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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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rainy Day

Not from my garden but I'd like them to be.  : )
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It was a drizzly, 62 degrees, and windy walk for me this morning.  When I left there was just a few drops every once in a while and eventually that turned into a light drizzle that stayed for the rest of my walk.  Not enough to get soaked but just a bit damp.  I think the wind helped keep me dry.  The harder soaking rain came after I was home.

I stayed in town walking up and down all the streets.  I saw a man I see once in a while walking his big white dog and he was the only person I saw.  Hardly any cars around either.  I guess for a lot of people it was a good day for sleeping.

Nothing unusual or different around town, but still I do enjoy these morning walks.
Walked 5.2 miles.
Found a dime.
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Seemed like a good morning for making pancakes for breakfast.  Then I got a loaf of bread started in the bread machine.  Now I always just use the bread machine for making the dough and bake it in the oven.  Comes out much better that way.

That reminds me someone asked (sorry, can't remember who) about how I make pizza dough.  I use the bread machine and the recipe that came with the machine.
Very simple.

1 cup water 
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Measure all ingredients into pan.
Select the dough setting.
Dough ready in 1 1/2 hours.
We bake our pizza in the oven on a pizza stone.

It's been a stay at home day today and it has been a rainy one. I read through one of the magazines from the library and found a few good recipes to try and started one of the books too, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant and got into it right away.  It's about Addie Baum who was born in 1900 in the north end of Boston.  She is 85 years old now and her 22 year old granddaughter asks her "How did you get to be the woman you are today?"  This book is her story.

I still have my ice cream to look forward to and a little TV to watch or I should say a Netflix, don't really watch TV anymore.  I'll be making some weave-it squares too.  But first I'm going to go and read some more of my book.

Hope you are enjoying your day.
happyone : )
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.
But other times it's essential to take time off
and make sure that your most important decision of the day
simple consists of choosing which color to slide down the rainbow on.
~ Douglas Pagels
Comment replies:
Ruta - It depends on where you live.  Since this is just a dry cabin in the woods we didn't need to get permits.  If it was a house that we planned to live in, then yes, we would need permits.


  1. What a nice, cozy day. That book, The Boston Girl, sounds like one I would like. I love rainy days. We are hoping to get some Monsoon rains this tomorrow and Monday, but it is still mighty hot here. I'm like you. I rarely watch TV any more. When I do watch it, I just end up upset by the news or the stuff that passes for drama or comedy. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  2. Sounds like a really good day! We had some showers here, and the rain gauge shows 3/10 inch of rain. We could really use more. It is time to have homemade pizza here! Everytime I read on your blog about pizza, I am ready to have some myself!:-)

  3. Indeed , a good day to stay in and read and bake. We had pancakes too :) Haven't had them in quite a while so they were delicious. We had a beautiful mostly sunny day although it was a little bit chilly and breezy. Sounds like you live in the middle of nowhere. Have a blessed weekend :) -Bev

  4. We are having a rainy day here too. Your pizza dough recipe is very similar to mine. We are just heading out for our walk now between the raindrops. Have a good day!

  5. The lilies are gorgeous! Yesterday was an awful rainy day here. At times the rain came down so hard. It was a good day to stay inside read, cook and I walked on my treadmill. Your pizza dough sounds easy but I do not have the bread maker. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  6. Very pretty yellow lilies.
    We finally got some much needed rain yesterday and it is much cooler today. What a relief after our long, dry heatwave.
    I'll have to try making pizza crust with my breadmaker. I usually make it in my food processor with great results.
    Nothing like a good book on a rainy day. Your latest book sounds interesting.

  7. Here in Columbia it was a monsoon. Some down pours were breathtaking - and extended. Crazy weather. Today - Sunday - is beautiful.

  8. Hi Karen, Thanks for the info on how you use the bread machine. I had not thought of using the oven to finish off the bread! Will give it a try. Neat picture from Friday of the flowers by the brook. Hope you and Ken are having a fine weekend.

  9. I would love a cool rainy day -- sounds very wonderful and quiet. Your daily walking is about to inspire me to try to walk more. My feet hurt me most of the time, but it's good exercise. Enjoy your pizza!


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