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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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Walking, knitting, and lunch

No special route this morning.  Walked part on the paths, part along the sidewalks and just roamed around where I felt like going. 
It was 28 degrees, no wind and once the sun came up it stayed out. 
I saw a fox along one path and farther along heard a woodpecker.  Stopped to see if I could spot him and did but he was way to high up in the tree for me to get a picture of him.  Sometimes I wish I had a good camera with a long lens.  I know I'm missing some good photos.  But I like my little camera and it is nice to be able to easily carry it with me on my walks.  I saw two hawk like birds sitting together on a branch. 
Walking through the school yard I got this picture of the morning moon.  Three kids were riding their bikes and stopped to see what I was taking a picture of.  One of them said "cool" and they continued on their way.
I only saw one other person along the paths.
Today I walked 6.7 miles.
Sunrise 7:27
Sunset 5:03
The same sunrise time AGAIN!
No time to do much of anything this morning because I had to leave for my Tuesday knitting group.  Tuesdays sure come around fast!  There were 15 of us there today.  Once again I knitted on the baby blanket.  It is going to be 44 inches long and I am a little bit more that half finished as you can see here that I have 24 inches of it done.
No library again when I left knitting but I did stop over at my friend Mary Jo's house to pick her up and we went out for lunch at AppleBee's.  We got there  about 12:30 and we were practically the only people there.  There is a Friday's on one side and an Olive Garden on the other and both of their parking lots were full.  Makes me wonder if AppleBee's is on the way out. 
We both got the half size Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad which is very good.  We always enjoy our lunches out and did this time too.  : )

So now I'm home and don't feel like doing anything constructive so I think I'll just sit and read for a while.  There is always tomorrow to get that ironing done!!

A happy Tuesday to you.
A smile costs nothing but gives much.
It enriches those who receive without 
making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he cannot
get along without it
and none is so poor that he cannot
be made rich by it.
Yet a smile cannot be 
bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value 
to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours,
as none needs a smile so much as he
who has no more to give.
~ Author Unknown


  1. People still say Thank You when I hold a door for them, both friends and strangers. But when I smile at a stranger, frequently they look blank or surprised or suspicious! We seem so afraid of each other in these terrorized times.

  2. Yes, my Dear, there is! Always tomorrow to get to that ironing. :-)

    I'm lacking in get-up-and-go too. -pout- But of course, I have that mahhhhhhhhhhvelous excuse of... I'm nearly 75. -grin- I do tend to use that excuse, to excess. -chuckle-

    Btw, you don't need to do anything on your blog look, for Valentines Day. You did it already! You are using a lovely pink/red here! I don't think I have ever seen anything but blue here, while I have be reading here. :-) And you know, I do love, love, love pink/red!

    "The night was clear and frosty,
    all ebony of shadow
    and silver of snowy slope;
    big stars were shining over the silent fields."
    ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

  3. That is my favorite meal at Applebee's... The Applebee's around here in TN seem to be doing okay.. SO--who knows?

    Sounds like you had a great day---walking, knitting, talking, eating... Life is good. Right???

  4. Love that blanket pattern!

    I think all restaurants are hurting this month. John said to our favorite waitress last night that we had beaten the rush. She said, "You are the rush!" Oh my. Seems that the place has been pretty slow in the New Year.


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