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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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Church money rebate

The rain finally stopped last night and we woke up to a clear morning though it was still dark.  Back to a more normal temperature of 30 degrees.  When the sun came up it was one of those bright, clear, fresh smelling mornings.  The kind that make you glad to be outside walking.  The stream that runs along the path on the way to the lake was high after all the rain, was muddy and running fast.
It was a nice walk around the lake and saw quite a few of the regulars.  Stopped a few times for a little chat with some of them.  I'm surprised i didn't see the lady from yesterday, maybe tomorrow. 
The only wild life today were the geese and birds.
I found another lucky penny.
I walked 6.6 miles.
Sunrise 7:14
Sunset 4:44
We never did go out last night when Ken got home.  Rained really hard and was just a miserable night to be out, so i never did get my ice cream.  BUT today's another day, well go out tonight instead.

Didn't post a picture of my haircut because i didn't like any of the pictures i took.  It is hard to take your own picture!! 
I have mentioned quite a few times about the path i walk along that leads to the lake.  This path is right down the road from my house and starts out by the parking lot at my church. I am standing in the church parking lot to take this picture.  I come across the wooden foot bridge to the right and follow the path to the lake.
35 years ago my pastor and his wife started the church and when the land was purchased to build the building the land where the path is on belonged to the church.  About six months or so before i moved here the county bought some of the land behind the church to put the path on.
The part of the story that is interesting is that the price of the land when it was purchased all those years ago was the same amount that the church got for the land that was sold for the path!!  So the church got their money back!!  Pretty amazing!!  Coincidence or God at work?!  Somehow i feel it's God at work!!!
I've been home today just doing stuff around the house - just regular cleaning.

I'm going to make manicotti for supper tonight and was going to make it early in the day, put it in the refrigerator and then just pop it in the oven to cook at supper time.  Boiling the noodles is the part i don't like to do and it is hard to stuff the tubes when they are wet and soft, and takes a long time.  I was reading the package and it said that you could stuff the tubes without cooking them first.  Only thing different was that you have to heat up the sauce to boiling first with some water added and use that when preparing the dish.  It bakes in a hotter oven of 400 degrees instead of 350.
Since i don't have to cook the noodles first i decided to wait and make it later just in time for supper.
I'll let you know how it turns out.

So until it is time to do that i will be upstairs in my loft sewing some weave-it squares together making them into a blanket.  It's the same one i finished last month, just didn't finish the sewing it together part.  It is the one that i will be raffling off for charity that i mentioned a while back.  I'll be telling you all about it next week or when i have a picture of the finished blanket.

Hope your enjoying your day.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~ Eva Logue


  1. I totally know what you are talking about...self picture taking is so hard!!

    As for the church land purchase...God is good!! Love getting rebates, and that rebate was the cherry on top!!

  2. Yup, God at work!

    Sounds as if you've got an interesting supper experiment on your hands. It'll be interesting to see how it works out.

  3. Will be interested how uncooked manicotti noodles work. Hope your blanket does well at the charity auction.

  4. Excuses... Excuses... -grin- None of us like the pics we take *in the mirror.* But we have to keep trying and trying and trying. And eventually, we get one, which we deem *passable.* :-))))))))))))))))

    Ahhhh yes, Wed. was just miserably rainy. Just nasty is about how "Uncle A." called it, when he came home from work.

    "The holly's up, the house is all bright,
    The tree is ready, the candles alight:
    Rejoice and be glad, all children tonight!"

    ~~P. Cornelius

  5. Definitely sounds like God at work!
    Hope your manicotti works out well. I've never made it.
    Looking forward to seeing your blanket.
    Smiling back at you :).

  6. What a great story about the church property and the lake path, loved it! I've tried the lasagna that you can make without boiling the noodles, never the manicotti. Look forward to hearing all about it, good luck! Enjoy your ice cream.

  7. There is a saying that these are God incidences, and not co incidences. Nice story about the cost of the land.
    When I see a coin on the ground I think "in God we trust", and it becomes a nice reminder of that.

  8. I've used regular lasagna noodles the same way -- only I don't boil the sauce. I just put all the ingredients in a baking dish and seal it very well with foil. I bake it at 425° for an hour and then take the foil off and bake for 15 more. The noodles actually seem like homemade ones this way. I started doing this years ago -- long before the advent of 'no boil' noodles. I'm sure the manicotti will be wonderful.

  9. Hi There, Hope your manicotti turns out great... I've heard that it works fine without cooking the noodles first... Let us know!

    Sounds like God was at work --when your church got its money back.

    I don't blame you for not going out last night in the rain... That ice cream will taste better on a better day.

    Have a great day tomorrow.

  10. Wow, if your profile picture is your new hair cut, I LOVE IT! Very very flattering.


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