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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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Home just in time

I didn't walk yesterday.  I thought about it, but it looked a bit icy outside and I thought, it's Christmas, I'll take the day off.
So it was especially nice getting outside this morning and walking again.  It was 30 degrees and a wintry mix was expected to start by sunrise.  I walked around the lake.  Some of the footbridges on the way there had some icy spots like in the picture below but all the pathways were perfectly fine.
I saw only one deer, but many birds, geese, and squirrels.
Very few people out, and all that I saw were people I knew or have seen before. 

I followed a couple of short trails down to the water a few times and took a couple of pictures but didn't like how any of them turned out.  It was too dark out yet.  Sunrise came and went and it didn't make much of a difference in the sky.  About a mile from home a bit of frozen snow started falling mixed with frozen rain and by the time I was getting home the streets were getting a bit slick and my feet were making crunching sounds as I walked along.  I was back home in the nick of time.

My walk steps today were 13,540.
Sunrise 7:26
Sunset 4:51
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The weather turned to snow for a while and then back to freezing rain and sleet and now it is just a mess out there. 
I usually go to the commissary on Wednesday's but decided to stay home on this wintry weather mix day so I'll probably go tomorrow instead.  I still have to make a list and plan some meals.

I have done a few chores but what has had my attention for a good part of the day is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.  Santa left a couple of puzzles under the tree and one of them is laid out on the table and every time I pass it I end up staying there longer than I planned finding more pieces.  : ) 

I know I should do something constructive but I know I'll be back to that puzzle again in just a few minutes.

Hope your enjoying your day.
Happyone : )
 Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning
but a going on,
will all the wisdom 
that experience can instill in us.
~Hal Borland
Comments replies:
Thank you all for the kind words.  They mean so much to me. : )
Vee - I got my Nativity in the mid 80's at an Interior Home Party.  I had always wanted a set and I really liked this one.

8 comments:

  1. I hope you had the Merriest of Christmases :)

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  2. So glad you got home, and stayed home... Sounds icky out there.

    We are still waiting up here... But the sun has been gone, for some time now. Something is coming..... :-)

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  3. Sounds like a good day to stay home where it's warm and cozy. As long as you're there, why not do a puzzle? :).
    Glad you were able to get your walk in.

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  4. Glad you made it home safe! We got LOTS of sleet today and there were lots of accidents.

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  5. Yup...that's what I thought... Mine was also at a Home Interiors Party. Do they still have those? I used to love them.

    Glad that you got home before it got truly wild out there.

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  6. Puzzles of all kinds can be addicting, yet lots of fun! Glad you got to stay in today. By the way, I am loving my Striiv! Took a walk tonight and it was so much fun to see how many steps, how many miles, how many calories, how long, etc., etc.. My husband says I have a new toy and he is right. Have a great day tomorrow!

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  7. I enjoy jigsaw puzzles as well! In fact, we have sealed and framed several of them and have them hanging in various locations in the house.

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