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, April 22, 2011

A stack of ice cream

Today started out cool with a temperature of 44 degrees, cloudy with a slight breeze.  The sun did peek out a couple of times but it just couldn't compete with all the clouds.  On the way to the lake I spotted the fox running up ahead and he then slipped into the woods by all the skunk cabbage.  The skunk cabbage has seemed to spring up over night and the woods here along the path is filled with it.  It doesn't smell if you just walk by but if you crumple the leaves it really does smell like a skunk.  I know I've tried it.
The white egret was at the waters edge looking for fish again and I saw a couple of deer.  The red winged black bird was not on his favorite tree this morning but I spotted a few of them on the other side of the lake.
The sod is in by the boat ramp/pier and they have it blocked off for watering.  On the other side by the parking lot they just planted seed and then put straw on top of it.  I saw a small boat on the lake so they must have used the boat ramp.  The boat was too far off to take a picture.
A fair amount of people out around the lake, walkers, runners, dog walkers and even a bike.  All trying to get in their exercise before it starts to rain.
It was a great to be able to start another day off with a walk.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 6:21
Sunset 7:52
We have changed our brand of ice cream from Weis brand to Turkey Hill  and last night we stopped to pick up a new supply of it.  We stocked up because it was on sale - $2.50.  My current favorite flavor is called Lady Liberty Mint - mint ice cream with chocolate cake crunchies and crunch chocolate cookie swirl.  Doesn't that sound good!!?
Here is a stack of the ice cream we bought.  Which flavor would you choose? : )
I took the cookies for the egg hunt over to church.  I will not be helping out with the actual egg hunt tomorrow.  I just stuffed the eggs and made cookies for it.
Next stop was at the library but I was disappointed to find it closed today and the weekend because of Easter.  Oh well, it's not like I really need more books to add to my reading pile.  Once I got home I realized I could have dropped the books off in the book drop.

I'm home this afternoon doing stuff around the house.  I'll do the usual reading later on.  Tonight Ken and I are going to church to see an Easter musical put on by some talented members of my church.

Hope your Friday was a happy day and a great start to your weekend.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
And He departed from our sight
that we might return to our heart,
and there find Him.
For He departed,
and behold,
He is here.
~ St Augustine


  1. Not being a mint lover, I'd not be *fighting* you, for your fav flavor! ,-)

  2. I love seeing wildlife on my walks. That ice cream sounds delicious. Happy Easter!

  3. Skunk Cabbage, that what it is called? I'd seen it before, just didn't know what it was called. I've never crumpled it up, I certainly won't now. Good to hear they're getting the boat ramp soded, but watering it...really...in the rain? I'll look at the ice cream, my fav flavor is cookies and cream (really it is chocolate chip cookie dough, I didn't see it here). I suppose closing the library on Good Friday is part of the cutbacks everywhere. Enjoy the musical tonight!

  4. I'd choose Colombian Coffee of that stash. Hmmm... Have a blessed weekend, Karen! Hi to Ken, too.

  5. Enjoyed my visit, the ice cream, I would so like to have tonight.
    Have a very blessed weekend.

  6. Your ice cream looks delicious. We don't have that brand here. However, we do have Blue Bell (our fav)--and when they have it on sale, we always buy some.

    Love that quote.... Happy Easter to you and your family.

  7. I'll have some of that mint with you! Happy Easter - have a joyous weekend.

  8. My favorite would be the Lady Liberty Mint. Have a great Easter.

  9. Oh!! That ice cream DOES sound good!


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