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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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Victorian House

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24 degrees this morning and cloudy when I walked with a bit of a breeze.  The sun tried to get through the clouds as you can see in the above picture but the clouds eventually took over.  I had some sun shining on my face for about 15 minutes.

I got a late start again because I woke up late.  Glad that the sun will be rising a bit earlier each day now.

Walked here, there, and everywhere all around town.  No one else out walking.

A red tailed hawk flew right in front of me about 6 feet above my head.

Nice to be out walking.
Walked 6.2 miles.
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There is a Victorian house in town and it has just been painted.  Most people around here think it looks awful.  I've heard the words, horrendous, ugly, and a monstrosity, to describe the house.  Just wondering what your opinion is.  (it is not my house)
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After lunch I went for a little walk taking some more of the little loaves of Pumpkin Bread and Christmas cards to some neighbors.  Also to Joe  (town worker who I see most days), and one at the bank too.  It is so much fun seeing the surprise on their faces when I hand them one. : )  I have just three more to deliver. 

So that's been my day so far.  Think I'll do a little more knitting.  Still working on the baby sweater.  I have the back and front done and I'm now working on the sleeves.  I knit both the sleeves at the same time.  A hint my  mom told be about.  This way both sleeves are the exact same length.

Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.
Mother took me to see him in a department store
and he asked for my autograph.
~ Shirley Temple

11 comments:

  1. Not the color I would have choice,but then it's not my house. I like the architecture of the house.

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  2. The color does not seem right for the style and design of the house.. It is a pretty house. Glad you had a great walk..I am sure the people are thrilled with your gift.. I love the Shirley Temple quote! Have a great evening!

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  3. I kinds like the house. I've seen a number of interesting paint schemes on restored Victorian houses, and I understand the flamboyant colour schemes are realistic - the Victorian love of ornamentation. Anyway, have a great Christmas.

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  4. It looks like a beautiful Painted Lady to me...someone did a nice job on the painting. I think I like it! Oh I am so glad that the days will lengthen from now until June or whenever. It will make a big difference for you with your morning routine.

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  5. Hi Happyone, Love the Shirley Temple quote. Ha ha ... that would do it, wouldn't it? Neat photos. The first sky photo is awesome. Since I like old things the Victorian House doesn't look all that bad to me ... I might pick a different main color tho. John

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  6. How cool to see a hawk that close by. I actually like that house quite a bit. I like the style, and I like the colors. But that's just me.

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  7. I LOVE the house - but the color is not quite what I'd put on it :)

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  8. I really like blue so I think the house looks fine, but perhaps others in the town think the owners should have used a more muted color. What colors are other houses in the town painted? Glad that you and Ken liked the Christmas treats. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  9. The house is true to the victorian style, using at least four different colors. I have a victorian house near where I live and it is painted a bright orange with green, burgundy and navy trim. There is also some white on the house. Reallly looks nice. You just have to appreciate the victorian style.

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  10. I love it. They are the colors of the Victorian houses that I see here.

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  11. Ohhh Nice sky shot!
    Houses like this one are called "Painted Ladies" in the south. Antebellum style homes demand color. I like it.

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