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 16, 2011

Rearranging the furniture

Giving Thanks Day Challenge Number 16
I am Thankful for all the farmers who grow our food.
It is easy to take food for granted because 
we can just walk in a store and buy what we need.
I am also Thankful that i have enough money 
to be able to buy the food we need.
Once again is was a warm morning for walking with the temperature at 55 degrees.  The ground was wet but it wasn't raining when i left.  After a little while of walking it started to drizzle so i went back home and got my umbrella and left again.  It rained on and off the whole time so my umbrella went up and down quite a few times.
I just walked around the neighborhoods and on a couple of paths.  Walked down some side streets that i haven't been on before and discovered a short path at the end of a dead end road.  This footbridge is at the end of the path which opens up on a field at a school.
 Not many people out but there were a few scattered throughout my walk.  On a path i saw six deer, one of which was a male.  This one stood still and looked at me and didn't stamp his foot when i got out my camera.  I took this picture though it is not very good because it came out blurry.
I walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 6:52
Sunset 4:52
I was going to go to the commissary but just didn't feel like going in the rain.  It seemed like a good day to stay at home.
So i decided to tackle the living room.  I've spent the day giving it a good cleaning and rearranging the furniture in the process.   I enjoy changing around the furniture every so often just for a change.  Everyone in my family does this except for my one grandmother (dad's mom).  From when i was a little girl until the day she died, once something found a place in her house, it stayed put.  It was kind of comforting in a way to know that at her house you knew everything would be the same.  Gramma was the same too, a loving woman who never had a mean thing to say about anyone.  I sure miss her!
What about you?  Do things at your house get rearranged or do you like things to stay in one place?

Now that i did all that work, it's time for relaxing. : )

A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
Life just is.
But life itself is a gift.
It's a compliment just being born:
to feel, breathe, think, play, dance, sing,
work, make love, for this particular lifetime.
Today, let's give thanks for life.
For life itself.  For simply being born!
~ Daphne Rose Kingma


  1. I rearrange the furniture a few times a year. Some things just can't be rearranged, though.

    Yay! You captured the deer wearing his antlers! So cool.

  2. I hate to rearrange the furniture. Once I find a place that I like for something, there it stays. Besides when I get REALLY old, my brain will be patterned and I won't get lost.

  3. Thank you for letting me know about the comment problem on my handmadebygoosey blog. I have sorted it out now! I hardly ever rearrange furniture, perhaps I should!

  4. Whenever I felt the urge to buy new furniture or accessories, I would rearrange everything. Afterward it made me feel like I had a room full of new stuff. My husband never liked it when I changed things around....he was one to have things stay the same. But, as you know, nothing stays the same. LOL

  5. Looks like you had a beautiful walk today... We have had 2 days of rain here --and it's getting colder outside now.

    I can't ever remember a time that I rearranged furniture in any room... Guess that means I'm in a rut!!!!! ha ha.... Now sure how else I could rearrange our living room though.... Making me think!!!!


  6. When I was a kid I loved it when my mom rearranged the furniture. It always seemed so exciting to me. I never rearrange my own furniture. I think it's because the way the rooms are laid out there seems to be only one way for the furniture to go. I do, however, rearrange accessories often. It's like playing for me and gives enough of a change to be a little different.

  7. What a cute deer....did you ever find out what it means when a deer stomps his hoof?
    I sure wish I could be as faithful walking everyday as you are.....I hate walking...I love strolling..hee hee....but give me an excuse...rain, cold,I stay home...I need an attitude adjustment I think
    I like lifting weights though..does that count?
    and yes, I do love to move a few things when I really get in there and clean...hoing someone will notice my hard work...:-O

  8. Where we do the most of our "living," The Hearth Room, I'd love to move furniture around. But the layout does not allow it. We know. We've tried. :-)

    Kind of the same situation, in the Den. So I don't get the urge to move things about, very often. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    I don't think a really good pie can be made without a dozen or so children peeking over your shoulder as you stoop to look in at it every little while. ~John Gould


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