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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Friday, February 26, 2010

A windy walk

I started my walk a little after 7:00 this morning. The temperature was hovering right around the freezing mark and I wanted to walk when it was light so it would be easier to spot the icy patches. I walked 6 1/2 miles along paths and along roads.
You really can't see the snow in the picture but it was coming down and it was VERY WINDY. At times the snow was blowing sideways. When I walked in the direction of the wind it pushed me along and when walking against the wind it was hard going. I'm sure I used up more calories than usual today. :-) Someone stopped to let me cross the street and I wasn't even in a crosswalk!! With all the wind and snow I still managed to spot a dime in the road! Even though it was snowing and windy, I'm so glad I was able to get out and walk.
Sunrise 6:45
Sunset 5:57
I'm glad Ken put the book, Under the Dome on reserve a few days ago at the library because he's number one on the list, we've already picked it up and I can continue reading it without even taking a break. I spent part of the day reading it. :-)

Today was the day I was supposed to meet my friend Lillemor for an afternoon of knitting and tea, but she had to cancel. :-( We've rescheduled it for next Friday.
I knitted this afternoon at home and had that cup of tea too. No cookies though, I saved them for the evening.

Stayed home and made Chicken Enchiladas for dinner.

Here is this weeks picture of the snow pile. This is week number 3. I'm posting a picture each Friday until its all gone. Next week I'll have to take the picture standing on the deck.

Hope your Friday was even better than you thought it would be when you woke up this morning.
Share your smile,
Happyone :-)
What a pity human beings can't exchange problems.
Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow's.
~Olin Miller


  1. That looks like a cold walk, but nice to see the mountain of snow is dwindling down.
    Chicken enchiladas sound yummy and it has been awhile since I've made them. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm going to put them on the menu real soon.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Glad you can finish your book -- what a great idea.
    Went to Mama Lucia's again for dinner -- it's fast becoming a favorite.

  3. It seems so strange that you have ever so much more snow than we do. This last storm brought five inches of rain and a lot of wind, but no snow...yet. One thing is certain, it can't last long. Your tenacity in getting out and walking is always impressive!

  4. HI Dear Karen,

    Your deck, there, is so beautiful. I love those chairs.. The snow pile is gonna take a few good weeks to melt away, i suppose... Have a great weekend

  5. You're brave for going out in that weather. I would have opted for a duvet morning.

  6. Good for you - walking in very wintry conditions. Here in Denver the sun is shining today, but snow is forecast for for tomorrow. Hope your daughter has a hassle-free move!

  7. It was so windy that a tree fell down behind the old house that night! Didn't do much/any damage but sure freaked us out. The cat growled at the window for a good fifteen minutes!

    Love you!


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