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 14, 2012

A new library

I went to bed an hour later than usual last night, got up an hour later this morning so started walking an hour later too. It was nice walking all in the sun for a change.  I was going to walk my connect the path route but when I walked out the door my feet took me in a different direction.  I walked over to the liquor store and found a quarter and a penny in the parking lot.

The wind died down from yesterday and the sun was out but it was still pretty cold with a temperature of 24 degrees, but I was still nice and warm with all my layers on.

I walked down some paths and roads and then walked down this trail behind the school.  New wood chips had just be added.  They made a crunching sound as I walked because they were slightly frozen. 
I saw five deer and a bright red cardinal but no people along the paths or trail.  As I cut through the school yard I came across people out with their dogs.  Every Saturday morning they meet here and let their dogs off their leads so they can run around and play.
It was a nice bright crisp morning and it felt good to be outside walking.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 7:26
Sunset 5:07
This morning when I got back home I realized I had forgotten my key.  It was a good day to forget it because Ken was home to let me in. : )

I made us French toast for breakfast and then we went out and about doing some errands.  One stop was the library. One of the libraries near home was closed for a while so they could build a brand new one right next store to the old one which just opened last month. We stopped by there today to check it out.  It was huge, bright and warm with lots of brand new books and I just couldn't leave without checking a couple out. Here's the entrance to the library.  Another good thing about it is that there is plenty of parking!!!
I live within five miles of three libraries!!  This one is only 3.5 miles from home and the second closest.

Ken picked out a couple of old movies at the library and we'll probably watch one tonight.  Get Low with Bill Murray and Robert Duvall.  On the box it says, "Funny and Touching.  Watching Murray spar with Duvall is pure pleasure."  The other movie is  Being John Malkovich.  I saw this years ago and though I don't really remember much about it I remember thinking that it was one of the worst movies I'd ever seen.  I wonder if I'll still feel the same way.

That's it for today.  I'm going to go and do a little counted cross stitch now before supper.

Hope your Saturday has been good to you.
A smile from me to you.
There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.
A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo.
Even a bicycle goes too fast.
~ Paul Scott Mowrer


  1. Yes, you will because that's still my assessment of it and I don't remember a lot more about it than that I didn't like it. Kind of creeped me out as I recall.

    I'm not surprised that you couldn't resist checking out some books at the new library. I'm looking forward to checking out some books at our library if it ever opens again. I have a nice long list of books to look for.

  2. That new library has a handsome entrance and how great there is lots of parking. I often buy books at our public library, and the money goes to the book fund. Oh, you know I love libraries, I am a librarian.

  3. It's now about 6pm on Sat. I will be thinking of you, early tomorrow morning! 'Twill be frigid!!!!!!

    Do you cover your face,in such very cold weather?

    P.S. And no I don't know what my quote is about! LOL

    "Smooth ice
    is paradise
    for those who dance with expertise."
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche

  4. Ohhh does the new library have Jessica Verday's "The Hollow" trilogy, perhaps? :-)

  5. You without a book would be like a day without weather, never happens. I was looking for your 2012 book challenge. Did you decide against it this year? Wow, looks like a fairly new library, very modern and huge. I didn't like Being John Malkovich either. I've never seen Get Low. Looking forward to your review.

  6. That was a nice walk!
    Thank you for sharing!


  7. Dog walking is a great way to meet new people. A very modern looking library building - I like it.

  8. How wonderful to have so many libraries so close. This one looks AWESOME!


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