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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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
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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!!
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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

8 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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

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  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...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  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"

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

    ~Debbi

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  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.
    Sue

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  8. Nice your thought for life. good sharing

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