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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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunny flowers

Seeing these bright sunny flowers on a cloudy morning, made me smile : )
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I woke up my usual time, a little after 6:00 and could hear the roll of thunder and the rain blowing against the house.  I don't mind walking in rain but this was a bit much, so I rolled over and went back to sleep till 7:00.  By then the rain had stopped and it was just cloudy.  So I got up went for my walk then. 
I walked all over around town.  On this road I'm headed up toward one of the cemeteries which is at the top of the hill.  Still looks wet but no rain falling.
I walked up the road that is a couple of blocks away and up the hill from my house. The arrow points to where the Farm Loop road is. 
I didn't see anyone else out walking and nothing out of the ordinary.  Though the sun didn't come out, I did catch a glimpse or two of blue sky.

I planned on only walking 4 miles since I got a late start and I was getting hungry but then I figured I'd go one more mile.  After walking 5 miles, I thought, what's one more mile, I'm out, I might as well walk the last one.  So I ended up walking 6 miles after all.
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Thanks everyone who took the time to vote on our house name.  The poll will be open for 8 more days so if you haven't voted, there is still time. : )

I finished cleaning/straightening up my office/craft room today.  Nice working in a neat and tidy room.  Now, if I can just keep it that way.

The rain never did come back and we've had a mix of sun and clouds all day.  A pretty day and I spent some of it outside on the front porch. 

Ken's been up at Happy Trails getting more rocks for the pond and brought back some big ones!! 

That's it for today.  Hope your day has been a happy one
happyone : )
If you think sunshine brings you happiness,
then you haven't danced in the rain.
~ unknown
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. The thunder storm ended and I got to walk
  2. A pretty day
  3. One of the tomatoes from the garden is turning red - we'll have at least one tomato

10 comments:

  1. Didn't think I wanted to get up early either.. but I caved and went outside for some weed pulling just as the sun came up. Early morning weed pulling is the best time for a job like that, its cool and out of the hot sun.

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  2. How lucky for you that the rain stopped and you were able to do that walking this morning! I love the quote you give about dancing in the rain.

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  3. Hi, I voted and my choice is WAY ahead.... But--i like all of the choices!!!

    Glad you got your walk in today.. We finally got an inch of rain here yesterday. We are EXTREMELY dry --so were glad to get even a little rain....

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. I am glad you got your walk in and the rain stopped.. We had rain all day today. I like the quote too, a great choice.. Enjoy your evening.

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  5. Those are sunny flowers and a pretty opening for your post today.
    Glad to hear you were able to get your walk in.
    How exciting to see a red tomato. Hope it's not your last.

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  6. For some reason my first comment didn't post, so I will try again. I love the pretty sunny flowers. They are so bright and happy! We are getting some thunder and rain here tonight too, but I have to go out and drive in it in just a while and I don't like that. Hope you have a great evening and I will see you tomorrow!

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  7. Those flowers surely are bright, and beautiful at that.

    I'm a person who loves walking in the rain, as long as the weather isn't too cold, which reminds me, my wife and I have been doing a lot of walking lately.

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  8. Those flowers were definitely your sunshine for the day...our rain comes tomorrow, though it was overcast today. You finished your room already? Guess I need to get cracking instead of goofing off!

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  9. Beautiful flowers.. so cheerful.
    So nice that you were able to get your walk in, and what a treat to have rain showers in the mornings.
    I love when it rains in the mornings... it makes everything feel so refreshed and the air smells so nice.

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