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, December 16, 2009


After listening to the weather report this morning I bundled up in all my layers as it was supposed to be windy and very cold. It was a bit cold but not that bad and there was no wind to speak of. By the time I walked 2 miles I was quite warm and had to unzip one of my layers. I would have taken my top layer off but then I would have had to carry it.
Here's a good morning picture.
I walked my usual walk around the lake. Saw the usual people, some deer, all the geese and ducks and had the pleasure of watching the sun rise once again. :-)
Did a few quick things around the house and went out to finish up those errands that I didn't get done yesterday.
Went to the Post Office and mailed a couple of Christmas presents. There was a big line but it moved pretty fast and the people all seemed to be happy. We talked while waiting in line.

My next stop was the library. Remember when I put The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown on reserve and I was some ridiculous high number? Well I finally got to be number 1 and I now have it in my possession. I will bring it with me to read on the cruise which is coming up very soon now.

My third and last stop was to pick up 2 last Christmas presents.
Home at last where I whipped up some little pumpkin bread loaves.
The recipe makes 3 regular size loaves or 6 mini ones.
At my knitting group tonight we are having a little Christmas party. We can bring some little gift if we want to and will then draw names for them. I decided to bring a couple of mini pumpkin breads for my gift to share.I wonder how much knitting we will get done. I'm going to work on another little baby hat.

I had a bunch of ironing to do this afternoon. So I finished listening to the audio book Cat's Eyewitness while I did that.

Won't be long now before I go to my knitting group so I'd better get off the computer and get ready to go.

I hope this Wednesday someone did something for you that made you smile.
Happyone :-)
I've decided to use Happyone again for my blog name. Even though I'm not happy at all times, it's a good thing to strive for.
Happiness adds and multiplies as we divide it with others.
~ Unknown


  1. Happyone is a good blog name for you, Karen. I always feel happier after reading your posts! That pumpkin bread look soooo good!

  2. I'm glads to see the return of Happyone. And I know those loaves of pumpkin bread will make a couple of other people happy as well.
    That was a beautiful photo you got this morning.

  3. Hooray for the return of HappyOne:)
    I just bought the Dan Brown book today to give to my husband for Christmas. The pumpkin bread looks yummy. I am going to have to give that recipe a try.

  4. I hope you are always a happyone. Your post always brings a smile to my face. The bread looks yummy. Merry Christmas!!


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