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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Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Such a beautiful morning to be outside walking.  The temperature was only 21 but it didn't feel like it was that cold.  There was no breeze at all and the sun was out.  It was up to 30 by the time I was home again.  My walk today took me around the lake.  I heard and saw lots of birds.  A mourning dove flew low right in front of me along the path.  Their wings make the coolest sound.  A few geese were up on the grass walking around stopping every so often to have a bite to eat.  I snapped a picture of two of them.  Only saw a few people out walking and they were all women.  I wonder where all the men were.
It was a nice peaceful walk this morning.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 6:30
Sunset 6:07
My mornings are a bit hectic when I get back from walking on Tuesdays so I can get out the door and get to my Tuesday morning knitting group.  People start arriving at 9:30 but I can never make it there till a few minutes after 10. It really doesn't matter though because people come walking in at all times.  I enjoyed my time there as I do every week.

I stopped over at the old house to bring in the recycling bin.  I know it is hard to believe but at the townhouse they don't have recycling, so we save up the recycling and bring it over to the old house.  

When I got back home, I had a late lunch.  Before I had left I hung a load of clothes outside on the line to dry, but didn't have time to make the bed and do a few other little house chores so I had to do them in the afternoon.  I never did get the ironing done yesterday so I did that while I watched a little television.  I saw a commercial for a tide product which you are supposed to use once a month to wash your washing machine with.  I had never heard of that one before.  Does anyone really wash their washing machine?

I was busy till Ken came home from work.  Made a quick spaghetti dinner for supper and then Ken left again to meet up with a friend.
I cleaned up the kitchen and now here I am.  I'm planning on taking a shower, washing my hair, and then sitting down to read. 

Hope you had a day of smiles.
Happyone :-)
There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.
A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo.
Even a bicycle goes too fast.
~ Paul Scott Mowrer


  1. Love the picture of your pair of Canada geese. They look so well fed and happy to be with each other.


  2. Must be nice to see the geese and all the birds. I don't know about the Tide product's effectiveness, but I was once told by the repairman that washing machines needed to be washed and most especially if people used liquid fabric softeners. That's when I stopped using liquid softeners.

    Your knitting group sounds so cool. Why aren't you all taking a bagged lunch and eating there together?

  3. What a beautiful picture of the lake that you posted above the geese. Everything is still a little brown. It should begin to green up as Spring rolls in. I never heard of the Tide product either. Thanks for the reminder, I've got to get my clothesline up for Spring. Sending you a smile :)

  4. I cannot imagine washing my washing machine! I like your Lake Header.

  5. I've never thought about washing my washing machine either, but since I don't use liquid fabric softener maybe it's not necessary.
    Your walking path looks much better than it did a few weeks ago - no ice or snow!!

  6. I never heard about washing your washing machine either. Makes you wonder if this is a product that was created just to sell something else.

    It makes sense, though, about fabric softeners. I may stop using liquid ones when i use up what I have.

  7. LOTS of birds pairing up these days ..... and lovely songs in the air.
    I must admit - I have NEVER washed my washing machine :)

  8. Sounds like a nice walk followed by a good day.
    I'm wondering if the Tide product was for front loading HE washing machines? I recently bought a similar product because the front loaders can get "smelly" and it's recommended to periodically freshen them.

  9. Now they are trying to get us to buy a product, to wash our washing machine with?!? What will they think of next? What will we "fall for," next?

    Although I doubt many of us, have "fallen for" this new product. ,-)

    But when homemakers are *threatened* with not having as fresh, sparkly, no-bacteria, etc. "anything" in their home........ The Hard Sell is on!!! :-)

    New blog look here! Have you seen my NEW blog LOOK?!? I have taken blog-look, to quite a level. -giggles-

  10. Hi Karen!

    My mother's aide washes their washing machine. I have a front loader and worry about mildew forming around the rubber gasket. I might just look for that product. Then again, I could just do it myself.

    Happy day!

  11. We saw the Tide commercial too. Harry's comment: That doesn't say much for Tide detergent if the washer needs washing. I may iron sheets but I don't wash the washer.

  12. I'm supposed to wash the front-end loader once a month -- one has to be careful with mold in these as the doors are rather tight and the lids can't be kept open like a top-loading machine. I keep a towel in the door to dry it.


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