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, December 6, 2008

A book worth reading

I stayed nice and warm in my 5 layers of clothing as I walked along the paths this morning when the temperature was just 22 degrees. It always amazes me that I'm not cold when I'm out walking and the rest of the day I'm cold!! Lots of people out running this morning though I didn't see any one until I was on the way back home. I haven't seen any deer for a while and today I was lucky to see 3 of them. I love how they bounce along. I also saw quite a few Cardinals. The red looks so pretty against the brown of the trees. Of course they also look pretty against white snow or the green of spring and summer.

We went passed the townhouse last night and again the pictures aren't so good because it was dark. We were surprised to see them working on the deck already. The siding is up on the back and all the shutters are up as well.They are working on the dry wall inside and once they are finished with that we get to go in and take a look at everything before they do the final trim. I'll be able to get some good pictures then. I'm sure the people down the other end of our row will be in their houses by the end of the month, maybe even before Christmas.

We went out this morning do to a few errands and buy a couple of Christmas presents. There were lots of cars in parking lots, and people inside the stores but no lines at the check out - not yet anyway. It's early afternoon now and we are home to stay for the rest of the day.

I finished reading The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley. A non-fiction book this time. Ken was reading it and kept telling me about parts of it and it sounded interesting so I read it too. It's about how people behave during disasters. It was very good and surprising how most people act. They don't panic but freeze and do nothing and wait for people to tell them what to do wasting valuable time. I think reading it may help save your life!!
This book was the 25th book I've read since July. I set a goal for myself to read 25 books from July to the end of the year and have been keeping track of them on the side bar of my blog. I will continue to add them to the end of the year and then in January I'll start another goal.

I finally started making my Christmas cards yesterday afternoon. I'm making the cards using a combination of things - the computer, stamping, and embossing. I made quite a mess with things all over the place, but I was having fun. I will probably do some more card making a little bit later.

Off I go to enjoy the rest of my day. I hope your Saturday is a Happy One as well. :-)


  1. The house looks great -- let's plan on lunch soon at Leelynn's. Funny that you mentioned the cardinals looking great against the white of snow. How about this? Then again, how many times in Maryland have I shoveled eight inches of 'partly cloudy?'

  2. Cardinals...I love to see them and do so rarely. To see one an entire winter is a gift.

    That book sounds interesting. I have personally experienced the "frozen" moment so I believe that point.

    The townhouse looks wonderful!

  3. I was watching some cardinals at my feeder this morning and thinking how beautiful they are. I do think they look their most beautiful against a fresh snowfall.
    Your town house is looking great - how exciting for you. Also, your book sounds interesting. I will have to read that one.

  4. It's always a pleasure to read your blog!

    I need a few supplies from Queen's Ink. I'll give you a call, OK?

  5. Congratulations on meeting your goal of reading 25 books. I love to read, especially history, but never seem to have the time to read as much as I would like.

    It looks as if your house is coming along very well.

  6. Like you, I get warm walking and then freeze the rest of the time. The town house is looking good. Amazing how fast they've built it.

  7. I enjoyed your photos, your house is looking great. Thanks also for the recommendation on the book. Sounds very intersting. Stay warm :) We had our first dusting of snow last night here in Northern Virginia.

  8. The townhouse looks great...and that's a book I'd like to read.

  9. That sounds like a really interesting book!!

    Your townhouse looks so beautiful!


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