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

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Knitting at the Mill

Another warm, sticky morning and I walked around the lake once again.  We woke up a little early so I was out walking at 6:10.  Lots of people were out there already before it got too hot.

Saw lots of rabbits, no deer and a few of the geese were back walking or sitting up on the hill.  Geese number still way low than what it usually is.

On the way home walking past the Giant they had the water sprinklers on and I walked right through them to cool off.  I paused under one and just stood there for a bit.  Someone driving buy tooted the horn at me and when I looked he smiled and gave me the thumbs up sign. : )

I found three pennies today and walked 6.1 miles.
Sunrise 6:01
Sunset 8:27
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Knitting day today and we met inside at the mill instead of the courtyard of the mall because of the hot humid weather.  A new Wegmans has been built in our area and some people thought it would be nice for our knitting group to meet there.  Today we all had a turn to say where and why we would like to meet and then voted.  We ended up deciding to stay at The Mill not just in winter and bad weather but all the time.  There is a place to sit outside there too so now we can just go to the same place every week and not have to change places because of the weather.
I wanted to stay at The Mill and was pleasantly surprised to find out that most everyone else wanted to stay there as well.  I thought for sure people would rather meet at Wegmans. 
There were quite a few of us but I didn't take a count today.  One of the women was kind enough to bring us cucumbers from her garden. : )  I'll be putting mine on our salads tonight.
I made some more weave-it squares at knitting for the next baby blanket I'm making.

I walked over to the Giant to get a couple of things.  I could have stopped on the way home but I thought I'd get a few extra steps in. : )

I'm home for the rest of the day just doing a little of this and that.

Smile at a stranger and say hello.  Perhaps that is just what they need today. : )
A happy day to you.
Happyone
It is better to light one small candle
than to curse the darkness.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

10 comments:

  1. Stood right there in the sprinkler? I'm all grins.

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  2. Standing in the sprinkler sounds like a very good idea to me.

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  3. Sounds like you have a great knitting club. I am totally with you standing there in the sprinkler to cool off. I would have done the same thing. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  4. Standing in the sprinkler sounds like a great way to beat the heat.
    I love it when people share their garden treasures. My cucumbers have a long way to go before I can pick any.
    Enjoy your afternoon.

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  5. Hi Karen, Sounds like the mill is the best place for you all to meet all of the time.....

    You had a wonderful walk today, didn't you? Walking around the lake has to be so peaceful...

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. Love the photo of the lake. Great way to cool off - you made someone smile today.

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  7. I love your quote today - very true!!

    Yes I'm sure the sprinkler was very refreshing. We've had lots of rain showers lately that have felt pretty good to be walking through!

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  8. That is a beautiful picture, and that is totally great you can walk 6.1 miles. lately I do water aerobics. prefer walking the neighborhood. best to your and knitting friends.

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  9. -clapping hands- Oh that word-picture is so great! Stopping under sprinklers!

    You are young at heart my Dear! Lucky you!!!

    "Young Joy ne'er thought of counting hours,
    'till Care, one summer's morning
    Set up, among his smiling flowers
    A dial by way of warning."

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  10. Hi, Karen. I am glad as well that we are at the Mill. I thought for sure we would wind up at Wegmans. I was sill to give it a try - wasn't going to shoot the idea down without trying it out, but I like the Mill and I find Wegmans just to crazy for me when all I want to do is sit and knit with friends.

    But never fear, if the vote had gone to Wegmans, after a few weeks, I would be initiating a "new" group to meet at the Mill. I believe people should knit where they want to knit.

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