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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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Home again

I walked around the lake this morning. It was a dreary, misty, dark morning but i had a great walk anyway. It was 60 degrees and the mist came and went throughout my whole walk.  I made it back home just in time before the rain came down hard. 
I had the lake practically to myself.  I only saw a couple running together and two walkers!!
And this man here taking pictures.  I see him quite often but don't know his name.
There were a lot of geese on the water being very quiet and all of a sudden they started making a racket.  They must have still been sleeping and just woke up.  I think they must have been saying good morning to each other. : )

All along one part of the path by the lake are all these pretty tiny white daisy looking flowers.
Here is a close up of them.
A pretty red leaf.
After walking around the lake instead of taking the path i usually take i walked along the street instead just for a different way to go.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 7:15
Sunset 6:32
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This makes two days in a row that i'm staying home.  I enjoy staying at home though.  I like going out but i really am a home body.  It's nice having the house to myself and just puttering around.  I never get bored.

I am having some trouble getting rid of these few extra pounds, in fact i've gained a couple more.  I guess i'm going to have to cut down more on what i'm eating.  You would think with all the walking and exercising i do it the pounds would have come off.  I will NOT go on a diet, but i will cut my portion sizes way down, and that includes my ice cream.  I'm hoping in a month to be back to where i was.

I'm off now to do some more puttering about the house.
Hope your day was a happy one.
Happyone : )

I'd much rather be a woman than a man.
Women can cry,
they can wear cute clothes,
and they're the first to be
rescued off sinking ships.
~ Gilda Radner

8 comments:

  1. Oh --that weight thing... Seems to get harder as we get older... I am 'dieting' --and trying SO hard to get this weight off of me... Maybe then, my legs and back will quit hurting... Ya think???? ha ha

    Good Luck, Karen... I think you are just right the way you are ---and you do get plenty of exercise...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. I like that beautiful leaf you captured. All in all it sounds as if your drizzly morning walk was a big success.
    You're not the only one who has to wonder about where those extra pounds sneak in from.

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  3. Your walk and the photos that you captured were so nice and serene..I could almost feel myself there.
    I like to be at home too and almost never get bored either. But i am glad to have the company of my 3 dogs when hubby is away.

    All the best,

    charlotte

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  4. Just wanted to let you now that I'm still following your blog; love the pictures--you have a good eye and talent for photography.

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  5. I am shocked that you are having trouble getting any weight off. I like your spunk about not going on a diet, which reminds me, Giffords is closing Saturday and I really should get an ice cream. I count it as my dairy servings for the day.

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  6. Today was really dreary, wasn't it? I spent the day around the house except for a quick errand. I, too, enjoy puttering -- got some cooking done and some cleaning and laundry.

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  7. I look forward to reading your posts, your pictures are always so pretty and interesting. I too like being home all day. My problem is I spend too much time discovering a whole new world out on the internet. Went out to fetch the trash can on Tuesday and today, that's been the extent of my outings since this rain started.

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  8. Pretty, pretty Autumn photos.

    Trying to lose weight... Sighhhhhh, it hangs over so many of our heads! Even you, a dedicated walker. So, what chance have the rest of us? ,-)

    You wish to maintain a certain weight.

    I wish to weigh less, because of my (kinda' new) hip pain. No need for me to get down to where-I-always-was, before this yo-yoing started. Just........ To a logical weight for me, at my age.

    And I am NOT at this, now.

    I'm 30 pounds less than I was, at one time. But that doesn't really matter, to my hips, which are still carrying around too much.

    I can't imagine having the gall to complain to a doc, about my hip "ouchies," when we both know that I should be lighter-by-another-30-pounds. -grin- Common Sense, already!

    Oooops... a thunder boomer!

    Bye bye.

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