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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Monday, March 12, 2012


 Sunrise 7:23
It was 32 degrees this morning when I started my walk and because of the time change it was dark.  I complained of the darkness to Ken but then I walked out the door and the darkness didn't seem to matter so much anymore.  I first got to see the moon shining through the trees
 and not much later when I was over by the lake I got to see the sunrise.
The birds chirping away made me smile again and I saw a few deer, and the heron fly by me twice.  One time flying right under the red footbridge as I walked over it.
I walked around the lake until I got to the detour sign
and walked up through the woods on the path.  Here's just another picture along the detour.  I looked at my pedometer this time and it is .8 of a mile.  Just a tad longer than I guessed.
 Once I got back to the main path I walked around the barrier and went down the path a little way just to see how much is finished.  This part is finished now and has the new pavement put down.  I guess they are still doing stuff up at the other end.  I took the picture, 
then turned around and went back the way I had come, then walked the rest of the way around the lake and home.
I talked to a few people and we all like the detour path and will be using that at times even when we will be allowed to stay on the main path. 
It was a calm morning and nice and warm once the sun was out and shining.  I guess it really doesn't matter if it is dark when I start out.  Besides it won't be long before once again it will be light in the morning.
I walked 7 miles.
Ken didn't have any luck selling the truck on Saturday but he did get a few bites and a couple people took his name and number.  So who knows.

It is a spring like day outside, sunny and in the low 70's.  I went out on the deck and got the chairs and small table set up for sitting outside. 

Inside I took the white bedspread I had made off the bed and put this spring looking quilt on it. 
I'm off to sew some weave-it squares together.
Hope your day is filled with sunshine.
A smile from me to you.
 Hate cages all the good things about you.
~ Terri Guillemets
 Sunset 7:12


  1. The moon through the trees is so pretty. We don't change our laws here in Arizona. Good thing cause I would never get it figured out. Have a good day.

  2. Hi Karen, OH MY---love that quilt. Did you make it??? It is so pretty... Love those pastel colors.

    Does the time change bother you? It messes me up for weeks... I wish they'd just leave the time alone!!!!

    We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.


  3. I'm always excited to spring forward because of the extra hour in the evening but it does make it harder to get going in the mornings. Your soup yesterday sounds good - I agree that Italian sausage would be good in it.

  4. You do always see the bright side of things! That quilt is very springy and light. It's been so warm that I'll have to rethink bedding myself soon.

  5. This is the way, to look at the Time Change!!! You get to see the Moon, and the Sunrise. :-)

    Myself, I have just decided to not pay any attention to clocks, after the time change. Just live according to my Inner Body Clock.

    Except to know if the library is open yet... Or what time a fav tv show is on... Luckily, we have no health appointments this month, so I don't have to be watching-the-clock, to be on time for them, either.

    Yesssssssssss!!! I am fighting back! -grin- I'm living by Nature's Time and by my own Internal Clock Time.

    Of course, being *olden,* I can do this. If I had to be at a job, I'd not have such luxury. ,-)

    "When someone in the family has a hearing loss,
    the entire family has a hearing problem."

    ~Mark Ross, Ph.D.

  6. My hat is off to you for forging ahead despite the darkness. I am finding it a bit harder to get up these past few days, but hope to be adjusted soon.
    Your springy quilt is so pretty.

  7. What lovely pictures of your walk - not sure I could start in the dark tho' - I am not too keen of the dark. Your weather has really warmed up - we are having fine days but still have the March winds and coolness. I just love your bed cover.


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