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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Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Yarn and Shampoo

This morning was even colder with a temperature of 28 but it quickly warmed up and I had to take off a couple of layers by the time I got home from walking. Lots of sunshine and no wind - Spring must finally be here. :-)

I went out this morning and made a stop at Walmart to get a couple more cones of yarn for the afghan I'm working on. The blue/off white they had - the off-white they didn't have which is the color I have the least of. I picked up this color called peppercorn ombre while I was there too.
Don't know what I'll be making with it but liked the color. There is an unbelievable amount of yarn on one of these cones of 690 yards and all for $6.97!
After supper Ken and I went out to another Walmart and they had the off white cone of yarn there, so now I'm all set with enough yarn. We also stopped at Weis and picked up some more ice cream. We got 4 because they were on sale - 2 for $5.

I stopped in at the old house again and picked up the mail. I really should have stayed and finished painting the bathroom but I just didn't feel like it. One day next week I'm going to have to go over for the day and do yard work - mowing and weeding. I don't think it's going to be much fun anymore!
We will probably be putting the house up for sale at the beginning of the summer.

I had brought along Nola's afghan and stopped by her house to give it to her, but she wasn't home. I tried calling first but the number I had for her was wrong. I'll just have to stop by another day. I was going to leave it on her porch with a note but then thought maybe she went away for Easter. I'll just stop by another time.

I tried a new kind of shampoo this evening by Pantene called Silver Impressions. I like it but was surprised by the color. The shampoo is a very dark purple and the conditioner is a lighter purple. I kept thinking my hair was going to turn purple. :-)

I'm off in a few minutes to watch an episode of Touch of Frost, have some of that ice cream and knit. Later I'll be back to read some blogs and then read more of my book until it's time for bed.

I hope your Thursday was sunny and happy.
Happyone :-)


  1. I have a little tip for you with the silver shampoo. If you mix it half and half with a clear or white shampoo, you'll risk far less chance of having your hair turn blue or some awful other shade. I have to do this for my beloved's hair. It's what the hairdresser suggested.

    Good heavens! It certainly was cold there at 28°...seems as if something should be warming up.

    I don't blame you for not feeling like painting or cleaning or tidying up at the old place. You must be so ready to have it sold.

  2. Glad to hear that you had a sunny day despite starting out on the chilly side. We had a perfect day here today. Sunny and upper 60s. I took 2 walks today and thought of you. I am always inspired to read about your walks and I try to go walking at least a couple of times a week. I haven't gotten disciplined enough to go every day yet, however.

  3. You will be glad when the old house is sold I'm sure, we looked after my parents-in-laws house for about a year before it was sold and it became such a chore that it was a relief when it was sold.
    Looking forward to seeing what you create with that yarn.

  4. I'm glad you don't have purple hair!

  5. My hair situation is different. I keep thinking that my shampoo is going to take my purple out! :)

    I like that yarn, looking forward to what you make with it/how it knits up.

  6. I like the way you end your days. It sounds just perfect.


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