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 26, 2012

John and Petey

I thought it was going to be raining when I got up this morning but it wasn't so I didn't have to walk in the rain.  It was cloudy, damp and felt like rain but it held off until later in the day.  It was a warm morning with a temperature of 39 degrees and very still out.  I started out walking over to the liquor store to see if I could find any coins in the parking lot, but no luck.  So I then walked along my connect the path route.  A couple of trees had fallen down along the path here, and as you can see they have been already been moved off the path.
The crossing guard was in a chatty mood today again so I stopped and talked with her for a bit.  Some days she likes to talk and other days she barely says hello, so some times we talk and some we don't depending on her mood.

I saw John and Petey along one of the paths and today I asked them if I could take their picture for my blog.  They both said, "Sure, go right ahead." which is what I thought they would say. : )  Here they are at 90 years old enjoying their walk together. They always have a smile and a happy word or two to say. They are an inspiration to me and I hope to be out there walking at their age too!!
A couple of other people were out along the paths walking dogs.
No deer around this morning, at least none that I could see.  I heard a woodpecker but couldn't find him. 
Three people stopped at the cross walks to let me cross the street.  Wow, that is some kind of record for one day.  As I mentioned a few times, people don't usually stop.  Maybe they are getting used to seeing me walking around and stop because they feel like they know me.  I've had people come up to me when I'm out NOT walking and say hello to me and say they see me every morning on their way to work.
It works both ways because I see a lot of the same cars driving around in the morning too.
It was good to be out walking and today I walked 6.9 miles.
Sunrise 7:20
Sunset 5:21
It's one of those dreary cloudy days and I've been home doing stuff around the house.  I've held off on doing cross stitch till later so I have actually gotten some things done today.
Not sure what's up for later or if I have to cook supper.  Ken and his coworkers might be going out for happy hour after work today.  I've been invited so if they decide to go I'll meet them. 

That's about it for today so far.
Hope where you are it is a sunny day.
 Circumstances and situations do color life
but you have been given the mind
to choose what the color shall be.
~ John Homer Miller


  1. oh they are indeed ..an inspiration...as are you

  2. 90!! Really?? They look great and I can see why they inspire you. I'm so glad they posed for the picture because now I am inspired to walk more too.
    Sounds like a good walk today with pleasant crossing guards and courteous drivers.
    Believe it or not I just set down my cross stitch to start a pot of soup and check blogs while I wait for it to come to a boil. I must say I am enjoying the cross stitching a lot ... that is once I got the needle threaded. LOL. But, I am wearing my big funky mens glasses so that helps. :).

  3. John and Petey are 90? Good heavens. They don't look it. Yay for walking!

    Thirty-nine must feel warm after the other day. It's all relative, isn't it?

    I was rooting for you to find some change. Oh well. Next time!

  4. Hope I am that spry at 90. Glad you had a good walk.

  5. What a great looking couple and how lovely to still have each others company at 90 years of age - they sure don't look their age.

  6. John and Petey remimd me of my parents. Mom and Dad were walking together into their 90s as well.

  7. Hi Karen, I was going to say exactly what George said. John and Petey remind me of George's parents. They walked together well into their 90's...

    Have fun tonight...

  8. Thank you, and them, for the picture of John and Petey. What wonderful inspiration, they are! :-)

    It just seems to stay dreary and cloudy and rainy too, around "my neck of the woods". -pout-

    "Anyone who says they have only one life to live, must not know how to read a book."
    ~Author Unknown


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