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, February 23, 2012

A sunny day

Even warmer today at 45 degrees.  Sunny and a slight breeze.  A beautiful walking morning!!  I walked my connect the path route and encountered only a handful of people, but lots of deer.  22 of them!  That must be some kind of a record for me. There were 13 of them all together between a row of houses.  They scattered in all directions when they saw me.  Another group of 5 and another of 3 and then one on its own who stopped to get her picture taken.
Some things made me smile this morning as I walked along.
  • Two Bluebirds
  • Hearing a woodpecker off in the distance
  • Someone stopping in the cross walk to let me cross
  • Having a little chat with Petey and John
  • Feeling sunshine on my face
  • Finding a nickel
  • A couple of kids riding bikes to school who said hi to me.
I walked 6.7 miles.
 Sunrise 6:49
Sunset 5:53
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Even though it was pretty windy outside today it was a beautiful sunny spring like day.  I went out front and tidied up the very SMALL front garden of our townhouse.  Trimmed all those ugly yews way back so I have plenty of room to plant some annuals later when spring is really here.
This part of the front is to the left of my front door and steps.
And this is to the right side.

Later in the spring after I've planted flowers I'll post the pictures.  I don't HAVE to do anything in the garden because landscape people come and take care of it.  They came by last week and kind of trimmed things but did a pretty bad job of it.  I think they got things ready for mulching and will do that any day now.  I wanted to get out there and trim things up before that.  They keep it neat but that's about it.  There are quite a few people who at least plant a few flowers.  Sometimes I miss my big yard at the old house but other times I'm glad I just have a little one. 

Back inside the house I had to iron some shirts and do a few other things around the house.
My knitted slippers have both got holes in them so I've started knitting another pair which are teal and light aqua.

Ken won't be home for supper tonight.  He got a White Hat Award at work which is when a fellow worker recognizes another worker for doing something extra at work.  Since Ken is always doing something extra I'm not really sure what this award is for!  Anyway tonight is the night that they take him out to dinner and say nice things about him. : )  It is for work people only so I don't get to go with him.  They are going someplace in VA and should be home late so I'll have the evening to myself.

A lot of times when Ken isn't home for dinner I make a breakfast dinner for myself and that is what I'm going do tonight.  I will be making waffles.   There is some vanilla ice cream in the freezer and I think I might put a scoop of that on the waffle because I don't have any whipped cream.  Yummy that sounds good.  I guess it will be more of a dessert than a supper.

Hope your day was filled with sunshine too and that you found many things that made you smile.
Happyone
Modesty and unselfishness -
these are virtues which men praise -
and pass by.
~Andre Maurois

6 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a lot of deer!
    I like the things that made you smile and like the fact that you appreciate them, no matter how small. It always makes me happy to see bluebirds.
    It sounds like you and Ken both do a lot to help others. How nice that they recognize this at his place of employment.
    Enjoy your dinner. Sounds yummy.

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  2. Looks to me as if you have the perfect size Yard!!! Just enough to play with. Not so much as to become any kind of a chore.

    You had nice weather in the morning and we had rain. But then it cleared up. More rain tomorrow/Fri. is predicted.

    Ouch and gigggles... That is a hard quote which you use today. ,-)

    My quote of today, I adore because I have never been able to SPELL! How delightful to find that a famous author, must have had troubles with spelling too. :-)))))

    "The only stupid thing about words is the spelling of them." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

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  3. Enjoy your quiet evening at home. Hope that Ken fills you in on what he did extra. It must make you smile to know that he is being honored this way.

    What a lot of deer. A regular deer convention.

    I remember your lovely cottage garden. I can see why you'd miss it and I can see why you're fine with things as they are now. All things in their season.

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  4. I've always enjoyed gardening but we decided on a much smaller garden when we downsized living accom. We hoped to be able to travel more and as gardens need constant attention we downsized on the outside area too. Congratulations to your husband on his award - shame you couldn't go but your supper sounds like pure indulgence - yum yum

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  5. What a nice path to walk, I love deer. Your walks sound so peaceful. I see you and your husband like to walk around Lowes,also. I'm excited about going there for some more flowers soon.

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