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, February 29, 2016

My potato peeler

A snowy picture from Saturday's walk.
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A nice walk in the sun yesterday morning but this morning the sun was nowhere to be seen.  It was 42 degrees, rainy and at times very windy.  I didn't even take my camera out of my pocket, just too wet.

I was decked out in my rain gear and walked all over town.  Walking around the cemetery at the top of the hill and out in the open was a bit of an adventure.  I felt like I was in a squall.  The rain came down in sheets and the gusty wind blowing so strong practically knocking me over.  After that the rain eased up a bit and it wasn't so bad.

There are just a few patches of snow left here and there and with this rain today even they will be gone.

I saw my first Robin this year - a sure sign that spring is on it's way.  : )

Walked 6 miles.
Found a couple of coins - a penny and a nickel.
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Later in the day the rain went away and it was sunny though the temperature dipped a little bit lower into the 30's.

I've been home today hanging around the house. 
Now I'm reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.  I'm about three quarters  finished and should finish it tonight.  It is supposed to be a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.  Not as good but pretty good. 
One of my granddaughters is named after Scout in the book.

The last time I made pot roast for supper we only ate half of it and I froze the rest.  I put it in the slow cooker all day to thaw and it was even better the second time.  I made mashed potatoes and gravy and we had some peas too. 
While peeling potatoes I got to thinking about this little kitchen tool and realized just how old my potato peeler is and what a handy thing it is.  I bought it when we first got married 44 years ago.  My daughter was peeling potatoes at the house one time years ago and was amazed that I still was using the same one from when she was a little girl.  She said it was dull and hard to use.  Next time I saw her she gave me a new one, but it didn't swivel and I didn't like it at all and went back to my old one.  I like this simple kitchen tool. : )  I wonder how many, potatoes, apples and carrots it has peeled over the years!?
And so another Monday winds down.
Hope yours was a good one and you smiled often.

happyone : )
 Happy Leap Day.
A day where this time last year
and this time next year 
does  not apply.


  1. Seeing Robin is a sign of spring

    Seeing Batman is something much different

  2. Hi Karen, we are very windy here too but are expecting a winter storm over the next couple days. I have a peeler pretty well the same as yours. Still works too! Your supper looks yummy!

  3. Ha. I agree with you about the peeler. I have one just like it. 45 years old hee hee

  4. I got a kick out of that quote. So true!
    Your walk today sounds like a wild one. I was out walking today too. We had an unseasonably warm day. It was in the mid 70s and sunny.
    I have a peeler just like yours and find it very easy to use. My sister-in-law uses a paring knife which I find very awkward. I guess it's what we get used to.

  5. Hi Happy-K! Haven't had time for blogging lately but did a quick check of yours and am glad that you are doing well and walking away! I smiled at the happy mother-daughter story! Art

  6. I do love slow cooker pot roast - one of my favorite meals. I haven't read Go Set a Watchman, yet, but have also heard that it is not as good as To Kill a Mockingbird, which is a wonderful book and one of my top three faves. Isn't it interesting all the memories we can attach to something that we use all the time, like a potato peeler. Life is funny like that sometimes. I hope you continue to enjoy the week.

  7. Hello, your pot roast looks delicious. A great idea to use to crock pot to heat it up. My hubby peels the potatoes, I assume he like the peeler we have. Enjoy your day!

  8. I have a potato peeler just like that. I bought a new version with a wider handle and didn't like it much and went back to the older one. Have a great day.

  9. I have an ancient one, too, but upgraded and haven't looked back since. How many meals would be pretty interesting, but how many carrots and potatoes, etc.,? Impossible! =D


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