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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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A day out

This morning it was 38 degrees and very still.  I took the sunrise picture along the path to the lake behind the church.  This was behind me and I happened to look back.  I'm glad I did because by the time I got to the lake the  color was already gone.

A pretty quiet morning around the lake but I saw a few deer, lots of geese, the heron again, some cardinals, and there were a lot of squirrels around.

I walked around the lake the opposite way than usual and stayed to the lower path.  Then walked around the neighborhood again like yesterday.
As always I enjoyed being outside early in the morning watching the start of another new day.
I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:57
Sunset 4:49
Did my usual morning routine, then left for the mill for my Tuesday knitting group.  I worked on sewing weave-it squares together for the baby blanket.  Thought I'd be able to finish but no not yet.  Still have 4 more strips to sew together.  A small group today - only 7 but still an enjoyable time.

Leaving the mill I went over to the old house to put away the recycling bins that Ken had put out this morning on the way to work. 

I had to drop off a few things at the library and my friend Mary Jo invited me over to her house for lunch.  She lives near the library so I parked my car in the library parking lot and figured I would walk the path the leads to her house.  I'd never walked there before and took a wrong turn down the path and lost my way for a bit.  But I figured it out and made it over to her house.  She had a very nice lunch of salad and pizza waiting for me when I arrived.  We had a very nice visit.  I am thankful that she and I are good friends. : )
I walked back to the library - no trouble this time!!  Dropped of the books, and yes, picked up another one.  It was a book that I had requested a while ago and it was there waiting for me.

What a nice day I've had being out and about. : )  Now I'm home for some reading and maybe finishing the baby blanket.
Hope your day is a happy one
 It is literally true,
as the thankless say,
that they have nothing to be thankful for.
He who sits by the fire,
thankless for the fire,
is just as if he had no fire.
Nothing is possessed save in appreciation,
of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient.
But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.
~ W.J. Cameron

Comment replies:
Vee - I may not have a couch but we each have a recliner for television watching.  Each of us have been known to doze off once in a while. : )


Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Simply beautiful photo!!!

I too like my recliner, to doze off in. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, "Auntie"

Vee said...

Ahhhh, well there's my answer...I need my own recliner. John has his.

Beautiful sky and isn't it interesting how many things we see that only last for mere seconds. I run for the camera only to return and find my subject gone.

Your time at the library and with friends sounds very enjoyable.

The Jones Family said...

I love your sunrise photo. Sounds like a delightful day. It is so nice to have a good friend to eat lunch with. Enjoy your new book!

Happy@Home said...

Gosh that does sound like a nice day. Mary Jo sounds like a special friend.

Nellie said...

I hope we will all be able to take time to count our blessings, for they are many. You have told us of being able to take wonderful walks and catch a glimpse of wildlife many of us never see. Then, the blessing of a true friend with special time together. How wonderful that the library is such a favorite place for you!

Kerri said...

Stunning Sunrise!
Sounds like you had a "Happy" Day :)