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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Monday, October 31, 2011

A walk, a new old truck, scarves and lunch out.

A bit nippy outside this morning when i walked.  Only 26 degrees though it was up to 30 when i got back home.  I left at 6:45 again when Ken left for work.  I stayed walking on the sidewalks and turned right at the end of my street, then left and walked to the end of the road, turned around and came back home.  At least it wasn't so dark with the car lights and street lights.  Then i watched the street lights go out one by one when it started getting light.  It was mostly a cloudy morning so just saw a few peeks of sunshine.  I wore an extra layer of clothes and a nice thick warm headband with my hooded sweatshirt and stayed nice and warm.
Saw just a few people out walking and running.  One runner was only wearing a sweatshirt and SHORTS!!  Crazy!!
An uneventful walk but it was nice to be out there walking.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Added up the coins i found this month.
2 quarters
3 dimes
2 nickels
14 pennies
For a grand total of $1.04.
Sunrise 7:34
Sunset 6:08
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Saturday morning i didn't walk because we left in the rain/snow/ice mix and went to a car auction at the fairgrounds.  It was held inside so the weather really didn't matter all that much.
Ken just couldn't resist bidding on a 1967 Chevy 1 ton pickup and surprisingly it went for a low bid and we got it!  I wasn't all that pleased but have come around. : ) 
Ken drove it to the old house and i followed him in the FJ in the first winter weather of the season.
The picture was taken yesterday and as you can see the sun is out and no trace left of the bad weather from the day before.  Ken might sell the truck for a nice profit or we might keep it up at the land.  It will be nice for hauling building material when we build our little cabin. 

I've finished knitting all six scarves and here's a picture of them all.
Black for Lisa
Purple for Winnie
Tan for Debbie
Black/Gray for Vickie
Red for Toni
Blue for Linda
I was wearing a white one that i made for myself when we went out to eat last night.  The young hostess mentioned how much she liked it and when i thanked her told her that i knitted it.  She went on about how much she really liked it.  Later as we were leaving the restaurant i walked up to her gave her the scarf and said " Here, it's yours, i'll just make myself another one."  Her eyes lit up when she said "thank you so much."  
It makes me feel good to make someone smile. : )

I got a call from my friend Cheryl this morning asking if i was free for lunch today.  Yes, of course.  Housework can just wait for another day. : )  We decided to meet at noon at Ram's Head.

Before meeting Cheryl i stopped at Michael's to get some more yarn.  No Fun Fur there so i went to Joannes and i got some white Fun Fur to make myself another scarf.  Also got some in blue and teal and some acrylic yarn in teal to make a pair of slippers.  The slippers are made with two strands and i'll add a strand of white to make them two toned.  A second pair of slippers will be white and blue.  I'll start on the slippers tomorrow at my Tuesday knitting group.

Enjoyed my lunch with Cheryl - good food with a good friend.  Life is Good.
Now that i'm back home i'd better go and get some of those chores done.
A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
Friendship isn't a big thing -
it's a million little things.
~ Author Unknown

Friday, October 28, 2011

Painting the bathroom

A chilly morning out there today with a temperature of only 34 degrees, but it was a nice bright, clear, crisp, and fresh morning.  A fantastic morning to be outside walking.  I wore a few layers.  Long sleeve tee shirt, sweat shirt, and a second sweat shirt with a hood and i kept the hood up during all of my walk.  It was too cold for my tights and biker shorts so i wore long pants instead of the shorts.  I was comfortable the whole time, not hot or cold.
Ken and i get up at the same time but i usually make it out the door about 10 minutes or so before him.  Today i waited around and left the same time he did.  Makes for a little less time walking in the dark.  Just another week before we can change the clocks back to normal.

I walked around the lake and the colors of the leaves were just breathtaking.  There were four people with cameras stopped taking pictures.  I've posted a picture of the trees and their reflection in the water on my photo blog.  Hop on over there if you care to take a look.

There were more that a lot of geese on the lake this morning.  Some must have just stopped for a rest on the way to wherever they are going.  I've never seen so many at one time there before.

I slipped but managed not to fall on a wooden footbridge before realizing that there was a thin coating of ice on it.  I took it slower on the rest of them!
Just the normal amount of people out enjoying this crisp fall morning.

Some one must have been talking on their cell phone or something when they missed the road here.  They took down a sign, went over the sidewalk and up on the grass before going back down on the road.  Looks like they just missed the light pole up ahead.  Glad i wasn't walking on the sidewalk then!!
 I walked 6.6 miles.
Sunrise 7:31
Sunset 6:11
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Did my morning around the house routine, got a load of clothes washed and hung up out on the line and then i decided to tackle painting the little bathroom upstairs.  It went pretty quick and i was able to finish in a couple of hours.  After painting it got a cleaning so all is sparkly clean.
It is very small so really hard to take pictures but i gave it a try.
Here is the bathroom looking so white and blah.

And here it is finished with two coats of yellow.

After i cleaned up after painting and put everything away it was 1:30 and time for lunch.

I finished scarf number 5 which leaves one to go.  I will post a picture when i finish all six.

I have to go get the clothes off the line now and though i should iron Ken's four white shirts, i think i'll pass on that chore for today.  I'd rather read! : )

Hope when you're day is done it finds you happy and content.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
 Very little is needed to make a happy life;
it is all within yourself,
in your way of thinking.
~ Marcus Aurelius

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A rainy day

Woke up to the sound of rain on the windows.  I got up but didn't go on my walk right away.  Wanted to wait until it was light out. At 7:30 I checked the radar weather map on my computer and saw that there was a break in the rain, so i decided to go then before another batch of showers came through.  I just wore my regular walking clothes and left the umbrella at home.  Figured i'd have enough time to get back home before the rain.  Well i guess the light shower that came down after only walking a mile didn't show up on the radar.  It was very light and it showered on and off during the rest of my walk.  I was damp but never really got wet.
I walked around the lake and even on a wet day it has it's own beauty.
Since i didn't have my umbrella i didn't get to hear the rain there but i heard it falling on the leaves and dripping down through the trees.  That's another one of those good sounds!!
There were some people out, not many but more than usual for a rainy day. 
Didn't see much wildlife at all, just the geese and ducks who i guess like the rain.
It was rather a quiet and uneventful walk but still i was out there walking and i enjoyed it.
Sunrise 7:30
Sunset 6:13
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I thought about going to the commissary but i was just lazy and ended up not going.  Just didn't feel like going out in the rain.  I know it is just an excuse but it worked for me.

I've been going to town on the knitting of those six Christmas scarves.  I have finished four of them and started on the fifth.  Purple, Black, Red, & Tan are finished.  Working on the Blue which just leaves the Black/Gray one.

I'm planning a new little house project for me to do.  I'll be painting the little bathroom upstairs in the hall.  I'm thinking of the color yellow.  It is just the builders white in there now.

That's it for today.
A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
~Lanston Hughes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fabulous!

Fabulous!! Fabulous!! Fabulous!! was the performance of Les Miserables last night at the Kennedy Center!!  Wow it was just great.  Not only were all the singers amazingly talented with powerful singing voices, the scenery and how they changed it for the different Acts was amazing.  It was so worth the wait and i'm so very glad i finally got to see it.
I cried a few times and when it was over i cried too.  I do that when i really like something a lot.  I cry when i finish reading a very good book too. 
Photos of course were not allowed but i have all the pictures i need right inside my head!

We got home about 11:30 last night and stayed up an hour or so before going to bed.  Just too much going on inside my head to sleep right away.
So we ended up getting up an hour or so later in the morning as well.
I left on my walk just before 8:00 when Ken left for work.  He will just work a little bit later to make up for going in late.

A nice sunny walk for me this morning and the temperature was near 50.  I stayed walking on paths today.  One of the paths i usually walk on is a main path that goes through a neighborhood and it has off shoots that go up to different streets which all interconnect.  Today i walked the main one and walked up and back most all of the off shoot paths.  All the paths looked inviting and the following pictures are just some of the ones i took this morning.





 At one of the playgrounds i stopped for a ride on the swings.  It was fun swinging and it made me feel like a kid.
Two women walking dogs came by while i was swinging and one of them said to me, "What are you, 10 years old?"  I wasn't sure what she meant by that but my answer was, "Yup, plus a few more."  The other woman smiled and gave me a thumbs up.

My son David called while i was walking and so was he so we had a nice little chat while walking together. : )
A good coin day too.  I found a quarter and a nickel.
I walked 7 miles. 
Sunrise 7:28
Sunset 6:14

When i got back home the sun went away and the clouds came rolling in and we even got a bit of rain.

I'm not really having a very productive day but it is an enjoyable doing nothing day!
Hope your day is a good one - whatever you decide to do.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
He who is of calm and happy nature
will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition 
youth and age are equally a burden.
~ Plato

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A good hair day

I was back to the early morning time for my walk today.  It was nice yesterday going a little bit later because i didn't have to start out in the dark but i really like the early morning time best.  It was 44 degrees and dark but the sun stayed out once it was up.  A beautiful sunny morning.  These sunny fall mornings are just perfect for walking.
I saw three deer in the field at the end of the lake and another four on the path to the lake.
A couple of bunnies were on the side of the upper path eating grass.  Not a lot of people out but enough around that i said good morning a few times.
Two people stopped at the crosswalk to let me cross.  One of them was a woman!!!  I took a double take - yes it really was a woman! 
I found a lucky penny and walked 6.7 miles.
Sunrise 7:27
Sunset 6:15
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Couldn't make my knitting group today because i had to leave at 11:00 this morning for my hair appointment.  Time to get those roots touched up again.  Cheryl also gave my hair a bit of a trim, then blow dried it and sent me off having a Great Hair Day.  I wish my hair could look like this every day.  Thanks Cheryl!! : )
I brought some knitting along with me and knitted on a dish cloth while waiting for the color to set.

From there i stopped off at the library and dropped off a few books.  Didn't stay long enough to look around.  Had to get home and get a few things done.

I was home at 1:50 and ate a late lunch.  Thought of skipping lunch but knew i would be hungry later and eat things i shouldn't so i had lunch.

A few months ago i mentioned that we bought tickets to see Les Miserables at the Kennedy Center.  Well that night has finally arrive and tonight is the night we are going.  I am so excited and can't wait to see it.  I've wanted to see this for years!! We are meeting a woman who Ken works with and her husband there. 

So till then i'll be home doing a little of this and that.
Hope your day is a good one.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
Time is a created thing.
To say I don't have time
is to say I don't want to.
~ Lao Tzu





Monday, October 24, 2011

10 minutes of pure contentment

I got up my usual time this morning a little after 6:00.  I changed my routine around a little bit.  After Ken took off for work, i stripped the bed and put the sheets in the washer, had tea and toast with honey for breakfast, and read a few blogs.  By then the sheets were done and i hung them out on the line to dry.  Did a few other little things and then left for my walk a little after 9:00 with a few cough drops in my pocket!
I headed out to the lake.  A lot more people around there later in the morning.  There were LOTS of mothers with strollers.  A group of them even stopped every so often and did some exercises. 
I saw two of the people i see earlier when i walk.  One was just running late but Barb was on her second walk of the day already.  She has two dogs and takes each one on their own walk.  She also does a loop of the lake on her own too!
The geese were happy out there on the lake.
I walked off the paved path and on this path in the woods.
It's not very long but i like it because i feel like i'm out hiking.
My walk is always a great time of the day for me but today it was even better than usual.  Walking home along the path here, i stopped to sit on one of the benches on the left there up ahead.
I sat there, popped a cough drop in my mouth and 
spent about 10 minutes or so watching the water flow by.
It was very quiet and so peaceful sitting there listening to the water and watching the leaves float down the stream as they fell gently from the trees into the water.  There was a sycamore tree near by which have big leaves and all around me leaves were falling. One even fell on my head.  Have you ever sat and just listened to leaves falling from trees hitting the leaves already on the ground?  It is one of my favorite sounds.  It was so quiet i could hear the sycamore leaves hit the water with a soft sound.  
The bench was high enough that i could sit there and swing my legs.  What a great little spot and time out of my day!! : )
Then it was time to move on and i walked the last mile or so back home and when i got there had another cup of tea.
Sunrise 7:26
Sunset 6:16
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Saturday night i was sound asleep, and hearing a strange voice right in our bedroom,  woke up with quite a start.  Ken laughed and said i actually came up off the bed like in a cartoon.  What was this strange voice you might be wondering!?  The smoke alarm telling us the battery is low.  I didn't know it actually talked to you now.  Ken was going to get up and change the battery but i told him to just wait until morning.  I didn't realize that every hour and then every ten minutes we would hear her voice again.  First thing in the morning every smoke alarm in the house got new batteries put in them!!
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I am home here for the rest of the day.  It's is my lunch time now and after that i will get a few more things done and then spend the rest of the day knitting or reading.

Hope your Monday is a good one for you.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
Be happy with what you have and are,
be generous with both,
and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
~ William E. Gladstone

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Land

Happy Sunday to you.

A Bible Verse For Sunday
 Titus 3:4
When the kindness and love of
God our Savior appeared,
He saved us,
not because of righteous things we had done,
but because of His mercy.
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No walk for me yesterday.  We left early in the morning and went up to Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland again.  We have been looking at some land up there for a place where we can build a little rustic cabin and have a get away to enjoy the countryside.
Yesterday we found just the spot for us, put a bid in and it was accepted. We will soon be the owners of 8 acres of woods on a dead end road. It is about 8 miles from the lake in a little town called Accident!
Here's a few pictures.
Looking up the kind of driveway that is there.
 Standing in the middle of the land looking back out toward the road.  
Near the back of the land.
The view from the driveway.
We are pretty excited about it and look forward to the fun we will have there.
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I skipped my walk again because i didn't think breathing in all that cold morning air would be good for my cough.  I do have some of the halls cough drops that you recommended Auntie and they are great!  Going out to get some more cough medicine when we go out later.  This isn't like me to be sick and i don't like it.  At least i don't really feel sick - i just tire easily and have this blasted cough.  

Skipping church today too.  Don't think i could sit there and not cough for a hour or so and i sing bad enough without trying to sing like this!!! : )  Besides don't want to pass it on to anyone.
Really sorry to miss church too because we are starting a new sermon series and really wanted to go.

Enjoy your Sunday and i hope you're in good health.  
Happyone : )
I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining.
I believe in love even when i am alone.
I believe in God even when He is silent.
~ Author Unknown.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Title? None comes to mind.

A cool 44 degrees and cloudy skies which gave way to some sun later in the morning as i got back home.
I had a nice walk around the lake.  I took a couple of cough drops along with me to soothe my raw insides after a night of coughing.  I feel fine i just have this cough that i can't seem to get rid of. 
Anyway, it was nice to be outside walking.  I saw a couple of deer along the upper path and they jumped off the path into the woods when they saw me.  A few rabbits were around too and the geese were their usual noisy selves.  I stopped to watch them from the footbridge down at the narrow end of the lake.  It is funny to watch them go upside down when they find something to eat in the water.  It always makes me smile. : )
A few of the regular walkers were out but it was really pretty quiet this morning.
BTW, I have never seen the mother and daughter walkers again except for that first time.   Maybe they are walking at a different time than i am.
It is quiet and soft on my feet as i walk along this path covered in pine needles.
I walked 6.4 miles.
Found a nickel in the cross walk.
Sunrise 7:23
Sunset 6:20
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I got a couple loads of laundry out on the line to dry this morning.  There was a bit of a wind and i had to keep going out on the deck to untangle them.  Thankfully none took off flying! The good thing is that they dried really fast.

Last night we picked up a couple flavors of ice cream.  I tried a new flavor.  Actually i read the label and it isn't even ice cream but something called Frozen Dairy Dessert.  If you like those malted milk ball candies you will like this.  I do and did.
I've been home again today.  I think i feel good but then i still get tired more easily than i should so i'm taking it easy once again.  AND i wish i could stop coughing!!!
 
I've gotten two of the scarves i'm knitting done now, blue and black and working on the red one today.

I'm off now to finish folding the clothes and then get back to my knitting.
A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
 A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart,
and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
~  Author Unknown

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A shorter walk and another rest day

I wasn't quite back to my normal self this morning like i thought i would be when i  woke up.  Everything seems to have settled in my chest and i have a dry cough.  So i stayed in bed while Ken got up and went to work.  I slept in till 7:30.  I felt pretty good and i did think about skipping my walk again, but the day was so pretty.  In the 50's, sunny with a breeze.  A typical Fall day. I thought the fresh air would do me good and planned to just walk 3 miles and left a little after 8:00.  I walked down the a few roads.
 A path or two.
And along the path down by the water.
It was nice to be outside and i was glad i decided to go for a walk.  I didn't see many others out and i didn't see any wildlife out either.
I walked a little farther than my intended three miles and ended up walking 4.5 miles.  I was a bit tired when i got home and probably should have only walked the three miles but still I'm glad i went.
Sunrise 7:22
Sunset 6:22
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I'm just having another day at home taking it easy.  I did a few things that i had to do around the house, then made some bread, ironed three shirts and that was it.
The rest of the day is for reading and knitting. 

Thanks for all the get well wishes.
Hope today you're happy and healthy.
Happyone : )
My own prescription for health is less paperwork
and more running barefoot through the grass.
~ Terri Guillemets

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A sick day

No walking for me today.  I'm taking a sick day.  By the time i went to bed last night my sore throat had gotten really bad, i had an awful headache and a fever.
A good night sleep did wonders and i feel a lot better today.  Since is was a rainy day i thought or rather Ken thought that it would a good idea for me to have a day of rest.
So i'm home taking it easy for the day.  Doing a little reading and some knitting.
Ken took the day off and has been home here with me to make sure i take it easy!! : )
He has made me a couple cups of tea too.  He takes good care of me!!

Vee, you were asking about the scarf pattern.  It is super easy.  Just cast on 16 stitches on size 11 needles.  It is just plain knitting, row after row until the ball of Fun Fur is used up.  The pattern was on the the label.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.
I'm sure i'll be back to walking tomorrow.
Happyone : )
The greatest wealth is health.
~ Virgil

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Tuesday

I have sore throat this morning but have decided to ignore it hoping it will just go away! This morning the temperature was 49 degrees when i started my walk.  It was cloudy again like yesterday but the sun came out later in the morning. I went around the lake again. 
Saw a few of the regulars and walked a short way with one of them.  He knows my name but i can seem to remember his.  It's  something like Gaylord but that's not it.  I've asked him a couple of times so i don't want to ask again!  I'll have to ask another walker.  There were a couple of deer around again, and a few rabbits as well.  Geese were not very quiet this morning.  They were awake and making a racket.  One of the ducks was quacking and it sounded just like he was laughing.  Made me chuckle too. I was happy to see the heron standing out at the waters edge.  I took a picture but posted it on my photo blog.  You can always hop on over there if you care to see it.
Nice walking this time of year, not hot and not cold, but it won't be long before i'll be in all those layers again!
Had a most enjoyable walk and went 6.2 miles today.
Sunrise 7:20
Sunset 6:25
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It was my usual Tuesday today.  Rushed around trying to get a few things done before leaving for my Tuesday morning knitting group.  We met inside at Savage Mill and will be there from now on for the cooler weather.  It was nice enough to sit outside today but the umbrellas were put away at our outside place and we thought the tables and chairs would be gone today.
I knitted on one of the Christmas scarves (purple) for the work women and finished it.  I'll be starting the red one later today.  I told you they knitted up fast.  I'll be done with all six in no time. 

Got an email saying a book was waiting for me at the library, so stopped there on the way home.  Turned in three books (2 mine, 1 Kens) and picked up only the one.  The book is called Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin and is the first of four books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. It is also a series on HBO but haven't see it. 
I still have four books out that are due next Tuesday.  They are small though and i may be able to finish them.  If not i'll just renew them.  I'm planning on waiting to start the new book but i don't think i'll be able to wait.

That's been my day so far. 
Hope you are enjoying yours.
Happyone : )
No entertainment is so cheap as reading,
nor any pleasure so lasting.
~ Mary Wortley Montagu

Monday, October 17, 2011

A sunny Monday

I was back to walking around my lake this morning.  It was of course dark when i started out, the temperature was 59 and when sunrise time came along i didn't see the sun because it was cloudy.  I heard rather than saw a couple of deer along the path to the lake.  Later when it was light a chipmunk ran right across the path in front of me almost over my feet.
The birds and geese were quiet but i did hear lots of crickets especially by the rocks.  Not that many people out walking but that is normal for a Monday. 
A while back i mentioned that posts were being put in every so often around the lake and was wondering what signs they were going to post on them.  Well, this morning i got my answer.  They are help locator signs.  There are at least 6 of them scattered around the lake. 
I walked 6.4 miles.
Also found a lucky penny.
Sunrise 7:19
Sunset 6:26
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While i was walking this morning three women were walking behind me and i couldn't help but hear their conversation.
One lady was telling the others that her 16 year old daughter was grounded because of a rule she broke.  She got found out about a date she went on with a boy whose parents she (the mother) had not met.
If this lady thinks her daughter will always abide by that rule i think is living in a Fantasy World.  I can just imagine a guy asking this girl out and her saying, "Oh before i can answer you my parents have to meet your parents." I just can't see it.
I can see the parents insisting to meet the guy, but his parent too.  I just don't think that is realistic.  They will be lucky to meet the guy all the time.
My parents NEVER met the guys parents i went out with and my parents didn't even know about some of the guys i went out with!!  And really i was a good kid! I didn't realize how good a kid i was until i had kids!! : )
What do you think?  A realistic rule or Fantasy World?
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I couldn't start knitting on the scarves Saturday because when i went to get my size 11 needles i realized that i had loaned them to someone.  I went out and bought some new ones and have now started on the first scarf.  I'm knitting a purple one first.

It was cloudy this morning but the forecast was for a sunny day so i trusted in that and washed a load of clothes (whites.)  They were right! We are having a beautiful sunny day, with a breeze - perfect for clothes drying.  Only now i have 6 white shirts to iron!  I'm going to try to get that done today, if not tomorrow it will get done.

I'll be sitting out on the deck in just a little while.
Hope you're having day of sunshine.
Happyone : )
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
~ Bill Vaughn

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Philippians

 Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always.
Again I say rejoice.
Let your gentleness be known to all men.
The Lord is at hand.
Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God
and the peace of God, 
which surpasses all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and minds 
through Christ Jesus.
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Unusual to see deer taking a rest but i saw them doing just that on my walk this morning and snapped this picture.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Happyone : )

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wild Lake

We did go to Red Lobster last night.  Ken didn't have a suggestion so mine held up.  We both had the all you can eat shrimp.  You could choose from a few different kinds to start with and then could get as much as you wanted of those two.  I had grilled shrimp on a skewer and shrimp scampi.  I only had the one serving of each though and didn't get any more.  It was as good as i thought it would be!!
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Started my walk a little later than usual at 7:30.  I usually wake up at 6:00 but with it being so dark in the morning i didn't wake up.  My body is already getting ready for the time change in a few weeks.
It was a cool 56 degrees and for a pleasant surprise it was sunny.  I walked a brand new route and discovered another lake.  I wanted to just walk and not have to turn around and walk back home so i told Ken i was off to explore and asked him if he would pick me up when i called. 
I've never walked this way because i have to cross a pretty busy street going this way but i thought i would give it a try because it was a weekend morning.
Here's my morning walk in pictures with few words.
Crossed the busy road and headed down this way.
The mall is up ahead.
Turned onto this path.
Which came came out here by a falls
at the end of Wild Lake.
A bench to sit on and look out over the lake.
Wouldn't it be nice to live here.

This path close to the water took me along a row of townhouses.
The footbridge leads me back to the beginning of the lake path.
A walk down the road
and along some more paths like this one
and i come out by a school.
I've walked a little over 6 miles by now
and call Ken and he comes to pick me up.
Here he comes now in our yellow FJ.
It was nice to walk in a completely different place for a change.  I didn't see much in the way of wildlife and not many people for such a pretty sunny morning.  A few people out walking dogs.
I hope you enjoyed the photos and taking a walk with me this morning.
Sunrise 7:17
Sunset 6:29
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When we got back home i made French toast for breakfast.  Then we headed over to the old house.  We have some things to sell and we were meeting a man there who was interested in buying our old gas pump.  He showed up on time, liked the pump and thought the price was a great bargain.  We helped him load it into the back of his truck, he gave us the money and off he went.
The gas pump needs a little bit of work.  We have had it for years.  Ken's dad bought it years ago and we had it sitting out by our garage.  It has been a great conversation piece for years and people were always asking if we wanted to sell it.
Here it is just before it got hauled away.
Then it was off to do a few errands.  Stopped at Pot Belly and had a sandwich for lunch.
One of our stops was at Michaels so i could pick out some new yarn for my next knitting project.  I got these six different colors of yarn called Fun Fur.
Ken works with 6 women in his office and i'm going to knit them all a scarf for Christmas.  A different color for each of them.  The scarves are not very long  with each one only using one ball of yarn.  They are knitted on pretty big needles so they knit up fast.  Ken picked out the colors he thought each one would like.   I'll post pictures of the finished scarves.
Now off i go to start one.

A happy Saturday to you.
Happyone : )
Nobody trips over mountains.
It is the small pebble that cause you to stumble.
Pass all the pebbles in your path
and you will find you have
crossed the mountain.
~ Author Unknown