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, March 20, 2012

A new favorite

A warm morning at 60 degrees, but a dark, foggy misty morning.  It did lightened up but stayed foggy and misty.
I walked around the lake again this morning.  Very few people out.
Very quiet and still by the lake.  Every once in a while I would hear a rustling of the leaves and it would be a squirrel running around.  A geese honking in the distance could be heard and only a few chirping birds every now and then.  I saw five deer and the heron fly low over the water.  The picture of the two ducks are a couple I see every day.  They are always together.
As always I'm so thankful to have such great places to walk each morning.
I walked 6.3 miles.
Oh, I have discovered another favorite flavor of ice cream.  This one is called Devil's Food Cake. It is described this way.  Smooth chocolate ice cream filled with rich chocolate cake batter swirl and chewy cake pieces.  Oh my doesn't that sound good!!
That was my snack last night and it will be again tonight!  : )

After walking this morning I had little time in the morning to do my morning routine and rushed around getting ready to go to my Tuesday Knitting group.  I'm knitting a square to go on the end table between Ken and my chairs in the living room.  It will act as one big coaster.  It is cotton so I can throw it in the washing machine.  I am hoping to finish it later this evening.
Someone brought candy she had made to share with us.  This seems to be a new thing lately.  People bringing food.  It is nice of them but hard for us who are trying not to eat all this extra food.  I'm pretty good once I make up my mind not to eat any and I did good again today! : )
There were 16 of us there today. 

From knitting I had to stop at the library to pick up a book that was on hold and also picked up a few more books so once again I have LOTS of books to read all due at different times!!  I have one other book on hold and I just know I'll get an email tomorrow telling me it is there waiting for me to pick up!

They other day when I made a pot roast for supper Ken sliced up the leftovers in nice thin pieces and I put them in the freezer.  Tonight we are going to have pot roast sandwiches for supper.  I'm making the rolls.  I made the dough in the bread machine and then punched it down and cut the dough into 6 equal parts and tried to shape them into long rolls.  They are now rising for an hour before baking.  I'll take a picture of them when they are done (if they come out looking good) and post it tomorrow.

So now I'm off to read blogs, do a few things around the house, and then read until Ken comes home from work.  He is coming home on the late side so it will be easy to just make the sandwiches when he gets here.

Happy Spring!!
Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
~Virgil A. Kraft


  1. Hello :) the knitting work you make is very nice, I like the colors. It sounds so nice at your knitting group.
    I hope you enjoy the spring :)

  2. Nothing smells as good as freshly baked bread!! We're having company this weekend and I was just thinking we need to use our bread machine.

  3. That *big coaster* you are knitting, is so cute!

    I'd be more than unhappy, about this *new wrinkle* of people bringing food to pass around, while you all are knitting. Personally, I think it stinks.

    Just because some (a lot of) people can't say NO to Munchies, that's no, no, no reason for them to tempt others with them. Stinks, I say.

    But you are too sweet, to say anything, counter to this new thing. Or aren't you? -grin-

    Gentle hugs...

  4. Love the big coaster idea. Between that and homemade rolls with roast beef, you are a wonder!
    Mary Jo

  5. Yes, it does look and sound very good.
    The big coaster is a great idea. You sure whip up your projects quick.
    Homemade rolls sound yummy.

  6. Nice colors in your new giant coaster. Good idea! (It must be a challenge to eat when you're trying to create and use your hands. =D )

  7. Hi Karen, Love your little cotton square (coaster).... Neat colors/design.

    Yum--would love to taste your pot roast sandwiches. Bet those home-made rolls are awesome...

    Have a great evening.

  8. hmmmm craving for devil's food cake icecream!!!! I love that first photo, makes me think how beautiful simple life is...I would love to learn how to knit! congratulations on being able to control yourself not to eat all the extra food...I am not that good at resisting anything yummy :-) happy to have hopped in here...


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