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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Thursday, August 16, 2012

My day

Kenny came home yesterday and had that BEEP BEEP turned off in no time! : )  My Hero! : )

It was a lovely morning for walking today.  63 degrees and very low humidity with a slight breeze.  10 degrees lower and it would have been perfect!!
Walked around the neighborhood a bit, passed the liquor store where I found three pennies in the parking lot, and then headed out to the lake.  I walked along the path around the lake
a third way of the way and then headed up another path away from the lake.  Walking along that way is a hill and here are some encouraging words to help people get up the hill. : )
The path took me to the north entrance of the park and I turned left up ahead here which took me to the street
and I walked toward home along the street.  Didn't walk straight home but went in out of a couple of side streets along the way.
Saw quite a few others out but not much wildlife.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 6:22
Sunset 8:01
I am really enjoying reading The Distant Hours by Kate Morton which I started yesterday and liked it right away!

Such a pretty day outside - in the 80's, sunny and low humidity.  Don't know how long it will last but I'm enjoying it today. : )

I did some laundry, made bread again and did a little cleaning here and there around the house.

We were going to go over to the old house after supper and load up the truck so we would be ready to go up to the country tomorrow after Ken gets home from work.  Now it looks like it will be raining so our trip up there might be postponed until Saturday.  We will have to see what the weather does.

So here we are at home this evening.  I'm going off to read some more of my book.  Later we'll watch a little television - watching Dexter from Netflix.  We still have a ice cream most evenings for our snack.  I'm having Turkey Hill fudge ripple tonight! : )
Hope your day was a happy one.
Some people feel the rain.
Others just get wet.
~ Bob Marley
Comment replies:
Kim - Thank you so much for the offer of your book. So kind of you! : )  But I have put The Forgotten Garden on hold at the library.  I'm number one on the list so will have it in no time.  I plan on reading her other book too, The House at Riverton.

Dot - Thanks I'll check out the author Elizabeth Berg.


  1. I just love that "yes u can!" note...you added a smile to my day :)

  2. How nice to have such beautiful weather...hope that it does continue and I hope that the weatherfrogs are wrong about rain. They were wrong that we'd have sun. =D

    Nice encouraging words for joggers and walkers. Wonder who wrote them. Was it you?

  3. The days are beginning to get much shorter. Soon it will be countdown to Christmas. Where did the time go?

  4. Hey, thanks for the suggestion of a new author I didn't know about - I have put her books on my Audible wish list.

    I am deep in The Game of Thrones series so it will be a while before I get to those books.

  5. I LOVE the encouraging words, left in chalk!!! :-)

    Hope the weather cooperates, about getting more work done, in the country.

    No country home "name" selected yet? That's cool. It should be just exactly what you two want. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    (Who "waved-at-you", in my Fri. blog post. -grin-)

  6. How thoughtful to leave words of encouragement for other walkers. Pleased to hear you got your annoying bleep sorted. Have a good weekend.


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