Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Home just in time

I didn't walk yesterday.  I thought about it, but it looked a bit icy outside and I thought, it's Christmas, I'll take the day off.
So it was especially nice getting outside this morning and walking again.  It was 30 degrees and a wintry mix was expected to start by sunrise.  I walked around the lake.  Some of the footbridges on the way there had some icy spots like in the picture below but all the pathways were perfectly fine.
I saw only one deer, but many birds, geese, and squirrels.
Very few people out, and all that I saw were people I knew or have seen before. 

I followed a couple of short trails down to the water a few times and took a couple of pictures but didn't like how any of them turned out.  It was too dark out yet.  Sunrise came and went and it didn't make much of a difference in the sky.  About a mile from home a bit of frozen snow started falling mixed with frozen rain and by the time I was getting home the streets were getting a bit slick and my feet were making crunching sounds as I walked along.  I was back home in the nick of time.

My walk steps today were 13,540.
Sunrise 7:26
Sunset 4:51
The weather turned to snow for a while and then back to freezing rain and sleet and now it is just a mess out there. 
I usually go to the commissary on Wednesday's but decided to stay home on this wintry weather mix day so I'll probably go tomorrow instead.  I still have to make a list and plan some meals.

I have done a few chores but what has had my attention for a good part of the day is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.  Santa left a couple of puzzles under the tree and one of them is laid out on the table and every time I pass it I end up staying there longer than I planned finding more pieces.  : ) 

I know I should do something constructive but I know I'll be back to that puzzle again in just a few minutes.

Hope your enjoying your day.
Happyone : )
 Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning
but a going on,
will all the wisdom 
that experience can instill in us.
~Hal Borland
Comments replies:
Thank you all for the kind words.  They mean so much to me. : )
Vee - I got my Nativity in the mid 80's at an Interior Home Party.  I had always wanted a set and I really liked this one.


Beth said...

I love working puzzles too!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope you had the Merriest of Christmases :)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

So glad you got home, and stayed home... Sounds icky out there.

We are still waiting up here... But the sun has been gone, for some time now. Something is coming..... :-)

Happy@Home said...

Sounds like a good day to stay home where it's warm and cozy. As long as you're there, why not do a puzzle? :).
Glad you were able to get your walk in.

Kerri Farley said...

Glad you made it home safe! We got LOTS of sleet today and there were lots of accidents.

Vee said...

Yup...that's what I thought... Mine was also at a Home Interiors Party. Do they still have those? I used to love them.

Glad that you got home before it got truly wild out there.

Debbie Jones said...

Puzzles of all kinds can be addicting, yet lots of fun! Glad you got to stay in today. By the way, I am loving my Striiv! Took a walk tonight and it was so much fun to see how many steps, how many miles, how many calories, how long, etc., etc.. My husband says I have a new toy and he is right. Have a great day tomorrow!

Nellie said...

I enjoy jigsaw puzzles as well! In fact, we have sealed and framed several of them and have them hanging in various locations in the house.