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, February 1, 2010

Before and After

It was nice to get out and walk again this morning after missing my walk yesterday. Though it was cold I had all my layers on so I stayed toasty warm. Only my face was cold. My lake was beautiful with the snow all around it. I walked 6.5 miles and stopped to take lots of pictures. Here's some of them.
The morning moon.The morning sun over the lake shining through the trees.
Some of the paths I walked along.
As I was walking here one of the park rangers was plowing the paths with his little tractor. I turned around as he passed and snapped this.
I worked yesterday getting the living room back to order. I love this room. What a difference a little paint makes. It feels so much cozier and warmer now.
Here are some before and after pictures.
Right side of wall before
AfterLeft side of wall beforeAfterWe decided to paint the rest of the wall on the stairs too.
It looked unfinished before.

One thing still left to do in this room is the gas fire place wall which looks so bare and plain now. We have a plan for that and will do that project next weekend.
We are going to put up these stone pieces. They come in a box with 8 pieces which are random colors and each box covers 1 square foot. Ken just stuck these on the wall so we can live with it for the week to make sure we like it.
We set up the Wii last night and though we didn't set up the exercise part of it yet, we did create our own Mii and played some games. Bowling and Golf. Not much exercise doing that except for your arm! :-) It was lots of fun.

After a quick vacuum and clean up today I played some more on the Wii. Something else to get addicted to. :-)
Golf, I'm not so good at yet. I keep hitting the ball much too hard when I get to the green.
My highest score on bowling so far is 205 and I really like bowling.

Well, that's my Monday so far. How's yours shaping up. Hope its a good one!
Happyone :-)
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
~Katherine Mansfield


  1. Oh, that morning moon and then the sun on the snow - so gorgeous.

  2. I love the picture of the sun through the trees by the lake.
    The paint job looks great. It's always amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint makes in a room.

  3. Oh that looks soooo good. You certainly do have a knack for decorating in such a way that is warm and inviting.

  4. What a great morning shot of the moon. I was out last night with my camera, but you know how those nighttime shots go. The painting looks wonderful and does warm up your room. It's always looked cozy, but now it's really cozy and comfortable. Those Wii things make me laugh. I hope that you and Ken have a lot of fun with yours.

  5. Love walking out in the snow. You have a good path for it, unlike around here. Your home looks nice. That Wii is kind of fun isn't it? I may have to get one some day.

  6. I can see how you could get addicted to walking those paths.
    You living room is glorious in it's new paint. Much more welcoming.

  7. I really like what you've done with your living. It looks wonderful.

  8. The fact that you can actually walk on all that ice and snow is really something. I'd be spending most of the time flat on my tushie!
    I'm always surprised at the difference a little paint can make.

  9. The painting looks GREAT! But of course that 2nd shot with the bench steals my heart. That is a FABULOUS shot!!!


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