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, September 27, 2012

My day so far

Warmer today than yesterday at 62 degrees.  A bit of clouds around this morning.
I walked one of my connect the path routes which took me on three different paths with walking on roads in between each one.
A driver stopped to let a deer and her two little ones cross the road.
I saw one other deer along one of the paths.
 On this route I walk through the school parking lot.  Middle school on the left and the elementary school on the right.  All the buses for the middle school had just pulled away as I got here.
Unusual to see all these cars parked along the road I walk on.  A townhouse complex was getting new roads and parking lots so everyone had to park out along the street.  Some a couple of blocks away.
A few people scattered here there throughout my walk.
I walked 6 miles.
Sunrise 7:00
Sunset 6:56
After hanging a couple of loads of laundry (I don't understand how only two people can have so many dirty clothes) out on the line I went out on the deck and ate my breakfast (cottage cheese and raisins) out amongst the clothes blowing in the wind.
I went out in my little front yard this morning and cut those nasty yews back again and pulled one completely out.  I just hope they don't decide to replace it when the gardeners do their work.  If I'm home I'll tell them not to bother.  I hate those things.  The petunias and some purple flowers that I don't know the name of are still blooming and looking good.  There are also some pink flowers and the hen and chicks. 

I cleaned up the inside of my side of the garage.  Things were starting to line up along the edge and I didn't want to bang my car door into anything.  I have to keep the car washing stuff on my side because there is more room there.  Ken's car goes right to the other edge.  Anyway there were lawn chairs, a bag of dirt, golf clubs which we NEVER use, and odd and ends stuff.  Now it is tidy and neat.

This afternoon there were a million stink bugs out on the deck when I went to take the clothes in.  I had a fly swatter and went around killing them all!!  I haven't seen any for a while now and was surprised to see so many all of a sudden.

Not leaving for Happy Trails today.  Supposed to be rainy up there and Ken as has to work tomorrow.  

I was planning on having tacos for supper tonight but now I'm having a craving for pizza so I'm switching things around.  Out for pizza tonight and tacos tomorrow.  I've already cooked up the ground beef and put it in the refrigerator for tomorrow.
A lot of people think pizza is bad and lots of calories but I think it gets a bad wrap.  Its the stuff you put on it that makes it bad.  We usually get a plain cheese pizza. If we do get toppings it is pepper, onions, roasted garlic or something like that and I always only eat two pieces. Anyway talking about it is making me hungry.  I'm going to go grab a granny smith apple and sit out on the deck and eat it.

Hope all is well with you.
A happy day to you.
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen.
But if you are beautiful at sixty,
it will be your soul's own doing.
~ Marie Stopes
Comment replies:
Kim - I like creamy peanut better! : )  Jif to be exact.  We always had Skippy at home when I was a kid but discovered Jif many years ago when the commissary was out of Skippy.
Vee - I just put ketchup on my meatloaf sandwiches.  I ate mine cold yesterday.  Sometimes we heat the meatloaf up.


  1. What a delightful, relaxing day! Your posts always make me smile and feel calm and relaxed. I love both pizza and tacos! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. Looks like a lovely morning for a walk ;)

  3. Pizza and tacos, could it get any better?

  4. I agree with you about pizza. I just wish that I could find a place that makes a thinner crust so I could avoid all the bread. That last quote is a good one. If I make it to sixty, I'll have to test it out. LOL! I do crack myself up.

    Have a fun time out. Oh, are you cleaning up Ken's side of the garage, too?

  5. Hi Happyone!
    I've been seeing stink bugs here and there. Thank goodness not a million of them. I hope your place doesn't turn into a hotspot! Did they stink when you killed them?

    I could eat pizza all the time too. Have you been to Coal Fire? There's one in EC. I love the Margherita one. They make their own crust and mozzarella daily and the crust is thin and crisp. Yum!

  6. Yes the stink bugs seem to have erupted here as well. That and the mosquitos make we long for our first frost.

    And pizza does have a bad rap! I love plain cheese pizza. And if you look at what is on it - it is an OK food.


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