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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

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, January 16, 2021


Figured town wouldn't be so good for walking this morning so didn't drive to town. Walked three of my miles today down in the basement.

Made pancakes for breakfast.
Had one banana that was a bit too ripe to eat so I smashed it
up and added it to the pancake batter.
Makes delicious banana pancakes.

After breakfast I went outside to shovel the driveway.
It was 20 degrees and mostly cloudy but then the sun came out for a little while.

After shoveling the driveway I didn't feel like going in the house yet
so walked around Happy Trails a bit and then
walked up and down the lane.

Made a tiny little snowman on top of a post.

I was outside all morning and by the time I went inside for lunch
I had walked the rest of my miles for the day for a total of 6 miles.
It was so nice walking around in the snow.
Everything looked beautiful and it was so very quiet and calm.

We may not have been seeing the deer in the yard lately,
but they are still there.  I saw LOTS and LOTS of deer tracks.

Afternoon it clouded up again and we got some more snow.

We drove to town to the Dollar General to use the $5 coupon.

For supper tonight I fried up some onions and peppers in a little olive oil.
Put them in a burrito shell with some pasta sauce, mozzarella, and
a bit of sour cream.
Easy and delicious.

That's it for today.
A happy day to you.
Thanks for stopping by.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone  ❤️

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake
it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
- Aristotle -


Tom said...

...beautiful! It rained here today. I love the Aristotle quote.

Vee said...

Beautiful photos. It is still raining here and not nearly so pretty.

Hill Top Post said...

Oh how I love your snowy day pictures! I wouldn't want to go inside either.

Debi said...

I use up ripe bananas in pancakes too... we like to add mini chocolate chips or chopped walnuts to them. Two grands are sleeping over tonight and they have requested pancakes for breakfast tomorrow!

Hootin' Anni said...

Those banana pancakes sound delicious on such a cold morning. Loved your snowman on a fence!!

eileeninmd said...


It looks like a winter wonderland, very pretty scenes and photos. I like the cute little snowman. The banana pancakes sound delicious. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Snow looks beautiful, despite the cold.

God bless.

bill burke said...

The winter photos are so beautiful to see. Great quote too

Jeanette said...

Beautiful snow pictures. What little we had here is pretty much gone for now.

Granny Marigold said...

I love the snowy pictures. So lovely.
I must remember that tip on using too ripe bananas in pancakes. I usually chop them and put them in the freezer for smoothies but I have too many in there already! In winter I prefer something hot to a chilly smoothy.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh my word, these are gorgeous images.

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous photographs; and I like your snowman :)

All the best Jan

susan q said...

Really love the snow pics! None in sight in South Central PA. I used smashed ripe bananas for banana bread/muffins. ♥the mini snowman! Thanks for sharing.

Retired Knitter said...

Such a beautiful snow.

Rose said...

Gorgeous photos! I don't think we are ever going to get a good snow this year.