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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Saturday, December 3, 2011


Once the sun rose it was a nice clear, bright sunny morning and the temperature was 27 degrees.
I walked a route through neighborhoods along some streets and also on a couple of paths and along this trail i discovered last week.  Only walked it one way this time because i now know where it starts over on the other end.  As you can see it is a bit flooded here.
I saw a few deer along the trail, saw some kind of a hawk, and hear a woodpecker.  No people along here but did see a few people walking along the road.  As usual on these cold mornings i saw another crazy person running in shorts!!! and a long sleeve tee shirt.  And there i am in 5 layers of clothes, and tights under my pants.  I once again wore the bright orange sweat shirt.  It really is nice and warm.
I walked 6 miles.

I got back home, changed and then walked down to church to help put up the Christmas decorations.  I helped set up the tree in the gathering room as you first walk into the church.  Then just helped out wherever there was something else to do.  Everything looks so nice and now i'm in the mood to put my own tree up at home.  I'll be doing that probably on Monday, or at least get started with it.

This afternoon after lunch while Ken and i were out doing some errands we counted 18 cars and trucks with Christmas trees on them.  Trucks had them in back and cars had them tied on the roof. 

Home now for a little while and we will be going out to dinner later.  A new place has opened and we are going to try it out.  It has the strange name of The Corner Stable.  Sounds like a horse place!!  They are supposed to have very good crab cakes there.  I'll let you know tomorrow how they were.

A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
There has been only one Christmas,
the rest are anniversaries.
~ W.J. Cameron


  1. I still don't understand those crazies in shorts in 27 degree weather??!! I can see thin ice on the pond in your picture - seriously, shorts? Amazing how a little tree decorating can boost the spirit of Christmas. Mine has started already too. Enjoy your dinner date at the Corner Stable, I'll look for an update on it tomorrow.

  2. Hope the new place to eat, is as atmospheric as the name... Which is pretty cute.

    Gentle hugs,
    "For Christmas is tradition time-- Traditions that recall
    The precious memories down the years,
    The sameness of them all."

    ~~ Helen Lowrie Marshall

  3. It sounds like a place for people as hungry as a horse, says John.

    Cold there, too, I see. About the same temps as we've been having. The river is beginning to ice up at its edges.

  4. Thanks for the walk, and hope you enjoy The Corner Stable, please share. I would like to know if it is locally owned or a franchise.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Sounds like you had a good day, Karen.. We are all decorated--at least all that we're going to do this year. I love Christmas --but just didn't have the energy to do it ALL this year... We did some outside and some inside... It does look pretty...

    I'm sure you will put your tree up soon... Hope you enjoy your dinner.

  6. I think people seem to be putting their trees up earlier this year, I wonder if the recession is making people want a little cheerfulness and start early!
    Hope you had a good meal x

  7. I think people seem to be putting their trees up earlier this year, I wonder if the recession is making people want a little cheerfulness and start early!
    Hope you had a good meal x


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