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, December 11, 2012

Shopping is done

The fog from the last few days is finally out of here.  Temperature was 42 degrees this morning with a bit of a breeze blowing the clouds away to make way for the sun.  It was nice seeing some blue sky for a change!! 
I walked my original connect the path route that I mapped out when we first moved here.  Added a little bit at the end and went around the block just to get those last steps in.
There were a few people scattered about the route but I was pretty much on my own.

This afternoon is one of the days when they will be coming to kill some of the deer.  I warned the deer that I saw today to get in hiding.  They must have understood because they all ran off to find hiding places. : )

This morning walk I took 12,105 steps.
Sunrise 7:17
Sunset 4:45
Knitting day again.  So got a quick few things done around the house, then packed up my knitting project and left the house. I'm working on another scarf.  A small group again - only 7 of us.

From there I headed on over to the library.  Had some books and DVD's to drop off.  I got an email saying one of the books I had on hold was in so I went to get that too.  Once up at the check out the other book I had on hold was there too so I came home with two more books to read. We have started watching The Good Wife and have just finished the first season.  Picked up the first two discs of the second season today.  For some reason we didn't like it when it first came out, but we sure do like it now!

I made a few other stops before coming home too and now have all of my Christmas shopping done.  What a good feeling.

I bought a little something for myself too - a pretty pink 2013 day planner.  Not only a planner, it has some words of encouragement for the day, a daily Bible verse and a Bible reading plan for the year.  I was so happy to find it. : )

It was around 3:00 when I got home and hadn't eaten lunch and realized I was pretty hungry so I heated up a piece of pizza for a late lunch. 

The day ended up being mostly cloudy so those peeks of blue sky this morning is about all I saw today. 

I have a little bit of time left this afternoon to do some reading before making supper so off I go.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
Happyone : )
December is not the only month for Christmas,
but it is every day 
when Christ is the center in our heart.


  1. Sounds like a very nice day. Wish I had my Christmas shopping done. I need to get out tonight to try and find something my son wants and if I can't find it at the store, I will have to order from Amazon...hope it will come in time for the big day! You are like me...I am not into hunting at all and would warn the deer about it too. I have a very soft heart when it comes to animals (and most people). Enjoy the rest of the day.

  2. I shopped for myself today, too. Shoes. A gift certificate that needed to be used.

    Not quite finished with my shopping, but hope to be by week's end.

    Good for the deer to listen and run. May they be wary.

  3. Your day planner sounds very nice.
    We got a pink one for my granddaughter's birthday, but it's nothing fancy. It's probably her first planner ever.

    Hope the deer didn't know what hit them.

  4. I am amazed at how much you accomplish in your day! Impressive!

  5. Shopping done! Lucky you! :-)

    And the new books you picked up were?

    Happy 12/12/12...

  6. I still have one more round of shopping to do. I think I'll do it this Sunday!

  7. I'm glad the deer listened to you. I can't stand to think of the alternative :(.
    What a nice feeling it must be to have your shopping done. I've done quite a bit of online shopping this year and have found I rather like it.
    Your new pink planner sounds like a nice way to begin the new year.

  8. Amen --on your last comment. We need to and DO celebrate Christmas every single day!!!!

    We are enjoying the beach in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. I will think (or thought) of you today at 12 minutes and 12 seconds after 12 noon on 12/12/11.... Unbelievable.



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