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, December 21, 2011

Another day in the life....

Another warm morning like yesterday.  48 degrees, no breeze and cloudy.  I walked over to the lake and walked around it but didn't walk on the upper path which is about a half mile less than if i took the upper path.
Not all that many people around the lake this morning.  I'm sure it's because of Christmas and people are just busy doing other things.  The people i did see are the regulars who have to get outside to walk. : )

I passed up my street on the way home and walked down the road a bit to one of the  paths and walked down there a bit and over the footbridge in the picture.  I didn't see anyone at all down the path.  I actually like when i don't see anyone along my paths.  I like being out there alone.
It was a quiet uneventful walk but i felt good to be outside walking.
I walked 6.9 miles.
Sunrise 7:23
Sunset 4:48
I really enjoyed the cookie exchange last night.  18 women showed up each bringing 2 dozen cookies, the recipes for them, some extra food for us to eat, a gift for the gift exchange and a container to bring home a sampling of cookies.  It was held at Rosemary's house who has a beautiful home and was able to accommodate all of us easily.  I think she said this was the 5 year that the cookie exchange has been at her home.
We all voted on the cookies in various categories and the winners got blue ribbons.  I ate too many cookies when trying to figure which ones to vote for.   I mean how can you vote on a cookie if you haven't eaten it!!
The gift exchange was fun.  One person at a time picked out and opened a present.  The next person either got to steal a gift already opened or pick a wrapped one.
I left home at 6:30 and got home a little before 10:00.  Ken was glad when i got home so he could eat a few cookies. : )
I had a great time and already look forward to next years exchange!!
Ken took the day off from work to do his Christmas shopping.  He was already gone by the time i got back home from walking.
While he was out, i wrapped up the few presents i bought for him the other week.
I did a few things around the house and now i'm about to have some lunch.

Later when Ken gets home, we are going to go to the movies this afternoon, pick up a bite to eat somewhere afterwards  and then take a drive through the Symphony of Lights that is held every year at Merriweather Post.   We went years ago and haven't been since so thought it would be a good year to go again.  I'm hoping to get some good pictures.
Should be a nice afternoon and another nice evening awaiting me.

I hope you are enjoying your day as well.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
Maybe Christmas, "he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas........
Means a little bit more."
~ Dr Seuss


  1. Definitely not possible to vote for a cookie without tasting. :)
    Your cookie exchange sounds like great fun.
    The drive through the light display also sounds like fun. Enjoy!

  2. Did you mention how far you walked? After the cookies the night before, I 'm thinking you walked them off today. Oh a Symphony of Lights sounds fantastic. I'll be back to see your pictures tomorrow!

  3. The cookie exchange sounded great fun. Enjoy your evening.

  4. Ha---I remember eating too many cookies at those cookie exchanges...BUT--they certainly were good!!!! ha

    Have a great day... I know you enjoy days like this when Ken is off....

    Take lots of pictures to share at the Christmas light display...

  5. -chuckle- Can't eat cookies, but I have still *managed* to put on some extra pounds.... According to the weigh-in at my Gyno check-up today. He didn't say anything, but I realized that I HAVE to return to getting on the scale more often.

    And return to watching what I eat, more carefully. Yes, even the G/F things. And get back on my treadmill. I had a good check-up, but this was a wake-up-call. ,-)

    Changes are being made! -grin-

    "Did you ever wonder about the Victorian version of sugarplums dancing around every one's head in "A Visit From St. Nicholas"? Sugarplums were exotic sweetmeats, a combination of fruit and nuts, traditionally available only during the holidays."
    ~~"Mrs. Sharp's Traditions"

  6. I sure wish I had those Pfeffernusse you made. I'd have voted for those for sure. :) Love you Mom.


  7. I love cookie exchange parties, and yes I too do eat to many. But you walk so it doesn't affect your weight gain.
    I have been a little slack with my walking lately, I must get back to it soon.
    Wishing you and your dear family a most blessed Christmas.

  8. Nice your thought for life. good sharing


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