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

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Thursday, March 25, 2010



My walk was a little bit different today. I didn't walk down any paths or one of my many routes but just kept to the sidewalks. There is one main street I walked down and off this one street there are streets that don't go through to anywhere. They just wander around and then you come back out in the same place. Lots of courts off of these streets. Very easy to get lost in the maze! :-) So today I just kept walking to the right to every street I came upon. It amazes me how many streets there are back there off the main one and how many houses there are. It was nice to look at all the houses and yards and to see spring bursting out. The birds were singing their morning songs, squirrels digging up nuts and chattering, other people out walking saying good morning, it was just great to be outside! The miles and time just slipped by and I ended up walking 7.2 miles.
Sunrise 7:03
Sunset 7:24
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A while ago I mentioned that my step-dad had cancer and he would be having hormone and radiation treatments. Well the hormone treatments have done a little good but not enough and now he will start on the radiation treatments on Monday. He will have 5 treatments a week for two months. He's one terrific dad. I know he is in God's hands and God will take care of him. I thank you for all your prayers and good wishes and I ask you to please continue to pray for my Dad. Thank you!!
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Today was one of those days that I had planned on doing a lot and I picked up my book and was just going to read for a little while and ended up finishing the whole book. I read House of Reckoning by John Saul. A haunted house, a boy who hears voices and sees visions, and a girls whose father is in prison for hitting her with his truck all make for a book that was hard for me to put down.
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I did a bit of knitting also. Another late night for Kenny. He's taking a 4 hour evening course for CPR and first aid yesterday and today. So tonight for supper I just had a baked sweet potato and a salad. It wasn't just tasty, it was also good for me.

I got a call from my friend Lin and we had a nice chat. She travels a lot with her work and today she called me from NYC. Always nice to hear from a friend.

This day went much too fast for me. That happens when I read. Time flies!!

I hope your Thursday was a good one for you.
Happyone :-)
Attitudes are contagious.
Are yours worth catching?
~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

7 comments:

  1. I read recently where we should eat sweet potatoes 3 times a week because they are just so nutritious. I love to make baked fries with them. Yum!
    I'll continue praying for your Dad.
    Have a good evening.

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  2. HI Dear Karen,

    I am sorry to hear about your dad.... My prayers are with you...

    Loved today's post xoxoxo...

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  3. I hope everything will go well with your step dad.
    It`s nice that you enjoy reading so much.

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  4. Hi Karen ,
    I miss you on the board but I am keeping track of you here .
    I hope your father gets well soon.
    I am just waiting for the blossems to pop open here . Yours look beautiful . It is not nice out here today . Joyce

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  5. Makes me very happy to see the trees blooming.
    I'm thinking of your dad.

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  6. When I lived in a city I sometimes took a walk of the type you described. It was always interesting.
    We'll continue to keep your Dad in our prayers. I hope the radiation works.

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  7. I'm sorry about your dad. I hope his attitude is hopeful and that the radiation takes care of the cancer.

    I always loved walking neighborhoods. I loved seeing the landscaping. Even the trash...who recycles and who doesn't. Will I ever start back up again??

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