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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Monday, July 30, 2012

A work of art

Some sun and clouds when I walked around the lake this morning and 68 degrees.  I usually go to the right up here on the path around the lake, but today I went straight and went around the opposite way for a change.  The up and down hills are pretty much  even no matter which way around.

I saw a couple of deer, a ground hog, and a few rabbits.  Most of the geese are still gone.  These two ducks are always together.  I've been seeing them around the lake for a couple of years now.
Another nice walk but nothing unusual today.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 6:06
Sunset 8:21
With the sun rising a minute or two earlier each morning,
it won't be long before I start seeing the sunrise again.
Always have lots of laundry to do after a weekend of work so I did a couple of loads and got them out on the line first thing when I got back from walking.

Then I spent some time this morning getting caught up on some blog reading.  I get behind every weekend that we go up to the country.  I usually just have time enough to write a post.

Ken made a pizza last night for supper which we usually do on Sundays.  I make the crust and he has the work of making the actual pie.
Last night he made one of garlic and used the fresh basil that is growing on my kitchen window sill.   Here is it just before it went in the oven.  I told him it was a work of art.  : )  That little part with just the garlic is for me!  Kenny always makes me a little section of just garlic bread.  : )
Just hanging around the house the rest of the afternoon.  Maybe I'll get to do a little reading.  Haven't been doing that much lately and that is not like me to take so long to read a book.  I'm still reading Little Women. 

Hope all is going well for you today.
A smile from me to you.
Never be afraid to do something new.
Remember, amateurs built the ark;
professionals built the titanic.


  1. Hi Karen, That pizza looks delicious.... Makes me hungry!!!! I'd enjoy that little piece of garlic bread also.

    Looks like you all got alot accomoplished at the country house this past weekend...


  2. The pizza looks delicious!!

    Interesting that the same two ducks are always seen together.

  3. Oh, yum! Delicious pizza!

    Looks like the ducks have made a home on your lake.

  4. The pizza looks good. I day of just haning at the house reading and getting things done sounds so good. I ran around all day today, then tomorrow I will go to my daughters house to help her with shopping, then maybe Wednesday I can get something done. Thursday it is back to work. I ahve been too tired to do much with my blog. Hope you enjoy your week!

  5. happy garlic bread...I love home made pizza...about amateurs..that's me and I have the same source for help.

  6. I must have missed this post. What a thoughtful husband you have - the pizza looks delicious I'm sure you enjoyed it. The winter months are the times I read the most.

  7. Hi Karen! I'm catching up. The pizza looks delicious!


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