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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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Days

Thank you all for the well wishes for my leg injury.  I think you all know how much I'm missing my walks and want to get back to them.   Today wasn't the day to get back to a 6 mile walk though.  I may not be able to take my morning walk but I've had compensation.
Yesterday late afternoon I got a call from David.  He was back in town but this time brought the kids with him.  : ) 
They all came over and stayed for supper.  The kids and I played a few card games before supper - go fish, crazy 8's, and war.  We each won a game.  After supper David and Ken joined us and we all played Chinese checkers.
It takes quite a while with 5 people playing.  It was fun and I loved every minute of it.  Japhy was starting to get tired and they left about 8:00.  They left with a bag of gramma's chocolate chip cookies which they knew I would have for them. 
I didn't mind them leaving because they promised me they would return this morning for a pancake breakfast! 
So I made pancakes and watched this pile of them disappear.
They introduced me to Geocaching which you can learn about HERE if you don't know what it is.  There happened to be three places all within a half mile of my house.  So we all went for a walk to find these geocach hiding places.  When David read the first clue about it being near a very old big tree on one of my walking paths I knew right away which tree they were talking about.  So the four of us set off walking to find the hidden cach.
Here is the tree with David, Japhy and Scout.  David is pointing to the tree and is using his pointer finger though at first glance it doesn't look like it!!!
Near it hidden in a fallen tree Scout finds what we have been looking for.  
Japhy pointing to it too.
This one didn't have any treasure inside to trade but just a paper to sign so others know we found it.
Down this path here we found another one which took a while because it was well hidden.  
 I found this one and it had a small charm in it.  Since we didn't have anything to trade I am going to go back tomorrow and put a little something in it for the next people to find.
The third one was hidden somewhere in the little shopping center courtyard across the street from my house but after looking for it for quite a while we had to give up because we just couldn't find it.  I'll have to go back and look again sometime.
It was really fun to do and it was nice getting outside to walk even just for a little bit.  I was a little slow but managed to walk 3 miles by the time we got back home.
After drinks it was time for them to leave.  They were going to the Baltimore Aquarium this afternoon and then back home.  They leave me sitting home here now with some more happy memories! : )  How blessed I am to be their mom and gramma.

My leg feels quite good with the bit of walking I did but I think I'll rest it for the rest of the afternoon. I have some knitting and reading to do.
I think tonight it would be a good idea to go out for pizza.

Have a wonderful day, my friends.
Happyone
It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother,
that's why the world calls her grandmother.
~ Author Unknown

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely day you and David and the children had. Japhy and Scot are good looking like their gramma.
    Geocaching sounds like fun!
    Mary Jo

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  2. Just when you need diversions, up pops an adventure hunt with grands! They are so cute. Bet that they love the search. At first, I thought your Chinese Checkers game was an old game called Aggravation.

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  3. That is great your son and grandkids visited for all those games, pancakes and geocaching.

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  4. That sounds like a whole lotta fun. I can't think of anything nicer than a visit from your kids and grandkids. Yours sure are cute!
    Glad to hear your leg is feeling better. I think the pizza might just help it along to a full recovery :).

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  5. What a lovely time you had! And they had too. :-)

    I'm so glad you did get out for a bit of a "walk." Hope it allows you to not push on your leg, too soon. :-)

    Cute Grands, and cute Kid too, btw. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie"

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  6. Oh and the *thing* about David's pointing finger... That is so funny.

    In the smaller version of the pic, it did have a bit of an *iffy* look to it, didn't it? -gigggles- But when the picture was enlarged, all was well. -more giggles-

    I think this is soooooooo funnnnny!

    "Auntie"

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  7. Yes---rest that leg as long as you need to... You don't want to have permanent damage...

    Chinese Checkers is fun --and I know you enjoyed seeing David and the kids.... Great pictures..

    We have not tried Geocaching--but know people who have and love it.

    Take care..
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. I am sorry about your leg.
    It looks so nice beeing out in the woods with your family. That tree is really big! We do not have trees that big in Norway.

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  9. What a lovely family you have and how nice to spend fun time with them. The pancakes look delicious.

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