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.
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Waiting for a hole in one

I didn't get to go on my morning walk today.  We left early in the morning to go to the golf course on base.  The place where Ken works was having a charity golf tournament and we volunteered to be the witnesses for the hole in one.  We've done this same thing for a few times now.  We set up chairs and spent the day sitting by hole number 10 waiting to see if a hole in one would be made.  The prize - a new car.
We sat a quarter of a mile from the club house and I made quite a few trips back and forth trying to get a few miles walked.  I ended up walking four and a half miles!  Pretty good I'd say for supposed to be sitting all day. 
This was our view of hole number 10.
 No one got a hole in one but this was the closest of the day.
We saw lots of wildlife while sitting there too.  Two blue jays were dive bombing some kind of hawk which must have gotten too close to their nest.  They chased him all over the place making quite a racket.  We saw gray cat birds, cardinals, chick-a-dees, and crows.  A deer ran across the course and so did quite a few groundhogs. 
This is the road I walked back and forth to the club house.
On one of my trips I saw a groundhog run to his home.
 A coupe of rabbits sit here with their carrots.
 On another trip I found a quarter.
There was a 40% chance of rain and the day started out with nothing but clouds and fog.  But the sun ended up coming out and there was a nice cool breeze.  It was a perfect day for sitting outside.
Looking up at the sky sitting in my chair.
Breakfast and lunch were provided and we didn't get back home until 4:00.  It was a very nice day. : )

Kinky Boots, the movie we watched last night was surprisingly pretty good.  Tonight we will be watching Larkrise to Candleford.  We are on Season 4 Disc 1.
AND tonight I am in the mood for ice cream - chocolate fudge swirl with a topper of chocolate.  Yummy.

Hope your Friday was a happy day.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
 Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
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7 comments:

  1. What a great day to sit outside, and walk. I didn't know the golf course was still there...for some reason I thought they were using the land for something else. I used to love riding my bike around there.

    Enjoy your ice cream snack :)

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  2. I think that sounds like a lot of fun! It would have been exciting, though, if you'd seen a hole in one.

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  3. Those rabbits are kinda wild, eh?

    You're the only gal on the planet who'd walk back and forth to the Clubhouse trying to get her walking in. You did a really good job with it, too.

    I don't know. I don't think I could sit there that long looking for a hole in one. You and Ken must have some great conversations.

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  4. I've done this...and really enjoyed it. Golf courses are beautiful places even when you aren't a golfer. We had a winner once...it was just the nicest thing! They guy was an avid golfer, but really wasn't all that great. His was a $10,000 hole, and he wore a smile at work for three months!

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  5. You had me going too with the pictures of the rabbits, love it! Sorry no one made the hole in one to make your sit/walks worthwhile. Sounds like the day was a success anyway. Love the quote. Enjoy your ice cream, you earned it, happy Father's Day to Ken.

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  6. Lovely way to spend a lovely day. Especially with adding of walking, to the sitting. :-)

    We are going to rent Kinky Boots! Sounds like a fun film. Light humor is the best way to... deal with some *difficult* topics. :-)

    'Course, "live and let live" is my motto, anyway.

    ~♥~

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  7. Too bad there were no hole in ones, but it seems you still had an enjoyable day and even got a walk in.
    Hope you enjoyed your ice cream.
    Have a great weekend.

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