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, January 17, 2011


I must have needed the extra sleep because I didn't wake up this morning until a little after 7:00 so my walk started on the late side.  It sure didn't feel later though.  The temperature was 26 degrees and it was cloudy, deary with no sun at all.  I did still enjoy my walk around the lake though. :-) The picture was taken about 8:30 and you can see how dreary and cold things look.  A few people out but only one person I knew (she overslept too).  One lady was walking a puppy - a big puppy - a husky.  He was a little big ball of fur and certainly looked nice and warm!!  You couldn't help but smile when you looked at him. 
In amongst the geese I saw a few black ducks with a white stripe on each side of their head.  As I walked down closer to the water they flew away before I could get a decent picture.
I walked around the lake in the opposite direction than usual which once in awhile I do and I kept to the lower path.  Took a little detour down the street on the way home to bring my total miles for the day to a tad over 6 miles.
Sunrise 7:25
Sunset 5:11
I did my usual morning stuff.  Washed a load of clothes and got to hang them on my new clothes rack over the heating vent.  It worked out just fine.

Ken came home lunch time and we went out for a bit to do a few errands. One stop was to pick some garlic which we put on the homemade pizza that we made for supper.

This afternoon I made some Welsh Cookies and will have them later for my snack with a cup of tea.  I put mini chocolate chips and raisins in them this time.  For a not very sweet cookie they are really good.

I haven't done any knitting or reading yet today so I'll be doing a bit of that this evening as well as a little television viewing.
Sunday nights we have started watching a Masterpiece Theater show that stared last week called Downton Abbey.  Its a British show and it is like a new version of Upstairs, Downstairs.  Both of us really like it a lot.  Tonight Castle is on - one of the very few television shows I enjoy watching.

To those of you who pray, I have a prayer request.  On Wednesday morning my mother will be having a biopsy done on a mass that is located at the base of her spine.  Please pray that all goes well and it will not be cancerous.  Thanks so much.

I hope your Monday was a great day to start off the new week.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone :-)
We have to pray with our eyes on God,
not on the difficulties.
 ~ Oswald Chambers


  1. The Welch cookies sound good. Kind of sounds like a tea cake but with raisins. I'll have to make them some day.
    Yes I will definitely say a prayer for your Mom that she will have a speedy recovery and that she will hear good news from her biopsy.

  2. The cookies sound wonderful--like something I would enjoy with my hot tea!
    Praying with you that all goes well with your mom.

  3. We love Downton Abbey too, wonderful show! Will say a prayer for your mom. Stay warm!

  4. We certainly will keep your mother (and you) in our prayers.
    We really like Castle as well.

  5. The moody photo of the lake is wonderful. We're Castle fans, too. I hope your Mom's biopsy goes well, and she recovers quickly.

  6. Your mom is in my thoughts - and you too.

  7. Asked my-husband-the-duck-carver about your new duck. He said it sounds like a 'Pintail.' :-)

    Best wishes for your mother!!!

    Hugs & ♥'s...
    'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

  8. May God bless your mother and family with good news following the biopsy. I will certainly pray for you all.

  9. I am heading out the door now and will be certain to say a prayer for your mom as I am driving.

  10. Enjoyed reading this post and the photo. The welsh cookies sound delicious.
    I will be praying for your mother.

  11. I will say a prayer for your Mom and hope all turns out well. Will be thinking of her Wednesday. When you talk to her tell her I will keep her in my prayers.

  12. Your mom will be in my prayers Karen. I hope that everything is alright with her.

  13. Oh dear...I will pray right now


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