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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Thursday, February 16, 2012


Yesterdays walk was on my connect the path route and it was 40 degrees and sunny.  I walked 6.6 miles.
This morning it was again on the warm side at 39 degrees but it was cloudy and damp.  No rain or wind though so that was nice.  The rain was nice enough to wait until later in the day. I walked over by the lake.  Couldn't walk around the lake because the path was closed for the drainage work.  This time they meant business because there wasn't just a sign at the edge of the path but they had it all blocked off.  So I turned around here and went back the other way.
 I walked passed the path leading home and just walked around up the other side of the lake going around some loops and just making it up as I went along.  Others were there doing the same thing and we passed by each other a few times.
I spotted the heron down by the waters edge.  He had just caught a fish and was having breakfast.
Since I wasn't walking any route and didn't realize how far I was walking I ended up walking a little farther than usual and walked 7.7 miles.  I had nowhere to go today so it didn't matter if I was later getting home.  It was great to be out there walking.  After 5 miles of walking I get that high that runners often talk about!
Sunrise 6:59
Sunset 5:45
Notice that the sun is finally rising before 7.
Yesterday I went to the commissary and it was a bit of a challenge finding everything I needed.  I did though with the help of a very nice lady who was stocking shelves.  The commissary opened yesterday after being closed for four days.  The renovations had all been done and now they wanted to rearrange the WHOLE STORE.  Nothing was where it should be.  There were a few items I just could not find after having walked up and down the aisles a few times.  That is when I asked for help.  The very nice lady actually walked around the store with me and showed me where to find things.  One item was molasses which had been in the baking aisle.  I looked over every inch of those shelves.  I couldn't find it because it was over in the breakfast cereal aisle.  I had a nice chat with the nice lady while we walked around finding things.  : )  She no sooner got done with me and was off helping another person.  So nice to come across these nice people every so often.
There were new carts too and there are three sizes of them now.  I got this medium sized one which is not as deep as the bigger ones.  I'm ready to load up my car.  I always park away from other cars but as you can see someone parked right next to me anyway. 
I put a load of laundry in the washing machine and when it was done and I opened the lid I had a surprise waiting for me.  A TISSUE in a million pieces all over the clothes.  I don't think I can even blame it on Ken, because I'm pretty sure it was me who left the tissue in my pocket after a walk.  I'm pretty good about checking but every so often one gets by me.  Oh well, things could be a lot worse!!!

Got doing this and that around the house this morning and forgot all about breakfast so didn't have anything to eat till a few minutes after 12:00 and I realized I was starving.  I made myself a breakfast/lunch of a pancake with strawberries.  I indulged a bit and even put a dollop of whipped cream on it.

This evening we are going out to Rams Head in Annapolis to see an old band from the 60's, Gary Pucket and the Union Gap.  Anyone remember them?  We are going with our friends Toni and Rob.  It should be fun.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A smile from me to you.
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
~ Harry S Truman


  1. Boy I wish I could wait until noon to eat, but my stomach starts sending signals by 10 if I haven't already eaten.

  2. Harry S Truman... do you know that is responsible for the loss of one of my jobs? No kidding. I saw that editor types didn't put the period after the S because S doesn't stand for a name, it is the name, but then I saw that Harry felt that that was contrived so he always put a period after the S. I did, too. I lost.

    I hate when they rearrange the grocery store. I do not see as well as I used to and these changes are challenges.

    Seven point seven just for the fun of it. So you walked 2.7 miles on a high? Hmmm...I wonder if that would happen to me.

  3. I like that the mornings and evenings are getting lighter - don't like the dark mornings and evenings. I remember getting a tissue mixed in with a black wash -it totally ruined a pair of trousers!

  4. It sounds like you may have walked another mile or two around the commissary :).
    I try to park away from the other cars too especially since I noticed that someone put a scratch on my car. Grrr ...
    I do remember Gary Pucket and the Union Gap, but couldn't tell you any of their songs off the top of my head. Hope you are enjoying the concert.

  5. I hate those paths closed signs! :) but you had a great walk anyway. Sure I remember that band. Hope it was fun. I rarely get a runners high but do get the walkers high. I do a lot of running but always enjoy walking more. Art

  6. Oh My Goodness.... I have washed a Kleenix also; NOT FUN!!!!! ha

    When they totally rearrange a grocery store, do they not realize that it drives us crazy????? Don't they realize that we don't like CHANGE???? ha ha

    Enjoy your evening. I remember the name, Gary Puckett, but can't remember the band.


  7. there is always such wonderful upkeep being done, where you walk. which is so wonderful!

    hope you had a good time. i remember the name of the group, but not them, themselves.

    please excuse no caps, while i *suffer along* on the laptop. -grinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn-

  8. I might be going to the commissary on Monday, just to check it out for the fun of it. Looking forward to it!


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