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, May 25, 2011

A sunny day

Nice weather this morning for walking.  The temperature was 64 and the sun was shining the whole time I walked.  Though I was quite warm at the end of my walk, it wasn't as humid as it has been the last few days.
The lake route is my favorite place to walk but the route I took today is my next favorite.  There is a lot of variety along this walk.  I go on roads, sidewalks, paths, through the woods, past the school and walk over nine footbridges.  My walk seems to go by fast and I'm always surprised when I realize I have walked over one and a half hours.  It seems like I just get started and I'm already home again.
Today I saw a few walkers and runners but the bike riders out numbered the rest of us.  Most of them were adults but I did see four kids riding their bikes to school.  Nice to see that SOME parents still allow their kids to bike to school!
Yesterday I mentioned that I don't see Blue Jays that often - today I saw three of them.  Didn't notice any other wildlife except for birds.
As always I enjoyed my morning walk and went 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 5:47
Sunset 8:23
After doing my morning routine I went outside on the deck and sitting with two loads of laundry on the line I sewed together some of the weave-it squares I've been working on.  I can see the end in sight for this afghan now.  I am looking forward to being done with it and giving it to__________ .  Can't say because she reads my blog. : )
Remember that basil I planted a while back in the blue and white planter.  It is coming along nicely.  Here it is still sitting on the window sill in the kitchen next to the squirrel.  At least this one can't eat it. : )  Look familiar Kim?
In the two big flower pots on the deck I scattered a packet of wildflower seeds.  This is what has come up so far.  No flowers and it all looks like grass and weeds to me so far.  I'm still hoping that something will flower!!

We went out for pizza for supper and the rest of the evening will be our usual - a little television, a snack and maybe read for a bit.
That's it till next time...........

Hope your day was a good one.
Happyone : )
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
~ Wallace Sevens


  1. i think thats the walk we took together isn't it? i remember passing the school, and cutting through some houses.
    we get the blue jays here in the back yard often. i busted out my bird watching guide the other day, i think i'm gonna take up bird watching.
    love ya

  2. You have a beautiful life...you know that?

  3. A little snack??????? Don't you mean ICE CREAM???? ha ha... Oh how I love ice cream also...

    Can't wait to see your finished product when you put your afghan together... Be sure and show us some pictures... Love your colors.

  4. Looks like you have a wonderful weave it blanket almost done. It should be just beautiful when it is done. My own weave blanket is languishing. I have too many unfinished projects and I am really trying to get things completed before starting even on more.

    Miss seeing you. I was at Kings Contrivance on Tuesday for an hour only. I plan to keep my Tuesday mornings open going forward. See you soon I hope.

  5. The trouble with wild flowers is, I'd not know what was what. What was flowers and what was weeds which just seeded themselves. It will be fun to watch and see though. Kind of like a surprise planting! :-)


  6. Discovered two days ago that we have a family of bluebirds (not jays) in our nesting box!! This is the first family in 6 years!!

    Was thinking of walking today -- maybe I'll see you out there.

  7. Dave, yes basically but I've added a couple of miles to it.

    Anita, yes I know, but life is what you make it. : )

    Betsy, yes it was ice cream.

  8. Yes, it does look familiar and looks very cute next to that darling (blue & white) planter full of basil :).

    Once ________ receives her afghan, I hope you'll share who the lucky recipient is. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you whip up those pretty afghans.

    As always I enjoy your posts, but now I am also enjoying the comments from your son. So special.

  9. That basil might soon call for making some Italian bread!

  10. I can't tell you enough how lucky you are to have the park to walk with all its beauty. Wow, you do have alot of weave-its, I'm sure the lucky person to get your afghan will be pleased. It hasn't been that long since you planted the basil, wow, it has grown! I'm anxious also to see what becomes of the wildflower seeds, hopefully, something will! Looks like my comment problem is fixed :)

  11. I need to plant some basil...I forgot. They root easily...I usually just pinch some off from someone else's plant and start my own. Hmmm...I might just need to visit :)

    How many weave it's does it take to make an afghan? I like how colorful your squares are.

  12. Cheryl, I usually make it 16 by 19 which is 304 squares. Since I'm making this one in squares of four it will be 16 by 18 so it will only be 288.


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