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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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hiking at Happy Trails

I didn't get up till 8:00 this morning.  I must have needed that extra sleep.  Didn't have time to walk before I had to leave for my hair appointment.

Found those ornaments.  They were down in the basement in some shaker boxes.  I remembering putting them in there now to keep them safe.  : )

It snowed for a couple of hours in the morning, but then the sun came out and we had a beautiful sunny day with a beautiful blue sky.  Cold though - afternoon it was 16 and windy. 

After lunch we went up to Happy Trails, not do any work but just hike around there for a while.  I didn't get my 6 mile walk in but a hike up there of 3 miles, I think just about equals a 6 mile walk around town.
A few pictures from this afternoon.
A trail at HT
The Mini Pond
Ken at the property line.  Behind him is over 50 thousand acres of state forest.
Here I am looking fat with all my layers on.
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We decided to go out for supper tonight.  We went down to LaVale and tried out a steak house down there called Texas Grill House.  The food was good but not excellent and I like Outback or Longhorn better.  Still it was nice to go out for supper.

Home now for a little reading, knitting, cross stitching and television and snack time.  That sounds like a lot to do in a few hours!!  : )  I'll do some of it anyway.

 Hope your day has been happy and bright.
 happyone : )
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Oh yeah, those twinkies (I had two) last night, they were as good as I thought they'd be. : )  I know they are not good for you but every once in while you have to splurge on something you really like.
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"You know the real reason we celebrate Christmas, don't you?  I mean, beyond Santa Claus and jingle bells and Christmas trees"?

"You mean because Jesus was born"? she asked.

"Yes... but did you ever think how Jesus was born?  I mean, have you considered how it was such a humble birth, in a small barn... how he was laid in a hay trough... how the Son of almighty God humbled himself to be born in such lowly conditions?  Have you thought about it like that?  Jesus could have been born in a fine palace.  After all, he was the Son of God.  But for some reason God chose humble beginnings for His son.  Do you every wonder why?...  I think because God wanted to show that His love could reach to everyone, no matter who they were, from the poorest of the poor to great kings."
~ Melody Carlson, The Christmas Pony

7 comments:

  1. LOL! You have never looked fat a day in your life! Glad that you remembered where you had tucked the ornaments for safe keeping. Another frustration averted. I imagine that all the energy exerted at Happy Trails equals walking. I like your header!

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  2. How wonderful that you found the missing ornaments! I thought it was cold here, but it is REALLY cold where you live!:-) What fun to go hiking at HT! I love your quote from The Christmas Pony. Now I want to read that book, too!

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  3. Happy trails is looking good. And adjacent to a huge state forest? That sounds great!

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  4. I am glad you found your missing ornaments.

    You do not look fat even with all of those layers on.

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  5. What a fun day! I would sure like to hike up there at Happy Trials with you one day! Enjoy your Friday!

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  6. I am a big fan of Twinkies myself. I don't remember when I had them last. So glad they are still available.

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  7. It is beautiful there, it reminds me of New England. It is so nice that you have all of the public land adjacent to you. Art

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