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, March 30, 2009

Nola's Afghan is finished!

After dropping our daughter off at the airport (BWI - which is only about 20 minutes from our house) late yesterday afternoon we went up the the road and parked and watched the airplanes land for a little while.
Here is one I managed to get a picture of.
It's harder than you might think to get a picture of one. When they get that close they are really moving fast!!
Ken put the camera on zoom and this is what he got of one - the tail!
Today while walking around the lake I came across two women taking pictures of the crab apple blossoms and stopped to ask if they had blogs. Why else would people be taking pictures!? :-) No, they don't but I tried talking them into starting one though as we walked around part of the lake together.
Just down the street from my house I take this
path which leads to the lake.
And this is the start of the path
at the park where the lake is.I've walked about a mile when I get here.

I finished knitting Nola's afghan.
She is in Florida right now, but I think she is coming back some time this week. She has no idea that I've knitted this for her. It will be fun to surprise her with it. :-)

I got another lamp for up in my loft and spent part of the day changing things around up there. I have an Ott light which is great for doing close work which I need for needlepoint or cross stitching. The white light really makes the different shades of color so much easier to distinguish between. Anyway the Ott light was the only light I had up there and even though there is a window on the stairs and two dormer windows I still needed more light. Now with my new light it is just perfect.

I stayed up in my loft for a while and
made a few Weave-it squares. These go toward the 303 squares that it takes to make an afghan out of them.

Now once again it's just about time for my chocolate chip ice cream snack and a Netflix episode of The House of Eliott.

Hope this Monday was a good one for you.
Happyone :-)


  1. I've been to the airport park and tried to take plane pictures, and it's really, really hard. I've never seen one so good.

    Nola is going to love her surprise!

  2. I've never tried to photograph a plane in motion, but I believe you when you say it is hard. I would say your pictures turned out very well.
    I think Nola is going to be very pleasantly surprised with the beautiful afghan you have made for her. What a sweet friend you are.

  3. I love going to that park and driving down that road when the planes are coming in. They're so close you can almost touch them. I think I saw Ken in his car yesterday. Bright yellow 'Vette with a vanity tag license plate?

  4. Kathy - yes, that was Ken (4 Ken).

  5. You always stay so busy and active. Is Nola a grand? She's about to receive a lovely gift.

    I have such a time with moving things...I put the camera on the sports setting and I still mess it up. You did a great job!

  6. Vee - Nola is a friend I met walking!

  7. The afgan is very pretty -- you did a good job. You also did a good job getting a picture of the landing jet, which is something I've never been able to do.

  8. Both of your plane pictures are really good. I've never been able to get a good plane shot.

  9. I have tried to take pictures of an airshow and it was difficult, your shots are not bad.
    Not everyone who takes pictures has a blog!!!!! That was really funny. lol.

  10. It's good to know I'm not the only one who parks near the airport to watch the planes!

    303 squares to make an afgan? I would have thought it would be a even number, being square and all, hmmm. I'll have to puzzle on that one in my noggin for a bit.


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