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, June 26, 2012

Delightful weather

What a beautiful morning today for my walk.  It was 55 degrees, lots of sunshine, no humidity to speak of and a cool breeze.  Wow it was great.  I walked around the lake and it looked especially pretty.  I went down the little hill by the dam side of the lake and took this picture.
A lot of people out again but not quite as many as yesterday.  I walked a little way with Barb before she turned off on the path that she takes home.  She walks around the lake two times in the morning.  I see her on her second walk of the day!

I didn't see any deer but I did count five rabbits along the bunny trail.  The usual geese and birds were around too.

I found two coins - both pennies.
Walking steps today were 12,923 which was 6.3 miles
I have missed the last two weeks of knitting so looked forward to getting back to that and seeing my knitting friends.  We meet outside in the courtyard of a small mall now that the weather is nice.  It was a little cool sitting outside but nice to be out there.
I started knitting a variegated blue place mat last night and brought that with me today.  I realized that it was going to be way too big so I ripped it out and started over this time only casting on half the stitches called for.

After leaving knitting I stopped over at the old house to take in the empty  recycling cans and then came back home.  Had some lunch and then cooked up some chicken for the enchiladas I will be making for supper.  I like to cook the chicken up ahead of time and then later I just have to put everything together and bake it.  Saves time later.

After supper we are going to the home association meeting.  Most of you know that I hang my clothes outside to dry and this appears to be a problem for some people.  Even though there is a law in Maryland stating home associations MAY NOT FORBID clothes lines.  We have already pointed out the law and was told okay about having the clothes line.  A couple weeks ago in the mail we got the rules that are to be voted on for our townhouse complex and we couldn't believe that there were rules against clothes lines again.  Ken wrote another letter and the rule was changed AGAIN, so we are going to the meeting tonight to make sure they don't sneak in another clothes line rule. 
I hate these meetings!!!!  Wish us luck.

The rest of the afternoon I'll be doing a little bit of nothing. : )  A little knitting and will start another book.  I'm going to reread Little Women.  I read it when I was a kid and picked up the book a while ago on sale.  I wonder if I will think it as good as I did when I was young.  I don't remember much about it except it's about four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy growing up during the civil war.

Hope you're having some delightful weather in your area too.
I want to do something splendid...
Something heroic or wonderful 
that won't be forgotten after I'm dead...
I think I shall write books.
~ Louisa May Alcott


  1. I sure hope your homeowners assn.
    gets off this clothes-line kick.
    I'm going to keep your Enchilada recipe.

  2. You have wonderful weather in Maryland right now - it's 108 degrees here in Waco. I am so jealous of you right now, I can almost feel the cool! Thanks for your blogsite. It really makes my day! Lorretta

  3. Good luck on this silly, recurring hanging-clothes-out-to-dry issue. -sigh- Will it EVER go away???

    Mmmmmmm, you know "Auntie." She often questions, whether there is a hidden agenda, behind many things...

    The way you hang your clothes, is so NOT offensive... That I wonder... Who is this person, who is sooooo *offended* by the sight? And could there be a not-spoken-out-loud reason? Some sort of a *Bug Up This Person's Arrrrrse,* about you, which has nothing to do with the ding-dang laundry?????

    You will be at the meeting. You can certainly get a good look at, this person.

    -chuckle- Betcha'!!!!!!!!! She is about 350 pounds overweight and never walks anywhere, but to the refrig and her car.

    Mark my words!

    Hey, gotta' a phone which takes pics? Hmmmmmmm... Hmmmmmm...

    I know. "Auntie" is soooooooo *baddddddddddd.*




  4. I get a mailing every month or so from my electric company, suggesting ways I might save "energy", and one of them is to hang the wash outside.
    In these days of "green" living, I'd be ashamed to complain of someone's clothesline.
    May common sense prevail!

  5. The weather sounds glorious! I'm sorry that there are ongoing troubles with the clothesline. Gosh people have such petty concerns...try living with the all night fireworks! So, yes, I am praying for the very best outcome.

  6. Little Women is my favorite book of all time. I have a dvd of each version of the book that was made into a movie. I first read this book when I was in the 5th grade and that was many moons ago.

    Good luck at the meeting. I hope it all works out that you get to keep the clothesline.

  7. There is good and bad about homeowners associations.. They can be strict ---but they also prevent homes from having tons of old cars parked around, etc... Overall I like it.

    Our association won't allow clothes lines or even fences... We cannot cut down a tree in our yard unless we plant another one.. (It's a woodsy area-and I like that rule, keeping it that way.)

    Hope your association won't keep trying to change the rule about hanging out clothes. I grew up hanging clothes outside --and love the smell of them!!! Good Luck.

  8. How ridiculous! Wanting to ban clotheslines! There are much better issues that the Association could worry about! I continue to be impressed with your walking.


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