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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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Still eating cake

Thank you all of you for the birthday wishes
and your kind words from yesterday.  : )

Pretty hot out there this morning.  It was sunny and humid with a temperature of 72 when I left for my walk this morning and 82 when I got back home.  I walked around the lake and so did a lot of other people.  It felt like a weekend.  Since it's going to be a hot day everyone probably wanted to get their exercise in early.  There is quite a lot of shade around the lake so it really isn't that bad.  Anyway I'd rather have the heat to walk in then have ice and not be able to walk at all!  Rabbits, geese, and birds where out but no deer today.  The four baby geese I've been watching grow are just about as big as their parents now and before long I won't be able to tell which ones are the babies anymore.
I found a nickel on this last day of the month.  I'll add the coins up later and post the amount for this month tomorrow.
I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 5:43
Sunset 8:27
Yesterday we went and got a ceiling fan with light fixture for the kitchen and Ken installed it right away.  Makes such a difference with the fan.  We already have one in the living room and our bedroom.
Here's a picture of the old light.  Something else for a yard sale!!
 And here's what we have now.
 Yesterday we grilled chicken out on the deck.  Even though we just have this little grill it still makes delicious Cajun chicken.
 We also had macaroni salad, a few chips, and of course I had to have toasted marshmallows.  We ended up eating inside because it was really hot out on the deck, even with the umbrella up.  Guess what we had for our snack? If you said birthday cake you would be right.  We are going through that pretty fast and I can tell because my pants are getting a wee bit tighter.  
It really felt like Monday today when I got up but it's Tuesday so off to my knitting group I went.  Yes, it was warm sitting outside there but we were in the shade and once in awhile we did feel a bit of a breeze.  About a dozen of us showed up.  Once again I made some weave-it squares - 5 of them.

Kept busy around the house this afternoon but didn't seem to get much done. 
It's just about time now for television and a snack.  Once again I'll have a piece of cake. 

Hope you enjoyed your day.
Happyone : )
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
~ Mencius


  1. Ceiling fans are worth their weight in gold in this heat. They make all the difference, just the breeze they create is priceless! John installed a ceiling fan in each room in our house. The one we have in our living room and bedroom are the same type that allow you to set it to a temperature. When the room reaches that temperature, the fan will cut off (or on). Stay cool dear friend, enjoy your cake too!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, Happy One. That Cajun Chicken looks great... And of course, the cake must be fabulous!!!!!


  3. I like ceiling fans a lot and would be unwilling to go without them.

    Of course, you must eat cake. That stuff spoils in three days. ;>

  4. I am a fan of ceiling fans. Pun intended (kinda). We have them in all bedrooms, living & family rooms. We don't have one in the kitchen, but I wish we did. It's amazing what a difference that moving air makes in one's comfort level. We're going to be in the upper 90s today. I think my book and ceiling fan will be calling my name.

    Enjoy that cake while it lasts.

  5. Please tell us more, about the use of these ceiling fans, in your home. I know *what* they do. Guess I mean, they really help the A/C do its work?

    We are loving our new A/C wall units, which are also heat pumps. So I guess we won't be buying ceiling fans this year. Enough money spent for a while. -grin- But it's a future thought...


  6. Love the fan -- should really help. I can understand why you wouldn't have wanted to eat outside!! It's been brutal.

  7. Happy Belated birthday my friend!!! LOVE the ceiling fan ..... we haven't turned on the AC yet so our fans are getting a work out. It was in the 90s here yesterday :)

  8. I love birthday cake and I love leftover birthday cake. Your grill is perfect size. I love grilling. Happy Birthday!!!!


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