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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Thursday, January 19, 2012


12 degrees when I got up and was going to wait to walk a bit later when it warmed up some.  I waited till 7:15 but it only went up one degree to 13 and didn't feel like waiting longer so I bundled up in all my layers and went walking.  It was cold out there.  After walking a couple of miles my upper body was warm but I just couldn't generate enough heat to reach my legs and feet.  My toes were cold and my legs started to feel like blocks of wood so after just over three miles I wimped out and came home. 
I did a body electric workout when I first got home and that warmed me up and I didn't feel so bad about only doing half of my walk.
Sunrise 7:24
Sunset 5:12
Checked the mail and was surprised to find a package there for me from my friend Lin.  The friend who calls me in the morning and we "walk" together while we talk on the phone. The last time we talked I was telling her that I had used up my last box of tinsel this year on the Christmas tree and couldn't seem to find any more boxes of it.  What a happy surprise to open up the package and find four boxes of tinsel with a note. : ) 
I put one box a year on my tree, 
so now for the next four years when I put the tinsel on my tree I will think of Lin. 
Thank you my friend!!

 I had to put off that housecleaning today again for tomorrow because I had something better to do. : ) I picked up Mary Jo and brought her to my house where we watched Courageous, a movie I got from Netflix.  We almost went to the movies to see it when it first came out but never got around to it. 
After watching the movie we walked across the street and had lunch at the Chinese restaurant.  Afterwards we walked back home here, and I drove her home again.  It was a nice day, much better than cleaning!!
When I got back home I thought about going for a 3 mile walk to make up for this morning but decided not to after all.  There is always tomorrow.

So that's been my day.  Hope you enjoyed yours as well.
Till next time......
A smile from me to you.
If you want your life to be a magnificent story,
then begin by realizing that you are the author
and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page.
~ Mark Haulahan


  1. Glad you had a nice day with your friend :)
    How did you like the movie?

  2. How nice that you had a break in your routine. I just bet that all the housework will still be waiting for you, but time with friends is more important.

  3. Sounds like you had a good day, Karen... Seeing a great movie with a friend and then having Chinese food for lunch makes for a terrific day...


  4. Was it good? Because after being disappointed with that other movie, I purchase Courageous for John's birthday. While I was picking it up a man told me that it was a very good movie and that I'd enjoy it. I hope that's true.

    Yay for tinsel! Yay for quitting when things just aren't working out. There's more than one way to get your exercise in!

  5. It's so good to spend time and share things with friends, you sound to have had a lovely day.


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