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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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A couple of recipes

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19 degrees this morning when I left on my walk but there was no wind.  The sun came out too and boy was it nice and warm to feel it on my face.  ๐Ÿ˜ŠI ended up having to take one of my hoods down because I got warm.

Headed over to the post office first to mail a letter and then continued walking on around the ball park loop which is where I took the picture of the little stream in the woods back there.  Then around both cemeteries, down by the Drane house and all around town.

Quiet around town, didn't see anyone else out.
Walked 6 miles
Found a penny and two dimes
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Yesterday I got a sad email from my friend Sara-Jane who I have known
since we worked together when we were just 19.
Her beloved husband Tony of 31 years is now at home in Heaven.
We talked a good while on the phone this morning.
She is doing okay but I ask you to please keep my friend in your prayers.
Thank You.
The recipe for the Honey Bread from yesterday.
  • Cream 3/4 cup of butter and 2 cups sugar
  • Beat in 4 eggs
  • Add 3/4 cup honey
Sift together
  • 4 cups Rye flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
Add to mixture alternating with 1 cup buttermilk.
No buttermilk? A substitute is 1 tablespoon lemon juice in cup filled rest of the way with milk.
Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
Bake one hour at 350 degrees.
I had to leave it in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.
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Pumpkin Bread recipe
  •   In large bowl sift together 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
 Make well in center and Add
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 1 cup nuts (I use pecans)
Mix well and pour into well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees.
1 hours for 3 regular size loaf pans
45 minutes for 6 mini loaf pans
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This morning Ken went up to Happy Trails and I stayed home but
after lunch I went back up there with him.
 We got a fire barrel started and burned lots of scrap wood
that we had in piles here and there.

Forgot my camera so don't have any pictures.
Time to go get some supper made and then I have to
bake a pumpkin pie for tomorrow.
 A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ
Hem your blessings with thankfulness to they don't unravel.
~ Unknown


  1. So sorry to hear about your friend losing her husband. It is nice that you are there for her. SHe will be in my prayers. Thanks for the yummy recipes! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I am so sorry about your friend's loss.That's a hard road to travel.May God sustain her.

  3. So sorry to read about your friends husband, I think it was good that you were able to spend time talking with her.

    Your first photograph is absolutely stunning, I so enjoy looking at it.

    Many thanks for sharing your recipes

    Take care

    All the best Jan

  4. Praying right now for Sara-Jane and the loss of her husband. May God comfort her. 19...brrr. 6 miles is a very good walk. Beautiful photo at the top of your post.

  5. Sorry your friend lost her husband and you lost a friend. Prayers will go up for her.
    Thanks for the bread recipes.
    Happy Thanksgiving

  6. Had a horrible pumpkin bread fiasco this week...tested done, but was not done. Today, I had another baking disaster. Maybe, I should just give up and buy pies. I am sorry for your dear friend's loss. Not easy to say goodbye after all those years of marriage.

    A Happy Thanksgiving to you and Ken!

  7. Thank you! The recipes sound good! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Hello, the recipes sound delicious. Prayers for your friend, so sorry for her loss.

    Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  9. Thanks for sharing your recipes Karen. They sound delicious!
    So sorry about Sara-Jane's husband. So sad. I hope you and Ken have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  10. Thank you for sharing your recipes, Karen. Now I know what honey bread is and it sounds yummy. I have a lot of pumpkin on hand right now so will most likely try the pumpkin bread over the weekend.
    I am sorry to hear about your friend's loss. Never easy, but I think it is especially hard around the holidays.
    I wish you and Ken a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving day.

  11. It started a warm break here too after a cold chill hit the area for a few days

  12. Happy Thanksgiving my friend....the beach has 77 today, wish you were here! Hugs to Ken and so sorry to hear about your friend's husband. Prayers for her and for their family! Much love, Pam


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