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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Monday, September 22, 2008

Emissions Test

The last couple of mornings have once again been perfect weather for walking and I walked more than 6 miles both days. I have been seeing lots of deer and the other day I saw the Heron down by the water again. It's been a while since I've seen him.
Here is the sun rising this first day of Fall morning.
It was a Meals on Wheels day for me. I'm back to doing only Monday's again or if they need a sub. Ed who I have been subbing for on Friday's since April is now back. Only my regular 4 people to deliver to today and they are all fine and doing well.

Today I was driving down a road in a quiet neighborhood going a reasonable 30 miles an hour in a 25 mile zone. Two old men were on the side of the road talking. One of the men made a sign with his hands for me to slow down. I just ignored him because I wasn't even going fast. On the way back the same two men were still there. Again he made a sign for me to slow down. Only this time I really felt like flippin him off - instead as I passed by them I just pushed the gas pedal down and took off. He just stood there shaking his head.

After MOW I took my car for it's emissions test. Here in Maryland we have to take our cars every two years. I got on line behind two other cars and was in and out in no time.
I took these two pictures of my car while I had to wait inside a long glass booth.
Here's my car at the start.
And here she is at the end.
Passed for another two years.

We have been trying to find a couple more shows from Netflix to watch. Tried watching Enterprise but didn't like it. The time is set before Captain Kirk.
Tried Nip and Tuck - didn't even get past the first show and Weeds didn't do it for me either.
We had seen a couple of seasons of Six Feet Under and I like that alright. We have just started season 3. A show I think my daughter liked was Veronica Mars so we got that one to try and that is one I like. We have just seen the very first episode.

We let our BJ's card expire and now we have joined Costco. Yesterday we walked around there just looking. Could have bought a whole bunch of stuff that we didn't need but walked out empty handed. I know it's just another big warehouse like BJ's but I like Costco better.

Kenny trimmed my hair for me this evening - just took a couple of inches off the ends. My gray is really growing in now. I'll have to get him to take a picture so you can see it.

I am going to go and read for a while, then watch a Veronica episode and tonight I'll have some ice cream for my snack. Yup, you guessed it - chocolate chip. :-)

Hope you all are having a great Monday.


  1. It was beautiful yesterday. And, I saw a fox trying to cross the road on an exit ramp. He was confused and kept going back and forth across the road. He seemed young. All the traffic stopped.

    I have to get my emission test done too. Small world, again.

    Today was another great day for a walk. I hope the rest of your day is happy!

  2. The thought of you flipping someone off is totally cracking me up. It seems out of character but maybe it's just a side I haven't seen.

    Hope your having a great day!

  3. Cars older than 3 years have to get the test each year in the Netherlands. and my car is 13 years and passed. Lucky me!!!!!

  4. Sounds like you are busy as usual. Funny about the old men by the road!


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