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, December 17, 2016

Saturday's Critters and cookies

Took a couple of pictures of White Streak and Star this afternoon.
(That's what I call them, don't know their real names, 
I'll have to ask Farmer Marvin.)
Linking up with Eileen for Saturday's Critters.

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 This morning the temperature had risen to 32 degrees but there was 
a sheet of ice over the driveway and roads so I didn't go out to walk. 
Freezing rain was still falling.
Took this picture outside my front door.
Walked a couple of miles in the house.
 Not all at once but 500 steps at a time like I did yesterday.
Got some cleaning done,
started another book and worked on the puzzle.

The temperature continued to rise till it got to 52 degrees
so after lunch I went out for a walk.
At times there was a light drizzle and it was very windy
but it sure was nice to get some walking in.
Walked around town and around the cemeteries
and walked 4.5 miles. 
Crazy difference in temperatures from one day to the next!!

Baked some sugar cookies.
A while back Jasmine, one of the teens from church gave me a train cookie cutter.
Ken made this so I could put an imprint of a train on the cookie.
 It was a great idea and here are the finished cookies.
She also gave me the cat cookie cutter too.
The trees and holly I already had.
Tomorrow I'm going to give Jasmine the cookies.

That's it for today.
A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

Comment Replies:
Melanie - Yes, 1000 sounds like a good size of puzzle to do.  I've been doing the smaller size of 500 because 10 different ones came in one box and I'm doing those first.  Working on a 1000 piece one now.  Got all these puzzles at an auction for $4.50 I think it was.  There must be twenty some puzzles.

"Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month,
that the Divinest Heart that every walked the earth
was born on that day;
and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it;
for mirth is also of Heaven's making."
~ Leigh Hunt


  1. Gorgeous photos of the horses Karen. Do you pet them at all?
    Glad it warmed up for you and you were able to walk outside. Fifty two degrees, that is pretty mild!
    Your cookies look delicious. How kind of you to give them to Jasmine.
    Your Christmas tree and decorations look wonderful.
    Have a nice Sunday!

  2. Beautiful creatures! Love that quote and I'm stealing it to share. Blessings!

  3. Freezing rain is always the worst precip! I hope the weather improves soon. Love your horses and those beautiful sugar cookies! What cute designs. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

  4. Hi Karen! Those cookies look so yummy. I am going to do some baking tonight myself for the children I will be teaching at church tomorrow. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  5. Beautiful horses! The cookies look good too.

  6. Hello, the horses are beautiful. I like the names you gave them. Your cookies look delicious, Jasmine will love them. Great photos. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. We haven't done puzzles for years, but does sound like fun and a good way to share some time during the Winter weather. I love that you walk in your house when you can't get out. Going to try doing that starting with 500 steps and adding more each day.

  8. Ice is so treacherous, so it is better not to walk on that.Those cookies are cute.

  9. Don't the horses look great.

    I like your cookies too!

    All the best Jan

  10. Very cozy there! Your tree must look full size from the street. Jasmine must have loved her cookies! They are very cute and tasty, too, I am sure.

  11. Nice photos of your horses. Glad you are making cookies. I need to make some today with my grandsons.


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