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, January 31, 2012

Walking, food, and knitting

31 degrees this morning when I started out on my walk.  I walked one of my connect the path routes through the woods and neighborhoods.   Saw the sun come up and then it got cloudy and didn't see much of more of the sun until later in the day.
As I was walking I saw a deer in the woods and stopped to look.  As I stood there I could see more and more deer.  They were all standing so still it was hard at first to see them.  I counted 8.  They blend in so well with the woods.  It was like one of those pictures you see where you have to find the hidden images.  Farther along the way I saw John and Petey and they were stopped looking at deer too.  So I stopped there again to look at deer.  This time there were 4 of them.
A women driving in a car stopped to ask me if I had seen a dog running around because she has lost one of hers.  She was deaf but still managed to convey to me what she wanted.  Unfortunately I had to tell her I hadn't seen her dog.
There were others walking dogs, a few runners and a few bike riders as well.
Today I walked 6.5 miles.
Total miles of walking for this month is 168.6.
With missing a few days due to the ice I haven't kept up my average of 6 miles a day.
It has slipped to 5.4 miles. 
The coins I found this month add up to 95 cents - 3 quarters, 1 dime, 1 nickel, and 5 pennies.
Sunrise 7:16
Sunset 5:26
The new recipe, Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes, I made last night for supper turned out very good.  Both Ken and I liked it a lot and it not only tasted good it's healthy too.
Garlic, peppers, onion,

Added beans, salsa and spices

all sitting on a split open sweet potato.
I've added the recipe to my online cookbook at MealsMatter and you can find the recipe HERE if you would like it.

I got the recipe on Anne's blog who is a friend from church which features delicious, quick, easy, cheap and healthy recipes.  Stop by her blog and check them out. 
After missing my knitting group the last two weeks it was nice to get back there again today.  I didn't take along the baby blanket I'm knitting because it is getting too big to bring there so instead I knitted on another dish cloth.  I'm making a blue and white one.   For a while there were only 10 of us there but later more people came and I counted around 16 people. 

I've just finished lunch and now I'll just putter around the house here until it's time to make supper.  Tonight I have a supper planned with eggplant.  I'll cut it up, dip it in egg, bread crumbs, and fry it up.  Then layer it with sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan in a dish and bake it.  We can either eat it like that or put it on a roll. 

That is it for today.
Till next time........

A smile from me to you.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged 
to find ways in which you yourself have altered.
~Nelson Mandela


  1. Interesting and very healthy recipe.

    And you were going to make Eggplant Parm. :-) At least that's what we call it. He makes it by using G/F bread crumbs and then I can eat it.

    Learning to take 3 of the L*ctaide like pills, when going to have some milk/cheese product. Works better. Happily!!!!!!!!!

    Love this for dinner!!!!!

    Gentle hugs,

  2. I love new recipes and like the sound of the Black Bean and baked potato. I've had a look at your friends blog and will use it again - some interesting recipes.

  3. Hmmm, that recipe looks good. I will visit your friend because I'm looking for cheap and easy or easy and cheap. You'll gain back lost ground as the weather improves...

  4. This looks so very yummy...my kind of meal!!

  5. Oh yum! Hubby and I have been eating a lot healthier....I'm going now to check out your friends blog.


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