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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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Friday, January 13, 2012

A counted cross stitch day

It sure was windy outside this morning!!  The temperature was 32 but the wind made it feel colder.  I was glad I wore all my layers.  I walked around the lake.  At times the wind gave me a push and at other times pushed me back a step or two depending on the direction I was walking.  I walked down by the water to take this picture.  No smooth like glass water today!!
The geese and ducks didn't have to do much paddling.  They could just sit there and have the wind take them across the lake.  A lot of deer around today.  I counted 15 of them and that I think must be a record number in one day for me.
Only a few people out though.
When I got home the temperature had fallen a few degrees to 28.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 7:26 
Ah ha finally after 15 days the sun is not stuck at 7:27 anymore!!
Sunset 5:06
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I thought today I'd have a fun day and do as little work as possible.  So after I did the things that just had to be done I decided to do some counted cross stitch.  I got a little cross stitch a while back from my secret sister from church.  I barely got it started and haven't gotten back to it until today.  I worked on it a few hours and the time just flew by.  Here is my progress.  The hoop I'm using is an old one, it was my grandmothers and the only one I have of hers and I use it all the time.
I'm taking a break now to write this and read some blogs.  If I have time before Ken gets home from work I'll go back to my cross stitch.

I'm glad it's Friday and we are going out to eat this evening.  Not sure where we will be going but I don't really care either because I won't have to cook! : )

Enjoy this day and make the most of it.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone
People say that losing weight is no walk in the park.
When I hear that I think,
Yeah,
that's the problem.
~ Chris Adams

10 comments:

  1. Oh, that cross stitch is sweet... :-)

    We are now down to freezing, after not having been so. (3pm) The wind doth blow and we have snow squalls. Rather icky, all round. :-) No, we did not walk in this weather. (Wimps...) -grin-

    "There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting."
    - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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  2. -chuckle- Sneaky and cool quote today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting."
    - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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  3. There is a change in weather most places, except of course, Phoenix, same ol' beautiful stuff--69 at 2 in the afternoon. Hope that you have a great dinner out with hubby. Your stitching is nice.

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  4. Sometimes the Publish button is not here. Maddening!

    I think you walked more than 6.5 today. I think with the blowing back and forth in the wind, you probably walked a couple more miles.

    That is a sweet little church in the Wildwood.

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  5. We had those strong winds last night. Today is breezy, but nothing like that.
    Your cross stitch project is looking very cute. I have one started, but can't seem to find the motivation to work on it. I think it is a lot harder for me to see it than when I used to do it regularly.
    Enjoy your dinner out.

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  6. We have been having some gale force winds in Scotland, which is much better than snow storms. My eyesight is not good enough to do counted cross stitch now 'tho I used to enjoy doing it. Yours looks lovely - is it the Church you attend?

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  7. Is that what you've already cross-stitched, or is that the pattern on the cloth? It's beautiful! And I think it very cool that you have your grandmother's hoop.

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  8. Hi Karen, It's so neat to see your counted cross stitch project... And what is better is that you are using your grandmother's hoop.... Awesome!!!!!

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. It was very cold out today! Love your cross stitch - you've gotten a lot done already!

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