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 18, 2012

A walk and a visit

The temperature was 58 degrees under cloudy skies when I started out on my walk this morning.  I left a little earlier than usual because we woke up a little early.  I didn't take my umbrella because it wasn't raining when I left but by the time I got to the lake there was a light drizzle.  It drizzled on and off during all of my walk but I never did get wet, just damp.
It was very quiet around the lake and I only saw a handful of people and they were all runners.
The geese seemed to be enjoying the rain on the lake.
 And this turtle was stopped in the middle of the path taking in the shower.
The birds were all out too and I got lucky and saw a blue bird.  As usual all the birds were singing their happy morning songs.
It was nice to hear the rain dripping down through the leaves and even though it was drizzly I enjoyed my walk. : )
I took 12,624 steps which for me was 6.1 miles.
I'm posting earlier than usual today because later this morning my son, David and my two youngest grandkids are coming down from NJ for a visit. 
I have the bread machine going and I'm going to make chocolate chip cookies which the kids know I always have on hand.
For dinner we will have baked ziti and a salad with the home made bread.
It should be a great day!! : )

A happy day to you all.
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
~Albert Einstein


  1. Oh you will enjoy this day. Take lots of pictures! It's funny what the grands think that we always have on hand. =D

  2. Seeing this turtle photo, reminded me of a lovely local blog...... A lady who loves all about being out-of-doors. Knows names of almost every area flower, it seems. Just a lovely blog.

    Anyway, she had a photo today, of what she called a Painted Turtle. And after reading her blog for a bit, I'd be very sure that she has the "right" name. :-) It is the 9th picture, down.

    Here is a link, to her lovely blog...

    You will be busy today, but perhaps another day, you'll have time to visit it.

  3. Sounds like the makings for a wonderful day. Enjoy your visit and the cookies :).

  4. Chocolate chip cookies and family make for a great day. What more could anyone want?

    The turtle pic is really good!!

  5. There's nothing nicer than seeing family. I'm sure you will have a lovely day.
    We don't have turtles or tortoises in the UK. I can remember getting very excited when we saw tortoises walking about in Turkey. It just didn't seem right.

  6. I loved seeing the turtle take his shower.
    You've made a lovely start to a lovely day.

  7. I'm sure you would have a wonderful day with your family - I hope the weather picked up.


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