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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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sarting two new little projects

Up and out walking first thing this morning as usual.  It was 38 degrees with a bit of a wind.  I walked my connect the path route and was protected a bit from the wind on the path in among the trees.
I saw four deer and the red fox.  The fox looked so pretty with his thick fur and his full lush tail.  He didn't hang around long though and was gone in a wink running back into the woods.
Saw quite a few people out along the paths too and stopped for a chat with a couple of them.  The crossing guard was in the mood to talk so I stopped for a short chat with her also.
One driver raced to get to the corner before I did so she didn't have to stop for me, went through the stop sign and almost got hit by a car coming down the street!
Then later a man in a van stopped at the cross walk to let me cross.  : )
I reached the 100 mile mark walking for the year and with today's walk of 6.4 miles I've walked 105.7 miles.  I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk this year down at the bottom of my blog in case anyone is interested.
Sunrise 7:25
Sunset 5:11
Thanks for all the nice words and compliments on the completed counted cross stitch yesterday. : )

We watched the other movie we got from the library last night, Get Low.  We thought it was going to be a funny movie.  It wasn't funny but we both thought it was very good.  Its about a man who has been a hermit for 40 years and decides he wants to have his funeral while he's still alive.  There is a mystery surrounding the man and little bits of it is revealed throughout the movie.  The movie actually is a sad one and I cried a bit.  Good though and worth seeing.
Those gray roots of mine keep showing up again and again so off to the hairdressers I went today.  It is nice going though because I get to catch up with Cheryl.  I take some knitting along with me and do that while waiting.  I usually knit dish clothes because they are small and easy and don't require much thought.
Started a new one today and this is how much I got done.
 Came straight home from getting my hair dyed and had lunch.  I am going to start the next little counted cross stitch later on this afternoon.  I can't wait to get started on it. I'm putting off housework for another day.  : )  I'll have a busy day tomorrow!!
Hope your day is a good one and that you're doing something you enjoy.
A smile from me to you.
Some people, 
no matter how old they get,
never lose their beauty,
they merely move it from their faces to their hearts.


  1. I love your words at the close of your blog. Just caught up with yesterdays blog and I agree with everyone else - your cross stitch is a beautiful piece of work. Well done with the walking - such a healthy start to your day.

  2. Congratulations on reaching 100 miles already. You just need to keep an eye on the cars wen crossing a street! I, too, like your final words. Thank you.

  3. Mmmmm... There's your lovely morning moon picture!!!!!!!

    I was facing south when I took mine, out patio door. Wonder if you were sort-of facing South too. :-)

    Congratulations on the milestone!!!

    Gentle hugs,

  4. I sure wish I could do counted cross stitch but had to give it up many years ago when my eyes refused to cooperate with me.

    Good work.

  5. Oh and I have known such people...

    You crack me up with your putting off to tomorrow. I do it, too, I just didn't know that you would. Grab the moment for fun while you can...

  6. You know I've found that the housework always waits for me, isn't that just so generous of it. It certainly realizes that there are more important things.

  7. Your walking is such an inspiration... Congrats on doing so well.

    Love your new projects... I am hoping to finish my blogging this week in time to work on my Genealogy... That's my BIG project!!!

  8. As always, it was wonderful seeing you. Thank you for the chippers! They were a treat for all of us.

  9. Came back to check your Comments Page.

    And LUCKY you. Blogger did not install that *new comment thingy* here!

    I didn't even want it, and Blogger still installed it, in my blog comments. And now, many of my Dear Readers can't comment in my blog.

    If you don't know what I'm talking about, please read at the top of my Sidebar. And click on the link, I give there.

    Please and thank you!

    Gentle hugs,
    A "Grumpy" Auntie

    "I don't care if Blogger is free or not! This is not acceptable!"

  10. That picture at the beginning of todays blog is very pretty...well done on the long walks, I try to keep up with you....but I can't !!!


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