I had to walk carefully in some places because of the ice.
Just another picture walking along.
I saw only one deer and there weren't many geese about either. The ones that were there didn't seem to mind the cold water. Must be that nice warm down they wear.
There were quite a few people out around the lake which was surprising because of the cold weather. I guess it takes more than a little cold weather to keep people from walking. You might think that the topic of conversation around the lake this morning would have been the weather. But no, it was my bright orange sweatshirt!! : ) Almost everyone that i saw made some comment about it. Here's a sampling.
"I could see you all the way on the other side of the lake!"
"Now you really are the sunshine."
"Love the color and it will keep you safe."
"No one is going to miss you coming."
I should have asked someone to take my picture but i didn't think of it until i got home so i just took a picture of it then. It actually looks even brighter outside!!
Last night we were looking around Bass Pro Shop and spotted the sweatshirt. Ken said this would be just the thing for me to wear walking and up on our land. I think i might just stick to wearing it up on our land though. I feel so conspicuous wearing it around here!! It certainly draws peoples attention!
This tree is one of five along a street. No leaves just all these red berries. Thought the red looked pretty against the blue sky.
As you can see by the picture the sun was out and the sky was a pretty blue by the time i got back home and the temperature was up to 27!
I walked 6.2 miles.
It did warm up later on so i did get to hang those last two loads of laundry up outside.
Baked a batch of Chocolate Chippers, the most delicious cookie on the planet. Well, maybe that is a slight exaggeration but they are very good. This batch is for Ken to bring to work for their Christmas party next week. I'll put them in the freezer for now. There are some cookies left over for us too. : )
Just finished reading book number 55 for this year. There is not much of a chance that i will be able to complete the challenge with LibraryThing of reading 75 books this year. I will be able to read a few more, but 20 books will be pushing it.
The book i've just finished is The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. A lot of us at my church have spent the last 40 days reading it. The book is divided up so you read a little section of it each day. I thought it was a great book. The books goal is to help us understand why we're here on earth and what God's plan is for us.
I'm about to have some lunch now and don't know exactly what i'll be doing afterwards. There is that ironing to do so i might do that right after lunch before anything else.
Enjoy your Friday.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
He who has not Christmas in his heart
will never find it under a tree.
~ Roy L. Smith