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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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Counted Cross Stitch Finished

What a difference in temperature from yesterday morning when it was only 11 degrees.  This morning it was 40!!  It rained last night but had stopped this morning when I started walking.  It was cloudy but looked like it was about to clear up because I could see little breaks in the clouds.  I stayed on the sidewalks and just walked down to the end of Gray Rock, crossed the street, turned around and walked back home.
A very quiet walk.  Only saw two others out and they were both running.
I was about a mile and half from home and I started feeling a couple of rain drops here and there.  A mile from home the drops turned into a light drizzle and a half mile from home the drizzle turned into rain.  I was a bit wet by the time I got home, but at least I was on the way home and didn't have to stay wet for long.
I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 7:25
Sunset 5:10
It's Tuesday and my knitting group morning, but I didn't go today. I just wasn't in the knitting mood.  I really wanted to get the cross stitch finished so I stayed home to work on that.  It took me a lot longer to finish than I thought it would but I did finish!  I hung it up in the kitchen near my computer. 
I have another small counted cross stitch to do and then I'll be working on a large one that I started a couple of years ago and never got very far with it.  It is one of my goals this year to finish it.

When I get off the computer I am going to do a little baking.  Chocolate Chippers I'll be baking to bring with me tomorrow when I go get my hair dyed.  I like to bring a little something for all the workers.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A happy day to you.
Happiness is like a butterfly which,
when pursued, 
is always beyond our grasp,
but, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


  1. The cross stitch turned out beautifully and looks good in the red hoop. That is quite a weather switch. We had snow this morning and now are getting some misty rain.

  2. I am impressed by the cross stitch.
    I used to do a bit , but don't have the eyesight for it now.
    That's a beautiful picture, and of course the verse is too.

  3. I love it, very pretty! Love, Pam

  4. The cross stitch turned out so cute. I just read your previous post and had to laugh about your big strong glasses. I have a similar pair except mine are "wire rims". I wear them on the rare occasion that I pick up my cross stitch. It's the only way I can see it.

  5. Hi Karen, OH --how I love that little cross-stitched church... Awesome... Will you frame it????

    Have a great Wednesday.

  6. What a great idea to take a treat to your hairdresser. I'm going to keep that in mind next time I go!

  7. you just added a smile to my day with your happy thoughts, indeed everything is possible with God :-) lovely cross stitch piece...happy working on the large one,

  8. Glad you stayed home, and did what you wanted to do! If only we would all, do more of that. :-)

    If we listen to 'ourselves,' we know what will make us the most happy. Then all we have to do, is do it!

    Well, yes, I know. Sometimes the ironing has to come first. -chuckle- But! Even then! Right after the I-must-must-must-do-it-now thing... Do what makes us happy. :-)

    Mmmmmm, I have a *Grumpy* post today. Hope you have time to pop over and read it. :-)

    "I'm tired, tired, tired,
    of *new,* *new,* *new*..."


  9. Love the cross stitch, really pretty x

  10. That cross stitch is absolutely gorgeous!


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