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, October 29, 2012

A walk in the rain

The temperature this morning was 46 degrees.  Since it was raining I wore my rain pants and took my big golf umbrella along on my walk.  I headed on over to the lake and had a lovely walk around the lake.  The schools have been closed because of Sandy coming and a lot of people must have stayed home from work too because it was like an early Sunday morning.  Hardly any cars at all!!

I thought there would only be a few people out because of it being Monday and the rain but I didn't expect not to see anyone.  I had the whole lake to myself, didn't see a soul, not even a car in the parking lot.  This is the first time that I've never anyone!!!!

I really enjoyed my walk in the rain.  I liked listening to the rain on the umbrella, the rain in the trees, and hearing it drip on down through the leaves to the path.  In the background I could hear the stream running along.  The water was rising a bit in the stream and I'm sure by tomorrow morning it will be quite high and maybe over it's banks.

I saw a few deer, some rabbits and all the geese were just sitting in the water down at the little end of the lake.
The only place that it was a bit windy was the open area down by the dam side of the lake.

I stayed dried except for my feet - my shoes got soaked!!
No pictures today.  Took a couple but they didn't turn out.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 7:33
Sunset 6:09
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I'm at home for the day watching the rain come down.  Just hanging around doing a bit of this and that around the house.

I finished reading Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy which I thought was really good.

Looking at my old rocking chair this morning I thought back to when we first bought it.  We were just married and my step grandparents had given us $50.  We were living in Norfolk, Va. in a small furnished apartment and didn't have very much money. We used to go walking around in a big furniture store called Wicks and pick out furniture we would like to buy some day.  There was a section in the store marked damaged goods and one day walking around the store with that $50 we came across a rocking chair that I really liked.  It had a slight scratch on the arm and the best part was that there hanging on the chair was a price tag of $50.  We bought it and this rocking chair became the first piece of furniture that we ever bought.  It has traveled all over with us. : ) When the kids were little every birthday they had their picture taken in this chair for years.  I'll have to go look for those pictures and maybe post a few of them.
Have a good day and if you are anywhere where Sandy is coming through hope all is well.
Take care and be safe.
Happyone : )
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
~Raymond Inmon

A few people were wondering about the Drane House that I took a picture of this weekend.  Here's a link if you would like to read more about it.  DRANE HOUSE.

9 comments:

  1. Hope Sandy doesn't cause any major problems for your part of the country. I've been watching the news and it sounds terrible right on the coast. It's just so massive!

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  2. Hi Karen, Glad you were able to get out and walk this morning... I hope that you and your area stays safe from this horrible storm.

    Love the old rocking chair. Aren't memories just awesome???
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Tomorrow, you may have to have this gear: rain pants, a big golf umbrella, and a fifty pound anchor. ;D A day without seeing anyone out and about means one thing to me. YOU are tenacious.

    I like the story of your rocker and have a similar story of my rocker, which now lives in the attic. It's in a bit rougher shape than yours. I think there may have been one too many rides on the rockers.

    Stay safe!

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  4. Take care of yourself! How much rain do you expect from this storm before it leaves?

    How wonderful that you were able to find such a nice rocking chair! Great memories are there, I'm sure.

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  5. The rocking chair story is very interesting.

    STAY SAFE!!

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  6. Take care and stay safe!

    And I like Vee's suggestion of a 50 pound anchor, for a walk on tues. morning. Eeeekkkkk!

    "Auntie"

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  7. Good for you, walking despite the storm. That is a great story about the rocking chair. Art

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  8. Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite authors, but I haven't read this book. I'm going to keep my eyes open for a copy of it.
    You have so many happy memories associated with your rocking chair. That was $50 well spent!
    I am praying that the storm won't be as bad as they are predicting. Hope you will be safe in your area.

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  9. I lived in an apartment in Norfolk in 1966. Do you remember ever seeing an old man with a wagon in the streets selling strawberries?

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