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, October 27, 2010

Chocolate chips in banana bread - yummy

 Sunrise 7:30
Sunset 6:12
This morning I walked along one of my connect the path routes.  It was a dark, rainy, and a very warm morning.  I wore my rain paints and yellow rain slicker to keep dry but don't know why I bothered.  I was wet from the inside out from sweating!!  Still a good walk and I'm glad I went.  Only a couple of other people were out early and I saw a few white cotton tails from rabbits running into the woods as I passed by.
I found a nickle in the Giant parking lot. :-)  October has been a good coin month so far.
I walked 6.3 miles.  The picture is one of the footbridges I walked over.
We have had rain on and off throughout the day with little breaks from time to time.  I stayed home and keep busy inside.
I had some bananas sitting on the counter getting browner and browner and there was no way either one of us were going to eat them so I turned them into banana bread.  I didn't have nuts of any kind so I put mini chocolate chips in the batter instead.  It turned out to be a very good idea! :-)
One of life's little pleasures is smelling banana bread baking and then eating a piece of it warm out of the oven. :-)
I watched a show where they talked about aggressive driving and though its rare, I must admit I have been an aggressive driver at times.  Though I haven't chased after anyone, I have passed cars on the right when they have stopped at the end of an on ramp, I've flashed lights at people to move over and have given them looks.  I can't speak for everyone but I don't do it because I want to be first or because I am impatient but because people don't obey the rules.  People should get out of the left lane and let others pass, learn how to merge on to the highway and obey the lines in the road.  Just saying..... 
Now I'm ready to go sit in my comfortable chair and read.  I'll think about supper a little bit later.
Hope you found a bit of happiness today.
Happyone :-)
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
~ Elizabeth Lawrence


  1. True confessions, eh? Well, I, for one, could not handle driving in your corner. I think everyone south of Portland drives like a fiend. ;> Maybe we all need to return to Driver's Ed for a brush-up course.

    A regular downpour all day here. So much for gentle rain. The roads are flooded and I'd not be surprised if the river has overflowed, too.

  2. My mother puts chocolate chips in her banana bread also. It is a great idea!
    I like your new blog design.

  3. Lovely photo of the bridge. So warm and humid today; no wonder you were perspiring!

  4. I can imagine mini chips would be a wonderful addition to banana bread. I have a partial bag of chips in my pantry. Will have to remember this idea next time I make banana bread. Your loaf pan looks very pretty.
    We have an interesting mix of drivers here. Very polite southern drivers and very agressive NY and NJ drivers. Makes it interesting from time to time. I think my biggest pet peeve are the drivers that are chatting away on their cell phones as they are going about 10-15 under the speed limit. Grrr :).
    Thanks for your comment on my avatar. I resisted putting one on, but finally decided to give it a try.

  5. The banana bread looks yum Karen and the mini chocolate chips are pretty looking.

    i like the little bridge. it seems like autumn has played well there

  6. Chocolate chips in banana bread sounds absolutely delicious.


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