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

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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
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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.
Happyone
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

5 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  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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