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 27, 2012

A rainy walk

A rainy morning walk for me today but it was very warm with a temperature of 60 degrees!!  Too warm even to wear my rain slicker and pants.  Just wore my tights and shorts with a sweat shirt to help keep me dry.   I had my big umbrella along but it didn't keep me all that dry because at times there were some gusty winds that just blew the rain on me and a couple of times my umbrella was almost blown right out of my hands.  If I sound like I'm complaining, I'm not.  It was a fun walk!  I love to hear the rain on the umbrella and it wasn't freezing rain and there was no ice and I was able to walk.  It was still a great morning for walking.
I didn't see any other people out along the paths.  Today though there were plenty of deer about.  I saw a group of a dozen all standing around together.  Then later on I saw two together and then a lone one.
No special walking route today, just walked here and there and all about.
This time when I walked passed the liquor store there was a quarter sitting right there in a puddle just waiting for me to find. : )
I walked 6.7 miles.
Sunrise 7:19
Sunset 5:22
I did meet Ken and his coworkers for happy hour last night and the hour turned into four hours.   There were 15 of us there and it was a good time.  Nice that I was invited too.  : )  It was at Ram's Head and I had a Turkey Reuben sandwich which I think is the best place to get one around here.

Yesterday in the middle of ironing my iron just quit working so I'll be out looking to buy a new one in the next couple of days.  I've had my iron for years and I'm sure even irons are completed things now a days with lots of options! : )  I have no idea the price of irons either so I am telling myself not to be shocked at the price of them either.

By late morning the sky was started to show some blue among the clouds and now it's sunny and the wind is still around.

I'm home today just doing this and that around the house.

Time for lunch now and then I'll do some cross stitch.  It's coming along nicely and I should be done in the next day or two.  I haven't read for a few days so I hoping to find some time for that too.

Enjoy your Friday.
A smile from me to you.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
~ Carl Jung


  1. Sixty degrees? Wow! It's raining here, too. I was happy to find that it'll be warming up so that it won't be freezing as it did all morning. It got a little scary there for a while.

    Yay for a good time last night, too.

  2. Glad you had fun at happy hour(s) last night. Always nice to get out with friends.
    I'll be curious to see which iron you pick. Mine is old. It still works, but it seems to leak water all over what I'm ironing. I'm secretly wishing it would croak so I could replace it.
    Enjoy your stitching and reading.

  3. What a gorgeous photo. Your walk today sounded so refreshing. I, too, enjoy walking in the rain - feeling the rain on my skin. We have a lot of snow and freezing rain here but, I still enjoy zipping out for my walks.

    It was great to hear that you and your friends had a great time at the Ram's Head. You deserve a night out full of fun!

    Sorry to hear about your iron. They do cost a lot more than before but knowing you, I suspect you'll find a good bargain.
    Have a wonderful day, my friend and keep trackin'.
    Love Susan

  4. As you know, we love walking in the rain.. We finally bought some good hiking rain jackets for Christmas...

    BUT--when it's windy, an umbrella doesn't help much--as you know!!! ha

    Glad you had a good evening last night... Sounds like fun and the sandwich sounds good.

    I hate to admit how long it has been since I picked up an iron. Neither of us (since we no longer work) wear anything which needs ironing... YEAH!!!

    Have a great weekend.

  5. You must have gotten the rain we had on Thursday. The rain is over, but the temperatures have dropped. It's not bad, but definitely not in the 60s.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

  6. We were rain covered, on Fri. too. But unlike Vee, we did not get an Ice Storm out of it. -sigh-

    Hooray for the fun Happy Hour!!! ,-)

    I do hope you weren't shocked by price of irons! -grin- Or *defeated* by the array of *options* they now have, either.

    I so dread having to get something new, 'cause they always seem to want to *offer* a lot more this-and-that, than I'm looking for. lol...

    Hope you had time for reading! I'm loving my present book! And have another one, just waiting. PERFECTION, hu?!? :-)

    “I live in two worlds. One is a world of books...........It’s a rewarding world, but my second one is by far superior. My second one is populated with characters slightly less eccentric but supremely real, made of flesh and bone, full of love, who are my ultimate inspiration for everything.”
    ~ Gilmore Girls

  7. Hi Happy One,
    I wish I could address you by your name. :o) Thanks for your comment on my blog about your son's letter. That is cute.
    Wow, you walk every day and so far. I wish I had that energy...have never been a very strong person. But i accept the way God made me. :o)
    I don't iron, but my husband likes to. He swears by Rowenta, made in Germany. So does Martha Stewart for what it's worth.

    Have a wonderful day!


  8. I'm lovin the wonderful (warm) winter we're having, no complaints here, even with the rain and winds.

  9. It's always good to make time to meet up with friends.


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