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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Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Iron

Wow, what a difference in temperature from yesterday!  Only 25 degrees, that's a difference of 35 degrees.  The wind has moved on and it was a nice crisp sunny morning, yet another great morning for walking. : )
I was up and out a little later than usual at 7:10 and walked along the sidewalk this morning to the end of Gray Rock and back again. 
Quite a few others were out walking too.  Every time I walk this way I see a women walking and we always say good morning.  Once in a while I see her walking with a friend and today they were walking together.  We stopped to have a little chat.  Lots of people were out walking dogs and I saw a few people out riding bikes as well.
With such changeable weather and warm weather it has confused the bulbs because look here, I think these are daffodils starting to pop up through the ground.  I'm pretty sure this is way too early for that to be happening.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 7:18
Sunset 5:23
Didn't get a change to read yesterday after all, just ran out of time.  We went out to try to buy an iron.  Didn't see any that I liked. They all look strange like things from outer space.  My old iron was a Black and Decker which I liked and wanted to buy another.

I made us pancakes with strawberries for breakfast this morning and then we headed out to look for an iron again.  I really needed to have one because now there are six shirts hanging over the chair waiting to be ironed.  We had to stop in at BJ's and I looked there and what do you know.  There was a Black and Decker iron for me.  It is the most normal looking iron I could find.  One nice thing I like about this is that it has a retractable cord.  After I took the picture, posted it and saw it sitting here I realized that I have the Spanish side of the box showing.
So now that I have a new iron, I suppose I should go iron and check it out.  Well, on second thought I think I'll just wait until Monday.

Well, now that we are home I have a few chores to do around the house and then maybe I'll find some time to read today.  The cross stitch that I though I'd have done in a day or two will probably take more like 4 or 5 days.

Hope you're having a sunny day.
A smile from me to you.
Who being loved, is poor?
~Oscar Wilde


  1. I am some weary of the Rowenta I currently have. It has a mind of its own about being off or on. A regular iron would be great.

    You sure are having some temperature swings there. It's a lovely day here today, too, all things being relative. Some of the ice may get melted off and that would be a very good thing indeed.

  2. The daffodils are pushing up over here too, although I think we will soon have some cold weather which may slow things up.

  3. I've seen daffodils in bloom here. Usually I see the firt one around Valentine's Day, so I think things are early this year.
    How great that you walked into BJs and there was your iron. Love when that happens.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Boy you are right about the look of irons. They seem to be all "muscle-y", big, ... just crazy looking.

  5. I can't tell you the last time I used an iron, everything I have is wash and wear or dry cleanable. I know you iron all Ken's shirts, bless you woman - Ken's a lucky guy!

  6. New and mostly simple iron! Hooray! Love the RED on it. And I'm sure you do too! It's nice to have a bit of fun, like looking at a fav color, while doing chores. :-)

    Weather is cold here again. 'Tis weird. 'Tis weird. But, we take what we get. :-)

    "Stories never really end…even if the books like to pretend they do.
    Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page."

    - Cornelia Funke (Inkspell)

  7. Daffodils are in bud here but with very cold, frosty weather forecast for this next week I think they will delay bursting open until the weather warms up again. Love the iron it looks just like the normal iron I like tho I havn't seen a Black & Decker one before. Happy ironing.


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