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, February 21, 2012

A cold start

Pretty cold out there when I first walked out the door with a temperature of 19 degrees.  It quickly warmed up though once the sun came up and by the time I was home it was already 32.
I walked my connect the path route and saw just a few people out walking dogs. 
Passed by three deer standing off to my right in the woods along a path.  They just stood there and watched me as I slowed down and slowly walked by. 
Took this picture from the sidewalk along the road.  You can barely see a couple of geese standing there in the water. 
Here in the close up you can see them better and also the thin coat of ice on the water.
Another quiet and peaceful walk to enjoy this morning.
I walked 6.7 miles.
Sunrise 6:52
Sunset 5:51
Not much time to do anything in the morning before it was time to go to my Tuesday morning knitting group.  Forgot to count how many people where there but the tables were full and there were two brand new people there. 
I made some weave-it squares.  It is time to start another afghan.  This time a small one for a baby.

It is hard for me to get any work done in the house once I go out in the morning.  I don't know why but when I get home I am just not in the mood to do work.  I'd rather do it the first in the morning before I have to go out.  I don't even mind working later in the day if I haven't gone out.  Just something about leaving and then coming back home.
I had a friend once who like to get her housework done in the night once her kids went to bed.   At the time our husbands worked the eve watch so he was out of the way too! : ) 
How about you? Do you have a time of day that you prefer?

That said I'm off to put clean sheets on the bed and then read.

A happy day to you.
I am only one,
but I am one.
I cannot do everything,
but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do
interfere with what I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale


  1. Hi Happyone,
    I am the same way. If I want to be sure something gets done, I must do it first thing or at least before I sit down in the morning. Once I go out, the day is pretty much shot.
    Mary Jo

  2. Hi Karen, I like to get things done in the morning also... But--we usually walk in the afternoons.

    We are not early birds now (lazy--ha) ---so getting started doing anything in the early mornings is hard!!!! ha

    Have a great evening.

  3. I'm very much a Morning Person.

    I kind of wake up with the sun. And (want to) go to sleep, when it does. Beginning with pep, and it all-goes-down-hill-from-morning. :-)

    "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

    ~Joseph Campbell

  4. Same with me - I have to get on with my housework in a morning. Afternoons are for gardening, walking, reading, and just a bit of 'me' time. If i've been out in the morning I can't seem to get motivated for housework when I return.

  5. I like mornings for chores best. Trouble is, I also like mornings best for reading blogs. So I cycle around. Off and on, off and on all morning long. I used to prefer evenings when the kids were in bed and my husband worked second shift, as well, but that was eons ago.

  6. Great writing and i like l paragraph Thanks for sharing


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