
Author unknown,
quoted by Jacob M Braude

Comment Replies:
Robin - Not a chicken at the barn door.  A fake hawk.  Maybe to keep birds from going up in the loft?


  1. Glad you had a great walk listening to the rain on your umbrella!
    That is pretty colouring too!

  2. Krispy Kreme turned their calendar into an adult coloring book. I'm still trying to finish Jan

  3. I like your colored picture. I've always enjoyed coloring too and loved coloring books. One day soon I'm going to buy myself one of those new adult coloring books.The pictures in them are really pretty.

  4. Me again. I like your "Karen's Kitchen" blog. The recipes look good and are easy to follow.

  5. That's cute that Ken likes to go to the kitchen blog and choose dishes he likes!

  6. You packed a lot into your day...you always amaze me! I love to color too and need to get my books out and color just for FUN! Sweet hugs, Diane

  7. I love your coloring picture. I haven't done much adult coloring, but loved it as a child. My oldest daughter has been getting into it - she find it very therapeutic and I sent her an adult coloring book and nice set of colored pencils for Christmas. Hope the rest of your week goes well. :-)

  8. Wow! Green grass.Our grass is buried under several feet of snow and it sounds like another storm is on it's way.The sound of rain is so relaxing.

  9. Hello, pretty scenic shots. I love the view of the pond. Your coloring page is pretty. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  10. Hi Karen, thanks for answering my question. I wondered how a chicken would be up there!.
    It looks like we have about the same snow. We had a rainy, mild day yesterday too. It was a good day to stay in. I caught up on my baking.
    I haven't done any colouring since my nanny days. I am afraid I am not very good at it! Yours is beautiful.

  11. Very pretty picture you have colored. I loved coloring as a kid, but haven't picked up on the adult version. I do often see the coloring books in stores.
    Love your first photo today. Very pretty with the blue skies and snow covered ground.
    I'm off to check out your cooking blog now.

  12. The first picture is just great! My spouse is into the adult coloring books and says there is no doubt in her mind that it is a great way to relax. That is a neat photo of your coloring book. Hope your week is going well!

  13. I didn't know about your kitchen blog. Nicely done!

  14. Happy New Year Karen! I've just started coloring too! What a great stress reliever it is! Your picture is absolutely gorgeous!

  15. Here we have also nice books for adults. I love coloring!

  16. That first photo is lovely.

    There is something good about rain pitter-pattering on an umbrella or against a window pane.

    All the best Jan


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