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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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Almost done!!!

27 degrees, no wind, and once the sun rose it was a mix of sun and clouds.
Walked to the end of my road and turned right and walked up the hill.
Turned around just up ahead at the house on the bend.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photo but it was the only
one I took while walking this morning,
Walked back down past my street and went to the main
road and headed up to town.
Walked to the parking lot at the church where I turned around
and walked home.

I must have seen 30 deer this morning all over the place.
Lots of Robins too and one little rabbit.

Walked 6 miles.
🌤     🌤
 Yes, another morning of painting.
BUT one or two more days and we will be DONE!!!

For lunch we drove down the road and went to Burger King
and had spicy chicken sandwiches.
Then back to the old house.
I cleared out the outside entry way down to the basement.
Lots of old wet leaves there.

Then helped Ken load up the back of the pickup truck with stuff
out of the shed out back.
He is taking it all up to the 'sale' that he goes to with his friend Edd.
It is an auction and they take anything to auction off.
 He will take it all up the auction place tomorrow and then on
Friday it will get auctioned off.

Once we got back home,
Ken went outside and moved some more dirt around with his tractor.

I stayed inside and got some inside stuff done.

Left for church early this evening and had a spaghetti supper
there before the church service.
The teens are trying to earn some money for summer camp
and this is one of their fund raisers.
No set amount, everyone just pays what the want too.

Home now and when I get down here will watch a NYPD Blue
episode.  Netflix only has through season 5 and this is the last disc.
 Wish they had the rest of the seasons.

That's it for today.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  ❤️

From yesterdays comments it sounds like most of you are like me and not that impressed with mashed cauliflower!!
I DO like cauliflower just not mashed!!
A couple of you mentioned pizza crust made out of cauliflower.  That I won't even try,
after all Ken is Italian!!! 😊

Comment Replies:
Rose - Yes, I like the British mysteries also. Have watched New Tricks and we are watching Foyle's War now from Netflix. I enjoy the British shows and their shows are among my favorites.

NanaDiane - It is a 2 mile walk to town, so I like to walk there, then 2 miles around town, and then back home for the last 2 miles.

John - We don't have cable or satellite TV.  We stream Netflix, get the DVD's and own some of our favorite series and are quite happy just watching that.  

Vee - The same was said about my painter grandfather!

Kev - Ken was in the Navy and we lived in Scotland for 4 years (1973 - 1977).
Lived in Kinaird Castle in the laundry room flat.  That was in Brechin.
Then we lived in Montrose and then moved on the base which was in Edzell.
Loved it there!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mashed Cauliflower vs Mashed Potatoes

It was 21 degrees when I left the house this morning.
No wind and when the sun finally rose there was a mix
of sun and clouds as I walked.

Don't usually see any cars along the road until I get to
the main road except for the first school bus I see,
# 46 and he always waves to me.
Walked to town again and went around the lower cemetery.
Next over to the post office to mail off a Netflix (Foyle's War)
then through town and back home again.

Strange not to see any deer but did see a couple of woodpeckers
and the geese down by the pond.

I'm coming around the last bend in the road up the hill
here and just about home.
That's my driveway up there on the left.
Walked 6 miles
⛅️     ⛅️
If you were wondering if we spent another morning painting,
yes we did.
One thing about doing a big job like this, you appreciate the painters
of the world.  You might think painters charge a lot of money for doing a job
but once you do the job yourself you realized they deserve every
penny they get!!
By the way my grandfather (dad's dad) was a painter.
I guess I didn't inherit the painting gene!!

Back at home in the afternoon Ken was outside and burned some things
up in the burn barrel.

I had to stay inside and get some things done in the house.
Was nice to get to spend some time reading too.

For supper we had ham, carrots and instead of mashed potatoes
I made mashed cauliflower.  I had heard that it tasted just like
mashed potatoes and wanted to check it out.

Cooked the cauliflower till it was fork tender.
Then mashed them with 3 Tablespoons butter,
3 Tablespoons sour cream,
a clove of garlic, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
 Added a little salt and pepper.

We didn't care for them and I won't make them again.
I'd much prefer real mashed potatoes.

Well, that's it for today.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  ❤️
Comment Replies:
Sandi - The first episode of Last of the Summer Wine which is a British comedy was made in 1973 and ended in 2010. I believe this was the longest running comedy series of all time.  We first watched it when we lived in Scotland in the 70's.  It is on PBS but we don't have television anymore.

Victor - Oh yes, we like the British shows.  Some favorites are:
As Time Goes By
The Vicar of Dibley
Faulty Towers
Upstairs Downstairs
Keeping up Appearances
just to name a few!! 😊

Monday, March 18, 2019

Surprise in the mail

It's a bit lighter each morning and I left at 6:55 this morning.
Still kind of dark then but not too dark to walk.
It was 24 degrees F and snowing.
At first it was just a few flurries and then it started coming down
pretty fast.  It was a very light snow with big flakes.

Walked to town and around both cemeteries.
This is the pond down by the Drane house.
This barn is down there too.
The horses are out today.  They are in the back behind fence.
The one I call Star looked up at me when I called to her.
I miss them being able to come up to the fence where I could pet them.
I saw a Red Winged Black bird and a bunch of Robins.
Quite a few geese around down by the down pond too.

On the way back home the snow stopped and some small patches of
blue sky were starting to show.
Took this picture looking into the sun about a mile from home a little after 8:00.
 Walked 6 miles
🌨     🌥
By lunch time it was up to 34 degrees F and all the snow was gone.

More painting today but I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Kitchen, den, dining, living, 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, foyer, and
hall are all DONE.
We are now working on the basement.
There is another bedroom down there,
two hallways, and three other rooms.
A bathroom too but we aren't painting that.
One room is done and the two hallways and one of the rooms has the first coat.

I think by the end of next week we should be finished and then the first
of April should have it back on the market.

A surprise came in the mail for me today. 😃
Ken bought me ALL SEASONS of Last of the Summer Wine.
We have been watching some on Netflix but they only have a few.
 It is so nice to have them all and I can watch an episode whenever
I want too.  What a guy!!! 😃❤️
 Went to Brenda's for half price pizza this evening.
On the way home we stopped at the Shop and Save and
picked up some milk and Klondikes which were on sale.
There are a lot of different kinds to choose from.
One kind we got to try was with vanilla ice cream and the chocolate
coating was crunchy like a Nestles crunch bar.
Looking forward to having one of them this evening.

That's it for today.

 A happy day to you.
happyone  ❤️