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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Monday, August 31, 2015


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This morning I walked a couple of loops around town, including both cemeteries and the ball park loop. 

It was a bit warmer this morning than it has been at 62 degrees.  There was a light on and off drizzle as I walked but not even enough to get me wet.  By the time I got back home it had stopped and the sun was out.

Not much happening around town, just a regular morning walk.  Didn't see any people or animals.

I walked 5.3 miles.
Found a penny yesterday on my walk and other one today.
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No bowling again this Monday because it was Super Senior Day and we met at Perkins for lunch.  There was a good turnout with I would say around 25 people or so.  I still don't feel like I'm old enough to be a senior. : )  It was a good time and I am so thankful for my church and our church family.

The Shop and Save is in the same shopping center as Perkins so we went there afterwards and stocked up on ice cream.  4 for $10 again so we got 8 of them to put in the freezer.

I have a new little project that I'm doing for the kids at church.  Last night at church me and a couple of other women were asked if we would like to cut out characters on felt for a flannel board for the kids.  We each got 4 large pieces of flannel with things to cut out.  Here are my four on my kitchen table.
I have already cut out one of the sheets and here they are sitting on the table.
I'm enjoying doing this and it brings back memories for me.  It reminds me of cutting out paper dolls with my gramma when I was a kid.  I also remember flannel boards  from Sunday School when I was very young and learning the Bible lessons with them.

Here are the first of the eggplants out of my garden.  I am so excited that these actually grew in my garden.  I will be making that Eggplant Parmesan this week.  Connie and Ron, friends and neighbors, have never had eggplant before so we've invited them for dinner when I make it.

Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
If a small thing has the power to make you angry,
does that not indicate something about your size?
~ Sydney J Harris


  1. What beautiful eggplant! I am slightly envious! I do love eggplant parmesan, so you may need to set an extra place.:-) I remember flannel board stories very well! It might be a bit tedious to cut out those figures. You've done a great job!

  2. Your eggplants look so good. I've never grown them, but I do like eggplant parmesan. How nice of you to invite your neighbors to join you.
    Your flannel board characters brought back Sunday school memories for me too.
    Great deal on your ice cream.

  3. The eggplants are beautiful! Take a picture of the delicious dish, too!
    Now you're set in the ice cream department! Yum!

  4. Your 'home grown' eggplants look wonderful, there's something special about growing and eating your own produce.
    Those cut out sheets are quite big aren't they? No wonder they were farmed out to others to do them, it would be a big a job for one person.
    Have a lovely day,


  5. Eggplant Parmesan! Love it! Great project that you are helping with. I remember flannel board bible stories from my childhood as well! So good of you to help out. Enjoy the week ahead.

  6. Hello, the project looks like fun, I am sure the children will love them too. Your eggplants looks awesome. I love eggplant parmesan! Have a happy day!

  7. I remember those felt boards when we had our Vacation Bible School in the summer. Fun memories!!!
    Those eggplants look awesome!!

  8. I'm impressed by your big shiny eggplants. I'm sure your meal will be a great success with your guests. The Sunday School project is similar to what I did for the 4 and 5 year olds, except mine were on heavy paper. I prefer to teach with the flannel board; it's almost magical the way the figures stick to the board. Mary Jo

  9. Fresh eggplant, how yummy!
    What a great project you are doing for your church.
    Enjoy your day!

  10. Nice project you are doing. You always give a lot of your time to others.

    The eggplants look wonderful! And healthy, too! Enjoy!

  11. Really lovely, greetings and best wishes!

  12. Hi Karen, I think you have told us your age before ... can't recall it for sure ... but no worries ... "Senior" is just another word with a lot of different meanings to different people. To me, your outlook is like a young person and you clearly have a lot of energy! Thanks for sharing, as always.

  13. You're doing a nice job cutting out those flannelgraph characters. How I loved the flannelgraph! I loved it as a child and I loved it as a teacher because I could see the children respond to those Bible stories so well. Such a simple, low tech thing, yet it has such an impact.

    My the work at HT is coming right along. I understand your relief at having Ken back on Terra Firma.

  14. Your eggplants look great!

  15. How neat to have grown your own eggplant - I have never eaten them either.
    That is neat that you worked with the Sunday school stuff. - I use to help my mom teach a class at church and it was fun.
    I found a penny this morning walking Coleen to school, It's fun to find someone else who enjoys finding a little change while out walking. Have a great day.

  16. Eggplant parmesan is so yummy -- I hope it's a great meal. I love seeing your flannelgraph pieces. It takes me back to our church in Charleston, WV when I was quite little and watching the Sunday School teachers put those figures on the flannel board. I loved watching how they would smooth the pieces over with their hands, when they put them up. I was mesmerized. I hope you have fun with it!


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