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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rain, rain, and more rain

I know i'm taking a break but just had show you where i walked this morning with all this flooding going on around me.  Many roads are closed and still the rain keeps coming.
My walk was haphazard because i had to turn around a few times because of flooding.
I'm just starting out here walking out of my garage.
 This first path i walked down wasn't bad and i was able to walk along it.
Then i headed out toward the lake.  This is the path i usually walk along on the way to the lake where the little stream flows by on my right.  Look at it now.
 I turned around and walked up the road farther to the other side of the stream and walked down the road.  These two pictures are along the road on the other side of the stream where the path is.

I had to turn around again once i got down to the other end of the road.  Just up ahead is where i usually cross the street from left to right onto the path that takes me to the lake.
Never made it to the lake today.  After turning around here i made my way back to the main road and just walked along the sidewalks. 

I walked 6 wet miles this morning. 
Happyone : )
Okay now i'm back to my break.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Taking a break

Just a quick post to say i need a break from blogging. 
I'll be back in October.

Be Happy! 

Happyone : )
I have found 
that if you love life,
life will love you back.
~ Arthur Rubinstein

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday

Blogger gave me the option again to change the comments to the pop up window so i did.  Some of you have told me that you have been having a lot of trouble leaving comments and that if i switched to the pop up window, it would make it easier.  So i expect to get more comments now.  : )

This morning it was ten degrees warmer than yesterday when i walked and cloudy.  It rained during the night and left the morning a bit humid also.  But it wasn't bad.  I got a mosquito bite through my tights.  It is the first one I have had this summer!!
As i said it was a cloudy morning but one time i looked up and saw the sun barely show itself through the clouds. It only lasted a few seconds and i barely got a picture.  If you look close you may even see it almost in the middle of the picture.
I walked around the lake. There was no breeze at all and the water was like glass.
All the geese are gone again.  Not a one did i see.  There were people about though.  Walkers, runners, bike riders, fishermen and a few boats out on the water.

A few days ago i took a picture of the red footbridge i walk across and one from standing on the bridge looking out over the water.  Today i took one standing on the bridge again but looking out the other way.
Then when i got to other side of the lake i took a picture of the bridge again.  I zoomed in on it.
Great to be out early and walking.
I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:37
Sunset 7:37
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I did get my pizza last night but i was starving by the time i got it.  Ken didn't get home till 8:00.  Then we went to one of our favorite pizza places, Pazani's.  I felt like i could have eaten the whole pie myself but just had my usual two slices. 

It's been cloudy all day and i stayed home doing this and that around the house.  Some work and some fun things.

I probably won't be blogging tomorrow because we are taking the light rail into Baltimore in the morning to watch the Baltimore Grand Prix!!  I'm pretty excited because it should be a fun time.  We have pretty good seats in one of the grandstands and in a place where we get to see the cars race by in two places.  I'm bringing my camera of course and hopefully i can get some good pictures.  Our tickets also give us admittance in to the pit area. 

A happy Friday to you.
Happyone : )
 Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing
that it is not fish they are after.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday

The weather this morning was just a nice as yesterday. : )  I walked one of my connect the path routes.  I saw a deer with her two young ones on the first path i walked.
School has started and it was so nice to see kids riding their bikes to school instead of getting rides from their parents.  There sure were a lot of them too!!  I counted 18!  That must be some kind of record.
Walking out of the dark path into into the light.
I took the picture looking into the sun.
The sun was behind the sign.
As i walked passed the house that got the pool, 
i noticed that they are planting shrubs by the fence 
and snapped this picture.
Now that school has started i saw the crossing guard and stopped a few minutes to chat with her.
Other than her and the bike riders i didn't see anyone else out this morning.  
A new month starts today so i added up the coins i found walking this month.
  • 3 quarters
  • 3 dimes
  • 3 nickels
  • 15 pennies
 I walked 6.2 miles
Sunrise 6:36
Sunset 7:39
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My friend Mary Jo got dropped off here at my house by her son late this morning.  She you might remember is my friend from church.  We sit together at church and have had lunch at different places but she had never been to my house.  So i gave her the house tour and we had a visit.  Then we walked up the street to Lee Lynn's and had lunch and talked some more.  Why is that with some people you just never run out of things to talk about.  I know quite a lot of people like that!! : )  I meant to have the server take our picture but forgot to once we got there.  Maybe next time.
We walked back to the house and then i drove her home.  It started to drizzle a bit and the FJ was out front so i drove her home in that.  The drizzle never did amount to anything.
It is always nice to talk to and enjoy good food with a good friend! : )

A bit of a traffic jam down at the corner by the light near my house.  The final lines are getting painted today and the traffic lights getting adjusted for the new lanes.  Should make traffic flow more smoothly now. : )

I finished my book and will be dropping it off at the library later on tonight.  I'm here at home waiting for Ken to get home from work.  Another late day for him.  We plan to go out for a pizza.  Hope he's not much later because i'm  getting hungry!!

Hope your day was a good one.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
We should look for someone to eat and drink with
before looking for something to eat and drink.
~Epicurus