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, March 16, 2011

Centennial Lake

It rained all last night but it had stopped by morning when I left for my walk around the lake.  A little mist yet but that soon ended.  It got light but the sun never did come out.  The temperature was a warm 41 degrees. 
A picture of the lake this morning.
Not many people out but I did stop and talk to one woman I see quite often walking her dog.  I don't know her name but the dog's name is Bosco.  My neighbors were running around the lake and I saw a few other runners as well as a couple of walkers.
I stopped at one point just to listen to all the noise the geese were making.  As I stood still I could also hear water dripping off the trees and falling on to the leaves.  I love that sound.
I was lucky to spot the beaver again swimming near the shore line.  Tried to get a picture but it didn't come out. 
I walked around my neighborhood a bit when I got back too and walked 6.7 miles.  
Here's looking down at Centennial Lake that I walk around.
If you would like to read about where I walk check out the Centennial Lake website HERE.
Sunrise 7:18
Sunset 7:15
The sun finally did make its way through the clouds and we had a very nice day.  I'm home all day today just doing house stuff. 

I have the book, Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales.  It is a big book which has 211 tales and has 628 pages in it. 
 Every so often I read a tale or two. Today I read Cinderella.  Have you ever read the original story?  It is not much like the one I know.  There is no fairy godmother, but two doves and a tree.  The ugly sisters were not ugly on the outside just the inside.  The ball was for three nights and there was no 12:00 midnight that Cinderella had to be home by and no handsome coach to ride in.  There was a slipper which finally is how the prince knew to find Cinderella, it wasn't glass though but gold.  The two doves pecked out the eyes of the two mean sisters.  The prince and Cinderella did marry and live happily every after.
I am looking forward to reading some of the other well known stories to find out how different they are too.

Now I am going to give that knitted scarf I had so much trouble trying to knit another try.  After finding out what was wrong I don't think I'll have any more trouble.

A happy to day to you.
Happyone :-)
It finally happened. 
I got the GPS lady so confused, she said,
"In one-quarter mile, make a legal stop and ask directions."
~Robert Brault


  1. Thanks for including the arial view and website of Centenntial Lake. You do have quite the walk, I can see why you and others like it so much. I wonder why the story of Cinderella changed? Never reading the original, I too like it much better. I am interested in hearing more other original Fairy Tales from you. Good luck with your knitted scarf, look forward to seeing it finished now that you know where you went wrong.

  2. The sky here looked at 4 p.m. just as it had appeared at 8 a.m., never changed...until...just before sunset the sun broke through, the sky changed to blue, and it was a beautiful evening as I drove to church at 6. Temp only reached 46, tho', but is to hit 75 on Saturday. Wow! You really have a lovely place to walk; you are blessed.

  3. I have always wondered where these fairy tales actually came from... sometimes the original stories look far more interesting that the known version...

  4. Yes, I love that sound, too.

    Amazing how so many of the fairy tales have 'morphed'.


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