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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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Planting some herbs

It was 40 degrees this morning but the radio said it was going to be very windy so i wore all my layers because i thought it would be cold with the wind.  I walked out the door and there was no wind at all so it didn't take very long for me to feel quite warm.  I took off my hat, unzipped my jacket and sweat shirt and felt better.  There was a breeze kicking up by the time i got home but not the wind that i thought.  It was a nice clear sunny morning, at least once the sun came up. I walk for about 45 minutes before the sun rises.

I walked my connect the path route.  I saw a couple of deer and some kind of a big bird fly by with a huge wing span and land up at the top of a tree.  I don't know what kind of bird it was and couldn't find it in the bird book.  Must of been some kind of hawk.

Not many people out again.  I saw two people walking dogs and my walking friends Petey and John were out along one of the paths.  I walked along the way a little while with my son David.  He called me while he was out walking too.  So even though he was walking in NJ and i'm walking here we still get to walk together once in a while. : ) 

I walked 6.4 miles
Sunrise 7:26
Sunset 4:52
One of my Christmas presents was this Chia Herb Garden. It comes with everything you need all in one box.
I got it started today.

It comes with six herbs but just three pots so i picked Basil, Dill, and Chives to grow.
I wet the sponges and put them in the pots.
Then added a little more water until there was about a half inch in the saucer.
The basil and dill seeds just get sprinkled on the top of the sponge.
Had to make a little hole for the chive seeds and then covered that up. 
Then in went the plant makers.

It was suggested to put sandwich bags over the pots to encourage germination so that is what i did and put them on the window sill over my kitchen sink.
Now i just have to wait for the plants to grow.
The basil it says should take about five
The dill should take eight days.
And the chives about two weeks.
Hopefully i can now look forward to cooking with some fresh herbs.
I'll be posting more pictures if and when they grow!

I baked some Snickerdoodles.  Well, i really didn't bake them.  They came frozen in a box and i just had to bake them in the oven for 15 minutes.  They were bought as a fun raiser for school.  I didn't eat any of them though, because each cookie is 150 calories and that just seems too much for one cookie.  I'll wait and have my ice cream snack tonight.  Perhaps i'll send the Snickerdoodles along with Ken tomorrow to work and they can eat them.

I'm still working on sewing the weave-it square strips finishing up that afghan.  I've sewn two strips on today and only have one more to go!!!  I'll soon have details posted how you can give to charity and get a chance to win the afghan. 

It may not have been windy this morning, but it sure is this afternoon.  But the sun is out shining brightly too.
I wish a happy day for you.
Happyone : )
Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
~ Helen Keller


  1. I hope your little herbs do well.
    I like to grow herbs; all I have right now is rosemary, thyme, and some sage, which is going dormant. They are all inside. I bought them as little plants, tho'; have never tried starting from seed.
    I love to brush my hand against them every time I pass, and smell their fragrances. I'm sure you will enjoy yours.

  2. Oh I think your herbs will certainly grow. You've followed the directions nicely. Maybe you can transfer them to one pot later on and reuse the pots for the next batch.

    One hundred fifty calories for one cookie? No wonder I'm gaining weight. We'll see if Auntie finds this and gives me what for.

  3. Funny, I was just thinking today about my weave it blanket that I am working on. And while I was reoging my craft room I took a peak at my finished squares. I am probably going to pick up that project again this winter. It would be fun to finish it.

  4. I've had way too many cookies this past week! Snickerdoodles are my hubby's absolute favorite cookie--150 calories is way too much!
    I'd love to grow herbs indoors--I've only tried rosemary, and had no luck, but it thrives outdoors in my winter garden!

  5. How nice that you and your son took a walk together. Great way to start the day :).
    I'm eager to see how the herbs progress. I didn't know they had "chia" herbs. I miss my fresh basil, but the parsley is doing great outside.
    You have the greatest willpower when it comes to cookies. I have never even looked at the calorie count, but I think I'd better start.

  6. Can't wait to see the herbs grow!!
    And those cookies look YUMMY!

  7. Oh wow yes! Wed. day was very windy! We got *blown* from one downtown store to another. -grin-

    And the temps fell, during the day/night. (Just like the new barometer, etc., given to me by husband, said. :-))

    How sweet to *walk with* your son!!!

    Wow, didn't know you could grow Chia Herbs! He would like that too!

    Snickerdoodles! Were the favorite of a character in "The Hollow" Trilogy, which I love. Ever pick those books up? "Different" YA books, and not for everyone I suppose. But gentle and....... I loved the Sleepy Hollow setting. :-)

    Keep showing us your herbs! :-)

    "People are so worried about what they eat
    between Christmas and the New Year,
    but they really should be worried about what they eat
    between the New Year and Christmas."

  8. YES VEE! "Auntie" read your comment here. -giggggggggles-

    "People are so worried about what they eat
    between Christmas and the New Year,
    but they really should be worried about what they eat
    between the New Year and Christmas."


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