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, August 27, 2010

Sunrise 6:32
Sunset 7:46
This morning was cool and sunny and great for a morning walk.  I was actually chilly and could have worn a long sleeve shirt.  I did warm up so I wasn't cold but I never did get hot.  I walked over to the liquor store and found a lucky penny in the parking lot.  Then walked my connect the path route.  I saw the deer and her two babies again and then farther up the path I saw a group of four and was able to get a picture of them.  A little farther on the fox ran across the path in front of me.  Other walkers, a few runners, dog walkers and bike riders were out this morning as well all enjoying this early morning.
I walked 6.4 miles.
Yesterday I finished reading The 9TH Judgment by James Patterson.  This was a good one and at the end you know that a 10th book in this series will be coming along.

I also started and finished another book yesterday.  It is a short book of only 90 some pages with quite a few pictures.  It is called Terror in Paradise by V.J. Stovall.
The author writes her memories of the terrorist attack on a bus of unarmed navy sailors in Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico on December 3, 1979.  Two people were killed (the driver and the passenger right behind him) and 15 others were wounded.  The base had two separate areas to it with about 5 miles between them and there was a bus to take the sailors from one area to the other area where the work site was.  The bus was ambushed between the two areas. 

Ken was in the Navy at the time and we were there living on the base. David and Debbi were just little kids then.  Many times Ken rode that bus and drove it a few times too.  That day he decided to drive the car. 
It was a small base and we all knew everyone.  It was so sad and still brings tears to my eyes as I write this and its been almost 32 years ago!!
Yesterday I took those cookies to the Dentist office but when I got there it was closed for the day so I brought them back home and they are now sitting in my freezer.  I guess I'm just meant to eat those cookies!

Today I need to stay home and get some cleaning done. I have the sheets out drying on the line now but I have a feeling I'm not going to get too much else done, but I will try. Some knitting and reading sounds like more fun.

I'm looking forward to going out for pizza tonight for supper.

No walking for me tomorrow morning.  We are leaving early to go to Carlisle, Pa for the Corvettes at Carlisle event. 

Enjoy your Friday and count your blessings!
Happyone :-)
If we would see others as they see themselves, 
our shyness would soon become compassion.  
~Robert Brault


  1. i guess those cookies are for you... tat is true... and enjoy the event

  2. That's so odd, Karen. That moment in history is completely blocked from my memory. I would've been living on an Army base in Arizona at the time. Odd that I don't remember such a sad event. I'm so glad that Ken took his car that day, but so sorry that you lost friends in that ambush.

    You have the best luck with deer photos and getting to keep the cookies. :D

  3. Your lucky penny helped you see the wildlife...maybe! I hope you have fun in Carlisle. I used to live in Lancaster County. Hope your cool spell lingers.

  4. I wish I could find a lucky penny that would magically let me see wild animals across my path. I guess that's asking a little to much living here in LA. But we do have cookies here :-)

  5. I just hope those deer stay over at the park. We have enough here! I need to clean here, too. Just keep putting it off...

  6. You have such a beautiful place for walking..how I would love to see deer when I am out.

    I hope this week is a great one for you.
    Happy Monday. :)


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