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

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

No walk today

Thanks for all you comments and concerns about my fall yesterday.
Another one of those freezing cold mornings and I just didn't make it outside this morning for my walk. After yesterday's fall I just was afraid of finding another one of those icy spots. Today the two big muscles on the side of my neck are really sore. I thought maybe today my body would be sore but it's only my neck.

I took my shopping list in hand and headed out to the commissary. This time I remembered to bring along the green bags. :-) I live farther from the commissary now that we've moved and have to go 17 miles instead of only 6. Almost every time I drive through the gate the guard has something to say about my car - today it was, "We are confiscating all red Corvettes today."
I ran into Linda at the commissary who I know from my old walking path along the river and we stopped to talk for a while.

I have finished reading Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson which makes book number 7 for my reading goal this year. A good adventure book about David who gets kidnapped, put aboard a ship bound for the states, fights for his life aboard the ship, gets shipped wrecked, and finds his way back home. I thought it was great. There is one more novel left to read in the 4 in 1 book I bought by Stevenson and I've already started reading it.

I love the loft in our house off the bedroom and I sat up there today doing some needlepoint. I also have my knitting up there as well as my stamping stuff, a bookcase, and my keyboard. I haven't decided yet what color to paint the walls. Maybe a shade of red.

We went to the mall and had supper there and then went back to the old house to pick up the mail from the last couple of days.

No ice cream for me tonight, I had some of my chocolate chip cookies for my snack instead. We are watching another series called Bramwell that we picked up at the library. Its set in 1895 in England about a woman doctor and the hospital she sets up after getting booted out of the all male doctor hospital. It's pretty good.

Well that's my day. It was sunny but cold. I hope to be able to go for my usual walk tomorrow.
Hope your Thursday was a Happy One.

7 comments:

  1. It was a good Thursday, thank you. I was surprised that when I left for the gym at 1:00, it was only 26 degrees! It's supposed to warm up this weekend, though.

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  2. I'm glad you had a good Thursday after your fall. Hopefully your neck feels better for now. I think I'm going to have to go back and read Kidnapped again. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Glad to read that you are feeling better except for the neck pain. Could have been worse. I almost fell the same way you did when I was walking the dog. Was walking on some snow only to find out there was ice under it. It was able to catch myself with my hands behind me so I didn't hit the ground, although I was only inches away. Just take it easy. I can't wait for the winter to be over, too much ice and snow this year.

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  4. oh my gosh thats terrible! I missed your post yesterday...please, if you have any vision problems go right to the doctor. My mom fell on our front stairs and hit the back of her head (years back)...a few days later she had "flashers and floaters" in her line of vision, she had actually partially detached her retina from the fall. Keep warm, feel better :-)

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  5. Yes, I can well imagine how sore your neck is since you probably were trying hard to protect your head even as you were falling. I'm glad that you didn't go for a walk today only because if it's still cold and icy, you don't need another spill. This weather will go soon...

    The loft sounds like a dreamy spot!

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  6. Yikes, I read about your fall on Wednesday in the prior post! Sorry that happened! And so glad you are OK!! I hope it warms up a LOT so you can walk again WITH NO ICY SPOTS!!

    Your LOFT sounds so wonderful!!

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  7. The descrition of the Stevenson book reminds me of the book "Anthony Adverse" - a great book if you've never read it or want to read it again. It's one of my all time favs. - Glad to hear your feeling ok!

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