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, April 6, 2010

A summer day

Not only was it cloudy when I walked out the door this morning, it was also raining. So I went back inside for my umbrella. Walked about 2 blocks and the rain stopped and the sun was shining about 2 miles later. :-) It was quite warm too. I walked on paths and streets not on any special route. I walked down a couple of streets that I have not been on before. Here's a couple of pictures along the way.There is no school this week so traffic was very light and I didn't see anyone else out walking. Heard the birds singing their morning songs, saw a few bunnies hopping along, and stopped to watch a couple of deer in someones yard.
I walked 6.1 miles and which is 12,604 steps for me.
Sunrise 6:44
Sunset 7:36
Make your feet your friend. ~J.M. Barrie
I checked around the deck for a wasp nest and thankfully none was found. I think maybe they are looking for a place to build one. I will keep killing them off with my spray. Maybe they will get the idea and look somewhere else!!

I went off to my Tuesday morning knitting group this morning. A small group today with only about 10 people there. A bird got inside and someone said it had a nest somewhere inside. The place where we meet is in Savage Mill which is a huge place so there could very well be a nest somewhere up high. This little bird kept going by a small shop next to where we sit that has lots of colored beads which the bird liked. I tried to get a picture but no luck.

I did a couple of errands when I left the knitting group and had a late lunch once I got home.

No work around the house today. To nice outside, so I spent part of the afternoon outside on the deck again. It was like summer.

When Kenny came home from work we went to pick up the umbrella for the deck. Also got 4 12 x 12 paving bricks to use as weights. You can buy the weights that are just for the umbrella but they cost $74 each which is just ridiculous!! The pavers cost under $4.00. We didn't feel like putting it all together tonight so we'll do that another night.

My usual evening awaits me.

Hope your day was filled with sunshine.
Happyone :-)
I speak truth, not so much as I would,
but as much as I dare;
and I dare a little the more, as I grow older.
~Michel de Montaigne, translated


  1. Oh you will enjoy your umbrella and table so much!! Can't wait to see it all put together. You make the coffee and I'll bring the cinnamon buns!!! LOL

  2. Sounds like a busy day. $4.oo is a much better price . I think you made a good choice. I put up my hammack Sunday . I love laying in my hammack. The dogs love it because they get so much lovin. To much for me. I like it better when they go off and play. But for some reason they think the hammock is for all of us. :)

  3. Love the J.M. Barrie quotation--"Make your feet your friend." Good advice!

  4. Hi Dear Karen,

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  5. We've been enjoying summer-like weather for a couple of days, but they say we're going to have a cold snap with lows near freezing. I don't like the sound of that.

  6. I like that you abandoned the housework in favor of enjoying a lovely spring day. We should all do that from time to time :-)

  7. Showers...sunshine...showers...that seems to be the pattern in April wherever we may live. Enjoy that deck!


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