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

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Saturday

It comes as no surprise that this morning was another hot and humid one.  I didn't get up quite so early and didn't leave the house until 6:20. 
I didn't see any wildlife except for birds and squirrels.
I started my walk by going past the liquor store again and this time it paid off.  I found a quarter and a penny. I stayed walking on the sidewalks today. I walked down the street on over to Gray Rock and walked to the end of that road.  Crossed the street and then walked down the other side back home again.  I've turned around in the picture here and I'm heading back home..
This route must be a popular route for runners because I saw lots of them.  I know a lot of runners don't like to run on the sidewalk and they run in the road.  But you would think they would at least run at the edge of the road.  Almost everyone I saw running was running down the middle.  When a car came they would have to move over, some didn't move over very far either.  They are getting as bad as the bike riders.  (sorry any bike riders out there but most of the ones I come across are a menace on the roads.)

I know I have the lake and the paths for my walk and they are great and wonderful places that I am lucky to have but even the sidewalks are nice to walk along too once in a while.  The roads have nice big shady trees and I like looking at all the different houses and gardens.  Even though I walk every morning it is never boring to me.  Each walk is a mini adventure. : )
Today I walked 6.4 miles
Sunrise 6:06
Sunset 8:22
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Ken was out during the morning and after I ate breakfast, got a loaf of bread started in the bread machine, and did the usual morning chores around the house I knitted a little bit more on the white square.

We met up for lunch and then went out to Hobby Lobby to look around the store.  They have a nice selection of cards and I got a couple. I usually make most of the cards I give to people but when I installed an upgrade on my computer a few months ago the application that I use doesn't work anymore.
Of course I checked out the yarn section at Hobby Lobby and I picked up these in the sale section.
I don't have a project for the yarn yet but it felt so soft and I liked the colors.  I don't think I'll have any trouble finding just the right projects for these.

I knitted some more this afternoon and finished the white square.  I won't start another square until I sew the nine squares together and then onto the bedspread.

Tonight for our viewing pleasure we will be watching an episode of Damages and my flavor choice of ice cream will be chocolate chip mint.  Until that time I think I will read.

My pastor is doing so well that he got to come home this morning!! : )  Thanks again for your prayers and good thoughts!!
That's been my Saturday.  Hope you enjoyed yours.
Happyone : )
Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.
~ Author Unknown

7 comments:

  1. I just hope that your pastor won't be preaching tomorrow. (Don't tell him I said that, but he deserves a break.)

    Bike riders and pedestrians can be very annoying. I think pedestrians are the worst around here. They walk with the traffic, some are pushing baby carriages, which strikes me as safer actually. Okay. I don't know what I'm even kvetching about anymore. Oh, yes I do. It came to me...the new bridge that they put in on the island, which we thought was going to be wider for vehicle traffic is wider because they added a bike lane. It's not one bit wider for vehicles and believe me, it's a narrow bridge. In that case, the bikes should be allowed to go along with the traffic over the bridge because they can certainly go just as fast as the traffic allows and there'd be more room for everybody.

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  2. We have a nice sidewalk here, but all of the bike riders and many of the runners choose to use the road. I've never understood that. It seems so much safer for all if they would stay on the sidewalk.
    I'm sure you will think of something nice to create with your new yarn.
    It is still beastly hot here. We spent the day helping my son move. Last weekend we were moving the other one. I think a bowl of ice cream sounds good about now. Hope you enjoy yours.

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  3. Always nice to mix up the walk every now and then, keeps things interesting. Glad to hear you slept in a bit this morning. I look forward to the heatwave ending. Would love to have low humidity and temps in the 80s.

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  4. I have come to the conclusion that finding coins is just a matter of looking for them. Every time I think of it and start looking down, I find something. It is amazing how much money must be just laying around.

    I was up early this morning walking dogs and it was very humid, but not to long after, around 8:30 the humidity seemed to life.

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  5. No sidewalks out here where we live in the boonies! Lots of bikers ride out here for the scenery I suppose, because it is a fairly narrow road and makes me really nervous when I have to pass them. Makes my hubby angry because it is just not a safe place to ride! Glad to hear your pastor is doing better! My mom was always trim and slim, but has high cholesterol and blood pressure!

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  6. Both bikers and runners, can be a menace on the road!!! Grrrrrr...

    Did your pastor have a stent put in?

    Gentle hugs...

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  7. I love walking in our neighborhood and enjoying the garden too. I sometimes pick a different neighborhood to enjoy the garden in different parts of town. Gardening in a big hobby here in the south. Thanks for sharing your walk
    Johnina :D

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