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, August 11, 2012

A father and daughter go fishing

It rained again very early in the morning but by the time I got up it had stopped.  The temperature was 67 but it didn't feel quite so humid and the weather was actually quite pleasant for my walk.  It was mostly cloudy but I did see the sun a couple of times. I walked to the Font Hill Wetland Park.  I haven't walked this route in a long time.  I only walk it during a weekend morning because it is a busy road during the week and most of it doesn't have sidewalks.
I walk straight down my street for a while and then turn right and that leads right to the park which has a little pond that I walk around and then head back home.  Walking down the path I cross over this wooden footbridge
which comes out by the pond.
I walked passed a man and his little girl who were fishing off a little pier.  I wanted to take a picture of them because they looked like they were really enjoying their time together but didn't think they would want me to.  His daughter must have only been 3 or 4 and she had a little pink fishing pole.  It made me smile to see this father and daughter together. : ) Though I never went fishing with my dad I was with him a lot and it made me think of him and all the good times we had together when I was little.
When I got over to the other side of the pond I zoomed in and took this picture. 
Walking along I looked down in this back yard and caught sight of the tire swing.
I took a little detour walking home.  I thought I was taking a short cut but it ended up being longer so my walk today ended up being 7 miles.
I found a lucky penny. : )
Sunrise 6:17
Sunset 8:07
Last night Ken and I went out for a bite to eat.  We went to Champs and shared an appetizer of Mile High Nachos for supper.  It is a huge amount of food and plenty for two people.  We sat at high tables and talked and had a really nice time.  : )
Ken is over at the old house today painting the ceiling of the porch and painting some trim around the garage and sheds.

I got started doing my routine things around the house and when I looked at the clock it was already 11:15 and I realized that I was hungry and had forgotten to eat breakfast.  So I made myself a pancake and added a few mini chocolate chips on top with the syrup.  A nice cold glass of milk topped it all off.  Yummy - it was good.  Since it was practically lunch time I just combined the two meals.

I noticed the box of things that needed to be shredded was getting pretty full so I got the shredder out and took care of that pile.  I always enjoy that job!! : )

The never ending clothes still need to be taken off the line, folded and then iron a few work shirts of Ken's.  Then I'll have time for some reading. Though I have shelves of books here at home to read I've missed going to the library.  I feel a trip there coming up in the next few days.

Hope this day finds you mostly with a smile upon your face. : )
It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie


  1. LOVE the pic with the tire swing!!
    And a GREAT quote!!!

  2. I enjoy shredding things too! I think the child in me that was never destructive but wanted to be gets to come out! ;-) Sounds like you are having a nice, relaxing but productive weekend. I love hearing about your walks. Too hot to do much walking here right now, so I'll probably swim today instead. Have a good weekend!

  3. Shredding...ugh...and you like it...can I mail you my shredding box? Ha!

    Sweet description of the fisherman and his daughter.

    It has been gray and humid here. Hoping for a bit of a weather change for tomorrow.

  4. I like to shred things too. Makes me think of confetti. ;-)

    Your walk photos today are great.

  5. That was very kind of you, not to stop and take a close-up picture of the father and daughter. Very thoughtful.

    And you got a nicely not-clear-pic, from the other side. :-)

    Oh my! I finally got "Wicked" out of the library and am fully immersed in it. It was a city-wide-read, a few years ago here. I'm slow. -gigggles- Actually, I never read what is chosen for the city-wide-read-book. I am too much wedded to making my own reading choices.

    Oh my, read 100 pages on Fri. and 100 more today/Sat. and I have had it, for a while!!! I need to dip into one of my lighter reads, tonight!!!! -grin-

    Ever read this long book????

    Gentle hugs,

  6. I like your date at Champs. That's just lovely. MJ

  7. I like the thought of the Dad and daughter fishing, they do say the most precious thing you can give your children is time.....so true.

  8. What an interesting walk - I remember going fishing with my Father when I was younger - they are such precious times you remember for ever. You are never short of work to do when you own a property.


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