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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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Good Day

 Sunrise 6:35
Sunset 7:40
I had a nice morning walk around the lake.  The morning was cool and sunny but it warmed up fast and was hot the rest of the day.  I saw the white egret while walking over one of the foot bridges and stopped to take a photo and watched it fly away.  I can't believe so many people just kept on walking and didn't stop to watch.  As I got around the other side of the lake I watched a herd of deer (about 8 or 9 of them) run across the path and head into the trees.  Kathy, they looked like they were headed over your way!!
Quite a lot of people out walking again, there were fishermen at the edge of the water and two boats out on the lake.  I stopped to watch a man flying a remote control airplane for a little while.
My son David called again from NJ and we talked walked together for a while! :-)
I walked just a bit over 6 miles.

Last night I made a batch of Lemon Poppy Seed muffins so Ken could take a couple to work for breakfast.  No recipe for these.  I used a Betty Crocker mix and I just had to add water.  Easy but they are very good.

I went to the Tuesday morning knitting group and enjoyed my time there.  The other Corvette wasn't there today.  I don't think I'm ever going to get a reply to the note I left.

From there I stopped off at the library.  Just dropped off a book and didn't check out anything else.  While there, I ran into Jennifer, a friend from church.  I told her I'd just come from a knitting group and she said she has just recently started knitting and asked about the group.  She might come join us some Tuesday. :-)

I talked to my daughter Debbi on the phone today too! :-)  Nice to talk to both kids in the same day!

My parents will be moving back to NY in the spring into a smaller house and have to get rid of some stuff.  Years ago I gave my mom a hutch that I got tired of and now that they won't have room for it I am going to get it back.  This is a good thing and I'm looking forward to having it in my kitchen again.  I have to make room so today I emptied out a cabinet and carried it up two flights of stairs to the loft.  It wasn't very big so I didn't have too much trouble.  I still have another piece of furniture to put somewhere else but haven't decided where yet.  I'll be getting the hutch in a couple of weeks.  The wood is dark pine and I think my colorful Fiestaware will look nice on it.

Out for pizza tonight for supper.  Then we stopped at Target to pick up a few things.
I got a new black purse.  I NEEDED a nice one for church!

In a little while we will watch another episode of Dexter.  We are on the last disc of season 4.  Tonight our snack will be ice cream.  I'll be doing a little knitting also.  Until then I'll go take my shower and then read.

Hope you're Tuesday was a good one!
Happyone :-)
The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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6 comments:

  1. I always think it's a good day when I talk with both kids, too. Isn't it cool to get a piece of furniture back that you'll be able to put to such great use, especially now that you have such a nice lot of room. You're right, the Fiestaware is going to be beautiful against that wood. A herd of deer? Never have seen that many at once, but I'm not getting up to walk six miles to see them either.

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  2. How nice to talk to both of your kids. I am still waiting to hear from my son to know he made it to Australia safe and sound. I'll feel better once I hear from him.
    How fun to have a (somewhat) new piece of furniture to play with. I hope you'll share it with us once you fill it with your Fiesta ware.
    I took your poll this time.

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  3. I know what you mean about talking to both kids on the same day. I have three and love when I get to talk to all three on the same day!
    I bought that exact lemon muffin mix and I'm glad to hear that it turned out so good. I'll be making it soon.

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  4. Guess I am luckier than most. I see my son and daughter several times a week. I am also blessed that they live so close.

    New folks are always welcome to our knitting group. I hope she decides to come.

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  5. Your joyful perspective on life and gratitude make your blog a delight to visit. I'm happy that you'll be getting your hutch back. Maybe we'll get a picture of it once you have it in its place and that fiestware is tucked inside?
    Have a great day!

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  6. I am making a Lemon cake tomorrow or tonight for my moms 83rd birthday. Hope I can get her to take a bite. It is her fav. Don't worry it won't go to waste. LOL!! Some friends of mine have started a walking club . I would love to join. They walk around one of our lakes that is close to town almost every evening. I am going to make plans to go some evening. Good walking.

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