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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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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Welsh Cookies

Up and out early this morning and the temperature was 34 degrees with a slight breeze.  It wasn't long after though that the sun was shining and warming things up.  I walked one of my connect the path routes.  Didn't see any people till I walked a few miles and then I saw quite a few runners.

There were a lot of deer around and I saw many of them at a time.  First I saw a group of three and here's one of them.  I took the picture from a footbridge.
The next were a group of seven, then four and last a group of six for a grand total of 20!!
I saw the fox running up ahead on the path and then he went into the woods when he heard me coming up behind.
I heard a woodpecker and finally spotted him up high in a tree and saw that it was a Pileated Woodpecker.

Before getting home I walked over to the liquor store and found four pennies in the parking lot.  The first coins of the month.

I walked 6 miles!! : )
Sunrise 6:44
Sunset 7:36
The last few days I've been wanting to make some Welsh Cookies and this afternoon I finally got around to making them.  They are not very sweet but we really like them.  They are rolled cookies and are cooked on the griddle.  I've made them many times before and have blogged about them too.
Those long white things in the picture are 1/4 in high styrene plastic pieces.  It makes it easy to roll out dough to get it perfectly 1/4 inch thick.  I just roll the rolling pin along the top of the plastic pieces.
Here they are cooking on the griddle.  They look like little pancakes, don't they? The recipe calls for raisins in them and I do put them in sometimes, but today I put in mini chocolate chips and dried cherries (1/4 cup each.) 
It was another spring afternoon with the sun shining and temperature in the 60's so once again we sat outside on the deck for a while.  Ken read again and I sewed weave-it squares together.  I kept thinking I should be washing my car but it felt too good sitting there in the sun. : )

Well, it's time to go and eat supper.  No cooking today - I'm glad I made that Spinach Bean Soup yesterday!  I'll have some wheat bread to go along with it.

Hope your day was a happy, sunny one.
Happyone : )
Reflect upon your present blessings, 
of which every man has many -
not on your past misfortunes, 
of which all men have some.
- Charles Dickens


  1. That seems like a great number of deer you saw on your walk! Plus you are doing a great job increasing your distance!

    The cookies look good! Chocolate chips and dried cherries would make them really appealing to me.:-)

    Have a good week-end!

  2. The deer is beautiful!!

    I have never heard of a cookie before that is grilled. They sound very tasty!

  3. How delightful they look!!!!!! Yummmmmmmmm...

  4. Hooray for reaching the six mile mark. I'll bet that felt good and it sounds like the wildlife was out in full force to welcome you.
    We were coming home late last night and came close to hitting a group of deer. They were in the median and one was just stepping out into the road. It was very dark, but fortunately we were able to swerve just in time. I felt sorry for them as I don't think they knew where to go.
    I remember you mentioning those cookies before. They look good. I like the addition of choc. chips and cherries.

  5. Those cookies do look interesting! Will have to try them! Enjoy the week ahead. Sounds like you are eating very healthy!

  6. It's so neat that you always get to see such beautiful wildlife. I saw my first fox ever on Friday :)

  7. Those hunters must not have done so great a job last fall when they were culling the herd. Hope that there is plenty of food for them all.

    What a super idea for rolling out the cookies easily. I use paint stirring sticks.

  8. You are killing me with those cookies - please email me some immediately! ;^)

    What great wildlife sightings you had! I am loving this wonderful weather. Art


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