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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Friday, October 29, 2010

A day of golf

No morning walk for me today because we left the house this morning at 7:00 to volunteer at a golf tournament on the base (Fort Meade) to help benefit veterans and their families who have been wounded.  You may remember a while back Ken and I volunteered to be the photographers at another golf tournament.  We had an easy job this time, sitting by the number 10 hole to witness if anyone got a hole in one.  What was the prize you ask.  A 2011 Ford Fiesta.  Sorry to say no one won it. :-(
I took this picture from the tee off.  If you enlarge the photo and look closely you can see the two blue chairs we sat in (slightly to the left in about the middle of the picture).
This ball came the closest to winning.  Too bad they weren't playing horseshoes where almost counts.  Though the ball is a bit far away even for that.
It looks like a nice warm sunny day in the pictures but looks can be deceiving.  As the day wore on some large clouds came drifting along on a strong wind which made it quiet chilly. 
Here sits Ken.
 Jane came along to say hi, Ken took a break and here Jane and I sit.  
As you can see I came prepared for the cold day and stayed pretty warm with an old afghan wrapped around me. I made it out of weave-its years ago and Ken now uses it in the Toyota FJ for padding.  It sure came in handy today.
We sat and watch the hole from 8:45 until 3:00, only leaving for bathroom breaks.  We talked a bit to each of the players that played through.  Some even thanked us for being there. :-) 
Even though no one won the car, it was a fun day and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.   
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When we left the golf course we went to the old house to pick up the utility trailer that Ken has loaded up with train stuff to sell at the train show this weekend.  We picked up a sub at Subway and then he dropped me off home.  Then he went up to Timonium to set up for the train show for tomorrow and Sunday. He will be back late tonight.

Since there was no time for my walk in the morning I went this evening. I walked around the lake.  There were slightly more people in the evening than I see in the mornings.  I must say the morning people seem to be a lot friendlier.  Not many hellos or smiles.  I still smiled and said hi to all who I came across.  A few returned my greeting and others ignored me.
I saw the heron flying over the lake and lots of geese.
Here are a couple of evening pictures of the lake.

I made it home just as it was getting dark.  For some reason I don't mind walking in the dark in the morning, but I am uncomfortable walking in the dark at night.
I enjoyed my evening walk and went 6 miles.

Now I'm ready to go and watch a little television, knit and enjoy the rest of the evening.  Later yet on I'll read as I wait up for Ken.

Hope your Friday was a good one.
Happyone :-)
The more you learn to focus on blessing others, 
the more freely the blessings will flow in your life.
~Thomas Kinkade

6 comments:

  1. You do the most interesting things. Can you imagine being randomly asked what you did all day? ANSWER: I sat waiting at the tenth hole for a hole in one. :D Yup, makes me grin. Interesting about the dark in the morning vs the dark in the evening thing. More people up and at'em in the evening than early in the morning.

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  2. It's too bad no one won the car, but I am glad you stayed warm while you were sitting out there.

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  3. May I please jump in here and ask you to please come over and give a "Thumbs Up" to my Sat. post ,-) I know I'm a bit *frank,* but... Difficult times call for unique measures. ,-)

    Gentle hugs...

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  4. You look nicely 'nested in'! What a great way to spend a beautiful day!

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  5. YAY! finally i get to see what your golf practice place looks like... lovely pictures...

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