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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Friday, February 24, 2012


Another 45 degree morning but this one was cloudy and as I started out a bit drizzly.  That didn't last long and by the time I was at the lake it stopped and the sky looked as if the clouds were making way for the sun.
That was not to be.  The clouds kept the sun hidden and about 2 miles from home it started drizzling, the wind picked up a bit and by the time I got home it was raining.  I didn't get all that wet though, just damp.

I didn't even bother trying to walk around the whole lake to see if I could get by the work zone and just stayed on the one side and walked a couple loops here and there.  In the picture I'm looking down at the lake and the path which I had just walked along a while ago.  Off in the distance just to the left a bit you can see the red footbridge I have walked over many times.
A few people here and there but I think the weather kept most people from coming out this morning.  The usual ducks and geese were scattered here and there too and I saw a cardinal and a chickadee.

Not long after I started walking as I got to the traffic light I saw Ken stopped at the light on his way to work.  I waved but he didn't see me.  Light changed, he left, I got on the path behind the church and a few minutes later I heard a BANG and knew that a car had crashed into another one.  You just know that sound.  THEN I heard a car sliding, waited for the other bang but it never came.  That one stopped in time.  I said a quick prayer for the people involved and a thank you that Ken had just made it past there.

I walked 6.1 miles.
Sunrise 6:48
Sunset 5:54
 I'm at home today and put aside all my good intentions of getting some work done around the house.  I've been spending most of the day reading.  I have a library book that is due today and we are going to the library when Ken comes home from work and I'm trying to finish it.

A happy day to you.
No person who can read is ever successful
at cleaning out an attic.
~ Ann Landers


  1. Yikes, that was a scary start to the day.... Even knowing it wasn't him. Yikes....

    We are finally getting the rain, rain, rain here, in late afternoon on Fri. I have a shawl on, cause it feels damp or cool or something. And the heat IS on.

    I am way too old, to be cold, as I say. ,-)

    "One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats." ~Iris Murdock

  2. It is good that you can huddle down when the weather is so bad. A good book and a cup of cocoa make the world seem better.

  3. Thank you amazing blog, do you have twitter, facebook or something similar where i can follow your blog

    Sandro Heckler

  4. Bad weather here, too. Guess it's everywhere on the East Coast tonight. Sometimes I see John in traffic and he doesn't see me either. I bought a steam cleaner today so spent my day experimenting. I'd rather have been reading.

  5. The wind is whipping tonight as I'm reading your blog. I hope the weather is much better in the morning for your walk.

    And you know what they say about good intentions. I'm glad you had a day of reading. That's a Happy thing!

  6. Hi Karen, We didn't have any rain today---but it was very windy and got colder as the day passed. Tonight, it's supposed to get down into the 20's... Quite a change from the 70's we had yesterday.

    Glad Ken wasn't in that wreck.. Scary!!!!

    Have a great weekend.

  7. Hope you were successful in finishing your book and so glad that Ken wasn't involved in the wreck.

  8. A day reading a favourite book sounds good to me. Your lake look so lovely you are very lucky to have such a wonderful start to your day. I so hope no one was hurt in the smash.


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