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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Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Trails

I forgot to look at the thermometer when I left this morning but it was probably in the low 60's.  I mapped out a new route today and have a good name for it - The Circle Route because  I kind of walked in one big circle.  I walked mostly along the streets.  Off one street were two different streets I walked down and both of them were circles and led me back to the main street I was walking. So I walked one big circle with two little circles in it.
This little path connects two dead end streets that I walked along.
The street eventually took me to the school.  I walked through the school parking lot, through another little path, along another street, another path that takes me back to the main street and home again.
It was a nice walk and one that I'll walk again.
I saw a few people scattered here and there along the way.  On the last path there were a bunch of crows that really seemed upset about something but I couldn't figure out what it was about.

This route turned out to be 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:29
Sunset 7:50
Got a few things done around the house and then packed up a few things to take up to "Happy Trails" which we plan on leaving for later on this afternoon.  Ken is hoping to get home here by 3:00 and then we will leave.

A while back two people mentioned Happy Trails for a name for our land in western Maryland.  The name has kind of stuck with us and have decided that it's just right for our place.  I thank you Cheryl and Retired Knitter! : )  Both are blogger friends and in person friends. : )

Now, I'm about to have some lunch and then I'm going to read until Ken comes home.

Have a great day!
Fill it with laughter and sunshine.
The kaleidoscope of colour which is my life,
shows the interesting choices I've made along the way.
~ Antie Koekie
Vee - I spotted this double acorn walking this morning and thought of you and Sam with the acorn family.  This would make a good member to the family - Siamese Twins. : )


  1. My front yard and driveway are littered with acorns. I have a huge oak tree in my front yard.

  2. Have a productive time at "Happy Trails!"

  3. I am so glad you picked Happy Trail. It just jumped into my mind and seemed perfect from the first second.

  4. Sounds like you have a nice weekend planned. Enjoy!

  5. Love the name, Happy Trails, Karen... Sounds wonderful!!!!! Hope you two have a fabulous weekend.

  6. Cute acorns! Not technically Siamese...just identical.

    Your comment on my post today had me laughing. You aren't surprised by the nutty things I do anymore or some such thing. Nah. After five years, I'm sure that you've got me pretty well figured out.

    Happy Trails sounds like a great name. Now you just have to get a sign made up. You probably could do a sweet DIY one.

  7. Siamese twins indeed! love that little path shot...stay happy for you inspire me!

  8. A name. 'Happy Trails'. And it resonates with both of you. Perfect!


  9. You certainly have lots of options for lovely walks. Great name for your land.

  10. Aug. 28th...

    You are on break.

    Awwww, just when I had to post (*crow*) about our "Chuck It" experience. :-)



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