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, April 25, 2012

Make up a title, I can't think of one.

A few degrees warmer today at 35 degrees.  A nice sunny morning with no wind for my morning walk.  I walked one of my connect the path routes which takes me on sidewalks along the road and paths through woods, along houses and through a school yard.
I saw two people out walking dogs and also Petey and John who I stopped to chat with for a bit. Those of you who are new to reading my blog, they are an older couple who are 91 years old and walk a few miles every morning and are a great inspiration to me.
I counted 8 deer along my walk and got a picture of this one.
 I was walking along just after seeing four deer and a women coming the other way with her dog said Good Morning and I said it back and then told her there were some deer up ahead.  She made a face and said, "Oh them, there are so many of them around."  Not quite the reaction I thought she would have.
There were lots of birds about making their happy early morning chirping sounds.  They always sound so happy.  I wonder if they every wake up in a bad mood!
Walking along one of the paths I saw a white egret fly by a couple of times.  I've seen them many times over by the lake but this is the first time I've seen one along this path. 
I heard a woodpecker and also an owl but couldn't find them.
So nice to be out early in the sunny morning walking.
I walked 6.1 miles.
Well, my pantry was getting pretty low on food so I made out a shopping list and went to the commissary.  When I got to the base just outside the gate there was a little protest going on and there were some people with signs.  I didn't stop to read them but the one word I saw was murderer.
The gate guards usually have a comment to make about my car as I drive through and they check my ID.  Today's comment was, "I'd like to take that for a test ride."
I had a little trouble finding powdered milk (use in recipe for bread machine) but eventually I did find it by the chocolate milk.  Found everything else I needed and got checked out fast because there were no lines to wait on. : )
On the way home one lane of a road was closed because of work being done and there was a bit of a tie up for a while getting down to one lane and then I got almost all the lights.  But I made it home safe and sound with all my groceries so I must not complain!!

I got a load of clothes washed and hung up on the line before I left and another load washed and hung up when I got home.  Nice with the warmer weather I can do the laundry morning and afternoon.

The strawberries I bought today were especially good and I made a sandwich of them for lunch.  I've mentioned eating them a time or two and most of you say you have never heard of a strawberry sandwich before.
I just slice some strawberries, put them on a slice of bread, sprinkle some icing sugar on them and put the lid on.  That easy and so very good.

Try it!  You'll like it! : )

That second load of wash isn't quite dry yet but I do have to go and fold the first load of clothes, do a few other chores and then it will be time for a little reading.

Hope you find bits of happiness scattered about your day.
To disagree,
one doesn't have to be disagreeable.
~Barry Goldwater


  1. Title: Strawberries for Lunch!
    They look yummy!

  2. The deer seems to be saying "Huh?".

  3. Your (lack of) title today made me laugh. I wish I could help, but I have enough trouble coming up with my own.
    I wonder if the deer have been munching on the lady's flowers.
    The strawberries are so good right now. I can imagine they would be good in a sandwich too. I'll have to try it.

  4. I have never had a strawberry sandwich before but it sounds delicious.

  5. Your walk sounds like so much fun... I love hearing the birds sing early in the mornings. AND we all have to love seeing the deer.

    Hope you got your pantry restocked. I love fresh strawberries --but would never think to use them in a sandwich... I'd mix them with some Greek Yogurt... YUM...


  6. Here are my suggestions:
    "Karen's Wednesday"
    "Strawberry Sandwiches"
    In any event, it sounds like a great day. Enjoy this one as well.

    I hope I am still walking a few miles each day when I am 91. I have a friend who is now pushing 90 who is hiking up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire in a few months. He asked me to join him but I don't have enough vacation time. :(

  7. I like the previous commenter's suggestion of "Strawberry Sandwiches". Cute. It would catch my attention because I have never heard of Strawberries in a sandwich. But if you can eat a jelly sandwich, it isn't all that much different.

    Thinking up blog titles all the time can be a challenge.

  8. How great that Petey and John are still enjoying their daily walk. When the strawberries come into season here I will try a sandwich - it looks delicious.

  9. A protest at the commissary. Good grief! Where will they protest next?!? Bleahhhhhhhhhh...

    Deer are pretty. But they are part of the how-TICKS-come process. Perhaps that's what she (the walker) was thinking of, when she was not too happy about the deer sighting...

    Do you check for ticks?


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