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, September 18, 2015

Another beautiful day

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Once again this morning the temperature was 50 degrees.  Watched the sun come up and stay out in a beautiful bright blue sky.  Wow the blue was spectacular.

Didn't walk any special walking route of mine today.  Mailed off the letters I wrote yesterday at the post office and then just walked all over the place.
This road leads to HT.
 Walked up Sale Barn to see the cows.  I've seen the white cow before but not for a long time.  Tried to get a picture of her looking at me but she just kept eating.
I met the woman who lives across the street from the cows this morning.  She was picking up the newspaper at the end of her driveway and we stopped to chat.  Her name is Sondra and funny thing she is afraid of the cows.  Here I am telling her they are gentle animals and have let them lick my hand, me who really know nothing about cows and she has lived here all her life with the cows.  : )  Just struck me funny.
Sondra was another one who said she should get out there and walk.  So many people tell me that.

They cows were mooing quite loudly this morning.  I could hear them from both sides of the highway.  Farmer Marvin has separated the young ones from their mothers and they were calling to each other.  A bit sad I thought.

Sure was nice to be outside walking.  I just love these mornings.
I walked 5.9 miles.
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I stayed home again today while Ken went up to HT.  He was going to do a bit of a clean up there.

On the 27th is my turn to provide snacks for the kids in Sunday school so I baked the first batch of cookies for that and put them in the freezer.  I'll bake the other batch  another day.  I need to bring 120 cookies.

Wrote a few more letters, got another load of laundry hung out on the line, and sat on the porch and read for a little while again this afternoon.  Another one of those beautiful sunny days.

Since a few of you were interested in the cole slaw recipe I made yesterday, here it is.
Cole Slaw
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots

In large bowl stir together first 4 ingredients.  Add the cabbage and carrots.  Toss to coat well.  Cover - chill at least 2 hours 

I used lite mayonnaise.  The recipe also called for 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper but  didn't add that.
I like raisins in it too but Ken doesn't so I just add some to mine serving when I eat it.

Hope you have enjoyed your day.
happyone : )
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead
and dreams of a faraway place.
A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse below
and dreams of home.
~ Robert Brault


  1. Sounds like a perfect day that you had. I love that deep blue sky.

  2. So here Is where I started catching up... Your photo of the white cow gave me quite a start because, at first glance, it looks as if she has two heads. Getting tired up here! I finally got it figured out. Your morning walks sound cool and pleasant. Your favorite time of year?

  3. Yay for your walking enthusiasm. So many neighbors walk by our house, mostly with their dogs.
    I think I would walk by the cows, too. That's funny that you were able to tell the lady who lives by the cows that they are gentle. I'm sad that they separate the mamas and the babies.
    I bet you pray for the cookie-eaters when you bake the cookies. So sweet.

  4. Beautiful images! Sounds like a great day and walk. I love the cows, I have never been too close to a cow though. Thanks for sharing the cole slaw recipe. Hubby might actually like this one! I love the quote, have a happy weekend!

  5. Took me a bit to figure out the cow picture was of 2 cows and not one cow with 2 heads!!

  6. Lovely photos as always.
    These mornings sure are great for walking. I love the Fall.
    Your coleslaw recipe sounds yummy!

  7. I'm amazed at all the people you meet and all the socializing you do, just because you walk each morning. It's really a bit of community service -- meeting neighbors, being the link between people. I think that's wonderful!


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