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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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall at the Lake

Today my walk was around the lake.  A beautiful cool morning with sunshine.  As I was walking down the upper path down to the lake, I ran into my friend Joanne on the lower path and walked around part of the lake with her.  Her daughter is having a baby boy next month and he will be Joanne's first grandbaby.  As you can imagine she is really excited about that.  Her daughter also lives in Denver!  Maybe one day we can go out to Denver together and visit our daughters. 
Since we did a lot of talking I didn't see all that much wildlife.  The usual geese were on the lake, and I saw the fox again on the path to the lake.
By this picture you can see that Fall has arrived at the lake.
I made up a short list and went to the commissary this morning.  Renovations continue and I had a heck of a hard time finding the soda.  There used to be a huge section in one part of the store that was piled high with soda.  No longer, it was just gone and I couldn't find soda.  I asked a worker where the soda was and she told me to ask at the customer service.  There is an aisle where there is soda, but not cases, just 12 packs and they cost more than when you buy a case.  I never did ask because as I was walking down an aisle I spotted soda.  In a few different aisles different kinds of soda were stacked in small piles.  I finally found the aisle with the diet coke, put my soda in the cart and was happy. :-)

Last week I ordered three long sleeve tee shirts, three 3/4 quarter length shirts, a pair of black leggings, and a nice thick blue zippered hooded sweatshirt on line from Hanes.  It all came in the mail today. :-)  I love the blue color of the sweatshirt and it should keep me nice and warm walking on those cold mornings that we will be having.  I got  the whole bunch for sixty five dollars and free shipping.  I thought I got a pretty good deal!

We have gotten into the habit of eating out a lot and I want to stay home a bit more and get back to cooking more often.  So I started tonight by making chicken, roasted potatoes, and corn.

I made chocolate chip cookies this afternoon for Ken to take over to Howard's house this evening.  They are having a train guys night out and I'm sure they are playing with trains and eating the cookies right now.  I've made these cookies so often for Howard, that now if Ken goes over there without them, everyone asks, "Where's our cookies!!"

Ken shouldn't be gone too late so I'm going to wait for him to come home and have some ice cream with him for our snack.  We are also going to watch an episode of Oz which came in the mail today from Netflix.

I'm off now to take my shower and then read until Ken comes home.

Hope you all enjoyed your Wednesday.
Pleasant dreams tonight.
Happyone :-)


  1. The fall leaves do look beautiful on the lake!
    I'm looking forward to fall here too. Our nights are much cooler but it is still warm in the day.

  2. Wow, they have really changed alot since Monday.

  3. When I first read your title, I thought you'd fallen at the lake, but you were talking about THE fall! So glad!

    The trains at the Franciscan Abbey were really cute. We'll go back at Christmas for Brother Seip's Christmas train garden.

  4. Guess that all stores everywhere are practicing strange merchandising. Nice stuff from Hanes at a good price. I like the color of your jacket, too!

  5. Your photo of the fall foliage near the lake is gorgeous. It looks like you are a bit ahead of us with your color change.
    You did get a lot for your money from Hanes. The sweatshirt is a wonderful color in my opinion :).


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