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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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Yard visitors

Wow what a windy walk this morning.  It was also raining and 40 degrees.  I put on my rain pants, rubbers, and took along my umbrella and headed out the door at 6:30.  I decided to stay around town and just walked up and down some of the streets.  I walked one of the cemetery loops and also the loop around the ball park. 

No one else was out but I did see two rabbits running around in the cemetery.

I fought the wind the whole time I was walking.  My umbrella kept turning itself inside out and finally I just took it down altogether.  This was not a very pleasant walk with the wind so I ended up cutting my walk short.  Wind I can handle, rain I can handle but when they both gang up together its a bit too much.

The good news is that my rubbers kept my feet nice and dry.  : )

I walked only 4.2 miles.
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Last night's supper of pasta with zucchini and tomatoes turned out great and I'm sure we will be eating it many times again.  Here's a picture of it

and the recipe is HERE.
We ate it warm but I think it would be good cold too.
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We've been home today staying warm and dry inside the house while the wind howls and the rain hits the windows.

I did a few house chores and then read my book and finished it.  The book was one by Stephen King called Joyland.  It was nothing like his usual books.  It wasn't a huge book and it was about Devon Jones, who takes a summer job at a carnival called Joyland .  It was really very good and I enjoyed it a lot.  I even shed a tear or two at the end.

During a bit of a break from the rain, a whole bunch of Goldfinches came to the feeder.  They are not new to the feeder but this many at one time are.  There must have been about 20 of them all over the place.  At the feeder, on the ground and in the trees.  Couldn't get a very good picture of all them together because I took the picture out of the back window and zoomed in but still you can get the idea.  I watched them till the all took off.
Plan on staying home the rest of the day too.  I'll probably start reading the next book on my book stack.
Hope you're having the kind of day that makes you smile.
happyone : )
The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.
When the world seems familiar,
when one has got used to existence,
one has become an adult.
~ Eugene Ionesco
Three Happy Things
  1. Coming home to a warm dry house
  2. A good book
  3. The Goldfinch visitors


  1. It is chilly and rainy here today too!

    Your pasta dish looks delicious!

  2. I don't much like wind. I used to read a lot of Stephen King, then started shying away from the horror genre altogether, but maybe I will try Joyland on your recommendation. Your pasta dish looks really good. Sounds like you are having a nice cozy day.

  3. It sounds like a very bad day for walking outdoors! The wind must have been very strong to turn your umbrella! Yikes!

    Last night's supper looks yummy!

  4. Sounds like awful walking. You may have gotten just as much exercise wrestling with the umbrella! I am shocked that you enjoyed the book and now I am very curious.

  5. It's been raining like crazy this morning here as well. Has been for the past few days mostly. We needed it though. It's making everything so lush and green! I love the rain :)


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