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, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Another rainy morning walk. It was an uneventful and quiet walk around the lake today except for the geese. I think I woke them up. Most of them were all down one end of the lake where I start around it and as I passed they all started talking and moving along. Boy are they noisy! Only saw a couple of people today. It was either too wet for them or they got an early start on their traveling for Thanksgiving. This morning I walked 6.2 miles which was 12,738 steps. I took a few pictures but they had water spots on them so I didn't save any.
Sometimes as I'm walking along passing houses I smell breakfast cooking. Today I swear I smelled tomato soup!
I made myself a pancake for breakfast this morning.
Then I got out all my recipes for tomorrow to make sure I have everything I need. Didn't want to get started and then realize I had forgotten something.
I spent the first part of the day cleaning the downstairs.

This afternoon I made the Pumpkin Pie for tomorrow. Lately I've been buying ready made crusts but today I even made the crust.
Here it is, waiting for the filling.And here's the pie right out of the oven.
I always put a little extra filling
in a custard cup for Ken so he can have a little taste.

I made up the stuffing and have that in the refrigerator all ready to put in the turkey in the morning. Had a little mishap dicing the onions. Nothing bad, no stitches required. Just a band-aid.

I skipped my knitting group tonight because still had a few things to do for tomorrow. Not many people were going anyway. We will all be back next week.

My Christmas cactus has started to bloom already. Maybe they are Thanksgiving cactus.
After my shower it was nice to sit and watch an episode of A Touch of Frost and do a little knitting. Now I'll read awhile before bed.

I hope you all had a happy Wednesday.
Karen :-)
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?"
~ William A. Ward

To all who will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow I wish for all of you a happy one and that you are with people you love.


More Than A Day

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.

By Karl Fuchs


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    It's 8ish and I am finally sitting down too. whew!

  2. Your pie looks wonderful, the cactus are gorgeous, and I like the poem. Hope your day goes smoothly tomorrow and no more mishaps. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Pumpkin pie! I didn't realize how much I missed pumkin pie. Swoon!

  4. How nice that there is a custard cup with my name on it. I'm on my way!

  5. Hi Karen - I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Art

  6. Lovely post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  7. Dear Karen,

    A very Happy Thanks Giving to you and your loved ones!!!!

  8. Have a very happy Thanksgiving Karen,may it be a very special day for you and your family, love Lyn x

  9. I cooked all day yesterday, so today just had to do the mashed potatoes and grill the pork tenderloins. It was a very nice day which I hope you and your family had as well.

  10. I'm a little late with this Happy Thanksgiving Karen! Hope you had a GREAT one!

    And that pie crust looks awesome...even more so with the pie filling in it :)

  11. I'm sure it was a very happy day for you. I'm so glad you're my friend :)


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