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, February 28, 2012

By the lake

Sunday evening we went to an auction at Savage Mill.  Not to buy anything but to see what things are going for.  We have a few things we want to sell and wanted to get an idea of what people are paying for them.   Not very encouraging and I don't think we will be putting our few items up for auction.  Still it is always fun going to auctions.

Yesterday morning it was time for Ken and I to take that journey we make every six months to the Dentist.  Good news for both of us.  Just a cleaning and our teeth are good!  Now we are all set for another six months. 
As a lot of you know I bring my dentist chocolate chip cookies when I go because he has a sweet tooth and really likes cookies.  This time was no exception and I took him a couple dozen.
When I bake cookies I use a little teaspoon scoop by Pampered Chef to put the batter on the cookie sheets. 
The cookies come out in a nice uniform shape.  Vee - this may be why your molasses cookies looked different when I made them.

I walked around the lake yesterday morning and walked over by the lake again this morning.  It was 35 degrees, sunny with just a touch of a breeze.  I took one of the fishermen paths and went down close to the water.  It was a nice surprise to find this beaver mound.  I had seen one on the other side of the lake but didn't know there was one down here too.  I heard some strange noises coming from inside it. 
Back up to the main path and about a half mile father along the lake I stopped to take this picture of a lone geese.
Very few people out around the lake and it was nice having the place mostly to myself.  Yesterday I walked part of the lake with Barb.  She was telling me that she has been walking here for many years.  Back in the 80's before it was a 'park' they would walk by the lake when it was just a dirt path through the woods around it.  I would have liked that!!!   But still we are so lucky to have this beautiful place for walks.

I walked up by the liquor store before going over to the lake and found two pennies and a dime! 
This morning I walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 6:42
Sunset 5:58
Now that it is light when I walk in the morning, I am not looking forward to the time change in a couple of weeks.  I'll be back to starting in the dark again for a while.

It was knitting day and I left mid morning to go to the mill and spent a couple of hours knitting and talking.  I'm knitting on a pair of slippers.  I was making them for myself but decided I will give them away to a friend. 

I spent the afternoon getting caught up reading blogs and now I must go and get the clothes off the line and at least do a little something around the house.

Hope your enjoying your Tuesday.
A smile from me to you.
You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment unless you trust enough.
~ Frank Crane


  1. Your dentist is a lucky fellow. Good reports, kids, carry on...

    Nope. That's not the reason. I also use a Pampered Chef cookie scoop. I don't really care too much what the cookies look like as long as they taste good. I made Snickerdoodles today. Hmmm...

  2. We attended a few auctions in the 90's and felt the same thing - items did not go for what you personally felt they should.

    We turned much of my mother-in-laws collections (after her death) to an auction house. At that point we decided that if you want to collect something, you should do it because you love it - not because it is worth anything.

    Funny, I would have thought that 15 years later - items might go for more - guess not.

  3. Someone else mentioned that the time change is coming. -sigh- Oh these nutty time changes...

    I just wish, all would revert to Nature's Time, as it were. And leave it there. -pout-

    "The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February."
    ~Joseph Wood Krutch

  4. Always nice to get a good report from the dentist. I'm sure your dentist is always happy to see you coming :).

  5. You have one lucky dentist! But you clearly always come across as a kind and thoughtful person.

    The beaver lodge is very cool. You have so many great places to walk near you. Enjoy the day! Art

  6. I had my 6 monthly check at the dentist today (1st March) and had the usual clean and polish. Not my favourite place to visit but its only every 6 months. I would love to see a beaver.


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