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, November 19, 2012


A mild morning today with a temperature of 42 degrees.  I headed on over to the lake.  Mostly cloudy but some blue sky making an appearance too.
I walked around the lake and stayed on the lower path by the water the whole way around.  Just the usual few people out like most Mondays.
I saw a few deer, the kingfisher again, and lots of little chickadees.  The heron was down by the water standing among the rocks.
There are a few turkeys like this one around the lake.  With Thanksgiving just a few days away I'm surprised they out and about. : )
There was a dead geese laying face up in the water and there was another geese near it making a low sound - almost like crying.  It was sad to see.

Since I walked the shorter path around the lake I walked down the road and around a neighborhood of apartments before getting back home.

I found a dime this morning and took 12,310 steps on my walk.
Sunrise 6:56
Sunset 4:50
We got the last of some dishes I had over at the old house and brought them home.  I was going to get rid of them but then decided we would be able to use them at Happy Trails when we build our cabin.  So this morning I rearranged some of my kitchen cabinets to make room for the dishes which will be stored here for a while.
Now I'll probably forget where I put things and won't be able to find them. : )

I've been sewing weave-it squares together and am almost finished with the baby blanket.

A few chores around the house got done too and now I'm going to spend some time reading.  I have a lot of books piled up to read - it makes me feel good to have a bunch of them all lined up. 

Hope your enjoying your Monday. 
 As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words,
but to live by them.
~John F Kennedy

Comment replies:
Auntie - that wasn't a couch (I don't have a couch) you saw in the picture but two chairs.  Here's a picture for you.


  1. The goose lowing sound was crying, they mate for life and are very loyal to each other.

  2. So sad about the goose :(
    LOVE your blue sky and clouds :)

  3. You mean you can never lie down on the sofa and watch tv? Don't you need a sofa? ☺ I've got one for free...so low to the ground, one must roll from it. ;>

    Oh the poor geese...reminds me of some of Kim's stories about the waterfowl in her corner.

    Such a mild morning...hope that you get quite a lot more like that this week. It bodes well for us...I've been freezing all day.

  4. Thank you for the picture of your chairs. I love them. :-)

    Oh so sad about the geese couple. They do mate for life, do they not? Oh sigh, how very, very, very sad. -sigh-

    Happy Thanksgiving, ahead of time...

  5. Sad story about the Geese.

    I do like the picture of your livingroom. Looks so cozy and I love that you have a book there ready to read!

    Enjoy this wonderful, Thanksgiving week!

  6. Sounds like you've had a productive Monday. That was a sad story about the goose mourning the death of the other one.:(

  7. I LOVE your picture of the sky. That shade of blue is so pretty.
    How sad about the geese. That would be a heartbreaking scene to come across.
    Those pretty chairs look mighty comfy for all the reading and stitching you do. I'm currently reading 2 of Elizabeth Berg's books. I've already read them both, but still loving them again.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Ken.


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