Saturday, December 10, 2016

Finished scarf

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Got a late start walking this morning at 7:40.
The temperature was 18 degrees with snow showers and a bit windy
but as windy as yesterday.

Went to the post office first and mailed off my Christmas cards
and then walked around town.
Made my way to both cemeteries and around the ball park loop too.
Stayed off the main roads for the most part because
snow plows were moving along plowing and putting down gravel
and I didn't want to get in the way.

Didn't see any people about but someone was walking earlier
because I saw two sets of footprints.   
One of them I noticed was wearing ice grippers.
Also saw tracks of birds, deer, rabbits, and a chipmunk.

For about a half hour the snow stopped and I saw blue sky.
Then the sky filled with clouds again it it started snowing.

Walked 6 miles
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Puttered around home today. 

Finished knitting my Mom's scarf.  It is so soft I think I'm going to 
knit one for myself too, but mine will be not as wide and longer.
I thought my Mom would like the shorter one.




Did some more baking, another batch of Chocolate Chippers.
Got some laundry done.
Now that I can't hang my laundry outside I have been hanging
them inside down in the basement.
We have the other pellet stove going down there so it is warm
and dries the clothes nicely.

Found time for a little reading and we have started Puzzle #5.
Another 500 piece one.  Puzzles 3 and 4 and now 5 have all been from one box
with a bunch of different ones in it, all in separate plastic bags.
I think there are 10 of them.

Seems like a good day to make pizza so I have the bread machine 
making the dough now and we'll have that for supper.

A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

 "I will honor Christmas in my heart,
and try ti keep it all the year long."
~ Charles Dickens
Comment replies:
Melanie - We take the puzzles apart and put them back in the box for next time. : )
I've saved two puzzles and they hang on the wall.  A cow scene one and one of birds sitting on a fence.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Puzzle #4

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 This mornings walk was a windy, snowy one and 18 degrees 
but I stayed warm in all my layers!!  
It was cold so the snow is very light and the wind just blows it
all around.  It snowed all day and we just have a few inches.

Walked on the roads behind my house and around town,
and around both cemeteries.

No Kathy today but I did see another man all bundled up
and out walking too.

Walked 6.2 miles
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I baked Pumpkin Bread today.  6 little loaves and they will be
given away as little Christmas gifts to people around town.

Wrote out more Christmas cards and I am happy to say that I finished them.
Just have to get to the post office to mail them.

Finished puzzle number 4 and so far this one is my favorite.
It was another 500 piece one.
 I made us some Baked Ziti for supper this evening.

Tonight I'll read for a while,
then watch Netflix and have my ice cream snack,
then knit on my Mom's scarf.
 A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

"The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread
and coming out with only a loaf of bread
are three billion to one."
~ Erma Bombeck

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A good day

Good Morning 😊

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Out the door at 6:30 and started my walk on the roads behind my house.
28 degrees and cloudy.  Saw the sun rise before it went back behind the clouds.
 Continued walking over to the industrial park and walked a couple miles there.
 Then back passed my house and through town.
Around both cemeteries and then back home.

Kathy and I stopped for a chat again as we usually do now.
 Nice to see her out there walking most days.
She has been seeing 'the dog' but with the owners.

 I've been saying good morning to a few people who are sitting out
on their front porch early in the morning lately.
They must really like their morning cigarette to sit out
there in the cold to smoke it.

I'm thankful for these morning walks. 😊
Walked 6.2 miles
Found a penny
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Kenny went up to Happy Trails today and I stayed home.
Baked a batch of Chocolate Chippers.  This batch is for the Library
and everyone at Brenda's where we get those great pizzas
so I didn't eat any of these.  

I bought some nice soft yarn yesterday and decided to knit my mom 
a nice soft scarf out of it and started knitting it last night.
The yard is thicker than I usually use but not quite bulky.
Wish you could feel it, it is so very soft.
Hopefully I'll get it done this weekend because I want to mail her
Christmas package Monday or Tuesday.  
Part of the next batch of cookies will go to her too.
Got a little more house cleaning done today and then in the afternoon 
I started writing out my Christmas cards.
Only did a few but I did make a start.

Off now do get some food shopping done and then a bite to
eat out somewhere.

A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

"Whether we are filled with joy or grief,
our angels are close to us,
speaking to our hearts of God's love."
~ Eileen Elias

Comment replies:
Vee - My Nativity is holding up very well, no chips at all.  My wise men have not started traveling yet either.  : )  Just Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the donkey and sheep.

Debby - If you click on WALK under the header all your questions about my walk will be answered.