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

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


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Day

Giving Thanks Day Number 9
 I am Thankful for Ice Cream. : )
Most evenings i enjoy a small bowl of ice cream.
I have many favorite flavors and usually
it is the one i'm eating that day.
It was 31 degrees this morning when i left for my morning walk.  A sunny, very quiet morning.  I walked around the neighborhoods today along some paths and sidewalks.  I heard a woodpecker off in the distance but never saw it.  The only people i saw were my walking friends, the 89 year old couple, John and Petey.  Stopped to have a chat with them.  Both are doing great!!
It was such a pretty walk this morning and i took quite a lot of pictures.  Here are some of them.

 I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 6:44
Sunset 4:58
I did a couple loads of laundry first thing this morning when i got back home and got them hung up outside. 
Then i looked over my shopping list, added a few more things and then went to the commissary.  Though i did enjoy driving the truck yesterday, it was more fun driving my car today! : )

No lines at the commissary and the good news is that the renovations are FINISHED.  It's been well over a year but what a nice job they did.   It is so nice with wide aisles and all stand up freezers so you can see everything at a glance.
Everything was all rearranged and in different aisles but i'll learn the new layout in no time.  Sometimes i wish they would let me organize the shelves because they put things in some kind of crazy order that makes no sense to me.   I think i could do a much better job of it.
I wore my pedometer while going up and down the aisle to see how far i walked.  I was surprised to learn that i walked 1.3 miles!!

I had all the groceries put away by 1:15 and then ate some lunch.
The clothes weren't quite dry yet so i started ironing five of Ken's work shirts that were already in the queue.  By the time i was done with the that other four from the line were dry and i ended up ironing all nine of them.  I don't mind ironing but nine shirts was a lot for one time and i was glad to be done.

The rest of the clothes are now folded and put away and i think i've done enough work for now. 

Next on my agenda is to read some blogs and see what you have been up to. : )

Enjoy the rest of your day. 
Happyone : )
So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible
rather on the things that are possible.
So often we are depressed by what remains to be done
and forget to be thankful 
for all that has been done.
~ Marian Wright Edelman


  1. So good to hear that John and Petey are doing well. Your walking route looks very pretty in it's fall splendour.
    I never thought to wear my pedometer while grocery shopping. I think I need to try that. I might be getting more exercise than I think ;)

  2. Ice cream is a wonderful treat. I love it too. Your walk scenery is inspiring.

  3. Sounds like a very productive day in your life, Karen. The 89 yr. old couple reminded me of my inlaws a few years ago. We would pick them up and all of us would walk in the park together. At that time, Dad was about 90.... Quite a pair they were.


  4. Today really was beautiful wasn't it? It's funny that our grocery stores are so big that you can accrue that much on your pedometer!

  5. Good timing on that quote for me...hardly a dent made in the sewing room.

    We've been trying something new following your example. I have a half cup of ice cream after supper before 7. It must be vanilla or coffee since those flavors have the least calories. That way I don't feel so deprived and haven't cheated or munched my way through an evening since. I hope that it works for me!

  6. Ironed 9 shirts in one sitting!!! Yes Ma'am, you *did good*! :-)

    I iron his shirts for work and Rotary Lunch. But, right before he needs them. ,-) I'm not so organized.

    But think how super it will feel, for the next lots-of-days, to see them hanging there, all ready to go. :-)

    "A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless." ~May Sarton

  7. What a beautiful part of the country you live in! So glad you get out and see the scenery every day!

  8. I enjoyed reading about your walk and your day. It is a beautiful time of year, and always good to count our blessings. What is that old song from "White Christmas" with the line "I fall asleep counting my blessings."?

    Those steps really add up, don't they? Art


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