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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Friday, February 7, 2014

Out for the day

More snow and I decided to take a day off from walking in the basement but I'll still get plenty of steps in on my Striiv for the day.

After breakfast we hopped in the truck and went down to LaVale for the day. It was snowing when we left but as we got farther away from home, the snow stopped and the sun came out.  Went to the mall first and walked around in and out of stores.  There is a Walmart there in the mall and it is a much bigger store than the one we usually go to.  We picked up a few food items that we couldn't get at ours.

I needed a battery for my watch but couldn't find one.  It was just a cheap Walmart watch but I really like it.  I saw the exact same watch today and just bought another watch.  It was only $12. I also picked up some pink wool.  I thought I'd try to knit myself a sweater with it. 

In another store we bought two more puzzles.  Don't know when we will get to them though because that big 3000 puzzle is going mighty slow.

A light blue blouse caught my eye in a store and I got that too.
The purple cross cookie cutter I got in a craft store that was right next to a Joann's Fabric store.  I am going to bake cookies for the kids for their snack at Sunday school and thought that cross cookies would be nice for that.

We also went to Ollie's, Harbor Freight, Martin's and had lunch at a Wendy's.  I love the baked potato with cheese.

On the way home we made a stop at Candy Land again.  Ken needed a new supply. 

We had a lovely day out and didn't get back home till about 3:30.  Here's my loot for the day.
Oh, and when we got back home, it got cloudy and I couldn't believe it when we saw snow flurries.   More snow is predicted for the next few days.  One good thing though is that those really frigid temperatures are gone.

For supper this evening I made Shepherds Pie - a recipe I got out of my Better Homes and Garden cookbook.  It was the first time I've made it and it was pretty good.  Not spectacular but a good hearty meal.  The recipe is HERE.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
 happyone : )
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~ William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice

Today's Three Thankful Things
  1. Emails from friends
  2. Enjoying a nice day out
  3. Having a husband who is not a picky eater.  He'll eat whatever I make without complaint.

Comment replies:
Thinker - Don't think you can make scones in a microwave. : )

RK - The locals say that they usually get this much snow, just not such cold temperatures.  I think the average snowfall for a winter is 102 inches.  It is the coldest winter here in 20 years.


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I'll bet it was good to get out and about, but I know you're still missing your outdoor walks. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. That is some pretty great loot! I love Shepherd's Pie. It's perfect for a cold winter's evening, and i might try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Fun goodies you found today. I love the new puzzles. I like the color of your new shirt and that yarn will make a beautiful sweater. I have a pretty good Shepherd's Pie recipe too and make it from time to time. Glad you could spend the day out and about. Enjoy the weekend.

  4. Sheperd's pie is one of my favourites! and i can actually prepare it myself!

  5. The best shepards pie I have ever had was at dobbin house in Gettysburg. I have strived to get a recipe that is closest to that. I use lamb as the meat and and add some turnips to the mashed potatoes. I also cook the meat mixture in a dark beer. All those things help add an earthy flavor to the pie which is the goal with this peasant inspired creation. But I am still tweeting it. I wonder if dobbin house would share their recipe? Lol

  6. Love the Shakespeare quote.
    I copied the Shepherds Pie recipe. That's our kind of meal, one dish. I made it a lot in the past, but am glad to get a good recipe. Pretty blue blouse. Sounds like a fun shopping trip.
    Mary Jo

  7. Sounds as if a little snow cloud hovers right over your town! LOL

    It's always good to do a little retail therapy. Someday soon, I'm going to try it!


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