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, August 20, 2009

Rita's Again!!

Another hot and humid morning walk and it just got hotter as the day wore on. Stayed around home during the day and did my usual stuff.

Cheryl called and asked if I wanted to meet her for supper so we met up in a strip mall down the road. We ate at a new place that just opened up. It was around the side and pretty hard to find. It was just a small place where you ordered food at the counter. We had chicken, beans on rice and I had fries and Cheryl tried a new thing that I never heard of called Yuca ( pronounced with a long u) which looked and tasted like french fries. It was VERY WARM in the place without air conditioning on this hot day. The food was good but I wonder how long they will stay in business!

We then walked around in the new Ollies - a big discount store - but didn't buy anything.
Cheryl's daughter works in a Rita's that is in this same strip mall so we went there for dessert. I know, I know, I just had Rita's on Tuesday. :-) I had my usual chocolate custard but I tried a flavor of ice that I've never had before called cotton candy. And it really did taste like cotton candy!! Next time I might try it with vanilla.

While we were walking, guess what I found in the parking lot? A dry wall screw!!

Speaking of dry wall screws in the road, I haven't found any screws or nails around my townhouse for the last couple of days. The town houses at the end of my street are finished.
I took this picture standing on my deck.
I'm glad I live in an end unit because when I sit out on my deck and look out this way, at least I get to see green grass and trees.

Flowers on my deck.
Remember the little rose bush Ken gave me?
It's growing nicely out on the deck.
And this is what my basil is looking like now!
Hope this Thursday was a happy one for you!
Happyone :-)
We can often do more for other men
by trying to correct our own faults
than by trying to correct theirs.


  1. I didn't walk today but did walk 4 miles before work yesterday, and it was like being in a sauna. Nice area you live in - time to make some spaghetti sauce with that basil!

    Carpe diem, HappyOne! Art

  2. It was so hot and humid here today but we are expecting a storm this weekend that may cool down the temperatures a bit.

    Your condo complex looks very nice! You do have a good view.

    I love basil! Do you make pesto?

  3. ms. Happyone, is that Rita's with Happiness at the end of it?

  4. I'm really amazed at how quick those townhouses went up and are now finished. They look very nice and, yes, you are lucky to have the end unit for that pretty view.

    Your roses and impatiens look well tended. The basil looks good, too. Maybe time for some pesto.

    Glad you were able to enjoy some more Rita's on such a hot and humid day!

  5. I'm glad you have good views from your deck. I find that being able to see nature always very soothing even when the weather is keeping me indoors.

  6. Your rosw looka great -- you must have a green thumb to go along with all your other talents. I'm glad you've got a nice view from your deck.

  7. Your deck is so pretty. I'm going to have to come and visit you now that you're more settled in the house!

  8. You do have a nice view from your town house and the plants on your deck all look super healthy. I have been making pesto this week.

    Have a happy weekend.

  9. Hello my friend! It sounds like you and your friend had a lovely time together. I enjoyed going along with you two even if it was only in cyberspace. I felt like I was there with you.

    Your street looks beautiful now - No more trucks and construction. I can only imagine how happy that must make you feel.

    Your flowers are beautiful! You definitely have a green thumb. :))

    I hope all's well with you and that you're feeling better these days. I thought about you a lot this week and wished you nothing but happiness.

    Thank you for your kind words. You gave me more support than you know.

    Take good care, my friend and keep smiling!

    Hugssssss, Susan

  10. The neighborhood is really looking more and more established!! It will be nice for you when it's done. Love the flowers and the basil.

  11. It's always a pleasure to spend time with you! Your plants look wonderful on the deck. I need to visit!


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