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, January 20, 2012

Home and cleaning

Quite a bit warmer than yesterday morning with a temperature of 31 degrees as I headed out the door for my walk.  There was also a bit of a breeze out.  I made my way over to the lake and walked around it. Not many people out but there were a few runners and I saw a few of the regulars.  Friendly Runner was out and we exchanged a few words as she ran past me.  I'll have to find out her name one of these days.  As I've mentioned before she is the friendliest runner I've come across.  She actually seems to enjoy running.
Very quite as to wild life, just the usual birds and geese.  I took this picture standing on the red footbridge.  The geese all started swimming away when I got to the bridge.  If you look closely you can a crescent moon too.  I think the clouds in the background look like mountains.
After walking around the lake and heading back home I passed up the street to home and walked down one of the paths a little ways.  It was nice walking and decided to walk a bit farther to make up for yesterday's shortened walk.  I doubt whether I'll be walking tomorrow because we are supposed to be getting freezing rain over night and icy conditions are times when I don't walk.
By the time I got back home this morning the temperature went down a few degrees to 27.
I walked 8.1 miles.
Sunrise 7:24
Sunset 5:14
Well today I had no excuse and had to get that housework done so that's how I spent a good part of the day.  Nothing exciting but still it makes me feel good knowing its done.

I still left time for some reading and counted cross stitching too which I'll be doing a little latter.  I've been knitting on the baby blanket watching television in the evenings.

Hope all is well in your part of the world and that you smiled often today.
A smile from me to you.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  1. Yes, that quote makes perfect sense. No wonder I look like a donut.

    So you're trying to make up for the missed miles yesterday, aren't you? And you'll do that when you get back to walking for the missed miles tomorrow. Hmmm?

    Thanks for letting me know about the movie. I'll feel confident gifting it then.

  2. Wishing you will not get freezing rain, over (Fri.) night. Ugh... I really, really dislike freezing rain.

    For many reasons, but first, for fear of ice covered branches falling on ice covered power lines.

    Hope we mainly get snow...

    "January is a stretch of peace
    when one lives in the moment,
    forced by weather and whim to
    sit still and do some accounting."

    ~Catherine Calvert

  3. On first looking at the photo I thought they were hills behind the lake! It always feels good to finish something that is outstanding.


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