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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Monday, January 16, 2012

A chilly morning

It was only 11 degrees this morning when I got up.  That sounded a bit too cold so I decided to wait until the sun came up and it got a little warmer before walking.  So this morning I did my Body Electric first thing and then did a few things around the house.  By 8:30 it was sunny out and it had warmed up to 18 so I bundled up and headed over to the lake for a mid morning walk.
It seemed a lot of people had the same idea I did because there were quite a few people walking later.  Some I had never seen before but a good many of them were regulars who I see early when I walk.
I didn't see any deer.  Maybe because it was later and they had moved on to another place by then.  There were a lot of geese though sitting out on the water or standing on the thin coating of ice out there.
I walked a little way with a man I met on the path behind the church leading away from the lake on the way home. As you know I prefer to walk alone but every so often it is nice to walk a little ways and talk to someone.
I'm glad I waited and walked later when it was warmer and sunny.  It felt so good to be walking in the sun and to feel it on my face.  By the time I got home it was up to 24 degrees.
I walked 6.6 miles.
Sunrise 7:25
Sunset 5:09
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Ken had the day off today for the holiday but he decided to go to work anyway.  With no on else there he says he can get a lot more done without interruptions.  He is working on something he says is fun and was looking forward to working on it. 

I am home for the day and have been working on the little church cross stitch.  I like sitting on the floor by the front windows because the light is so good there and I like sitting in the sun. 
 My eyes are not as good as they once were but I have some strong magnifying glasses that I wear just for counted cross stitch and needlepoint.  They are huge black things and I look funny wearing them but I can see perfectly fine with them for close up work.  They are so strong that I can't look up from what I'm doing or I get a headache.  They were my fathers glasses for doing close work too.  You can see the glasses there in the picture.

And that's about all I've been doing this afternoon.  Had to take a bit of a break but will be back to it in a little while.  I think I'll be able to finish it today but that may be a bit optimistic and will probably finish it tomorrow.  It always takes longer than I think.

Till next time......
A smile from me to you.
Happyone
There is a privacy about it 
which no other season gives you.
In spring, summer and fall 
people sort of have a open season on each other;
Only in winter, in the country
can you have longer, quiet stretches
when you can savor belonging to yourself.
~Ruth Stout

4 comments:

  1. Glad you got your walk in today. It's been very cloudy, cool (40's) --but there's a stiff wind.. Makes it feel as if it is much colder...

    My eyes are not as good as they once were either... I need a magnifying glass to read things like maps now... GADS!!!!

    Have a good evening. Are you all going out to dinner or are you cooking?
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Oh I have a pair of super-duper glasses for close work as well and, like you, forget looking up as the old world swims. I don't sit on the floor in the sunshine like a cat, but your doing it makes me smile.

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  3. What a great place to sit - I would spend many an hour sitting by that window reading and looking out. It's so good to feel the sun on your face again I always try and make the most of it when it decides to shine.

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  4. What a great place to sit - I would spend many an hour sitting by that window reading and looking out. It's so good to feel the sun on your face again I always try and make the most of it when it decides to shine.

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