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 10, 2012

A sign?

The sun rose and stayed out and I saw the moon again this morning There was no breeze at all and the temperature was 25 degrees. 
Saw a deer by the red footbridge again which ran back into the woods as I walked by.  I was happy to see a little rabbit!  Haven't seen one in a very long time.  He hopped right across the path in front of me.
Only a few people about this morning by the lake.  I saw Tom, my neighbor, who is a FAST runner and zipps around the lake in no time!!
Coming up to the park there is a sign saying that part of the path around the lake is closed.  I enter the park by the red arrow that says you are here. It is at the end of the path behind the church which I walk on to get to the lake.  The red line in the picture is where the path is closed around on the other side.  The closed part is 6 tenths of a mile long. 
 I was early enough walking that they hadn't started work for the day so it wasn't closed yet.  It is where they are fixing the drainage problem by the tennis courts which I posted a picture of the other day.  Now I see they have put big drains in under the path as well.
Just before reaching this work place there is another drainage problem and they will be working on that area too.  It's a much smaller area and we usually just stay to the right and jump over the wet part but it will be nice to have the problem fixed.  
It was clear and crisp out this morning and good walking weather.
When I got back home, there was an empty white garbage bag that had blown into my little front yard.  I thought maybe that was a sign that I should walk around my townhouse complex and pick up the trash.  So that is what I did.  I picked up quite a lot of trash for just a small area.  Now, at least for the day we are trash free!!
I walked 7 miles.
Sunrise 7:06
Sunset 5:38
We never did go out or watch The Help last night.  We thought we would save the movie for tonight after we go out for pizza.
I thought that Downton Abby was going to be on again last night (it is usually repeated then) but it wasn't, so I guess I won't get to see that episode. :( 

Well, I did the usual chores around the house and then I finished reading The Remnant by Tim LaHaye, book number 10 in the series.  This is one of my own books so I got a book read off those shelves I'm trying to read!!  Only one but it's a start.  Next I have a couple of library books I want to read.

I worked some on my cross stitch too.  The one I'm working on now is going to take quite a while so I won't be posting a picture for some time.

Hope your Friday was a good one and that you smiled often.
There is no trouble so great or grave
that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
~ Bernard-Paul Heroux


  1. I thought trash laying around where it shouldn't be was only a Tennessee problem. I'm glad to see that your walking path is being upgraded with better drainage. Too often things like that are just ignored.

  2. Glad your walking path is being fixed, Karen. That is GOOD!!!!! But--I admire you for walking when it's 25 degrees. I guess I'm getting too old. That is just too darn cold for me...

    Hope you enjoy The Help tonight --along with your pizza. Sounds like fun!!!

    Have a good weekend and stay WARM.

  3. Beautiful sunrise. Have a happy weekend.

  4. I have never seen Downton Abby - or heard of it until I was at knitting group and they were talking about it. So I googled it, pulled up the web site and I saw the first show of season 2 on my computer. I bet you can do the same thing on your computer.

  5. Why does the moon show, sometimes, in day time? Think that's so interesting. Didn't we always consider that the sun was visible in the day, and not at night? And visa-versa? How come????? :-)

    I know. Do a Google Search!!! ,-)

    Your quote... How I wish that I could have all troubles decreased, by a cup of tea. -pout- Never could get *into* tea.

    "How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man
    who insists on treating her
    as if she were a perfectly normal human being."

    ~Oscar Wilde

  6. Leave it to you to use that garbage bag to tidy up your neighborhood. See, you do make the world a better place :). From now on if I come across a bag outside I am going to do the very same thing.
    I have just recently started watching Downton Abbey and had a bit of trouble figuring out who everybody was. I went to the PBS.org website and have been watching the episodes that I've missed. It has made a world of difference to me. I think they have the season 2 episodes available until early March. I watched it yesterday as I ate lunch. Now, I'm hooked :).
    Have a great weekend.

  7. What a good neighbour you are I hope your neighbours appreciate all your hard work.

  8. What a good neighbour you are I hope your neighbours appreciate all your hard work.


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