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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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A package arrives in the mail.

Started my day as usual with my morning walk. I'll be starting off in the dark from now on. That's one thing I don't like about this time of year. I didn't walk on any paths today. Walked the sidewalks. Nice for a change.

I wonder why with all the nice sidewalks that we have, some people still like to walk in the street.
With everyone so distracted while driving I prefer to be safer on the sidewalks!

I stopped off at the library on my way to the commissary this morning. I just dropped a book off and left right away. Didn't even look at any books because if I did I just know I'd find more to read. :-)
I didn't need all that much at the commissary so I got to go in the express lane and there was no wait at all. There are some self-check lanes but I stay away from them. I don't have much luck with them!!

The nicest thing came in the mail for me today. I was lucky enough to win a give-a-way from Kim at happy@home. In the box was a cook book for Fall with lots of wonderful recipes in it which I look forward to trying. Also a cute little squirrel holding a couple of acorns which are little salt and pepper shakers. A little candle with the scent of pumpkin spice was also included with a lovely card.
Thanks so much Kim!!
If you have not read Kim's blog please stop by there. She posts wonderful pictures of her beautiful home and is such a happy upbeat blogger. I enjoy her blog very much and I'm happy to call her a friend. :-)

Our weather has turned quite cool and windy so I couldn't sit out on my deck today. Though I did find time to read, I missed sitting on the deck.

Never did get to cleaning the kitchen today - that will be the first thing on my list for tomorrow.

Just finished eating those left over ribs from yesterday with a salad for supper.

I'll have a nice quiet evening at home. Reading, a little television, knitting and I think I'll have some ice cream tonight for my snack. I have some of my favorite which as most of you know is chocolate chip. :-)

I hope you had a good Tuesday and you enjoy the rest of your day.

Karen :-)
Instead of showing someone the gate,
try mending the fence.


  1. I love this time of year, Karen! If I were not working, I would have gone hiking today for sure. Gorgeous hiking weather!

    I can answer the sidewalke vs street question. Concrete is about 10 times as hard on your legs as asphault. Running or walking in the streets saves your legs a bit (unless you get run over).

    Enjoy the day. Art

  2. You could still sit out on your deck wrapped in one of your gorgeous afghans.

  3. Hi Karen,
    Running in the road is much better for your legs. There is a part which is a little out from the curb but not into the middle that is referred to as the "sweet" spot. Smooth and free of dirt and runners prefer it to the sidewalks.
    Of course, you run the risk of getting hit by a car.

  4. Hi Karen,
    I have often wondered about the people who walk/run/bike ride in the street. We have some very narrow streets around here and they can really hold up the traffic at times.
    I'm glad you have received the package. You are very welcome, my friend. Thank you for the kind things you had to say.

  5. I always walk on the sidewalk if there is one. We don't have them everywhere. There is a wonderful walking - bike trail all around our college town. I have never got to use it but my son rides his bike on it all the time. You can get to almost any part of town on it and around the most pretty lake.It takes 45 mins. to an hour on a bike to go around the lake so if I walk it might take awhile.Some day I am going to walk or ride around the lake. Hopefully.

  6. Very nice give-away things you got in that package. I hope you enjoy fall :)

  7. If I were walking in the dark I would stay on the sidewalk as well. Fortunately I can get to a walking path without going along a street. I bet you'll find some great recipes in that cookbook.

  8. I love gooseberry patch. Glad to have found your blog.

  9. Thoe are very nice gifts Karen. I read Kim's beautiful blog for the first time yesterday.

    Today was the first day since summer began that I could not leave my kitchen door open because it was too chilly. I miss the light and sound when the doot is closed. I guess fall is really here!


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