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, January 11, 2012

Strawberries, soup and bread

Another morning walk where I just walked wherever I felt like going.  No special route of mine.  It was chilly out with a temperature of 23 degrees.  Once again there was no breeze and the sun came out and warmed things up a bit and with all my layers on I was warm.  By mid morning the clouds had moved in and by the afternoon it was raining.  Nice that the rain held off and I had a nice morning walk.
Very quiet out walking this morning.  I saw my walking friends Petey and John (the 89 year old couple - they must be 90 by now.  It seems like they have been 89 for quite a long time). : )  Only saw one other person walking.   I saw a man off the path with his tripod taking pictures.  You can barely see him in the picture below.  He is down a bit and to the left of the center of the picture.  I see him all over taking pictures.  He is often by the lake.
Walking along the path this pile of brush and sticks with dead vines over them caught my eye.  I think it looks like a big lion lying down.  Can you see a lion in that or is it just me.
While walking through a parking lot I found a penny and a quarter.  At first I didn't see the quarter because it was black with dirt and almost walked right past it. 
I walked 6.8 miles.
Sunrise 6:27 (AGAIN)!
Sunset 5:04
I had Cocoa Krispies with strawberries on them again for breakfast.  This time I took a picture of it to show you how good it looked.  Nice and colorful too in my blue bowl.
Cocoa Krispies and strawberries
I'm making Smashed Potato Soup with Dill Bread for supper tonight. 
It will be nice to have soup and bread on a rainy night.  I got the ingredients in the slow cooker for the soup and got the bread machine going first thing this morning.  I like when I make something for dinner and I can get it started in the morning.

Dill Bread
I did get that ironing done that I put off yesterday.  I ironed seven of Ken's work shirts.  I turned the TV on while ironing and watched a house hunting show on HGTV.  A couple (English/American) were moving to England.  They were shown some really neat old houses with lots of charm and they picked the house that I would have picked.  Sometimes I think I would love to move to England or Scotland and live there.  I love the villages.  I also put in an I Love Lucy DVD to watch and saw one from the Fifth season where Lucy gets locked in an old trunk and she has the keys in her pocket.  The shows made the ironing go much faster. 

My kitchen is a mess right now and it's time to go and clean it up. 
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A happy day to you.
I like her because she smiles at me and means it.
~ Anonymous


  1. I hope that they haven't been 89 as long as John's been 26. ☺

    Yes, I saw the man and his tripod and I saw the lion. It really does look like a lion with that broad head and nose.

    Don't spend that 26 cents in one place!

  2. Your dinner tonight sounds yummy!
    And I can SEE the Lion :)

  3. Now that Peter has a permanent contract he has been issued with trousers, polo tops , sweatshirts and jackets all with the company (Eatons) logo and his name embroidered on. It's not compulsory to wear them but they get laundered on site which I think is brilliant. Makes a change from when the boys were at school and I had to iron 4 shirts for every weekday.

  4. Of course, it looks like a lion!!! :-)

    Oh me too, I love English villages. Or at least, what I've read of them and seen pictures. Just love 'em. It's part of why I love Brit Mysteries set in lovely small villages.

    I also love the ensemble of characters living in such books. Kind of like the living arrangement one would pick, if one had a magic wand. :-)

  5. It has been raining here for 3 days and I feel like I can't get warm. Your dinner sounds like just the thing to warm me up.
    I love guessing which house they will pick on House Hunters.
    Oh, and yes I DO see the lion.

  6. Your dinner sounds wonderful, Karen... I love Dill Bread --and that soup must be YUMMY.

    I love strawberries --but don't like cocoa krispies... I'm not into much of anything chocolate for some reason... I will put my strawberries on my grapenuts or on my All-Bran.

    Save some dinner for me please... ha ha


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