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Friday, February 8, 2013

Moving rugs

It was a rainy morning walk for me today.  It was a constant light rain and it was just above freezing so it was just a wet one.  Wore my rain pants and had my umbrella.  The only thing to get wet were my feet.  They were cold at first when they got wet but then I got warm walking and my feet warmed right up.

I stayed on the sidewalks and just had a random walk.

No wildlife today, but there were lots of people out.  You would think it was a sunny day.  Walkers, runners, dog walkers and a couple bike riders. 

I was walking down the sidewalk and a few houses away I saw a boy come out of his house and walk slowly down his driveway as if he's looking for someone.  Then he said to me, "Excuse me ma'am, do you know what time it is?"  I check my striiv and tell him it's 7:33.  Then he says, "Oh no, I must have just missed the bus."   He starts to tell me that his parents already left for work.  It is then that I remember hearing on the radio this morning that school as been delayed 2 hours and tell him that.  He then looks at me with a puzzled look and says, "It raining!!!"  I said, I know but that's what I heard."  He said he was going over to his friends house to check it out.  He thanked me and we went our separate ways. 
They close schools or delay for the flimsiest reasons - even the kids think so!! : )

I took a couple of pictures but didn't have the memory card in my camera so I lost the pictures.  Still getting used to my new camera!
Steps on my walk today were 13,059.
Sunrise 7:07
Sunset 5:37
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We brought back a braided oval rug the other day from the Savage house and today Ken helped me put it under the kitchen table here at home.  I would have managed to to do it on my own but thought I'd take advantage of Ken being here now.
We moved the rug that was under the table into the living room.  I like it over the other rug.  I think it makes the room look cozier.
 Then we put the rug we brought from Savage under the table.  I think the color of this rug goes better with the wood and the rug is a bit smaller than the one that was here.
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I finished reading State of Mind by John Katzenback.  It is a psychological thriller.  Professor Clayton teaches about abnormal psychology and his sister Susan works for a magazine making up puzzles for the readers to solve.  25 years ago their mother takes the kids and runs away from their tyrannical father and makes a new life.  He was later suspected of killing a girl and then killing himself.
But now Susan gets a cryptic message saying I have found you, at the same time a serial killer is out there.  Could this man be their father?

It was a page turner for me and I thought very good.  I liked the ending too.
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Today is the first day that it seems like Ken is retired and I like it. : )

Hope those of you in the storms path in the northeast are safe and well.

Till next time.......
A happy day to you.
Anyone can hold a grudge,
but it takes a person with character to forgive.
When you forgive, you release yourself from a painful burden.
Forgiveness doesn't mean what happened was OK.
It just means that you have made peace with the pain
and are ready to let it go.
~Doe Zantamata
A note: Ken has been back to visit you who have left comments on his blog and has tried to make comments on yours but it doesn't seem to work.  He's still learning his way around.
Maybe he should have used blogger instead of word press!

9 comments:

  1. Your rugs look very nice where you have them. Braided rugs were my mother's favorite.
    MJ

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  2. Well that's good news that you like Ken's being home! I like your braided rugs...they always make things seem cozy. Ken will get it all figured out. Can he comment here? I have quite a few Wordpress blogging buddies.

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  3. Love the way you decorated with the rugs. Everything does seem cozier. Glad Ken is enjoying his retirement. The both of you always seem so busy, there will always be something to do. So I doubt Ken will get bored with retirement.

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  4. I like the way you have placed the rugs! Very nice!

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  5. Hey HappyOne...what you didn't say about no memory card is that the internal memory holds 28Mb of pictures and they SHOULD come off onto your computer. Why you can see them on the camera but can't copy them is the mystery.

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  6. I love the pictures of the inside of your home. It looks so nice and cozy! Those rugs are great. Glad you aren't in the path of that big blizzard, but I am praying for the safety and protection of those who are.

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  7. I love the look of a-rug-on-top-of-a-rug. :-)

    Was wondering why Ken used WordPress??? When you are familiar with Blogger...

    Before he gets too frustrated, with this blogging business, hope he just switches to Blogger. :-)

    "Auntie"

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  8. Oooops, for got to thank you for your book review!!!

    "Auntie"

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  9. You were certainly very busy moving furniture so you could move those rugs around. They look really good the way they are now, I think.

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