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, February 3, 2018

Soap in the mail

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8 degrees this morning when I left the house a little before 7:00.
There was no wind at all and the sun came out.
The warm sun felt wonderful on my face.  🌞

Started my walk walking on the streets behind my house.
 The morning moon. 🌕
It was another random walk all over town.  Walking in my snow sneakers
with ice grippers takes me a little bit longer.  
The shoes are heavy and even though the ice grippers work good 
I still have to watch carefully where I walk. 
The ice under the snow can be really slippery. 

These shrubs by the library remind me of cupcakes with frosting on them.
The Rolling Pin Bakery on the main street in town I am happy to say is
still doing a great business.
This morning was one of the days they bake donuts and it
sure smelled good walking past.  🍩

Didn't see any people or animals, just lots of tracks.
A bunch of deer tracks were all over our back yard!!

Walked 5.2 miles
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Got supper started in the slow cooker and made banana pancakes for breakfast.

I got a package in the mail today from my friend Dianna.
We were blogging friends and realized we didn't live that far away
from each other.  So we met and have become 'in person' friends too.
She sent me a card and some of her wonderful homemade soaps
when she found out I had the flu.
Thanks so much Dianna.
I love my new soaps.
After lunch I went outside and scraped the ice off the driveway
that was left from yesterday.

Looked through some magazines and cut out some recipes to try.
Got the magazines from the library yesterday.
They were throwing old ones out and they were sitting in the lobby with a
sign that said free. 

That's it for today.
  Count your blessings and have a happy day.
happyone  💕

Today I'm thankful for:
  • A walk in the sun
  • Banana pancakes for breakfast
  • A package in the mail from my friend Dianna


Inger said...

You have the best days! I believe it must be your walks as I feel so much better when I begin my day with one. Much, much shorter than yours, but still, it all counts.

Happy@Home said...

Glad to hear that the cute little bakery is still doing well.
What a lovely surprise to receive in the mail. Very thoughtful of Dianna and so nice that you are now in person friends.

Dianna said...

When I saw the pictures of the shrubs by the library I thought the same thing before I read your comment about them reminding you of cupcakes with frosting. :)

I'm delighted to hear that the new bakery is still doing a good business. Every town needs a bakery. I wish our area had one.

I'm so glad that you like the soaps, my friend. I always enjoy sharing with you. xx

Tom said...

...pretty snow scene, I'm sure there will be some left on my return.

Leslie said...

What a great gift! Blog friends are the best!!!!

... and I still can't believe that you get out there and walk in the cold. : )

Lisa said...

What a sweet friend to send you such a cute gift. I have always wanted to make homemade soap. Maybe one day Ill give it a try.

The Furry Gnome said...

Nive snowy winter day here today too.

Adam said...

I get a video game magazine due to a Gamestop discount card. I opted for the digital as I hated throwing away all that paper

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you are a dedicated walker. The snowy scenes are pretty. It is snowing here this morning. That is a nice gift from your friend. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

Connie said...

How sweet of your friend to send you that homemade soap. You're a better gal than I, I wouldn't have been able to walk past the doughnut shop after smelling them baking inside, LOL.

happyone said...

Yes, I agree, it puts me in a good frame of mind for the rest of the day. : )

M.K. said...

I'm glad you are feeling better from your flu. What a bad flu season we've had!! Such pretty snow. Glad you could get out in the fresh air. The soaps are lovely!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love nice handmade soaps! What a sweet friend! Oh and free magazines are great too. I haven't made banana pancakes lately...I may want to make some today. Hope you've had a nice walk today and it wasn't too cold! Hugs, Diane