Friday, January 20, 2017

A sunflower

Getting tired of posting dreary day pictures 
so here's one to make you smile that I took in the summer.
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Another rainy morning, late getting up, and late starting on my walk.
It was 35 degrees with hardly any wind at all.
 Walked around behind my house and around town here and there.
After 4 miles I was getting warm so walked back home and took off a layer
of clothes and then left again.

Lisa was out running in the rain and the man who walks his big white dog
was out walking too. 

Walked around town, the ball park loop, and the cemeteries.
Hadn't looked at my pedometer for a while and when I thought it was
time to head home and looked, saw I had already walked 6 miles already. 
 So I walked a little farther today.
Walked 7.2 miles
Found a penny
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  I've been home today just enjoying the day.
 A good day for puzzling, reading and not much of anything.

A happy day to you and a smile from me to you.
happyone 🎈

Reading the Readers Digest I came across this and
it made me smile so I though I'd share it with you.

Idioms for the indecisive
  • Out of sight, out of mind ... but absence makes the heart grow stronger.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword ... but actions speak louder than words.
  • What you see is what you get ... but don't judge a book by its cover.
  • Birds of a feather flock together ... but opposites attract.
  • Many hands make light work ... but too many cooks spoil the broth.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


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Another morning that I got up late so got a late start walking.  
That's happening a lot lately.
I think it is because every morning it's just so dreary and hard to get out of bed.
But once I'm up and outside I perk right up.

This morning it was 34 degrees, foggy and very still.
Walked over to the Dollar General and put up a flyer for a church event
on the bulletin board. Had to take along some scotch tape because this
bulletin board has no push pins.

Since I was out that way I walked around the industrial park.
Then headed back towards home and walked the hills behind my house.
Dropped the scotch tape off as I passed by the house.
Next stop was the post office to mail drop a letter down the slot.
Continued my walked around both cemeteries and then
back home.

Didn't see anyone else out walking.
Walked 6.6 miles
Found a dime
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Baked the last batch of chocolate chippers for the kids for this Sunday.
There are some left over for us too and I put them in the freezer so
we wouldn't eat them yet.  

Been working on the latest puzzle every so often.  Taking a while to get
this one done.  It's a pretty hard one.  

We got to see the sun for a little while this afternoon.
Nice to know it is still up there.

Today was Baby Blanket day but didn't go this time.
By the time I got home from walking it was the time I should have been leaving.

Each month at the my book we put our names in a bowl and the name that
is drawn wins a book.
The last time I won the book, The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens.
I'm about a quarter of the way done with it and like it a lot so far.
Looking forward to getting back to reading it in a little while.

A happy day to you and a smile from me to you.
happyone 🎈

"Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it."
~ From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Balance Balls

40 degrees this morning and it was raining again.  I didn't wake up until a few minutes after 7:00 so got a late start.  
Walked to the library to drop off a book down the slot and then walked
around both cemeteries and the ball park loop.

Lisa was out running and we stopped for a brief chat.
My step-brother Chris called while I was walking and we had a nice 
catch up too.

Didn't even take my camera out of my pocket during my walk so no
walk pictures today.
A short walk too (4 miles) because of the late start and it was the first
class with the Balance Ball.  Wanted to get home and eat breakfast
and do a few things before I left for that.

 I walked over to the fitness center at 10:00.
Class started at 10:30 and right on time too.
Sharon one of the women from my book club was there and also Joyce
who I've met walking.
I've met another Kathy too.  I must know a dozen Kathy's.
Kathy was the only one that would let me take her picture.
And then she took one of me too.
It was a fun class and a good workout too which lasted for an hour.
We did various stretches and did some exercises with weights too.
Not once did I roll off my ball onto the floor. 😊
I look forward to the class next week.
Stayed for a little while after and used the step machine.
Took the long way home and walked another mile home.

Home this afternoon doing this and that around the house.
That's been my day so far.

A happy day to you and a smile from me to you.
happyone 🎈

"A truly special teacher is very wise,
and sees tomorrow in every child's eyes."