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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Monday, July 26, 2010

The Carnival, food, and a cooler morning

Before we went to the carnival Saturday night we had a quick supper of tomato sandwiches on toast with the tomatoes we got from the produce stand. Look how big and red the slices are. One slice covers a whole piece of bread and they tasted as good as they look.Ken and I had a great time at the carnival. I didn't get any cotton candy but we did eat funnel cakes and ice cream cones. It was fun watching all the people and just walking around. It was very hot but it just didn't seem to matter. I hadn't been to a carnival in years and I felt like a kid again on a date with Ken. I tried to win gold fish by throwing ping pong balls in little fish bowls but didn't get any. There were many rides that we didn't go on but we did go on the Ferris Wheel. This picture of Ken and I came out pretty blurry but I love this picture. Ken took it while we were on the Ferris Wheel.BTW - I walked over 11,000 steps so I did make my goal of 10,000 even though I didn't walk in the morning.
I cut my walk a bit short today and only walked 5 miles. It was another one of those hot humid mornings.

Went to church in the morning. We just finished up the book of Jonah. It never fails, every week Pastor says something that seems like it was meant just for me. :-) I pass my church every day on my walk and say a quick word of thanks that I have found such a wonderful church!!

I made the peach cobbler on Sunday afternoon.
Though it was VERY easy to make and it tasted good,
I prefer the cobblers where the topping goes on top of the fruit.
We got some much needed rain
and I sat on the floor in the living room
by the window and watched the rain.
We made a stop at Weis after supper to pick up some ice cream. They had another sale going on so we stocked up again. One of my flavors this time was Vanilla Fudge. Didn't have any yet though because I had the peach cobbler for my snack.
Yesterday's rain cooled it off and this morning the weather was pleasant and so much nicer for walking. I had a wonderful 6.5 mile walk around the lake. I thought these clouds in the sky this morning were awesome.
Surprisingly there weren't all that many people out this morning. With this nice weather I thought I'd see lots of people. I found my self stopping more times than usual just to look at how pretty things looked. I went down close to the water and watched a fish, I sat on a bench to just look at the lake and stopped on a foot bridge to watch the water flow by. I saw the ground hog again today up on a hill away from the water and I had to step around the geese on the path. There were ducks taking a swim on the lake through the lily pads and all the usual kinds of birds were around too.

Now that the morning is just about gone, I'd better get going and do some of that housework that needs doing. I already have the clothes out on the line, but the vacuuming, dusting and bathrooms are awaiting me.

Have a great Monday and don't forget to take a break and enjoy some of the simple beauty that surrounds you.
Happyone :-)
The time just before dawn contains the most energy of all hours of the day.
This has helped me become an early riser and an early doer....
When I wake to see that it's light out already,
I feel like the world has started without me.
~Terri Guillemets


  1. Hey i love your picture.... so beautiful and cute and your look so adorable... so glad that you both had such a wonderful time.... as for the weather here... it is supposedly our monsoons... and we did have some showers but i guess tat's it.. would really love to have some more.... :-D can never get tired of the thunderstorms...

  2. Aww, that is such a cute picture of you and Ken.
    Your peach cobbler looks picture perfect.
    How nice that your walking weather was a bit cooler. We are supposed to cool down a bit this week. It will be a relief after 101 yesterday.
    Happy Monday.

  3. Having real trouble getting going this morning -- spent most of the day putzing around the house and garden.
    Those tomatoes look yummy as does the cobbler. The recipe in Food Network Magazine has the topping atop the peaches.
    Where was the carnival?

  4. Hi, I love the photo of you and Ken too. You look happy and beautiful.
    My blog has a little break because we are going away to visit our friends at their cabin in the mountains for some days.
    I have a question about the english language if you want to help me: It is the word "farmhouse".
    Can I say that I live in a farmhouse? or is a farmhouse just a house for animals like a barn?

  5. That candid self-photo that Kenny took was great! Frame it please. Give it out as Christmas gifts to the kids.

  6. Thank you so much for the help Karen :)

  7. You are so welcome Helen. :-)

    Kathy - the carnival was in Westminster.

  8. Oh - those East Coast tomatoes! My friend grows them in New Providence, PA, and they taste like nothing I've ever had here in CO.

  9. I LOVE the shot of you and Ken!! A treasure!
    And that cobbler looks YUMMY!!

  10. Betsy loves tomato sandwiches. Grainger County here in Tennessee is known for its tomatoes and we always get them when we can. They are delicious.
    I sure wish you could have sent some of that rain to us!

  11. The picture of you two on the big wheel is lovely, and the Peach Melba,,,yummmm!¬


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