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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Monday, June 25, 2012

A walk and catching up

Nice to be back walking around my lake again this morning.  It was 66 degrees and pretty humid out there.  I could have used some of that cooler mountain air!  It was quite crowed around the lake - more like an afternoon than early morning. 
This is what the sky looked like this morning.
I saw a deer standing in the stream along the path leading to the lake but a couple of dogs scared him off. Except for the birds and geese, that was it for the wild life.
 A foot bridge I walk across going back home.
It's along the path behind the church.
This morning I took 12,639 and that came out to 6.1 miles this time.
We've had some rain showers and it is a bit windy out now and it has cooled off a bit.  Not so humid anymore.

I've spent the day catching up on things around the house and reading blogs.  I don't like getting so far behind.

I've just finished reading the book Middle Age by Joyce Carol Oates.  I really like all of the books I've read by her but they are a bit depressing.  This one too had some depressing parts but it had some happy endings in there too.  I liked the book.  It was one of my own books - one of those books on the shelf that I don't seem to get around to reading with going to the library so much!
This book I will pass on to a woman named Jessica.  She is a fan of Oates and collects her books.

That's been my day so far.
Hope you're having a cheerful day. 
Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world.
Don't go through life creaking.
~ H.W. Byles


  1. *creeeeakkkk* Who said that?!

    Those clouds look pretty...

    Joyce Carol Oates...yes, can be pretty depressing. Glad that the one you read had some highlights.

    Enjoy your afternoon!

  2. Hi Karen...thank you so much for my card! We have been gone on vacation for two weeks! I will send you some pics when I get my wifi fixed. Using Don's computer right now. Chris will be here next weekend.

  3. Our weather is so awful at present - such heavy rain and flooding of property - it must be dreadful to have your house full of dirty flood water. Sounds like you enjoyed your day - I am just finishing reading Encore Provence by Peter Mayle - he is a great authour.

  4. What a beautiful morning sky.
    I've just got caught up on your weekend. The deck looks really nice.
    You do look so cute sitting in that big chair. It reminds me of when Lily Tomlin used to play that Edith Ann character. Soo funny!
    I enjoyed seeing the sights around your new place.

  5. I need to get that creaking message to my aging knees.:)
    Good for you for getting in your walking!

  6. I love the picture of the clouds. Beautiful. I haven't read anything by Joyce Carol Oates but see her books at thrift stores often so I will have to pick one up and give it a try. I usually try to avoid depressing, but if there is a happy ending, that sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Lovely shot of the clouds! I have never read one of the books by Oates but if I come across one I will read it.

  8. Lovely temps for a nice walk. Prepare for the warmer weather, though -- the next few days will be really warm!


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