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 2, 2012

The tradition continues once again

31 degrees this morning when i walked out the door for my walk.  Radio said it was cold and windy but the wind hadn't came around my area yet and i put one too many layers on.  That's what nice about layering,  i just unzipped a couple of layers, took one of my hoods off and was  comfortable.

I walked on my connect the path route.  Was surprised to see school buses and kids going to school.  I thought they went back tomorrow.  There were quite a few people out along the paths.  Walkers, runners, dog walkers and even a few bike riders.  I spotted three deer off in the woods.  Their white tails caught my eye.

Nice to be out walking and in the sunshine.
I walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 7:27
Sunset 4:56
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Yesterday i took down the tree, put everything away and vacuumed and now everything is back to normal and i'm ready for the new year.

Remember those red ball ornaments that Ken painted every year and stopped a few years ago? This year he continued the tradition again.  He painted one ball for 2008, 2009, and 2010, The Dark Years.  Those years Ken and i went through some tough times which is probably why he didn't paint a ball those years.  Anyway they are behind us and this year was a good one!!  The 2011 ball he painted Land Barons on it. : )
 I made us pancakes for breakfast and after cleaning up from that we went for a ride the back way to Frederick to a huge used book store.  It has row after row of books  crowed in every which way.  I was going to take a picture but once getting in the store and looking at all the books i just forget to take the picture.  I walked away with buying only one book.  Didn't i do well?  I tried to find a few books by Jessica Verday but they didn't have any.

Home now catching up on my morning things that i didn't get done.  Hopefully later i'll find some time to visit blogs and catch up with you all.  As you know it doesn't take long to get backed up.

A happy day to you all.
Happyone : )
If you smile when no one else is around,
your really mean it.
~ Andy Rooney

6 comments:

  1. How nice to start the new year on a clean slate. It is hard for me to go into a used book store and not leave with a boat load of books. Have a good day.

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  2. I'm smiling right now so I guess I mean it. Even though he painted that message on the red ball, I am so glad that it was documented and now you're on to Christmas 2012 so before the year is over, they'll all be out again.

    Even I, a diehard Epiphany gal, did a bit of tweaking today. Just a titch.

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  3. Having you say, that you had 'Dark Years,' makes you more human, my Dear. You do seem to have a tight grip on peaceful happiness, and always seeking for it. So it would seem, that you have always been thus.

    Oh I'm sure that "you-being-you", you were still seeking out peaceful happiness, even in tough years. And I am very glad that they are behind you two.

    And hope it won't sound --- Oh something not-nice.... For me to voice these views. Perhaps they should have been said, in private email......

    Gentle hugs...

    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
    ~ Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

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  4. I think the ornament idea is a great one...sorry you had the dark years....glad they are behind you
    ...land barons...hee hee

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  5. So glad the dark years are over!!!

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  6. Well--we all go through hard times --for various reasons. BUT--I'm glad you all have started your tradition back... Hope 2012 is a great year... You will love that new land!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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