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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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The milk truck

A warm humid morning for walking but it wasn't that bad early in the morning.  I walked one of my connect the path routes and I was mostly under trees and there was a slight breeze.
There were quite a few people out along the paths which is unusual because normally I only see a few and sometimes no one at all.  I'm thinking more people were out early before it really got too hot to be exercising.
I saw a little toad hopping along the sidewalk.  He was a tiny little thing and didn't stay still long enough to get a picture.  Then there was the fox and other times I've seen a fox they are very skittish and run away at once.  This one walked slowly across the street and across the sidewalk and stopped and stared at me.  I stopped to take this picture and then he slowly walked away.  I'm wondering if he was sick or something.  I didn't want to get too close.
Walking down one of the side streets I came across this truck delivering, among other things, milk.  I didn't know you could get milk delivered to your door anymore.  I remember as a kid the milk man coming around a few times a week leaving milk and other dairy products.  One of my friends father was a milk man.  The milk trucks have gotten a lot bigger than those easy to recognize shaped milk trucks from yesteryear.
 The milk man was friendly too.  I was going to ask if I could take his picture but I thought he would think it strange so when he left the truck I just took a picture of his truck.
I was pretty wet when I got back home and it didn't rain. : )
Today my walk was 12,389 steps which came out to 6 miles.
Last night we did decide on Mexican and went to Don Pablos for supper.  We hadn't been there in more than three years.  What I like about the menu is that they have all the calories listed next to the food.  It really made a difference for me in what I chose to eat which was Mama's Skinny Enchiladas.  It was under 500 calories and I brought a little less than half of it home. : )  Oh and they were very good too.

Made a trip to the commissary mid morning to replenish my dwindling supplies. A good day to go, not many people there and no lines to wait on. No windows open in the car today during the drive there.  It is definitely an AC kind of day.  It is always so cold in stores with their AC turned up and I'm always freezing but today it felt good.  When I walked out of the store it was like walking into an oven.  Summer has arrived right on time here.  It is supposed to cool of a bit tomorrow though.

 It being so hot out, my clothes dried in record time outside.  They were even hot just like they came out of the dryer.  Actually when the weather is cool is when they smell the best!

So that's been my day so far.
Hope you're enjoying this first day of summer.
 What good is the warmth of summer,
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
~John Steinbeck
A lot of times when I email a reply to comments, people are just receiving the email with just their comment and my response isn't there. 
I usually only answer direct questions so I'm going to try to just answer the questions at the end of the next day's post. 
Vee - Scout chose turquoise for me.
Shammickite - there was some question about the orange/red color being radioactive but it wasn't true.  All the colors are perfectly save.
Edit: It appears I was wrong about the red/orange fiestaware not being radioactive.  It is in the glaze.  Still they say it's not enough to matter.  I'll continue to eat off of it because I have for years and I seem to be fine. : )  Besides I don't eat off of it very often.  My favorite color is the green.


  1. It is extremely hot here today and the humidity is right up there.

    I had no idea that milk was still delivered. I am pretty sure it isn't here.

  2. Turquoise...lovely color! Yes, I'd be wary of a slow-walking fox, too. Heat and humidity made an entrance here today as well. It will be short-lived we're told. Still the plants and flowers look morose. Ha!

  3. I too remember having the milk truck come and deliver milk to our home when I was little. We had a silver milk box on our front porch and my mother would fill out an order form and leave it in the box and then the milk man would leave the items she requested. I guess he gave her a bill once a month or every few weeks and she paid that way because I don't remember her leaving money in the box or him coming to the door and wanting money. Thanks for reviving this memory I haven't thought of in quite a while. Sounds like you had a very good and interesting walk! I love that quote by John Steinbeck! Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your day.

  4. Very hot and humid here today too. I admire you for not letting it stand in the way of your walk. I walked around Home Depot for awhile today, but that is about the extent for me. I'm happy to remain in the A/C.
    I haven't seen a milk truck in ages, but I have fond memories of them from when I was a kid.

  5. Hot here too, Karen. This is our hottest day so far --and Summer is just beginning... Yuk... I'm not a lover of Summer...

    We love Mexican and it's hard to go there and not over-eat... Love the idea of some skinny enchiladas... We usually get chicken fajitas --and I don't eat the wrap or other things (like the beans)... BUT--those chips do call my name... ha


  6. 'Tis so hot around here, for a couple of days, that I couldn't even walk in the dead of night. -grin- Last night went *down* into the 70's. Eeeek!

    I remember the Milk Man.

    But there aren't that many around, any more.

    A wise way to answer questions asked in one's blog!!! All you have to do is *train* Dear Readers to remember to PAY attention, to the next day's post. After asking a question. Excellent!

    I never return to the same comments, I have already read....So the comment-on-a-comment is of no use to me. But this way! PURRRRFECT!!!!

    Perhaps we should start a trend, thus?!? If someone was handy and could make-a-button for our Side bar... :-)

    "The implements of the little feast had been disposed upon
    the lawn of an old English country-house, in what I should
    call the perfect middle of a splendid summer afternoon."

    ~Henry James, "The Portrait of a Lady"

  7. Your post brought back memories of when we had a milkman delivering back in the 1950s. I thought the milkman was nutty because he always sounded like he was talking to himself. He would actually come into our house and put the milk in the fridge. Well my sister ended up marrying the milk man and he told me he was actually singing so that people would hear him coming and hopefully he wouldn't see something he shouldn't. lol


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