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, October 29, 2012

A walk in the rain

The temperature this morning was 46 degrees.  Since it was raining I wore my rain pants and took my big golf umbrella along on my walk.  I headed on over to the lake and had a lovely walk around the lake.  The schools have been closed because of Sandy coming and a lot of people must have stayed home from work too because it was like an early Sunday morning.  Hardly any cars at all!!

I thought there would only be a few people out because of it being Monday and the rain but I didn't expect not to see anyone.  I had the whole lake to myself, didn't see a soul, not even a car in the parking lot.  This is the first time that I've never anyone!!!!

I really enjoyed my walk in the rain.  I liked listening to the rain on the umbrella, the rain in the trees, and hearing it drip on down through the leaves to the path.  In the background I could hear the stream running along.  The water was rising a bit in the stream and I'm sure by tomorrow morning it will be quite high and maybe over it's banks.

I saw a few deer, some rabbits and all the geese were just sitting in the water down at the little end of the lake.
The only place that it was a bit windy was the open area down by the dam side of the lake.

I stayed dried except for my feet - my shoes got soaked!!
No pictures today.  Took a couple but they didn't turn out.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 7:33
Sunset 6:09
I'm at home for the day watching the rain come down.  Just hanging around doing a bit of this and that around the house.

I finished reading Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy which I thought was really good.

Looking at my old rocking chair this morning I thought back to when we first bought it.  We were just married and my step grandparents had given us $50.  We were living in Norfolk, Va. in a small furnished apartment and didn't have very much money. We used to go walking around in a big furniture store called Wicks and pick out furniture we would like to buy some day.  There was a section in the store marked damaged goods and one day walking around the store with that $50 we came across a rocking chair that I really liked.  It had a slight scratch on the arm and the best part was that there hanging on the chair was a price tag of $50.  We bought it and this rocking chair became the first piece of furniture that we ever bought.  It has traveled all over with us. : ) When the kids were little every birthday they had their picture taken in this chair for years.  I'll have to go look for those pictures and maybe post a few of them.
Have a good day and if you are anywhere where Sandy is coming through hope all is well.
Take care and be safe.
Happyone : )
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
~Raymond Inmon

A few people were wondering about the Drane House that I took a picture of this weekend.  Here's a link if you would like to read more about it.  DRANE HOUSE.


  1. Hope Sandy doesn't cause any major problems for your part of the country. I've been watching the news and it sounds terrible right on the coast. It's just so massive!

  2. Hi Karen, Glad you were able to get out and walk this morning... I hope that you and your area stays safe from this horrible storm.

    Love the old rocking chair. Aren't memories just awesome???

  3. Tomorrow, you may have to have this gear: rain pants, a big golf umbrella, and a fifty pound anchor. ;D A day without seeing anyone out and about means one thing to me. YOU are tenacious.

    I like the story of your rocker and have a similar story of my rocker, which now lives in the attic. It's in a bit rougher shape than yours. I think there may have been one too many rides on the rockers.

    Stay safe!

  4. Take care of yourself! How much rain do you expect from this storm before it leaves?

    How wonderful that you were able to find such a nice rocking chair! Great memories are there, I'm sure.

  5. The rocking chair story is very interesting.


  6. Take care and stay safe!

    And I like Vee's suggestion of a 50 pound anchor, for a walk on tues. morning. Eeeekkkkk!


  7. Good for you, walking despite the storm. That is a great story about the rocking chair. Art

  8. Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite authors, but I haven't read this book. I'm going to keep my eyes open for a copy of it.
    You have so many happy memories associated with your rocking chair. That was $50 well spent!
    I am praying that the storm won't be as bad as they are predicting. Hope you will be safe in your area.

  9. I lived in an apartment in Norfolk in 1966. Do you remember ever seeing an old man with a wagon in the streets selling strawberries?


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