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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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Finished my book

57 degrees and sunny when I started my walk this morning and it was 65 by the time I got home again.  By then some clouds had come along and the wind picked up.
I walked along one of my connect the path routes which connects a few paths together crossing the least amount of streets.  It is fun finding different ways to connect the paths up.

Everything is so lush and green and full that it is hard to spot the deer now.  I didn't see any at all but I did see a few rabbits.  Two Gold Finches flew by and I heard a woodpecker but couldn't find it.  The birds seem to extra chirpy lately.  I guess they enjoy these beautiful mornings too.

Passed quite a few people along the paths, all people I've seen before but only knew the names of a few.
My phone rang and it was my friend Lin calling.  She was out walking too and we "talked and walked" for about a mile.

As usual it was great to be out there and I walked 6.3 miles.
Tuesday is knitting day but I ended up not going.  We meet outside again now that's May and it was cloudy and windy out today and just not quite warm enough for me to sit outside and knit.  It seems the only time I'm not cold is when I'm walking!! : )

So I stayed home and finished the book I've been reading -  One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.  The book is fiction but got its start on an actual event.  Back in 1854 at a peace conference between a Northern Cheyenne Chief and the US Army, the chief requests the gift of 1000 white women as brides for his warriors.  In true life the request was denied, the women never came, the conference broke up and everyone went home.  In the book the white women DO come and are traded for 1000 horses.  The story is told in the form of journals written by May Dodd, one of the woman.  I liked it a lot and the book was hard for me to put down.

After reading I did my exercise DVD, had some lunch and got some work around the house done.  Seems there is always SOMETHING to do.

Don't have to cook anything for dinner tonight because last time I made some Spinach/Bean soup I made plenty for two meals and froze it.  There is also a couple of homemade rolls left in the freezer and they will be thawed out too.

And that's been my day so far.
Hope your having a good one too.
It's not how much we have,
but how much we enjoy
that makes happiness.


  1. The book sounds very interesting. I love to read, one of my greatest pleasures in life.

    Still need to get my knitting out as you have inspired me to finish the other house slipper to go with the one I knit about 3 years ago. lol

  2. That sounds like an interesting book. I was at our library this morning and came out with 2 bags full of books. As soon as I get a load of wash in I'm planning to get lost in the books.
    How nice that your dinner is already made. It sounds good.

  3. Sounds as if everything is under control there as per usual. Intriguing book you read there.

    I grinned when you said Ken should bake for you. (I agree.) I usually do the mowing, etc., but I've pulled a muscle and can barely hobble. (I know. Typical story.) I'll be back to it next time. I couldn't handle the jungle, though. That forsythia thicket was out.of.control.

  4. I just finished a book, and I'm not really sure what happened. -chuckle- Even went back and read the first pages... And I was still on the merry-go-round, of this author's fiction. At the beginning.

    Must find some reviews of it! To see if I'm the only *lost one*. -grin-

  5. I was sitting outside this afternoon reading. I love to be able to take a couple of hours and relax and read. Have a good day.

  6. I read that book a couple years ago and it left a lasting impression on me. I've recommended it to everyone I know who likes to read. What a great book to have as the topic for a book club meeting, huh? Your walking trails are so very inviting....I accompany you in spirit....or should I say cyber-walking. LOL

  7. Glad you enjoyed the book. It reminds me to go out to the library site to see what the next book is.

  8. Nothing like a good book - I've been reading one that I have really enjoyed but found myself sitting down at every opportunity to read just another chapter and so now I am behind with my chores!!!!


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