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 12, 2012

A walk and then home

It rained all last night and this morning when I looked out of the window it looked like it had stopped.  A warm morning with a temperature of 44 degrees, so I left off a couple of layers of clothing and headed out the door to walk around the lake.  There was still a mist coming down and I got a bit damp.  But that only lasted about two miles into my walk and a bit of a breeze kicked up which dried me off nicely.
It rained more than I thought it did because the stream along the path on the way to the lake was pretty full.
The first half of my walk I didn't see anyone at all, but the second half there were quite a few people out.  I guess they waited until it got light and the drizzle stopped.

I stopped to look out over the water and watch the geese on the footbridge at the narrow end of the lake.  As I was standing there the heron flew out from beneath the bridge I was standing on.  That was way cool!!
I counted seven deer run across the path in front of me and saw two more later on each on their own.
These two ducks always hang out together and I see them most days.  They are far away but I finally managed to get a picture of them.
Today I walked 6.8 miles.
Sunrise 7:27 (OH NO NOT AGAIN)
Sunset 5:05
It wasn't long after I was home that the sun came out and it turned into a beautiful day.

Just home today getting some things done around the house.  

I'll be making Salsa Beef Stew which is more like a chili tonight for supper.  It makes a lot so what we don't eat I'll freeze and have two more meals for some other time.  I've just put the recipe on MealsMatter but don't have a picture for it yet.  I'll take one tonight and post it by the recipe.  It usually takes them a couple of days though.

Hope your Thursday was a day you got to laugh often.
I think everybody should get rich and famous
and do everything they ever dreamed of
so they can see that it's not the answer.
~ Jim Carrey


  1. There's only One answer, but I do wish that everyone would be successful and rise to his or her highest potential.

    Ohh that must have been exciting when the heron took off!

    Hope that I remember to circle around and look for a photo because your supper sounds wonderful.

  2. The sun has returned here too. Hooray!
    Salsa Beef Stew sounds interesting. I'm off to check out the recipe.

  3. Love the Jim Carrey quote. It is so true. Have a good evening.

  4. Hi Karen, Glad you got to walk. It rained and rained and rained here --and then it snowed... We have 1-2 inches now and it's still snowing.

    Your beef stew sounds good on a cold winter's night. We'll have homemade chili tomorrow night... YUM.

  5. Guess those *below* us, didn't get the snow. Mary in NYC just got rain also. :-)

    "There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting."
    - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


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