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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Monday, September 17, 2012

Lots of step today

These gorgeous mornings for walking just keep coming day after day.  Another great one - 47 degrees and sunny and a nice blue sky.  It isn't dark when I leave but the sun isn't up yet either.  The sun comes up about 15 minutes after I start walking.  I should be getting some really pretty sunrises over at the lake very soon now.
Walked around the lake this morning and there was some mist over the water.
When I got down to the other end of the lake the sun was shining as I walked over the footbridge down there.  The sun shining on the tree caught my attention.
I counted 10 deer around the lake this morning and there were a lot of geese around too.  Squirrels, rabbits, and the chirping birds were around as well.
People were scarce and it was a nice quiet walk.  Very peaceful and like always a great way to the start of my day. : )
I found two pennies and walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 6:51
Sunset 7:12
Ate a quick breakfast, did a few things around the house and left for the old house.  Finished cleaning the kitchen and now there are just two more windows that have to be washed.  My friend Mary Jo came over to the house and we walked over to the Ram's Head at the mill and had lunch.  It was a great break from working and we enjoyed our lunch together.  : )

Walked back, Mary Jo left for home and I continued work but this time stayed outside.  I got the back yard mowed and bagged up four more bags of old leaves that have been sitting along the fence on the driveway since last year!!  Things look neat and tidy now.

While I was working Dave, a neighbor drove by and stopped to talk for a while with me.  He asked if he could have the leaves I bagged up for his compost heap and I told him yes.  He came back with his truck and I helped him load them in his truck.
Not long after, I left for home just as it started clouding up.  I really had perfect weather for yard work!!

As promised here are some picture of the old house.
Living Room
Corner Kitchen

Lots of shelves
Finally we feel the house is ready to sell and we are meeting with a realtor tomorrow afternoon to list the house.  Please say a prayer that the house sells quickly! : ) Thanks.

Got home late afternoon and before long Ken was home from work.  We went out to the mall, didn't buy anything, but ate at Chevy's and then walked around the mall.  Home now and it's almost time for a little television and ice cream.

With walking, walking to the mill, mowing the lawn, and walking around the mall I put in a lot of steps today.  So far I've today I've taken 22,904!!  I'll probably make it to at least 23,000 by the time I hop in bed tonight.

Hope you had a great Monday and you smiled often. : )
The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread
and coming out with only a loaf of bread
are three billion to one.
~Erma Bombeck
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  1. Erma's right again! What a sweet kitchen your home has and all those shelves. Wow. Yes, I will join you in praying for a quick sale.

  2. Wow .....the house is gorgeous! I bet you will sell it quickly!

  3. I'll be glad to say a prayer for you. Somehow I think a house that charming will sell in no time.

  4. Oh it is precious! Even with a lovely old fashioned porch! -happy sigh- Certainly hope that it sells quickly. And someone new, makes a happy home there.



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