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, June 24, 2011

Walking, library and baking

This morning it was 72 degrees and another hot and humid one.  This time the sun was out too so it really felt warm.  But I don't really mind because I know I can cool off when I get back home.  At least I can get out and walk.
This time I walked one of my connect the path routes which kept me under the trees and along the stream for a good part of the way.
Another bike abandoned along the path.  I guess kids steal the bike, ride it for a while and then leave it along the path.  I usually see them dumped in the trees and someone will take it out and put it up on the path, hoping the owner will find it.
The path is crumbling away here.  When it rains water runs across here down the to stream.
 I was walking down the road when I saw a fox dart out the back of a yard, run across the street, run through another yard and into the woods.  Next thing I heard was the crows making a loud ruckus.  I guess they didn't like Mr Fox!
I passed a woman walking her dog and she commented on all the rabbits that were around.  She said it looked like a set for filming Watership Down! : )  I had to agree.

As I passed the pool this morning there were a bunch of kids having a swimming class already.  They sure had a nice hot morning for it.

By the time I was home it was cloudy and looked like rain again.

I walked 6.5 miles which was 13,415 steps for me.
Got a load of clothes hung up on the line hoping that it wouldn't rain and then left to go to the library.  Dropped off a couple of books and looked around.  I saw a few books to get out but controlled myself and left without checking out anymore because I still have four at home that have to be read.
It didn't rain and my clothes were already dried when I got back home.

A while ago I copied a recipe off of Vee's Blog for Scottish Shortbread and this afternoon I made some.  They turned out great and I have added the recipe to my MealsMatter Cookbook .
I only made half of the recipe because it sounded like a lot for just the two of us.
Good news about my toe.  This morning the swelling was gone and it was just about back to normal.  Now I can even bend it and it feels fine.  : )

Friday has come around once again.  Hope yours was a good one.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
Before you begin on the journey of revenge,
dig two graves.
~ Proverb


  1. I hope the owner of the bike finds it. Too bad there isn't park security that could take care of it and the break away path as well. The "cookies" look yummy, they look a little like brownies. Wonderful news on your toe, broken toes are difficult to deal with. "You're good as new" as my Mom use to say. There is truth in that quote. It is an odd quote to post, someone out for revenge? Have a nice weekend!

  2. Hi Karen, hope that you are doing good. It has been a while since i wrote here. It has been one busy week and hot summer days here. We will be having our first official training this upcoming week. Today when i woke up, it was a cloudy morning. The forecast says there will be a thunderstorm, hope they are right.

  3. Too bad about all the bikes without owners. Some kids are not being trained too well...

    Glad that you made a half batch successfully. I don't think that John and I should have more than that around either. Too tempting!

  4. Sooooooooooo glad about your toe!

    You have pretty pictures posting today. Wait till you see my posted pictures, today. :-(


  5. What are you doing with the shortbread? Got strawberries and cream? Or is that not what it's used for.

    Weird about the bike...

    Swim team practices start early -- I remember those days!!


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