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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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Walking and a new Secret Sister

Another nice sunny morning for my walk.  It was a cool 33 degrees but with no wind.  I walked no particular route of mine today but just walked all over the place where my feet felt like going.  I walked on sidewalks along the streets and some paths in the woods and on one that lead to a school. As you can see from the picture the grass is green once again.
I walked around the school and took a picture of myself in the glass door as I walked past.
Behind the school in one of the fields people where gathering with their dogs.  They let the dogs all get together for play and exercise on Saturday mornings.
A lot of robins out this morning getting those early worms for breakfast.  A few geese were on the grass by the school too. 
Along the way I saw quite a few others out walking, running and walking dogs.  Even saw a few people riding bikes.  A beautiful morning to be outside.
As I was walking down a street near my house, I had to take a picture of this car.  I can't believe someone parked their car in the middle of the road like that!!  Nice park job!! 
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 6:24
Sunset 6:11
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I left the house at 9:30 with the cookies I baked yesterday and went to pick up my friend MaryJo.  We went to church for a ladies get together where we picked our Secret Sisters for the year.  We talked, played a couple of games, had some food to eat and had a fun time.  There was a paper to fill out with some information about ourselves and then we put them all in a box.  Then each of us drew out a paper to see who our Secret Sister would be.  Now throughout the year I get to surprise her with fun things.  I can knit her things, make cards, give her little presents, pray for her and encourage her.  It is really fun to do.  I can't help wonder who picked out my name.  :-)
Here is the table of goodies. 
Last year the woman on the right sitting at the table was my Secret Sister.
A little after 12:00 it was all over and I drove MaryJo back home and then came home myself.  Ken was out for the morning and we met up a little after 1:00 and had some lunch.  Then we drove up to Westminster to browse around an antique shop.  I bought a kitchen utensil for only $3.  The one used to cut butter into the flour.  I have a few of them and plan to hang them somewhere in the kitchen, like I did the cookie cutters.

So here it is in the evening already and the day just seemed to zoom by.  
Now it is time for a little relaxing at home.  A little TV, knitting and reading.
Hope you enjoyed your Saturday.
Don't forget, we turn the clocks ahead tonight.  Looks like I'll be walking in the dark tomorrow morning again. 
A smile from me to you.
Happyone :-)
The most wasted of all days 
is one without laughter.
~ e.e cummings

10 comments:

  1. I thought of you as I walked today - (6.2). It was over 50 here in the city but got gray and breezy as the day commenced. How interesting to have a "Secret Sister." You'll have to tell us the nice little things she does for you.

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  2. You and Nadine at Nadine's Nook are going to keep me entertained with Secret Pal/Sister stories. She always receives the sweetest things. It'll be fun for you to figure out what to give and how to best support a "secret" sister.

    I can't believe how quickly the grass greened up. That's amazing. Spring is truly going to arrive on time there. Not here. Nope.

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  3. What a nice program!

    That car looks more abandoned than parked! :)

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  4. Years ago we did "secret angels" at my church. I became close friends with my secret angel and we stay in touch still.
    Love the quotation!!! I try to look for something to laugh about or be happy about everyday because it makes life so much better!

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  5. Green grass & robins are a happy combination at this time of year.
    Your day sounds delightful. I participated in a secret pal program at church when I first got married. That was almost 30 years ago, but I still cherish an angel Christmas ornament that she gave to me. I know you will be a great secret sister as you are already so good at surprising people.

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  6. -chuckle- That bad parking job... Wonder what shape he was in, when he came home? ,-)

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  7. Yes, green grass, another sure sign Spring is coming. I love the Secret Sister idea, how cool is that? I use to work with someone who parked like your picture. They were afraid of bumping their tires against the curb. I doubt that's the case with this one. I keep pen and paper in my glove box to leave a "hey stupid" note on windshields of people who take up two spaces or park too close where you can't get into your car and other such obvious stupidity.

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  8. Wondering location and beautiful your groups . nice look and fantastic your Walked . i like it and cool idea so thanks

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  9. I wondered if the car was driven by someone who partied too much.

    I used too belong to a womens service group and they also did secret sisters. It was fun.

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