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, April 20, 2012

Down comes the tree

A little misty in places this morning but it didn't last long.  The sun cleared things out in no time and it was a beautiful morning.  Our inside/outside thermometer quit working (probably just batteries) so don't know what the temperature was but my guess would be 44.
Walked around the lake and what a great walk it was.  Lots of people out and I was amazed at how many people I knew! and thought if I didn't walk I would never know these people.
Quite a few fishermen about also.  Most along the shore line but a few boats out on the lake as well.

Three geese were standing around together as I was walking along and when I stopped to take their picture, two of them quickly left, but this one just stayed there waiting as if he wanted his picture taken.  I thanked him for standing still, he looked at me and then walked down to the water.  How cool is that!?
 I also saw the white egrets and the heron again.  This is becoming a daily thing now.

I got home a little bit later than usual today because I stopped to watch some workers cut down a tree.  It was along the path on the way home along the stream.   I walked passed the man cutting the tree with a chain saw and passed the truck.  Then stopped on the foot bridge to watch and took these pictures.  There was a rope tied to the truck to help the tree fall just where they wanted it to.
Tree standing

Tree falling

Mission accomplished
It was cool to see it come crashing down!!   I just never know what I'll see on these walks of mine.
I walked 6 miles.
Another day at home for me today.  I've finished the cleaning that I didn't get done yesterday - cleaning the bathrooms.  NOT my favorite thing to do but I always feel great when I'm done and the bathrooms are sparkling.  Also dusted the living room and did the ironing.

I made a loaf of bread in the bread machine and had a slice of fresh bread with butter and jelly for lunch.  Oh those simple pleasures during the day. : )
Also baked a batch of Chocolate Chippers.  I must admit I did eat one this time and some dough too.  I put them in the freezer so I wouldn't be tempted to eat more.  I always like to keep some in the freezer just for emergencies!! : ) 

And now here I am on the computer.  I might even have a little time for some reading before Ken gets home.  Its a nice sunny day so I'll be out on the deck.

Hope this Friday is treating you good and that you found your happiness for today.
Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore


  1. Excellent picture of your friend, the goose. You've already accomplished a lot today.

  2. You are becoming a Goose whisperer. He really was posing proud and handsome.

    What sort of emergency requires chocolate chip cookies?

  3. farewell dear tree
    and chippers...yum
    your days always sound so nice

  4. Isn't walking in the woods one of the most pleasant things? That and eating chocolate chip cookies! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. The cookies sound so good. Thanks for the recipe link. Your walk this morning sounds very exciting.

    Have a nice weekend.

  6. Hi There, I'll agree... When we are out walking, it's no telling what we may encounter. That's why being out in nature is so much fun...

    Sounds like you had a great day. Bet those Chocolate Chippers are good... YUM.


  7. You do see some interesting things on your walks.
    Sounds like another productive day at your place. I agree it's always a good feeling to have sparkling bathrooms.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Tree removal. A process, for those who know how. Not just anyone can do it, and have it turn out well. ,-)

    Fun that you got to watch the process.

    Gentle hugs,

  9. So rewarding to accomplish so much in a day plus an interesting walk with so much to see. I can't resist freshly baked bread and chocolate chip cookies yummy!

  10. Rob and I were in Havre de Grace last week and saw the stump of a tree that must have been hundreds of years old. It was a sad sight. I would have loved to see the process of it being taken down and removed.


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