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

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Some good news and some sad news.

Glad to be back to walking this morning!! : )  The temperature was right at 31 degrees so there were a few icy places along the way and I slipped and fell on one of them.  Just a little fall and I'm fine, didn't get hurt.
I walked around the lake.  There was a bit of a fog by the lake but no where else.  Here's a picture of the morning moon over the foggy lake.
Once the sun rose it stayed out.  So nice to see a bright blue sky again.  Just a few people out around the lake.
I see this one man almost every day and we say good morning but today we started talking.  I had stopped to take a picture and he caught up to me and we started walking together and walked half way around the lake until I went off up on the upper path.  His name is Ray, so now I've met another walker.

I saw two foxes, one by the lake and the other along the path on the way to the lake. 

On my walk today I took 13,254 steps.
Sunrise 7:17
Sunset 5:25
Good news with the home inspection which they did at the Savage house on Friday.  All is fine and we don't have to do a thing.  Next is the appraisal and that happens on Thursday which should not be a problem.
Went to my Tuesday morning knitting group.  Another new person showed up but a few of the regulars didn't make it.  There were 10 of us there.  I worked on some more weave-it squares for the baby blanket. 

Heard some sad news at knitting.  One of the woman asked if I new Mr Smallwood who lives in Savage on my old street.  I said, "Oh yes, he lives right across the street from me and I know him well.  When we lived there were were always talking.  Some of you may remember he was the man who I ran to get when the snake was in my house.  I spent many hours with him and Mrs Smallwood in their house of an afternoon talking.  They lived in Savage all their lives and told me stories from years and years ago.  When they looked at each other they still had that twinkle in their eyes.  I was so sorry and sad to hear that he died a couple of days ago.  I couldn't help but shed a few tears.  Then remembered how much he missed Mrs Smallwood who died a few years back.  He would tell me that she was sitting on a bench at heavens door waiting for him to arrive.  I'm sure they had a happy reunion in heaven.  We talked about God quite often and I know they are both up in heaven with God now happy once again.

I stopped in at the library on the way home again to drop off a few things that were due today.  I just dropped them off and didn't even look around this time.  Too many library books yet at home that I needed to read.

It is like a spring day this afternoon with temperatures in the low 60's!!!  Though it won't last it sure is a nice break from the real cold weather.  I drove home with my window open in the car.

Hope you're having a sunny and warm day too.
Happyone  : )
When someone does something wrong,
don't forget all the things they did right.
Comment replies:
Vee - Yes, second picture is of a vintage stove.  The last one is a huge country bathroom and my favorite one.


  1. I attended church with the Smallwoods in Savage. I've been gone so long I can't picture them anymore. I know they were very nice.
    Glad you are enjoying our nice weather today.

  2. So sorry to learn of the death of your friend and old neighbor. It is a comforting thought to know that he is reunited with his dear wife once again, although I know you will miss him.
    Beautiful spring-like day here too.

  3. I am so sorry about the death of your friend Karen. That was so sweet what he said about his wife waiting for him in heaven. A healing thought that they are together again.

  4. So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Smallwood. Sounds like he was a wonderful man.

  5. What a happy reunion the Smallwoods must have had! They sound like salt of the earth folks.

    Sorry about your fall and hope that you have no bumps or bruises. Let us know tomorrow.

    You gather friends so easily and well. It makes me smile to think of your meeting a new one and walking along together for a bit.

    Two more days!

  6. Oh Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure you made his life a bit brighter when you lived there.

  7. Like you, I truly believe that Mr. Smallwood is with his wife enjoying a happy reunion right now! It is hard to hear that a friend has passed on and we won't be able to associate with them any more (in this life). I am glad to hear that you weren't hurt when you fell. It is in the 60s here today as well, but while 60s is warm for you, here in Phoenix, we are all shivering and saying how cold it is! I love the picture from yor morning walk!

  8. Hi Karen, Be careful when trying to walk on ice. We stayed inside on the day/days that we had ice here. Didn't want to take any chances....

    Sounds like the house sale is going nicely.. I'm so glad to hear that.

    Sorry about he death of your friend... God rest his soul.

  9. I'm sorry to hear the news of your former neighbor. I send my sympathies.

    We have had some warm days this week, too. Colder days are coming, though - so they say.

  10. I'm sorry Karen, it's hardest on those left behind. (((Karen))))

    Glad you did not get hurt falling...be careful! Yay on your inspection!

    Please tell Kenny Congrats on his retirement!!

  11. May he rest in peace.
    Be careful out there, Karen!

  12. I've caught up on all your posts in anticipation of seeing you today!!

  13. Sorry for the sad news, but betcha' he was quite ready to go. :-) So it's not so sad, after all.

    Hooray for the good news!

    Warm temps here today, as well.

  14. But you took a bit of a tumble... -sigh-


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