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, January 13, 2017

Mexican Train Night

It had rained during the night and this morning the temperature was right
at 32 degrees.  Thought there might be some icy patches around,
but I'm happy to say it was ice free so I had a nice walk.
The wind died down too, which was nice.

Walked around behind my house again and up and down the streets in town 
and around both cemeteries.
Walking around one of the cemeteries I saw Kathy walking up the
hill so we walked around the cemetery a couple of times together
before going in different directions.
She was sick and then the weather kept her from walking.
Nice to see her back walking again.

Walked 6.4 miles
Found a dime and a penny
🌼     🌼     🌼
I baked a chocolate cake with chocolate icing today.
Both recipes for the cake and icing are on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa can.

 Took the kitty puzzle apart and started the next one.
Another 500 piece one.  A mountain scene this time with a reflection and another one of the puzzles that came in the box of 10 puzzles.

Posting a bit early today because we will be leaving around 4:00 to
go to Tricia and Randy's house for a night of Mexican Train.
I think there will be seven of us this time.  Betty and Dennis usually
play too but they spend the winter in Florida.
Tricia is a very good cook and she will be making us supper.
The Chocolate Cake I made will be dessert.

A happy day to you and a smile from me to you.
happyone : )

"Life is more fun if you play games."
~ Roald Dahl


  1. Hi Karen, we were the same temperature this morning as you were but we have started to cool off now.Glad you met up with Kathy and found out why she wasn't walking.
    Have fun at Tricia and Randy's house! They will enjoy your yummy cake.

  2. Enjoy your Mexican Train night.
    Your next puzzle sounds a good one, with a lovely scene, hope it goes together well.

    Good wishes for the coming weekend

    All the best Jan

  3. Sounds like you will have a fun night! Your chocolate cake will be very appreciated. I'm glad your walk was ice free. Today. We are in the 70s down here now.

  4. I'm not sure what Mexican Train is!

  5. sounds like the recipe is a good one. I'm going to have to look it up and try it. thanks.

  6. Sounds like a fun evening is in store for you.

  7. Hello Karen, Thanks for the compliment and for making your delicious chocolate cake. We enjoyed your company like we always do.

  8. Four of us get together on Sunday afternoons to play Mexican Train Dominoes - lots of fun!
    Have a great week-end!

  9. Good to hear Kathy is back out walking and you both enjoyed a walk.
    I love chocolate cake and I'm sure yours went fast!

  10. Hello, I hope your game night was fun. Your chocolate cake sounds yummy. Enjoy your day and weekend!

  11. I don't really like chocolate cake myself

  12. My mom bought Mexican Train for my brother and his wife and she liked playing it, too!
    Stay warm, good walker!

  13. Sounds like you had a really fun night planned! I think I need to get that game! I love chocolate cake and am sure yours is delicious! Enjoy your weekend!


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