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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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Red Light

68 degrees and a bit sticky outside this morning.  The sun looks hazy and hot already.
 The edges of the path behind the church that leads to the lake was getting its weekly mowing.
Actually all the paths and grass around the whole lake get a weekly mowing and Tuesday is the day they usually do it.  They stop their mowing when people walk by.
It was a nice walk around the lake but I didn't see much wildlife.  I'm thinking the geese went farther north because it is too hot around here and the deer just stay deeper in the woods where it is cooler.  All the rabbits were still around.

The usual amount of people around but it seemed today there were mostly runners out.
I walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 6:07
Sunset 8:20
Drove on over to the mill for the Tuesday morning knitting group after doing a few quick chores and eating breakfast.
Just a few people there for the longest time and then some more showed up and we ended up having 11 people there.
I made some weave-it squares for yet another blanket. 

I never did get to do any reading yesterday but there is always today. : )
I hate to admit this but I got a Red Light Camera Citation in the mail the other day.  At first when it came, I right away thought it must have been Kenny, but then I realized it was for me!  And then I remembered exactly where I did it.  Last week on the way to knitting I was in the left turn lane and the light turned yellow. I had already waited through the light once and I know that is no excuse.  I did have plenty of time to stop and I should have but I didn't.   By the time the light was red it was too late to stop and around the corner I went.  The ticket is $75.
Here's the picture they mailed me of me in my red car and you can see I surely did go through the red light.  The first picture was taken on this side of the line.  Second picture I'm in the intersection.  There was a third picture also of a close up shot of my license plate.  I'm sure the car to my left  got one too because I made it around the corner before he did.
When I showed it to Ken I commented how nice my car looked in the picture.  He laughed and said he would take a picture of me in my car anytime, and I didn't have to go through a red light. 
I was really upset with myself because I really do not run red lights and get upset with others when they do it.  I still think the red light cameras are a great idea and I will certainly be more careful in future.

So off I go to write out that check and get it in the mail!!

Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A smile from me to you.
Anyone driving slower than you is an idiot,
and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.
~ Author Unknown


  1. So sorry you got a fine - I remember forgetting to put a parking disc into my car window when I parked in a central car park in town - I had only been gone about 10 minutes and returned to my car to find a ticket - £60 fine reduced to £30 if paid withing a certain time. I was so annoyed with myself but have remembered to put a parking disc in the window ever since!

  2. OUCH!! Your red car is very pretty. I am sorry that you got a ticket with a fine. What you did is easy enough to do.

  3. What a riot you are! The car looks good in the photos...hahahahaha... Well, you're an honest one. My bil has been nailed four times in a year on Long Island. Hope that he learns his lesson before he goes broke. You sound perfectly contrite.

  4. So sorry about your fine. You have the right attitude about it, though. I've had my share of tickets. MJ

  5. Well congrats on getting the ticket... I'm sure they make ALOT of money from those things... Dang it!!!!! Oh Well--tis life!!!!!!

    Pretty car though... ha


  6. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh.... Those red light cameras.... But....... KINDA' SPOOKY, TOO...

    "Big Bro" is watching... 1984... And all that jazzzzzzzzzzzzz...

    Yes, it's a fact of life and we have to live accordingly. But it's STILL SPOOOOOOOOOOOKY.


    Gentle hugs,

  7. Now... If only your pics showed up large, right here in your post. And we didn't have to enlarge them, on a separate page..............


    Gentle hugs,

  8. That's a shame that you lost your concentration for a moment but we do need those lights especially at busy junctions. I'm so scared of being caught by speed cameras that I rarely speed even though most of them don't work. I just wouldn't like to take a chance and anyway the limits are there for a reason. My pet dislike is the driver who meanders down the main (country) road at 40mph when the limit is 60mph and then carries on at the same speed through villages where the limit is 30mph.


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