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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Friday, December 23, 2011

A walk and Merry Christmas

It rained last night but had stopped by morning when i left for my walk.  It was another warm morning with a temperature of 47 but there was a bit of a breeze which made it feel a little cooler.  Still, not cold and it made for nice walking weather.  I walked my original connect the path route.  It is one of the first routes i mapped out when first moving here.  Haven't walked that particular route in a while.

We had more rained than i thought last night because the little stream has overflowed its banks here and has spread into the woods as you can see by these two pictures. This is the same stream that runs along the other path i walk that takes me to the lake but just up a lot farther away from the lake.

I haven't seen any deer for a while so it was nice to count five of them this morning. They didn't stay around for picture taking though.

A very quiet morning along the paths.  Two people were walking dogs and i saw my friends Petey and John.

In places there was a coating of mud over the path and as i slipped i was reminded that  mud can be as slippery as ice.  Thankfully i didn't fall, only slipped.  Not only would i be embarrassed, hurt or both, i would be very muddy too!!

Another lucky penny day. : )
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 7:24
Sunset 4:49
I'm all set for Christmas.  Baking finished, presents bought, wrapped and sitting under the tree.  Now we can relax and enjoy the next couple of days and remember why we celebrate the day.
 A Christmas card for you.
May you all have a Very Merry Christmas! : )
Happyone : )

Taking the next couple of days off from blogging.  See you on Monday.


  1. That's a great way to send a card!

    I'm very glad that you remained vertical walking across that mud.

    Sounds perfectly cozy at your house. Are you reading or crocheting or watching movies? Enjoy...

  2. Thank you so much for telling me that my present blog font. is easy to read!!!! Thank you so much!!!

    I liked it on "BJ's" "Sweet Nothings" blog, and I told her so. She told me what font/size it is, and I switched.

    "Play" Size 16

    Does all of it, look easy to read? The Size, and the "gray-which-is-next-to-black" color choice?

    I do love all the fancy new Fonts, which New Editor offers us. But so many of them, are hard for my *olden* eyes to read. -sigh-

    I had one which looked easy to read to me, but it also looked too-big. And I really liked "BJ's." Like I said, she was sweet enough to tell me the name/size of it. :-)

    "The circle of our Christmas associations and the lessons that they bring, expands! Let us welcome every one of them and summon them to take their place by the Christmas hearth."
    ~~Charles Dickens

  3. It's lovely that you are alllllllll finished!!! What a delicious feeling! And yes, you can now ponder on your religious beliefs and not short-change that part, of the Holiday.

    I'm about done. But we have lots of family here, for Christmas Eve Fish Chowder. Not fancy, but stillllll... Then husband/son/grands will make the turkey stuffing.

    Husband is willing to do it himself, ahead of time. But son says NO.... We do it the usual way. Pop, Dad, Emma, Jake and Nate. :-)

    Then somewhere around noon, on Christmas Day, all the family gathers here, and the grandchildren open family gifts. Before we all go next door to son's house, where the turkey will already be cooking.

    No bid deals, either of these things. Nothing for me to dooooooo. But it still means that something is .... left. :-) To be done. :-)

    "The circle of our Christmas associations and the lessons that they bring, expands! Let us welcome every one of them and summon them to take their place by the Christmas hearth."
    ~~Charles Dickens

  4. With best wishes to you for a Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.

  5. I just caught up on all the blog posts I missed. I felt like I spent time with you!

    What great news about your land. I'm so happy for you and Ken. A stream and better view and electricity! I hope to see it one day.

    Wishing you and Ken a Merry Christmas!

  6. So glad to know there were no falls in the mud this morning.
    How nice to be all done and ready for Christmas. I should be finishing, but here I sit blog hopping. :)
    The card is so pretty and the sentiment is lovely. Thank you.
    Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend.

  7. Hi Karen, Thanks for the card.. SO pretty!!!!!

    We had alot of rain yesterday also... We went to Tullahoma today to see G's dad. ON the way down there, we stopped at one of the waterfalls along the way. George had to take a picture since there was more water coming over that waterfall than we have ever seen...

    Enjoy your Christmas.

  8. Merry Christmas!!


  9. Merry Christmas! "For unto us, a Child is born!"

    I am glad you didn't fall. Art

  10. That is a beautiful Christmas card :)
    I hope you enjoy the Christmas.

  11. Careful with slipping, I know the repercussions of the damage that can be done. Wow, that is a lot of rain/water. Christmas is over too fast. I am stretching Christmas out all this week, it's my favorite time of the year!


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