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, January 8, 2015

Another cold day

I have a small collection of paper weights.  Some of them were my mother-in-laws.
Ken bought me this one for Christmas one year and it is one of my favorites.
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Another day for taking my walk in the basement.  This morning it was minus 2 degrees and still windy.  It was nice to see the sun out though but it made it look deceivingly warm.  Did my usual 6 miles.

Finished up the hat to go along with little slippers and the baby sweater.  You can see a picture of the hat and slippers HERE.  I'm so pleased that I got all three things finished.  I can't wait to see how Krista likes them.

It warmed up to 8 degrees this afternoon and I bundled up and went outside for a while.  Shoveled off the driveway again and then went for a short walk to the library to pick up a book for Ken.  The side streets were packed snow and pretty slippery but the main street through town was just wet.  They put a lot of salt and gravel down.

It was nice to get outside if only for a little while.  The wind has died down a lot too which made it feel not so cold.  When I got back in the house, Ken made me a mug of hot chocolate.  : )

As promised here is a picture of the latest puzzle I'm working on.
Later I'll do some reading and then knit on a scarf that I'm making for myself.  It is bright orange like my sweatshirt and I'm making it to use on my morning walks.  I'm using big needles and just making up a pattern.  I think it is pretty ugly but it is soft and will keep me warm. : )

A happy day to you.
Take time to enjoy the little blessings that come into your day.
happyone : )
The best way of removing negativity
it to laugh and be joyous.
~ David Icke


  1. The snow makes it look more like winter in my world.We had high winds today and lots of blowing snow.

  2. Burrtiful header to your blog! Its dreamy with all the snow. I have never known anyone who collects paper weights before... your the first. :) That one is beautiful, what is it made of?
    It has been a while since I have done a puzzle... it will be fun to see what yours looks like when it is finished.

  3. That's a very unusual paperweight! Beautiful! That's a pretty scene on the puzzle box. You've done well to complete all the items that go with the sweater! It's very special to receive such a nice gift as you have planned. Stay safe, and keep warm!

  4. I predict that Krista will LOVE the sweater, hat and slippers. What a thoughtful, heartfelt gift.
    Brrrr... it makes me shiver just to read about your temperatures. It sure does look pretty though and Ken is sweet to have hot chocolate ready and waiting for you.
    The paperweight is very pretty and colorful.
    I'm curious to know where you find your puzzles.

  5. Having lost two comments, I am wary of trying again so will just wave and say I enjoyed catching up!

  6. I love all of the colors in your paperweight! I collect them, also! I would like to get a cabinet or something to display them in.

    Glad to hear you were able to complete the sweater set! Krista will love them!

    It looks as if you have a very pretty puzzle started! Great way to pass some time in the winter.

  7. Very nice paper weight! Too cold to walk here too!

  8. That hat is gorgeous, I love the 'stalk' on top. I'm sure Krista will love the set.
    We have just been to the lake for a walk, a very hot day and I wished I had taken my swimming togs with me.


  9. What a colorful paperweight! :) Your puzzle looks like a good one. The baby hat and booties turned out cute. Really like the hat.


  10. I love your header and the paperweight..The knitted hat and slippers are cute.. The puzzle looks pretty..It is a cold morning with some sleet now.. I hope it warms up soon.. Stay warm and have a happy day!

  11. Hi Happyone, That is a really neat paperweight. I also love paperweights. :-) I will try to post a picture of some of mine one of these days. Have a good weekend. John

  12. Brrr...that is cold. We were up to 80 here in Arizona last week - to me that just isn't right! I at least like to have to wear a jacket in the winter! I love your puzzle and your paperweight. I haven't had time to do any puzzles lately - but maybe I will do another one soon! Have a happy weekend!


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