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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Friday, October 17, 2008

Food, books and glass

Back to a more normal temperature of 50 degrees this morning on my walk. I ran into Nola and walked with her the last mile and a half of my walk.

Last night Ken finished his mirror project in his mosaic glass class. Here is a picture of it. I think it looks really cool. I like the matching tile that goes with it and he is going to make another small one to complete the set. I love the colors.

First thing this morning I made some chili and put it in the slow cooker to cook all day long. My parents are coming over tomorrow for a visit and the chili is for lunch. I have been making this chili for about 33 years. It's a recipe that I got from a friend Sue who was my neighbor when we lived on the base in Scotland. Every time I make it I think of her. We still keep in touch every once in a while. Her chili is the best I've eaten.

The rest of the day I got my house cleaning done in between reading blogs.

When Ken came home from work we went to check out the work that was done on the town house for the day. They started getting the floor reading for pouring the concrete.
This is the back.
In the front they put the window well in and painted the concrete with tar.
We are still watching episodes of Veronica Mars (which I really like) and Six Feet Under most evenings. Six Feet Under I think is so depressing. No one is happy in this show!!! Tonight is a Veronica night. I will do some more knitting on the Ripple Afghan that I'm making for my friend Nola.

I haven't had ice cream in a few days. Last night I had a big York Peppermint Patty. Those things are soooo good! Only trouble is they don't last long. A couple of days ago one of my neighbors stopped by and gave me some cinnamon squares that she baked and I've been eating them too. I'm going to have one of them tonight and a couple of chocolate chips cookies.

I finished reading Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith.
It is the second book and takes up right where 44 Scotland Street left off. The books are about the people living in an apartment building in Edinburgh, Scotland. I like these books a LOT and my favorite character is 6 year old Bertie, a gifted little boy. Great characters in these books. I feel like I know them all.

It's a couple of minutes before 8:00 and just about goodie time so off I go.
I hope you had a Happy Friday!!


  1. Your chili recipe is a lot like mine. I also put celery in mine because I find that it reduces any kind of heartburn you may get from the chili powder. Not too many recipes call for the celery and they don't know what they are missing, do they? Its yummy! I am also making chili today. This is the weather for it. Yum Yum.

  2. WOW! It looks like they are really making progress on your house!!

  3. interesting blog! I'm amazed about your walking...you make me embarrassed to say i only go about 15 or 20 minutes!

  4. Wow, it looks like they are going to "town" on your town house. Must be getting exciting for you. I love York patties too especially with a cold glass of milk.

  5. I made chili too! Yummy. I read the comment about the celery. I'll have to try that next time I make some.


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