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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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Rain yesterday snow today

Another picture of the little brook behind the ball park loop from yesterday.
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I must have needed some extra sleep last night because I woke up
at 6:15 and fell back asleep and didn't wake up till 7:45.
I had planned on going for a walk after lunch but never got around to it.

Today it stayed in the 20's and it snowed on and off all day but it
didn't amount to anything.  Just had a dusting like someone
sprinkled icing sugar over everything.  Nice that the wind died down.

We went out and did a couple of errands and stopped at Subway
along the lake and had lunch.
Took this picture out of the car window while Ken was in the 
store getting our subs.  We eat them in the car looking out over the water
and watching cars go by.
 This is the first year since we've been here that the lake didn't freeze over
for the winter.  People are usually ice fishing and riding snow mobiles
over the ice at this time of year.

I baked an angel food cake and here it is cooling upside down
on a bottle.  We will have a piece of it tonight for our snack with a bit of ice cream.
Worked on the puzzle again today and we should be finished in the next
day or so.  
Read, did some ironing,
and got my steps in today walking around the house.
A happy day to you.
happyone  ๐ŸŽˆ

I came across some fun and interesting facts about money and thought
I'd share them with you for the next few days instead of the quotes I usually write.
I got them out of the Readers Digest in an article by Brandon Specktor.

  • The U.S. paper money isn't made out of paper but is 75% cotton and 25% linen. In Benjamin Franklin's day, people repaired torn bills with a needle and thread.
  • With a life span of about 4 1/2 years, the $10 bill is the shortest-lived note and the longest-living note is the $100 bill, which lasts about 15 years.


  1. I would love to be able to make a decent angel food cake. Yours looks amazing. I can't tell you how many of them I've made and none of them have ever met my expectations. My mother-in-law even tried to give me tips ...all of which I tried. I don't know what I do wrong. Did you make yours from scratch? I've tried both ways...box and scratch. Anymore when I get a craving for one I just pick up a part of one at the grocery store. :)

    I guess we are supposed to get like 3 inches of snow tonight and another 2-4 tomorrow. If we get that much I hate to think how much you will end up with.
    I don't think spring is here quite yet.

  2. Interesting facts about our money, especially the information on what the bills are really made of.
    You angel food cake looks delicious. I have never made one. I do like them with fresh strawberry sauce. Maybe this spring will be the year I try my hand at them. Do you use a mix or from scratch?

  3. That cake is lookin good. That's interesting that this lake didn't freeze this year. Wondering if Winter still has a punch left. Good evening to you!

  4. ...angel food cake, heavenly!

  5. That cake looks delicious! My mother used to make angelfood cake.

  6. The angel food cake makes me hungry for some. I may have to bake one soon.

  7. Rather dumb how short the 10 lasts compared to even ones

  8. Enjoyed the fun facts about money. Got me to wondering if using cloth to make paper is why there used to be people who worked as Rag Pickers? They went around with carts and collected rags and sold them. Kurt Douglas' father was one of them and Kurt wrote a book called The Ragman's Son. Loved seeing your pictures of the snow. Wishing we still had some falling here.

  9. It looks like you still have the tail end of winter happening. I've never had angel food cake and it looks very interesting hanging upside down like that :0


  10. I watched the bakers on The Great British Baking Show try angel food cake and their cakes were nowhere near as gorgeous as your cake, Karen!

  11. Hello, that is a nice view of the lake. Your cake looks yummy. I've never tried making an Angel food cake. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  12. Your angel food cake looks delicious! Hope you and Ken enjoyed it.
    We are receiving just a dusting of snow as I type this. Hopefully it doesn't last here either.
    Have a wonderful weekend Karen!

  13. The little stream is definitely swollen after all the rain!
    That was a nice spot to eat lunch, I'm sure its popular in summer!
    Your cake looks so good and ice cream would be perfect with it!

  14. Very interesting! I have to say I've never had a $100 bill long enough to test that fact! In fact, the $10 one doesn't stick around very long either. Amazing weather for you. Your post today reminded me of what we say about Florida weather. "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute and it will change." Have a great day.

  15. ... your cake looks good cooling there.

    All the best Jan


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