Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shine your light

I chose these Bible verses for this Sunday. Matthew 5:14-16
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven.
Have a happy and blessed Sunday.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A surprise visit

No fog this morning - lots of blue sky and sunshine as I walked my 6.6 miles around the paths and streets in the neighborhoods. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We went to the library this morning where I picked up a couple more books. I was just walking out of the library when my cell phone rang. It was my son David. He said Hi and then asked where I was. I told him and then asked where he was. His answer - sitting on your front stoop. So we quickly hopped in the car and in less than 10 minutes were home. Not only was David there but he was with the kids, Scout and Japhy. What a happy surprise to see them all!!! :-) Here I am with my two youngest grandkids - Japhy on the left and Scout on the right. Talked and played awhile and then I made grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. After lunch we decided to go for a walk over to the lake.
The kids got on their scooters and off we went.
A stop on the bridge to take a look at the water.
Down by the edge of the lake.
After walking for two miles we made it to the playground at the park for some climbing fun.
Japhy is just 3 years old and had no trouble climbing up this little climbing wall and then going down the slide on the other side. This kid is all boy and has no fear. He is just like his dad was and here dad stand by encase he is needed!
Scout turns to look at me as I call her name and I took her picture.
Then we headed back home. We ended up walking 4 miles and with us taking turns carrying Japhy towards the end of the walk. Once we got home we all had a piece of cake and then it was time to say good-bye.
I love this picture of Japhy on his scooter.
It was so good to see them all. What a wonderful thing it is to be a mother and grandma. It's enough to put tears of joy in you eye. :-) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As you can see we don't have much of a yard in front of our townhouse and the shrubs and grass that are there are taken care of for us so we don't have to do anything. I do like a little bit of color though and I had some impatiens left over from when I planted them in the big pot out on the deck. So I planted them in the front and side and also put in a few little hens and chicks along the wall. Next time I'm at the old house I'm going to dig up some of the cone flowers and plant them too. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It's late afternoon now and we will be going out for pizza in a little while. It's been such a nice day so far - I so enjoyed seeing the grandkids!! :-) I think I'll go and read for a little while until it's time to go for pizza. I hope you all are having a most enjoyable Saturday. Happyone :-) Edit: I had another surprise this evening. I never did go out for pizza. My daughter Debbi came over at 5:30. Ken knew she was coming over but it was a surprise to me!! Debbi took me out to dinner and then to see a movie. We saw the new Star Trek movie. The movie was excellent and we both really enjoyed it. Lots of action!!! A perfect ending to my day. :-)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Another book by Marcia Willett

My walk this morning was just like yesterday - a walk around the lake in the fog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Finished reading Summer in the Country by Marcia Willett.
Brigid lives in the British countryside and lets out two cottages on her property to guests. Her husband is in the Navy and isn't home a lot. Her mother needs a place to stay and so stays in one of the cottages and her father in law, who she has never met arrives to stay in the other cottage for a few months. Lots of other characters involved in the story and all of them make for a very good story. Excellent book - I like everything about it. I love the way she writes. You really get to know the characters and they become people you feel like you actually have met. This is the second book of hers that I've read and I can't wait to start another one. From Summer in the Country It's frightening, isn't it? So precarious. Small things can make such huge differences. The difference between a yes or a no. Frummie sounded sad. Between a sorry or remaining silent. Between writing a letter or making a telephone call rather than waiting for the other person to make the first move. Life never waits and we are so profligate. I love the British way of saying things. One I like from the book is 'pegging out washing', a much better way to say 'hanging out the clothes.' :-) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We watched the last episode of the last series of The House of Eliott. I very good series that we have both enjoyed watching. I did my usual evening knitting and had chocolate chip cookies for my snack. Now I get to start on another book by Marcia Willet. Hope you all enjoyed your Friday! Happyone :-)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My walk around the lake

As most of you know I start most of my days with a morning walk. It was a foggy one today as I took all these pictures. Come along with me and I'll show you where I walked today.
Just starting out.
I've walked around the block and now headed toward the lake.
The bridge to the path that takes me to the beginning of the park.
The start of the path at the park that goes to the lake.
I'm at the start of the lake here and take the path to the right. This is at the big end of the lake.
Walking around the right side of the lake.
Continuing on around the lake. The lake is on the left.
As I walk over this bridge I have walked half way around the lake and I am 3 miles from home. It is the small end of the lake.
The path to the left continues on around the lake but I take the right path which brings you away from the lake for a bit. It is 2 1/2 miles around the lake but if you take this little off shoot path it is an additional 1/2 mile.
Here I'm walking away from the lake.
Here the path joins in with the path around the lake again and I will turn right at the bottom of this hill. It doesn't look like much of a hill in the picture but it is a hill.
This is near the main entrance to the park. You can rent row boats or paddle boats and go out on the lake.
I continue to walk along this way. Can you see the mallard ducks sleeping in the grass on the left?
I've walked around the whole lake now and this is where I came in. I head towards home and keep straight on the path.
This path leads back toward the road that I live on and there is a stream to the left here.
I'm back home now and have walked a total of 6 miles. Now I'm ready for my breakfast.
I hope you enjoyed walking with me this morning. Now don't you feel like getting out today and going for a nice walk!? :-) Enjoy this happy day. Happyone :-)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A misty morning

walk but there was no question of not walking. I just wore my regular walking clothes and didn't bring an umbrella because there was just a mist in the air. I got a little damp but it was no big deal. I saw a few people out walking dogs and that was about it. I walked my connect a path route.
I was looking out the window this morning and spotted the heron flying by again. I've seen that a few times now and get such a kick out of seeing that. The heron is so graceful when it flies!

Pretty noisy around the townhouses today. There was a whole parade of cement trucks lined up waiting their turn to pour their cement. This whole process of building so many units at one time is really something to watch. It's like building houses on an assembly line.

I should have cleaned today but ended up reading and knitting again and spending too much time on the computer!! :-)

It's a little after 5:00 and I have no idea what to make for supper. When Ken leaves work on time he gets home at 4:30 though that doesn't happen much anymore. He's not home yet and hasn't called yet either so perhaps it will be another eating out day. Ah, Ken just called now as I'm typing this to say he would be leaving work in the next few minutes. I have to make the decision to cook or go out - I think going out sounds better than cooking! :-)

A happy day to you all.
Happyone :-)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I woke up to

LOTS of rain and wind and decided I would skip my walk for the day. I did my exercise tape. Had some breakfast and then did a few things around the house. I was feeling a bit out of shorts about not walking so I put on my rain pants, got out the umbrella and headed out for my walk in the rain. I walked my usual 6 miles and went around the lake. I had the lake practically all to myself - I only saw two others out there. The rain did lighten up and even stopped for a while. So glad that I decided to walk because my day got back on track again! :-)

It was kind of drizzly the rest of the day and I spent some time reading. I'm reading another book by Marcia Willard. I like this author a lot!
I've also started knitting another white square for the white sample afghan I'm working on. I'm more than half finished with the afghan now. I'm hoping the last half will get done a lot quicker than the first. I've been working on this for a couple of years.

When Ken came home from work we walked over to the little shopping center across the street to the pizza place and had supper there. Their pizza is very good though the people who work there are not very friendly. The one man reminds me of the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld! There is also a Subway, a sandwich shop called Heavenly Ham and a Chinese restaurant. We stopped in at the Chinese place and got a menu. We will have to go there one day soon to try it out.

The last couple of days we watched a couple episodes of a TV show called House that we got from the library. It's a medical show about a team of doctors who specialize in patients who have unusual things wrong with them that no one else can diagnose. This team of course figures it out. It wouldn't be a bad show but I just can't stand one of the doctors who is very rude to everyone. We would rather not watch the show than have to listen to him. So that is the end of that show for us. Tonight we will watch an episode of Fraiser and then one of Seinfeld.
I will have some ice cream and knit on the ripple afghan. Afterwards I'll read some more.

I hope your Tuesday was filled with sunshine even if the weather was rainy.
Happyone :-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Back Again

I'm back - just needed a bit of a break from blogging.
I've read Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich.
More adventures of Stephanie, the bounty hunter. I usually like her books a lot but this one was just so so. Grandma and Ranger which are two of my favorite characters in this series were hardly mentioned.
On The Edge
I took this picture of one of the men putting the shingles on the new townhouse across the street from me. Can you imagine standing at the edge of the roof like that? I get a weird feeling just watching him. Friday I went back to the old house and spent 6 more hours painting the fence and I am happy to say I finished that job! Now my next painting job is going to be the half bath down stairs in the townhouse. I've decided on the color green. Sunday both of us went to the old house once again and this time Ken finished a repair that had to be made to the roof on the garage. He finished that up while I cleaned the inside of the house. Things are pretty much done. There is still a lot of stuff left in the garage and the sheds but that's not a big deal. Now it's just keeping the grass and gardens from looking overgrown. House prices seem to be going up a bit around here so hopefully we will put the house up for sale soon.
This is my little garden center out on my deck.
I put these water bottles in the bottom of the flower pot so it wouldn't be so heavy and then added sand for drainage and potting soil. Now it's all ready for the plants.
Impatiens are planted and watered.
I've had some nice sunny and cool mornings for walking the past week. Today I walked around the lake and since it is a holiday I should have known that a lot of people would be there and to walk some where else. Still, it was a nice walk. :-) Nothing special planned for today. Ken is outside now washing his car. I should do that too and maybe I will later. We will probably go for a little ride later in the afternoon. Hope you have the day off from work and can enjoy time with friends and family. Have a great day. Happyone :-) I'm way behind in reading blogs, but I'll visit you all soon to catch up!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A day at the old house

Another cool sun filled morning for walking around the lake. Today all the mowers were out cutting the grass around the lake. They sure have some huge mowers!! I spent the day at the old house once again. I painted more of the fence - this time down the side between our yard and the neighbors. I didn't even get half way done before running out of paint. I was kind of glad because I got tired of painting anyway! I packed myself some lunch to take along and sat out on the deck and ate it out there. Next I tackled mowing the lawn and mowed front and back. I also did a bit of weed wacking but forgot to bring the very long orange extension cord with me so couldn't finish it all, which again was just as well because I had enough of yard work too! Then it was time for me to go and pick Taryn up from work. This was the first time picking her up - all the other times I brought her to work. I got there a little early and went in the salon to say hi to Cheryl. I walked over to her station and she was busy cutting a clients hair so I just stayed a few minutes. Now it's after supper and the evening part of the day has begun. I'll do a little reading, knitting, watching a Netflix and have a snack (ice cream). I hope your day was a happy one. Happyone :-)

Monday, May 18, 2009

A cool but sunny

morning as I walked my usual 6 miles around the lake. All the usual wildlife was about. It was a Meals on Wheels day and I only had 6 people today. At Mrs P's apartment building for the past few months there has been some difficulty with us visitors getting in the building. The box where you punch the code in to get in the building hasn't been working right. I usually end up just calling her and then she would unlock the outside door so I could get in the building to get to her door. Well today, there was a new door, a new lock and a new code box and everything worked!! :-) I brought her some chocolate chip cookies today that I baked because she says that she doesn't get enough sweets with her MOW meals. The meals are all low sugar. It was so nice to see her smile and eyes light up when I gave her the cookies. :-) One of my other ladies Mrs M who I have been delivering meals to for years has decided not to get MOW delivered anymore because her niece is taking care of her so today was her last day. She hugged me and said she would miss me as I was her favorite. It was enough to bring tears to my eyes. I told her I would be back to visit her once in a while even if she doesn't get Meals anymore. Once I got back home, I had some lunch, was on the computer for a bit, did my exercise DVD, ironed, baked bread and then did a little knitting. I knitted a white square for the sample afghan I've been working on for a couple of years now. Since there is a lot of counting to do, I have to concentrate on it so can't watch television while I'm knitting. I knitted on the ripple afghan while watching another episode of The House of Eliott in the evening. That has an easy pattern to follow so it's a good thing to work on while watching television. Not much left of this Monday and I think I'll go and read until it's bedtime. I hope this day was a happy one for you. Happyone :-) May is God's apology for January!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Words for Sunday

and every day! People are often unreasonable and self centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind people my accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness People may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today May be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have And it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see in the end It is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway. - Mother Teresa
Have a blessed Sunday! Happyone :-)

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This morning there was no fog but it was cloudy. I walked my usual 6 miles today walking on one of the paths which came out on Gray Rock and then I walked on the roads looking at all the different gardens.
I took pictures of different color Iris
and made this collage of them.I don't know the name of this bush
but I thought it was pretty.
A close up of it.

After making pancakes with syrup and whipped cream for breakfast, we went out and about for a while. One of the places we went was up to Bowie to an antique shop which sells some of the Polish Pottery that I like so much.
I got this a fork and a spoon
and we bought these large keys on a ring.
Ken is going to make a wind chime out of them.
The fork and spoon I hung up on the wall by the window under the cookie cutters which are hung up over the sink.
We stopped by the house and Ken got the weed wacker working for me so I can trim the yard up this week. He did a bit of the trimming today just to make sure it was working good. :-)
While we were there we brought back this old metal wheel
that Ken painted black.

We were going to hang it from the ceiling in the kitchen and hang all my old kitchen utensils from it but decided not to and now I'm not sure what I want to do with it.
I took a picture of this little squirrel
taking a rest along the top of the fence.
The day stayed mostly cloudy with some sun and also a rain shower or two thrown in.
A House of Eliott DVD came in the mail today from Netflix so we will be watching that later on.
Hope your Saturday was full of sunshine and all is well in your part of the world.
Happyone :-)

Friday, May 15, 2009

A foggy walk

this morning around the lake. The lake is around this curve and off to the right of the picture.By the time I got back home the fog was starting to burn off and the sun eventually came out.

I had French toast again for breakfast but this time I used the whole wheat bread I made yesterday. It was good but I prefer white bread for French toast.

I did some computer work that I had to get done, finished cleaning the downstairs and then I spent more time with my books. Got more books deleted and new ones entered in LibraryThing. I have a little more to go and then I'll start taking pictures of the covers and add them also.

That was pretty much my day. I feel good getting all my books organized. :-)

We went out for a bite to eat and we went for a stroll around the neighborhood when we got back.

Now I'm about to go and watch a couple of Seinfeld episodes and have my snack. I've decided to go with the chocolate chip cookies this evening. I'll be doing some knitting also.

So here it is Friday already and I hope it was a good one for you.
Smile - it makes people wonder what you've been up to!
Happyone :-)

I was on the website RealAge this morning and was so happy to read this paragraph about drinking water.

"You’ve probably heard that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day, but there’s no magic to this number. And the right amount varies according to your activity level and size; just drink enough water so that your urine is clear. "

This makes me happy because I so often I hear that we should all drink AT LEAST 8 glasses of water a day. I've tried to do this and for me, that is way too much water. I am in the bathroom literally, and I do mean literally every 10 minutes. If had to drink that much water I wouldn't be able to go anywhere. People have told me that my body would get used to all the water and then I wouldn't have to go as much. That never makes sense to me and it's nice to know that not every one agrees with having to drink so much water. I drink just enough water for ME!!
Thank You, Thank You RealAge! :-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A bit drizzly

this morning while I walked but it didn't last long and I walked around the paths and streets in the neighborhood. Didn't go on any regular route today - just went where ever the spirit moved me. On these days I'm really glad I wear a pedometer so I know how far I went. Did some of the downstairs cleaning today but when I got to dusting the book shelves I ended up taking more books down to get rid of them. Now I am in the process of taking them all off the computer from LibraryThing which is my online library. I have other books that I have to add to LibraryThing too and it is quite time consuming to do this. Eventually I want to take pictures of the book covers too. Most of the book covers are already in LibraryThing and I can just get them from there but there are still quite a few I can't get there. Oh and by the way I have decided to keep the Bobbsey and Nancy Drew books - at least for now. I'm am keeping all of my Charles Dickens books too because he is my favorite author and I do like rereading them. All his characters are unforgettable and I love reading about them. A while ago I mentioned I didn't like how big the slices of bread were when I made bread in the bread machine. Debbi had a great solution and it was so obvious. She said just to make the dough in the bread machine and then bake it in a loaf pan in the oven. I did just that today. After I put all the ingredients in, instead of pressing the 1A bread cycle, I pressed the dough button. I forget exactly how long it took but it wasn't much more than an hour. Then I put it in a loaf pan and baked it for 40 minutes in a 375 degree oven. It took a lot less time than the 4 hours and 20 minutes it takes if the bread machine does the cooking too. Here's what my whole wheat loaf came out looking like. I had a very small piece when it was done and it was delicious!! Debbi has a baking stone that she uses to bake rolls, round loafs or any shape she wants on. She has an extra one that she said she would give to me. Thanks Debbi for a great solution. That's my girl!!! The tent caterpillars are out - I found one crawling around in the house today. This picture came out a bit blurry because he was moving pretty fast at the time. After supper Ken and I went for a short 2 mile walk. We went on the path to the lake and then back along the road. A nice after dinner walk. In a little while it will be snack time and tonight I am having ice cream. Between the 2 mile walk tonight and the 6 miles I walked this morning I have no quilt at all. :-) No Netflix but we have a couple episodes of Frasier that we got from the library to watch and I'll knit like I do most times watching television. Hope you all had good day with some moments of happiness scattered throughout your day. Happyone :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another beautiful sunny

morning though it was only 40 degrees as I walked on my "connect the path" route. I passed by a deer that was right next to me on the sidewalk about 6 feet away. It just stood there as I walked by!!! I've never been so close to one before! In fact it was a little scary.

I usually save French toast or pancakes for breakfast for the weekends but I was extra hungry this morning so I made myself French toast!! Yummy!

Made up a shopping list and headed out to the commissary. Not many people picked this day to go shopping. No lines and I was in and out in no time. I even remembered to bring my green shopping bags. :-) I read somewhere that Wednesday was the best day to go. I don't usually have a special day of the week to go. Do you?

Home to unload the groceries, put everything away, have a bite to eat, play around on the computer a bit and then I went to pick up Taryn and dropped her off at work.

Home once again and I watched the builders working on the houses across the street. They have no fear of heights and It scares me to watch them walk around on the top like this. I took the picture out of my bedroom window. I'll see them walking around on the fourth floor too in the next day or so.

I sat out on the deck late this afternoon and knitted for a little while.

My snack tonight was different than usual - I had a blueberry muffin from Mimi's Cafe.

Hope all is well in your part of the world and you found lots to smile about today.
Happyone :-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What a beautiful morning

for a walk around the lake - cool and sunny. One of those days when I just didn't want to go home, could have walked all day. I saw a Pileated Woodpecker and wished I could have gotten a picture of him but he just didn't cooperate. The wash got hung up out on the deck on this sunny day. My clothes line on the deck is working out real well and the clothes lines that are down stairs work out well too so I don't have to use my dryer. My plan was to get an early start on house cleaning this morning and clean the upstairs but I ended up reading and finishing a book.
The 8TH Confession by James Patterson.
A pretty good book and one that I enjoyed reading. One of the crimes in the book was taken from real a life situation with things changed around a bit because I remember watching a documentary about it and the confession at the end of the book was like one I saw on a episode of Law and Order one time. House cleaning didn't get started till after lunch and I did finish the whole upstairs. I am a fast worker and run around doing everything at once when I clean. I had some time to work on my cross stitch a little bit and also to sit out on the deck and do a little more reading. Ken got home from work a little late so I had a some extra time. We went out and got a sandwich at Subway for supper. Now we are home and about to watch another episode of The House of Eliott, have some ice cream, and I'll knit. Hope you all had a nice sunny day too. Happyone :-)

Monday, May 11, 2009

I enjoyed my

Mother's Day yesterday. Debbi came by right after breakfast to wish me a Happy Mother's Day and while she was here David happened to call with the same wish. So I got to have them both "with" me. :-) I am lucky to have such great kids. Now that they are grown, it is wonderful to have them as friends too.

Great weather this weekend though a bit windy and we got to sit out on the deck and enjoy the weather.

This morning I went over to the old house again and finished the weeding and raking. I didn't feel like going there but I'm glad I did!! Tomorrow is recycling day and I put all the yard waste out at the curb.

I went through more of my books and I'm getting rid of a lot more of them. I'm not going to buy any more books. With such good libraries around here I just don't feel the need to keep so many any more. I am even thinking of selling my Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew collections. It was fun collecting them all but now that I have all of them I think it's time to sell them.

Work continues across the street on the townhouses. Today four units got the cement slabs poured. It's great entertainment watching them being built.

We have just finished eating dinner, Ken has gone out with a friend and I'm about to go and read for a while. Then maybe go and work on my cross stitch which I haven't worked on in a couple of days.
I'm going to wait until Ken comes home to have my snack and watch an episode of House of Eliott. If I have my snack before he gets home, I know I'll wish I had waited when he's eating his. :-)

Hope you had a sunshine filled day with lots to smile about.
Happyone :-)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

When I got back

from my walk this morning Ken had already left to spend the day with friends. I made myself some French toast for breakfast and was eating when my phone rang. It was Ken and he told me to look out the back window and I saw the FJ coming up the street. His day out was canceled so he was stuck with me for the day. :-) Today is our grandson Antonio's birthday - 18 years old - and we stopped by the house to say Happy Birthday and to give him his present. We made our usual Saturday stop at the library to drop off books, DVD's, CD's and magazines and picked up a new supply. I had a book on hold that I picked up and a couple more books, a magazine and a DVD. I always feel so good coming out of the library with my library bag filled with good things. We are so lucky to have such wonderful libraries in the county where I live. One of the first things we do when we move is to check out the nearest library. I've always loved libraries. I remember when I was a little girl walking up town to the library for my books. Back then you had to write your name on a card and then have the librarian stamp a card with the due date on it and would then slip the card in the pocket of the book. I remember picking out books in the kids section and if I wandered out from there the librarian, who knew my name, would remind me that I could only get books out of the children's section. I was never without a book and would always be reading at least one! And I'm still that way to this day. :-) I LOVE having a whole lot of books lined up!! We made a few more stops, had a sandwich for lunch at PotBelly's and didn't get home till late afternoon. Looked over and read some of those new library items and then Ken made us nachos for supper. We got a new series (new for us) from Netlix called Cadfael. Its about Brother Cadfael, an English monk in the 12th century who is an amateur sleuth. This first one was called The Leper of St. Giles. I thought it was pretty good but Ken wasn't that crazy about. I had ice cream again for my snack and did a little knitting. Hope all is well in your part of the world and your day was sunny. Happyone :-)

Friday, May 08, 2009

I had a nice walk

around the lake in sunshine this morning. Even the wildlife were out enjoying the sun. This bunny sat still so I could take his picture. He was right next to the path. The family of geese were out this morning. There are 4 babies in the picture and a fifth one has wandered off a bit. I notice that there is always one that goes off on his own. There's one in every family. :-) Mom and Dad were keeping a good watch on them though and when I got a bit too close gave me a hiss to warn me off. Kathy - This little path is off the path just as I get to the lake. At the end of it is 108 and your street is directly across the street. I had no excuse to today so I took off after breakfast to the old house. Spent a few hours there mowing the lawn and weeding. I used to love doing the yard work but I just can't get into it now. I've put that house behind me and it's just a chore I have to do. We both are just so bad about getting motivated to finish up there and get that house for sale. When I got back home I ate a late lunch, did my exercise CD, (I sure got a lot of exercise today) and did some computer work. I knitted and listened to more of the video book. The Longaberger Magazine Basket I ordered came in the mail today. I'm always happy to get a basket. :-)No Netflix so we watched another episode of Seinfeld. My favorite character on that show is Elaine. I love her expressions. Ice cream again for my snack and knitted some more on the ripple afghan. So ends another day. Hope yours was a sunny kind of day. Happyone :-)