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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Friday, August 13, 2010

A Walk, Books, and Tea Cookies.

Sunrise 6:18
Sunset 8:05
Friday has rolled around once again.  It rained last night again but by morning it had stopped so I didn't have to walk in the rain though it was cloudy.  It was good to see the little stream I walk along on the way to the lake full and muddy.  It had been getting pretty low.  Not so many people around the lake today, but I did stop and talk to a walker friend who asked me about my pedometer. I don't know her name, but her dog's name is Bosco.  Bosco and I share the same birthday! :-)  Those little bunnies were out again and I saw a gray bird with long legs standing at the edge of the water.  When I went to get a closer look he flew off.  It was a pretty big bird with a long beak, though much smaller than a heron.  I tried looking it up in my bird book but couldn't find it. 
There is a fisherman who I see almost every morning down by the edge of the lake at the wide end.  I should say I smell him first as he is always smoking a big old cigar!!  I saw him catch a fish today.
I haven't found many lucky pennies lately, but today I found a lucky dime.  
I walked 6.4 miles.
I finished reading another book yesterday.  The Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher which I thought was very good.  Selina has grown up thinking her dad is dead.  She discovers something that leads her to believe he isn't dead after all and goes off to a little Spanish island to find him.  She is a delightful character and the book has a great ending!

Now that I had three books to return to the library I went there this morning and returned them and picked up the two books that were on hold for me.  One of which is the new Janet Evanovitch book, Sizzling Sixteen.

I decided to make some cookies this afternoon.  I always make chocolate chip and wanted to make something different, so I looked in my cookbook and came up with Lemon Tea Cookies.  
 I had to eat one to see how they turned out and they are quite tasty.  Of course not as good as chocolate chippers but nice for a change.  I'll have a few more tonight for my snack.

I watched Last of the Summer Wine (British Comedy) on MPT while I ate my lunch and it was a very sad episode today.  Comp, the scruffy guy of the three died.  I had never seen this episode before and it was really sad. :-( Yes, it made me cry.

Tonight for supper we are going to eat the leftover meatloaf I made for supper earlier in the week.  Today we will have it cold on some nice rolls.  It's very good this way too and I don't have to cook!  We will also have some potato salad along with it.

Now I'm going to go and start that new book.
A Happy Friday to you all.
Happyone :-)
Sometimes, perhaps, we are allowed to get lost 
that we may find the right person to ask directions of. 
~Robert Brault


  1. I'm in denial so must wear my blinders not to see that the days are getting shorter and shorter. :D

    Those cookies are so perfect looking. A change is always nice and will make you appreciate your chocolate chips even more the next time you make them.

  2. I'm in the process of cookie baking too. Just put them in the oven and sat down to do some blog reading and see that I'm not the only one baking today :). Yours look very good.
    I have read several of Rosamunde Pilcher's books, but must have missed that one.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.

  3. Saw that episode of LOTSW. It was sad. Saw a show where the cast of the show talked about that loss, too.


  4. Please may I also ask about your pedometer? Details please. If anyone can advise on the best pedometer, it is you! Please and thank you.

    Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, a different way! Yessss! See, I can't eat regular cookies [glucose intolerance]. Nor can I eat Chocolate Chips, for many reasons, one being Sat/Fat.

    But! "Betty Crocker" makes some gluten free dessert mixes, and the Ch. Chip cooky one, is yummy. But I remove the Ch. Chips, and substitue oil for the butter. And they are still yummy! But it would be nice to have some sort of a plan, to pep them up a bit. Lemon! Thank you.

  5. The cookies look very delicious. I'm glad you didn't have to walk in the rain, but I sure wish you could send some down this way.

  6. Aunt Amelia - My pedometer is a Freestyle Pro Pacer. I bought it quite a few years ago on line. You can probably google it to see where you can buy it now. It also counts steps, tells you how many calories are burned, its a stop watch and a clock. It is small and clips on the waist band of your pants. I love it and find it very accurate.

  7. The cookies look delicious and I'm glad you posted about the new book. I love her books!


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