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, November 14, 2013

More horses, more making and more laundry

Nice to get back out and walk this morning after missing yesterday.  It was 25 degrees with a slight breeze and I watched the sun come up.  I walked the farm loop and around town.

A couple of horses I haven't seen before came down by the fence.  The other horses must have been talking about me. : )
They smelled my hand and then I petted them both. 
At one of the cemeteries I saw a woman walking her dog but was too far away to say anything to her.
Saw some rabbit prints in the snow but no sign of them.

I walked 6.5 miles - 12,616 steps.
Ken went up to Happy Trails today and I decided to stay home.  I had lots of things I wanted to do inside.
One of which was making Pumpkin Whoopies.  I got the recipe from blogger friend Nellie at Berries and More which you can find HERE.  Thanks Nellie, they are delicious.  I'm thinking like you Nellie, that I next time I'll use a smaller scoop!
I like to bake and these were fun to make.  : )  They do take quite a lot of time though.  I didn't eat lunch because I ate too much of the batter!! There was one left without a top so I put icing on that and ate that too.  One thing nice about having your kids grown and gone is that you get to lick the the bowl and beaters!!
I did a load of laundry and hung it on my inside line down in the basement in my drying room.  I keep forgetting to post a picture of it but remembered today.
We went to Mountain State Brewery for supper and had a pizza.

I'm going to read some before television time.  I have three books I'd like to finish before starting on next months book club selection which is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.  It sounds good and I think I'm going to like this one!!

Hope your Thursday was a good one.
happyone  : )
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation,
you will discover that your life will 
suddenly be filled with gratitude,
a feeling that nurtures the soul.
~ Rabbi Harold Kushner 
Comment replies:
Kim - Yes, I froze some of the pumpkin breads.  I'll be making more of them too.  They make great little gifts. : )  I looked at the time you left your comment and I was indeed out there walking and was taking pictures of the horses above. : )


  1. Love those horses. What beautiful faces!! And those Pumpkin Whoopies look amazing! Yummy!

  2. Thank you for the Whoopie Pie reference! I really liked them, and for that reason haven't made them again.:-) It was too tempting to eat too much of them. I never have bought a smaller scoop, though.

    How neat that you saw some different horses! They seem very interested in you!

    That is quite a "drying room" you have there! I have no place to dry clothes like that in this house.

    The book sounds interesting. I will have to look into it!

    Have a good night.

  3. I love the cookies. They look so good! Thanks for sharing the picture of your "drying room." Looks a little like what my back bedroom looks like. I love hanging my clothes to dry. You were my role model for that and so I guess you could say you and your blog changed my life! ;-) Have a great Friday!

  4. I have seen the book Orphan Train listed on a number of sites and wondered about it. I will be eager to hear what you think about it.

  5. Is there anything better than a walk in the morning?

  6. So cute how the horses came to visit you. Word is probably getting around that you are the friendly lady who walks every morning :).
    Those whoopie pies look mighty good.
    I can also see how your pum[kin loaves would make perfect gifts. Just the right size.
    Looks like you have a great area to dry your clothes.


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