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

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

A few notes from today

Pretty quiet day around the house.
After my morning walk which was my usual 6 miles, I made pancakes for my breakfast.

I have had this paint by number sitting around for quite a while and decided finally to paint it. I didn't actually get around to starting the painting today - I'll start it tomorrow. I haven't done one of these in years and thought it might be fun. If it comes out okay I'll hang it my bedroom where I have started a bird house theme.

I sat outside on the deck until it was getting dark and finished reading another book called The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich. It was a lighthearted, funny (silly) love story. A very quick read.

Part 2 of Sense and Sensibility was on MPT tonight and I watched that while I had one of the Black and Whites again for my snack. There was an actress in S and S that I knew from some other show and for the longest time I couldn't place her. I kept seeing her much younger and then it came to me - she was Rose from Upstairs Downstairs!

Just about bed time, so I guess I'll read a bit more more I go to sleep.
Happyone :-)
Its not what we say that counts,
Its what we do.

9 comments:

  1. Your painting kit looks fun! You are inspriring me to try some new creative things....maybe I'll try one of these this winter :)

    You are inspiration Karen! And I'm very happy to have you as a blogging buddy!

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  2. I love the idea of a birdhouse theme. What a pretty picture of your walk. I'm only walking a half hour in the mornings, just enough to get me out of bed and stretched out, but it feels good. I had a black and white for a snack last night too! Yumm.

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  3. Anyday that starts with a six mile walk and then pancakes with strawberries is going to be a red-letter day in my book, HappyOne! Art

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  4. Breakfast looks yummy. The painting kit looks like fun and a very cute picture.

    Love the quote today ~ so true!!

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  5. I don't know what looks more beautiful: the painting or the pancakes! I'm going to go with the pancakes. :)

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  6. Those pancakes and strawberries (and whipped cream - oh my!) look wonderful.

    I like your birdhouse painting kit. That looks like it would be fun.

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  7. I've just discovered Janet Evanovich and I'm really enjoying her books. Such funny characters!

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  8. You cna those delicious-looking pancakes for me any morning you like!
    I did a paint-by-number painting many years ago. I think my parents still have it hanging in the den at their house.

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  9. Paint by number...that brings back many fun memories. How fun to do one again!

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