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 5, 2012

Snow and ice

No walking for me yesterday morning.  We were up early and headed up to our land for the closing.  All went well and we are now the happy owners of 16 acres of land.  No snow at home but there was snow in western Maryland!!  Amazing what a difference there is  150 miles away!  We were early for the closing so we went to have a look at our land.  
Here we are driving up our road.
 Driving up our driveway.
The truck made it up the snowy hill fine.
We didn't do anything once we got there.  Just wanted to see our land in the snow.  I don't think we will be doing any work until spring.  But Ken is already busy designing a shed and cabin.  
It is always neat to drive through the Cumberland Gap on Route 68.  We are on the way home here.

Back to walking this morning and i went around the lake.  It was 28 degrees and cloudy.  The sun didn't come out until later in the morning.  A very quiet walk.  I saw more deer than people - four deer, three people.
The lake now has a thin coat of ice on it.  This picture is taken down at the narrow end of the lake from the footbridge.  Doesn't it look cold?
I walked 6.6 miles.
Sunrise 7:27
Sunset 4:58
The pantry shelves were getting mighty low so i looked through a cookbook or two and figured out some meals for the week, made up a list and headed out to the commissary.  It's nice now that all the renovations are done.  I took my time going up and down all the aisles.  Down in the meat department a man was having a good time telling people all about the new meat that is now being sold - alligator.  He said it tasted like chicken but i told him I'd pass on it. : )
There were no lines to wait on in the store today, but quite a bit of traffic.  
I finished reading my first book of the year.  Desecration by LaHay.  It is book number 9 in the left behind series.  I read the first 8 a few years ago and just never got around to the reading the last few books.  I have the next two in the series on my four shelves of books.  Book number 12  I'll have to buy so I'll have the whole series.  These are books I'll read again.  They really make Revelation come alive.

Later I'm going to make Taco Bake for supper.  It is very easy and a recipe i got off the back of a Bisquick box.
Till then I have a few things to get done around the house.  I also have fallen behind again on blog reading a bit so I'll get caught up with that too.

Hope your having a day where your cheeks hurt from smiling. : )
Everyone smiles in the same language.
~ Author Unknown


  1. I love where your locator thinks I'm from. Only once in a while does it get it just right. That makes me happy somehow.

    Congrats on the land now that it is a done deal! There'll be plenty of fun times ahead!!

    Your Taco Bake sounds yummy!

  2. That looks like a perfect place for a cabin. I am excited for you. I am going to make tortilla soup, so grandson can eat it. With his mouth wired shut it is a challenge to make things that have a punch of flavor. He is getting tired of ensure. Have a good day.

  3. Hooray for you!!! (The land purchase...) Oh this is going to be so much fun. The planning is almost as much fun, as the completion of projects.

    It's pretty in the snow!

    Wow, that issssssssssssss a GAP, hu? ,-)

    So the ice-cycles were maybe in Maryland?

    "Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink,
    That is the finest of suppers, I think;
    When I'm grown up and can have what I please
    I think I shall always insist upon these."

    ~Christopher Morley

  4. Every time I see pictures of your land I'm so happy for you. It looks beautiful adorned in white!

  5. Your land looks beautiful under a blanket of snow. I'm glad the closing went well.

    Western Maryland got much more snow than we got, and I don't feel bad about that at all. I also don't feel bad that our lake doesn't have a sheet of ice -- yet!

  6. Congrats on the purchase of your land.. I'm so jealous!!!! You all will love it!!!

    We drove to Tullahoma today to visit George's Daddy. When we drove off of the plateau where we live, there were icicles on the rocks just like the ones you pictured...


  7. I am so happy for you about the land and I look forward to see the progress with the cabin :)

  8. I love your posts with all the pictures. Your land it so beautiful, it will bring you so many great memories.


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