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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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saturday's Critters

I'm linking up with Eileen today for Saturday's Critters.
Some kind of big duck and a seagull from the NJ shore.

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Dark and wet this morning as I headed out for my morning walk dressed in my rain pants and yellow slicker.  It was on the warm side at 57 degrees and too hot to put the hood of  my slicker up so took along the umbrella too.  It rained during my whole walk.

When I left I thought I'd just walk 4 miles or so but once I had walked 4 miles I just kept on walking.  Nice to hear the rain on the umbrella and it was so quiet all over town.  I didn't see anyone else out and hardly saw any cars either. 
 Walked 6.2 miles
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The muffins were a hit last night and every one was eaten.

The day has been a rainy one, but we need the rain and it's been a nice steady rain.
I made more pumpkin muffins because Ken didn't get any yesterday.

It's been a relaxing day around the house.
I read and knitted and that is about it. 

A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"Weather is a great metaphor for life,
sometimes it's good,
sometimes it's bad,
and there is nothing you can do about it
but carry an umbrella or chose to dance in the rain."
~ Terri Guillemets


  1. Hello, Great shot of the Cormorant and the Gull. I like the pretty tree and colors. It is raining here today, baking sounds like a good thing to do on a rainy day. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Both great photos of the birds in NJ!
    That was a lovely fall photo too of the red leaves on the tree by the pond.
    glad Ken didn't miss out!

  3. Sounds like a nice day Karen even though it was raining. Lovely shots of the cormorant and seagull. Glad your muffins were a hit. I plan on making a pumpkin loaf tomorrow.
    Have a wonderful evening!

  4. What a lovely and colorful background. It sound like a nice and relaxing day.

  5. That first one is a cormorant, they dive and catch fish. Ton of rain here too. Matthew kind of wrecked our plans - we'd planned to leave to Hilton Head today for the week. But that is minor compared to all of the destruction, especially in Haiti.

  6. Hi Happyone, You have added a great new header ... perfect for the season. And the leaves in the sidebars ... neat! In this post I enjoyed the ducks but my favorite is picture #4, the fall tree. On Oct 6, the bridge photo and the 5th picture with the sun behind the trees ... great! Thanks for sharing all on your blog!

  7. Love the last one--beautiful photo. Also neat to see the gull. Glad you had a wonderful walk in the rain. Today was a very nice fall day. We've had excellent weather here.

  8. You truly are a dedicated walker!! I used to walk in the rain....I've REALLY gotta get back to it, especially before the weather gets way too cold for me. The muffins sound really good. Did you post a recipe already? I'll go back a post or two and see! HOPE you have a great SONday.

  9. I've walked in the rain and it can be very refreshing as long as the wind isn't blowing it in my face. The muffins sound wonderful. I hope Ken gets some from your next batch! Have a blessed Sunday.

  10. Lovely pictures. Your walking routes alway look so peaceful.
    Muffins sound delish! I need to bake some pumpkin today and puree it and make some pumpkin muffins :)


  11. Sounds like a great day. I plan to cuddle in a chair with my yarn as well. Happy Weekend.

  12. It looks and sounds that you had a very enjoyable Saturday.
    Like the verse you've chosen.

    All the best Jan


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