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 23, 2011


Giving Thanks Day Challenge Number 23
I am Thankful for my Camera.
Since i've been taking pictures 
the world seems even more beautiful and interesting.
I look at things a bit differently now.
The land closing went well yesterday and we are now land owners! : )  The weather was just awful all the way up there and on the way home too.  We had heavy rain or fog for most of the trip.  We had planned on staying the night at a hotel up there and to start clearing out the driveway a bit more today but decided to come home because of the weather.  We did go to our land and walk around on it a bit though.
A few of you asked if we are building a house or plan to move there.  We are going to build a little one room cabin and just go there for a little vacation get a way.  We will be building the cabin ourselves.  That is part of the fun of having the land.  We have no plans to move or retire there.  We like the area we live in too much to move away.  But then again, who knows with us!!!!
It rained a lot during the night but when i got up this morning the rain had stopped and it was pretty warm out with a temperature of 57 degrees.  I walked around the lake.  The stream that i walk along on the path going to the lake was very full. I took this picture standing on the footbridge.
It was foggy around the lake.  There were lots of geese spread out all over the lake in groups.  Some small and some large groups.  Then they took off flying in groups making lots of noise.  It reminded me of airplanes lined up for take off at an airport.
I saw a few deer in the woods around the lake.
There were quite a few people out too.  More than i thought there would be on the day before Thanksgiving.
I walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 7:00
Sunset 4:48
Ken and i were out most of the day doing errands and came home late afternoon.
I then made a pumpkin pie.  Yes, i made the crust too. 
Had a bit of trouble rolling it out the first time, but the second time it came out right. : )  Now we just have to wait until tomorrow before we can eat any of it!!

Tonight we will watch a movie from Netflix, Saving Grace and have a small bowl of ice cream.
Hope you all had a happy day! 
Happyone : )
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

1 comment:

  1. Your pie came out beautifully! Mine has those same tell-tale spots in the center. Gosh it took it a long time to finish baking.

    Glad that you signed on the dotted line. A little cabin in the woods sounds like a fine place to get away from the busier side of life.

    I heard that the exercise one does prior to Thanksgiving is most beneficial. Perhaps that's why so many were out and about today.


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