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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Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Full Day

Yesterday was the golf tournament that was sponsored by where Ken works. We were the volunteer photographers and we spent the whole day driving around in a golf cart taking pictures. There were 35 teams of 4 players each and we got group pictures of all 35 teams. We took lots of candid shots throughout the day and pictures at the beginning and ending ceremonies too. It was a fun thing to do and I had a great time driving the golf cart around. I let Ken have a turn too once in a while. :-) Ken put all the pictures on a CD and will hand it in and they can pick out the pictures they like. We took over 300 pictures. The weather cooperated and it was a gorgeous sunny, low humidity day. Couldn't have asked for a better day.

Back to walking this morning. No particular route today, just walked all over the place, some paths and some streets. I saw the fox, lots of bunnies and a deer. Nice and quiet walking early on a Saturday morning. I stopped for a short chat with Gertie while we sat on the bench.
I walked 6.2 miles.

When I got back from my walk Ken was washing his cars. I walked around front and watered all my plants. (Pam - I took your advice and water them each morning now.)

I made us pancakes for breakfast and then we headed out in Ken's nice shiny clean Corvette. Since it was such a nice day we took the roof off and went to a car show near our house. It was small but nice and I took some pictures.
Firebird, my favorite of the day.Chevy TruckRemember going to the drive in?
Next we went to another car show at a Ford dealer. It was mainly Mustangs but a few other kinds of cars were there too.
Here's a Shelby Cobra
By that time we were hungry so we stopped at Ann's and bought chili dogs and ate them outside on a picnic table that they thoughtfully put out there for just that reason.

Next we headed down the road some more and went to Downs Park which is right on the Chesapeake Bay. Walked down a couple of paths and found a nice place to sit on a deck over looking the water. We were glad that we brought some chairs with us because it was a perfect place to sit and relax. Ken brought along a sketch pad for a little drawing and I had some knitting with me to do.
There was on Osprey sitting on her nest near by out on a pole in the water and we watched her leave and return to the nest a couple of times. We saw at least one baby.
Not such a good picture because I had to zoom in.There is a freighter in the distance and the Osprey nest is on the pole on the left.A couple paddled by in a little boat.Here's looking through the deck fence where we were sitting.
After a few hours at the park we left for home.
Home for awhile and then back out we went. This time to eat out at The Green Turtle. There are two of them near our house and we have always gone to the one by the mall but tonight we went to the other one. We were showed to a table, sat down and after a moment we looked at each and other realized neither one of us liked this place. It was dark and dreary. So we just got up, told them we had to go and went to the one by the mall where we enjoyed our dinner. Ken's line for doing something like this is, "We are the grownups, we can do whatever we like." I love that line!!

Home again and this time to stay for the rest of the evening. I'm about to go take a shower, get comfortable and then have my ice cream. Tonight the flavor will be Chocolate Cookies N Cream Supreme.

We surely did enjoy our day. I hope you enjoyed yours too.
Happyone :-)
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~Anaïs Nin

BTW - Remember those cookies I mailed to my Dad? I packed them well, not a one of them were broken! :-)


  1. Loved the photos of the cars. There was a time in my life I could only think about my Chevelle 350 SS and babying it. I think Ken and I would have lots of good conversations about cars and trucks.

  2. It looks like you had a beautiful day to be out by the bay taking pictures. That osprey has quite a large nest doesn't it.

  3. I like Ken's philosophy, too. Glad that you left for a more pleasant location. Wouldn't you love to have the photography job every weekend? Especially if it paid more than a shirt and cap? Sounds like a whole lot of fun.

  4. I'm looking up 'Downs Park' -- looks perfect! And the osprey photo is quite good!

  5. What a long day packed with activity. I'm glad you have a husband who is also your friend. It's the best of all worlds.


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