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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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Recipes, a boat and a birthday

I'm starting to sound like a broken record, once again it was a hot and humid morning for walking. I walked along the road today. Went to the end of Gray Rock, turned around and headed back home again. It was another 6 mile walk. Lots of people out early this morning - bike riders, walkers, runners and the dog walkers were out in numbers today. The pool was crowed with an early morning swim meet. The parking lot was full and cars were parked up and down both sides of the streets for quite some distance.
I passed a couple of yard sales also, but didn't stop to take a look.
Some pictures I took walking along.
A squirrel watches me take his picture.A whimsical garden frog?
I am thankful that I can take morning walks, have such nice places to walk and I'm thankful for the desire to walk!
A few of you asked for recipes in yesterday's comments. The French Bread recipe that I use in my bread machine is the one in the booklet that came with the machine. It's very easy.
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons water
3 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
Just add all the ingredients as listed in the bread machine pan.
Program 4A
It takes 4 hours.

You can also use the program DOUGH.
Then when the dough is done,
you can shape the dough and then bake it in the oven.

I've done it this way before but don't remember the oven temperature or how long it took.
Bread made in the bread machine is so easy to do and doesn't heat up the house when it is hot out and you still get the good smell!!

I finished making the chili today and it came out very good and I do like it better than my old recipe. We are going to eat it tomorrow for supper instead of tonight because I think chili always tastes better the next day.
You can see the old recipe HERE.

I've added the new recipe in my cookbook at MealsMatter and you can see it HERE. I've posted a picture of it there but again it takes a day or two to get it approved before it is actually there for all to see.

This morning we were out and about. We had a few errands to do, and spent a little time walking around in Bass Pro looking at things.
If I lived on a lake like Deep Creek where we went on vacation I'd love to have this little boat to run around with on the lake. It is fun to dream! :-)
Today is my son David's birthday. He is 38!! I just can't believe that my son is now only 1 year younger than me. Next year he will be the same age as I am!!! :-) At least that is the age I feel I should be!! :-)

Hope you are having some fun this Saturday.
Happyone :-)
Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.
~Author Unknown


  1. That's what I say! When did these kiddos catch up to us?

    Hot and humid here, too. Guess it's a summertime trend this year, but it's not easy doing the chores with all this heat.

    I'm off to check the new chili recipe...

  2. Well, you have inspired me - I have the bread machine sitting on my counter now - all I have to do is get the gumption to throw in the ingredients! Actually, you don't look a day over 38 - I was surprised to learn you were actually 39. Happy Birthday to your son!

  3. Oh you are such a sweetheart.... and you are really young and we love you..... <3

  4. We certainly get a lot of use out of our bread machine and do enjoy the smell while bread is being made. That boat would be a great way to cool off on a hot summer's day.

  5. Happy Belated Birthday to your son.

  6. Happy Birthday to your son! I made gazpacho for us yesterday -- seemed fitting with all this hot weather.
    Tonight: crabcakes!


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