Sunset 6:09Ken left for the train show early this morning and just a few minutes later I left for my morning walk. Nice to get back to walking in the morning. Just something about the morning that is the best time for me. Sets me up for the rest of the day. :-) I walked mostly on the streets today - the picture is one I went down. Walking along I smelled some good smells coming from some of the houses. Breakfast was being made and I could smell bacon, French toast and something baking. Made me hungry and I had pancake for my own breakfast when I got home. I was on a couple of paths too and as I walked around one bend on the path I came face to face with a couple of deer. I stopped in my tracks, we stared at each other for a second and they took off in the woods. Really cool being so close to them if only for a second.
Very few people out walking. I saw a man raking, not blowing, leaves. He did mention though that he normally would be using the blower but it was too early for that.
Quite chilly out there this morning and I had to wear a few layers and put the hood of my sweatshirt up, but there was no wind so that was nice. The weatherman said that in a few places there was frost but I didn't see any around where I was.
Yesterday I mentioned that I don't mind walking in the morning dark, but didn't like walking in the evening dark. This morning the reason why came to mind. In the morning I know it's only dark for a while and that the sun is on its way up. In the evening it is just going to get dark and stay dark.
Just before coming home I walked pasted the liquor store and I found some coins again. This time two nickles and six pennies!
My walk today was 7 miles.
I did my morning routine and then out and about to do a few errands. Once back home I had a piece of left over pizza for lunch.
This afternoon I've been knitting on a pair of new wooden needles I bought earlier. I'm taking a break now and then I'll go back to knitting. If time permits I'll read too.
Ken should be getting home from the train show about 6 or so and then we will go out to eat. I'm thinking the Cheesecake Factory sounds good. I wonder how long we'll have to wait for a table.
No ice cream in the house the last few days so we will also be going to Weis to get some more. Lately my favorite has been vanilla chocolate swirl. Its so nice and creamy.
I've been thinking about my father a lot lately. I was really lucky to have him for my dad. I was an only child and me and my dad had many good and happy times together. When I was a little girl and he went out I was usually right there with him. It didn't matter where we were going I always liked to be with him, riding in his truck. He loved to drive and we went on many rides together. He would stop if we came upon a park with swings and let me play on them a while. Many times we would stop and have an ice cream cone. His favorite was always vanilla and I would get chocolate. Maybe that's why I like ice cream so much! :-) I'm sure this won't come as a surprise to you but me and my dad used to go on walks together too. I thank my Daddy for giving me so many happy memories.
I hope you all make a few happy memories today!
Memory is a child walking along a seashore.
You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up
and store away among its treasured things.
~ Pierce Harris