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, November 17, 2011

Cherry Blossoms in Novenber?

Giving Thanks Day Number 17
I am thankful for where I live.
I have it all here where I live.
Lots of parks and woods and places to walk,
when you need to get away from the crowds.
But near two big cities where lots of things are happening
when you need some excitement.
A pick of great restaurants to choose from,
and lots of stores when you need something.
A great church down the street,
and a lovely home to come home too.
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Our nice warm mornings are gone again, though it wasn't cold just not warm.  The temperature was 44 degrees.  The radio said there were light rain showers around but i didn't see any and my walk around the lake was a dry one.
There are some cherry trees down by the water and i was surprised this morning to see the trees with blossoms on them.  They must think it's spring because of this weeks warm weather. 
I saw a few deer again this morning.  There were lots of geese out on the lake but not in one big group like they have been.  They were scattered in little bunches all around the lake.

Not many people out but i did see some of the regulars.  I saw Shiraz and he handed me an invitation to the 6TH Annual Holiday Gathering which will be happening in a few weeks time.  Him and his wife Andrea bring coffee, donuts and dog treats and set them up in one of the pavilions and all of us regulars meet for a snack and visit for a while.  I stopped by the pavilion last year and look forward to it again this year.  Shiraz has given us the name of the Centennial Sunrise Walkers. : )

I haven't been finding very many coins this month but today i found a dime.
I walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 6:53
Sunset 4:51
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A nice day out today.  I picked up Mary Jo and we headed out to Savage Mill.  We walked around the mill for a bit and then had lunch at Rams Head.  She had a burger and i had the turkey Ruben.  We talked a lot, laughed and had a good time together.  Always nice to spend some time with Mary Jo. : )

Don't feel like doing much of anything now that i'm back home.  I'll just putter around a bit until Ken gets home from work.  We are going to have a quick spaghetti supper at home and then go out to Ram's Head Live in Annapolis to see Blood, Sweat, & Tears. 
I'll be at both of the Ram's Head taverns in the area today!  Funny how my lunch out and evening out are both at a Ram's Head!!  Wasn't planned, it just worked out that way.

Did you ever smile so much that your cheeks hurt?  Hope you had one of those days.
Happyone : )
 The worst moment for the atheist
is when he is really thankful
and has nobody to thank.
~ Dante G. Rossetti

5 comments:

  1. Hi Karen, Can't believe that the cherry trees are blooming.. Poor things---they are all mixed up, aren't they?

    That is nice that Shiraz is having a gathering for the morning walkers... Love it!!!!!

    Glad you had a good time with Mary Jo.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. I hope that blooming now won't hurt the trees!

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  3. I really enjoy your morning walk - you really inspire me to get out there and to make the most of every day.

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  4. It sounds like a nice area you live in and a great day. It's so fun to have lunch out with a girlfriend.
    I haven't heard Blood, Sweat & Tears in ages. Hope you enjoy the concert.

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  5. That's the funniest quote. Cherry blossoms are lovely in November. Your day with a friend sounds so nice. Glad that you had some time with her.

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