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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


Tuesday, January 25, 2022


A few more inches of snow fell overnight and by early morning it at stopped.
Started walking in the basement.

Pancakes sounded like just the thing for breakfast, 
Ken agreed so I made some.

A little after breakfast when the temperature was 20 degrees 
Ken and I went out to clear the driveway of snow.
Just used shovels because there wasn't that much snow.
That done Ken went inside and I went for a walk.

Walking down the driveway.

While walking up the lane a light snow started falling once again.

 Hardly ever meet anyone while walking around up the lane
and then it isn't people but a vehicle.
Though I did once come across David and Liz walking.

Happy to say I got all 6 miles walked again.

☁️   πŸŒ¨   πŸ₯Ύ 

After lunch we went the Shop and Save, but only needed a 
few things, so were in and out pretty quickly.
Also stopped at the library to drop off some books.
They were handing out little bags of face masks to everyone
who wanted them.  5 were in a bag.  We each took a bag.

Got things put away when we got home, did a couple of
things around the house and read for a while.
Got a couple more rows knitted on the white blanket too.

In the afternoon we saw a quick peek of the sun.
Just long enough to know it is still up there somewhere. ⛅️

Another easy supper - frozen pizza that we had made last week.

So nice of you to stop by for a visit.
A happy day to you. 😊
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize 
how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson -

Monday, January 24, 2022

Traction Cleats

Started my walk inside again this morning and in the afternoon
walked outside out back and up and down the lane
to get 6 miles walked.
This will be my walking routine for a while till I can get
back to town to walk.
Town is a mess for walking.
With sidewalks right at the edge of the street the snow
has no where to go when the snow plows come by so the sidewalks
are piled with snow.
The cemeteries and the ball park don't get cleared 
and then there are the unexpected icy patches
so it is just easier walking around near the house.
Nice to have a change and I'll soon be back to walking in town.

We got a little more snow overnight
so before I went walking in the afternoon
I shoveled a couple inches of snow off the driveway.
Sun came out for a little while during the morning but by 
late afternoon it was snowing again.

Walking in the snow and ice I used to put Yaktrax on my shoes or boots
and they worked fine but I have found 
something I like better called Limm Traction Cleats.

YakTrax is on the left and Limm on the right.
I find it is easier to walk with Limm cleats and they just work
better with the cleats gripping into the ice and snow.
Both YakTrax and the Limm are easy to put on.

Inside I got the vacuuming done and also washed the sheets
and did a few other household chores.

Got a bit of knitting done and reading too.
Supper was easy because I had some Stuffed Pepper Soup
in the freezer that just had to be thawed.

That's it for today.
A happy Monday to you. 😊
Thanks for visiting.
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️