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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wind and Ice

A very windy walk this morning with a temperature of 35.  I thought since it was above freezing it would be a morning without ice.  Not so. It was hard to tell what was water, what was ice, or what was water on top of ice, so it was slow going in certain places.  I didn't bother trying to walk around the lake because I'm sure all those icy spots of yesterday would be sitting under water so I just walked around trying to stay away from ice.  I saw my walking friends Petey and John.  I was a bit worried about them walking with these icy places because they are 89 years old, though you would never know it.  This couple is my inspiration. 

I was walking along the edge of the road and a man was walking toward me but on the sidewalk on the ice.  He told me to get up on the sidewalk because I was going to get hit by a car.  I told him I didn't want to walk on the ice.  He then told me I'd better walk on the sidewalk because it would be better to fall on the ice than to get hit by a car.  He was actually angry with me.  I just kept on walking in the road.  I was walking very near the edge facing traffic and keeping close watch on any cars that came along.

I walked on a couple of paths too and was glad I did because I saw the fox. 
I forgot to mention yesterday that I found a dime. 
Today was a very good coin finding day.  I picked up two quarters, a dime, a nickle and a penny.
I walked 6.1 miles.
Sunrise 7:08
Sunset 5:36
A happy day to you.
Happyone :-)

7 comments:

  1. I don't know what the man's problem was if you were facing traffic. You could've easily stepped up to the sidewalk if anything worrisome came along. I grumble about (not at) people who walk away from traffic in the road. You're a tenacious one that's for sure.

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  2. hmmm why did it bothere that man so much where you were walking...unless he had wings and you just hadn't seen them hee hee
    89! you are kidding...what a wimp I am

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  3. It was nice for that man to be concerned for your safety, but I don't understand why he had to be so grouchy about it. Maybe he got up on the wrong side of the bed.
    Amazing that your 89 year old neighbors are walking even when it's icy. Good for them.
    Always fun to find money on your walks.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  4. Love the picture! And I agree with you, I would rather walk facing traffic than on an icy sidewalk. I personally think chances of being hit by a car (when you are as careful as you are) are much less than slipping & falling on the ice!

    Paulette

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  5. It feels good to be back taking a walk with you - even if it's an icy one! I like the new looks on your blog.

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  6. Some people feel compelled to inform you of their opinions. Pay no attention.

    Your walking friends at 89 are an inspiration to us all.

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  7. So interesting that he felt inclined to tell you what to do and angrily at that!

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