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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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quite a storm

We had some bad storms go by late last night.  Very high winds and the lighting put on quite a show.  Not lightening bolts but the whole sky lighting up non stop.  Only far off sounding rolls of thunder and it didn't rain long but when it did rain it came down in sheets.
The air was a little cooler this morning and the temperature was 65.  Not long though before it started getting pretty hot again.
The sidewalks and streets had leaves and branches scattered about.  

 I walked a route that I had clocked with my old pedometer and in the car and knew to be 6 miles.  I took along both of my pedometers this morning, old one and Striiv and wanted to see the difference and there was quite a bit.
Old pedometer had me walking the 6 miles but the Striiv had me only walking 5.3 miles.  I just couldn't believe the car and old pedometer could be that far off from the Striiv.  I played around with the Striiv and did find a place that I can change my stride.  (So Beth from Canada, they told you wrong when you asked about your stride.  You CAN change your stride in SETTINGS and click on the LITTLE MAN.)
I had figured out my stride with the old pedometer so I've just plugged that in on the Striiv.
This morning I walked down the road to the end of Gray Rock and back home.
I either took 12,874 steps or 11,594.  Either way it was a good walk. : )
I just now tracked my walk with GMaps and they too had my walk today at 6 miles.  So  tomorrow I'll wear both again and see if the stride change to the Striiv fixes things.
I did a couple loads of laundry and then we went out to do a few errands.  We didn't have much luck and ended up not getting anything we wanted. But we did have lunch out so that was nice.
We were lucky and didn't lose power but lots of people did and sections of places were without power as we drove around.  Stores were closed in places too.

So we are home for the rest of the day just puttering around.  Ken is going to make us some nachos for supper.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Hope your day is a happyone.
Happy is the man who has acquired
the love of walking for its own sake.
W.J. Holland


  1. The first photo shows a beautiful scene. That is good you are keeping up with your walking and able to be out and about, even with bad weather.

  2. I so agree with Terra. The first photo is striking!

  3. Hope that you get things figured out with the new pedometer. Perhaps it's a lemon.

    I was just watching about the storms in the DC area online so it was interesting to have your commentary as well. Sounds like a wild night!

  4. a husband that cooks...no wonder you are the happy one

  5. Glad you are safe from that storm. Many people lost electricity, trees, etc...

    I've never ever found two pedometers that were alike... You know that you are walking about 6 miles ---so just choose one and go with it... It's not worth fiddle-diddling about... (Listen to the fiddle diddle queen saying that!!!!! ha ha... Remind me of what I said when I get a new pedometer and try to make them the same!!!! ha)

    Have a great day.

  6. Sounds to have been quite a storm with power out. Great to still be able to get out for a walk though.


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