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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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Walking and a new Secret Sister

Another nice sunny morning for my walk.  It was a cool 33 degrees but with no wind.  I walked no particular route of mine today but just walked all over the place where my feet felt like going.  I walked on sidewalks along the streets and some paths in the woods and on one that lead to a school. As you can see from the picture the grass is green once again.
I walked around the school and took a picture of myself in the glass door as I walked past.
Behind the school in one of the fields people where gathering with their dogs.  They let the dogs all get together for play and exercise on Saturday mornings.
A lot of robins out this morning getting those early worms for breakfast.  A few geese were on the grass by the school too. 
Along the way I saw quite a few others out walking, running and walking dogs.  Even saw a few people riding bikes.  A beautiful morning to be outside.
As I was walking down a street near my house, I had to take a picture of this car.  I can't believe someone parked their car in the middle of the road like that!!  Nice park job!! 
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 6:24
Sunset 6:11
I left the house at 9:30 with the cookies I baked yesterday and went to pick up my friend MaryJo.  We went to church for a ladies get together where we picked our Secret Sisters for the year.  We talked, played a couple of games, had some food to eat and had a fun time.  There was a paper to fill out with some information about ourselves and then we put them all in a box.  Then each of us drew out a paper to see who our Secret Sister would be.  Now throughout the year I get to surprise her with fun things.  I can knit her things, make cards, give her little presents, pray for her and encourage her.  It is really fun to do.  I can't help wonder who picked out my name.  :-)
Here is the table of goodies. 
Last year the woman on the right sitting at the table was my Secret Sister.
A little after 12:00 it was all over and I drove MaryJo back home and then came home myself.  Ken was out for the morning and we met up a little after 1:00 and had some lunch.  Then we drove up to Westminster to browse around an antique shop.  I bought a kitchen utensil for only $3.  The one used to cut butter into the flour.  I have a few of them and plan to hang them somewhere in the kitchen, like I did the cookie cutters.

So here it is in the evening already and the day just seemed to zoom by.  
Now it is time for a little relaxing at home.  A little TV, knitting and reading.
Hope you enjoyed your Saturday.
Don't forget, we turn the clocks ahead tonight.  Looks like I'll be walking in the dark tomorrow morning again. 
A smile from me to you.
Happyone :-)
The most wasted of all days 
is one without laughter.
~ e.e cummings


  1. I thought of you as I walked today - (6.2). It was over 50 here in the city but got gray and breezy as the day commenced. How interesting to have a "Secret Sister." You'll have to tell us the nice little things she does for you.

  2. You and Nadine at Nadine's Nook are going to keep me entertained with Secret Pal/Sister stories. She always receives the sweetest things. It'll be fun for you to figure out what to give and how to best support a "secret" sister.

    I can't believe how quickly the grass greened up. That's amazing. Spring is truly going to arrive on time there. Not here. Nope.

  3. What a nice program!

    That car looks more abandoned than parked! :)

  4. Years ago we did "secret angels" at my church. I became close friends with my secret angel and we stay in touch still.
    Love the quotation!!! I try to look for something to laugh about or be happy about everyday because it makes life so much better!

  5. Green grass & robins are a happy combination at this time of year.
    Your day sounds delightful. I participated in a secret pal program at church when I first got married. That was almost 30 years ago, but I still cherish an angel Christmas ornament that she gave to me. I know you will be a great secret sister as you are already so good at surprising people.

  6. -chuckle- That bad parking job... Wonder what shape he was in, when he came home? ,-)

  7. Yes, green grass, another sure sign Spring is coming. I love the Secret Sister idea, how cool is that? I use to work with someone who parked like your picture. They were afraid of bumping their tires against the curb. I doubt that's the case with this one. I keep pen and paper in my glove box to leave a "hey stupid" note on windshields of people who take up two spaces or park too close where you can't get into your car and other such obvious stupidity.

  8. Wondering location and beautiful your groups . nice look and fantastic your Walked . i like it and cool idea so thanks

  9. I wondered if the car was driven by someone who partied too much.

    I used too belong to a womens service group and they also did secret sisters. It was fun.


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