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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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Home today

49 degrees and a bit hazy this morning when I started walking.  By the time I got home though the sun was breaking through the clouds.
I walked over to the lake and stayed to the lower path when I walked around it.  I stopped a few times on the bridges to just enjoy the scenery around me.  Walked right down by the water a couple of times too. 
There were a lot of different kinds of birds around this morning.  I'm sure they are always there but I just spotted them today.
A couple of red bellied sapsuckers were following each other up and down a tree stopping every now and then to do some wood pecking.  I saw robins, a mocking bird, two white egrets flying together, the heron, swallows, sparrows, starlings, and some red winged black birds.
I zoomed in on this red winged blackbird which makes it looks like a painting.
When work was being done on the path one of the the lake benches was replaced with this new one.  It replaced this bench.
Not that many people around the lake this morning but I did see a couple of my friends and stopped to talk with them.  I also had a call from my friend Lin and we walked and talked.
A great walk this morning and I walked 6.2 miles.
Last night was pizza night for us.  We usually just get a New York style cheese pizza but I really like the thick Sicilian crust and we got that for a change.  It looked so good that  I had to take a picture of it.  Doesn't that look good!!?
I had two slices, Ken had three, and we brought the rest home.  I had a slice for lunch today and there is still enough for another meal.  I put the rest of it in the freezer for another day.

The day turned out to be a nice sunny day so I was able to wash the sheets today.  Just took them off the line but I still have to put them back on the bed. 

This morning I made dough in the bread machine and then turned the dough into some rolls for dinner tonight.  The chicken salad I made for supper tonight will be just the thing to put on the rolls for a quick and easy supper.
I got most of the cleaning done that I wanted to do today but just not enough time to finish it all so that will have to wait for tomorrow.

Now is my relaxing time of day and I will visit some of you and then read some of my book until Ken comes home from work.

Hope you discovered the happiness in your day.
Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way
in order to come back a short distance correctly.
~ Edward Albee


  1. I always loved seeing the red winged black bird. In east central Illinois where my husband and I lived you could could count on seeing this bird on or about the first day of spring as regular as clockwork.

    The pizza does look good and the rolls too.

  2. You're making my mouth water with the pizza and rolls!

  3. Yes, that pizza does look very good.
    It sounds like you have deserved your relaxing time today.
    I'm just waiting until 6:00 to go meet my hubby and son for dinner. Yay! No cooking :).

  4. OH GOSH---that Pizza looks SO good... I haven't had pizza in a long time (dieting) --and my friend was telling me about her low-cal pizza which I could eat.. Shucks--I'd just as soon not have it at all if I can't have something that looks as good as yours did...YUM....

    Your rolls look good also... Bet they are good with that chicken salad...

    Have a great weekend.

  5. the bird photo indeed looks like a painting...awwww I'd love some pizza right now! blessed weekend ahead...

  6. Oh that Pizza and the rolls - YUM-O!

  7. I have never thought to use the bread machine for making dough for rolls. I must try that, if I dared to use that bread machine replacement.

    Yes, your pizza looks yummy!

  8. Sturdy new bench...

    Is the plaque still behind it?

    Yes, that pizza does look yummmy. And I have pics of a yummy G/F pizza I had... Will post them soon.

    OH I am soooo happpy to find such, at one of our fav restaurants, not too far out of town. :-)

  9. What amazing bread rolls - I could just eat one and the pizza looks delicious too although I prefer the thin based pizzas. Your walk sounded really interesting with so much wildlife around.


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