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, August 21, 2012

A full day

This morning the temperature was 60 degrees at the start of my walk and there was quite a bit of fog around.  Here I am just getting to the lake which is off to the right.
It was a nice quiet walk around the lake.  Not many people about.  There hasn't been much wildlife around lately.  Maybe it's just been too hot and the animals will come out of hiding when it stays cooler.
Nothing out of the ordinary, just a nice enjoyable walk. : )
By the time I got home the sun was out and shining in a bright blue sky.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 6:26
Sunset 7:54
Did a load of laundry first thing this morning and as I took the clothes out of the washer noticed a white tissue in a million pieces scattered throughout the load.  I hate when that happens.  I'm usually good about finding them before they get washed but this one escaped me. 

Hung the clothes out, ate a quick breakfast, decided what I wanted to work on at the Tuesday Knitting Group and headed out the door. 
A small group today with only nine of us but it was nice to meet up with them to talk and enjoy the morning.  I worked on making weave-it squares and got five of them done.

Stopped at the library on the way home to pick up The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton which was on hold for me.  I still have to finish The Distant Hours before I can start it though.  Her other book The House at Riverton was on the shelf so I checked that one out too.  Then I looked on the shelf for some Elizabeth Berg books and there were quite a lot of them.  Never read anything by her and I picked out one called The Day I Ate Whatever I wanted.  Sounds like something I would like to do one day! : ) All three books are Large Print.  I don't need the large print but it sure makes reading easier on the eyes and really like it.  I get the LP whenever I can.

Had a late lunch when I got home and then did a few chores around the house.
Then I got a little extra time to sit and read for a little while until Ken came home from work.

We went out to eat at a new place we haven't been to before, Joe's Crab Shack.  I had some steamed shrimp.  The food was okay but it was very noisy and VERY informal.  Probably won't go back again.  I much prefer going to Red Lobster.

We did a couple of errands and now I'm home and in the middle of baking some chocolate chippers.  Writing this post in between batches of cookies.  I have a hair appointment tomorrow morning and as most of you know I bring cookies for everyone there.  Haven't eaten any so far but have eaten some of the dough.  : )

Hope you had a day filled with sunshine.
Just because you are happy 
it does not mean that the day is perfect
but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.
~Bob Marley

Comment replies:
It seems some of you want to know more about our old house.  We lived in it for 14 years before moving into our townhouse in January of 2009.  We just happened to drive by the house one day and there was a For Sale sign out front.  We thought it looked like a cute little old house for us so we stopped to look at it.  Liked it, so we bought it and put up the house we were living in for sale .  It was a great move because it put Ken only 6 miles from work. 
We added on a library, laundry room and full bath downstairs.  We did all the work ourselves, including digging the foundation. It was great living there and I loved the house.  But we lived there longer than we have lived anywhere and it was just time for a move.  
Auntie:  Yes, I do have pictures from when we lived there and yes I blogged then too.  I had another blog then called Captains Log.  No time today to go looking for pictures  though.
I'll post more pictures of the house as I clean more of it.


  1. I like cookie dough too and when I bake I usually eat more dough than finished cookies! Hope you have a great evening and a nice day tomorrow.

  2. Nuts, I meant to ask you about the books you are currently reading when I saw you today. I put this author on my audible.com list because the books sounded like some I might like. Of course, I have quite a list cued up and I am currently deep into another very long series.

    Maybe next week you can tell me about these books.

  3. When I see you posting sunrise and sunset in your post each day it really reminds me that fall is just around the corner. The days are getting shorter.

  4. I remember all the gardens and flowers you had at the old house and all the yardwork you used to have to do.

    Your new books sound interesting...must look into that author as I've been running into that book around Blogdom.

  5. Wow - you and Ken are "handy" people when it comes to remodeling and building!! Those are great skills to have!

    PS - I hope you like your cards. I don't always know who it is that purchases the cards so thanks for telling me it was you :)

  6. I think the wildlife is all in my back yard!!!

  7. I have The House at Riverton sitting on my nightstand. It will be the next one I read. I think I'm going to look into a LP book next time. I seem to have trouble seeing even with my glasses on.
    I love steamed shrimp, but I'm not a fan of noisy restaurants. I was at Red Lobster last week to celebrate my SILs birthday. Found out they have good carrot cake :).

  8. Thank you Dear One, for being such a sweet blogger! Answering our questions, and trying to give us what we ask for here. Thank you very, very much!

    Oh and finding a tissue in a million pieces in laundry! Oh sigh! A possible tip. I always buy "Puffs With Aloe" because they are the most gentle on my nose.

    On top of the gentleness, I have noticed that if one gets in the wash, it does NOT break up into a million pieces! How about that? :-) I love my "Puffs With Aloe" more, now.

    Gentle hugs,

  9. Oh and another thing... the Large Print books. I get them a lot also. My husband has to read only them. I don't yet, but they do make reading much easier.

    Perhaps it *saves* our eyes, for some of those books with teeny tiny print.

    Gentle hugs,

  10. It looked more like a November day at the start of your walk today. It's so interesting to hear the story of your old house.


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