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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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Flag Day

Another lovely morning for walking.  62 degrees, sun and clouds and low humidity.  I walked over to the lake.
This cute little young bunny was so scared he just stayed there and let me take his picture.
After walking about a quarter of the way around the lake I walked up a path and came out on the north side of the park.
Then I walked along the road  almost to my house, but turned left before I got there and walked down the road a bit.

As I neared an intersection I watched a car go right through a stop street with cars coming down the street.  Breaks squealed, a horn blared, I put my hands to my face and  waited for the crash.  The cars were only inches apart when they stopped and luckily there was no accident, but boy was it close.  I thought maybe someone would get out of their car but they didn't and they both continued on their way. 

I continued on my way too and turned in by the pool and walked along the path.  John and Petey were walking along the path and I stopped to talk to them.  For those of you who are new readers they are a 90 year old couple who walk a few miles every day! : )
I continued along the path and then home.
Instead of writing the miles I walked today I'm recording the steps I took - 12,219.
I enjoyed my pancake supper yesterday and added some mini chocolate chips and strawberries on top and of course some maple syrup. Didn't have any whipped cream but I didn't miss it with all that other good stuff.

I whizzed around the house this morning getting some cleaning done.  I feel good that I gave the kitchen floor a good cleaning.  It's been a while since I've gotten down on my hands and knees and actually scrubbed it good.  I don't feel it gets really clean with just a mop.

Ken worked late yesterday so he could come home early this afternoon.  He wanted to be here for a delivery we are expecting this afternoon.  Our latest purchase is a wood chipper so I can feed those little trees to it that Ken has been cutting down up on our land.  It weighs almost 300 pounds and it is being delivered as freight and we have to get it off the truck because they just bring it to the door and we have to unload it ourselves.  Since I can't do that by myself Ken will be here too.
Then later we will go and buy the decking for the deck and just bring the load up tomorrow when we go.  We decided to use pressure treated lumber because the cost is one third that of the trex we were going to use.  I will just seal the wood which cost about $30 to do.

So I'm posting a little earlier than usual today because I don't know if I'll have time later on.

Hope your day is a good one.
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!
- Francis Scott Key, The Star-Spangled Banner, September 14, 1814.


  1. Sounds like kyou like walking..as do I. After surgery however, I need to get my stamina back. Walking still hurts a bit so I am swimming to get back into shape. Sounds like you had a nice walk this morning and have some nice projects planned for your home. Thanks for noting Flag Day. Isn't this a great country, even with all it's faults? Still the best on earth in my opinion. Thanks for the post and have a great day.

  2. The bunny rabbit does look a bit scared in the pic. You see the most wonderful things on your walk.

  3. Our city celebrated Flag Day, last Sat. with a BIG parade. I'd forgotten that today is the real one.

    300 pounds! YIKES!!!!

  4. be careful with that 300 pounds...watch that hubby's back
    Now you have me thinking pancakes

  5. Hi Karen, Happy Flag Day to you too... There is a church down the street that displays lots of flags outside of their church on Flag Day. So pretty!!!!

    You must have a very long stride... I wear a pedometer and count my steps everyday. Yesterday I had over 8,000 steps-just working in the yard.

    BUT--- my stride is shorter than yours. A mile for me is about 3,000 steps. IF I walk 12,000 steps, I would have only gone 4 miles... Crazy, huh?


  6. The bunny is so cute. I haven't seen many around here which is kind of a good thing, I guess.
    Oh my, that sounds like a heavy load even for 2 of you.
    Hope the rest of your flag day was a good one.

  7. It's amazing what you see on your walks - so good to hear John and Petey are still getting out and enjoying their walks. I love the sound of your pancakes. Enjoy your weekend.


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