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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Friday, January 11, 2013

First book of the year

As I left for my walk this morning, Ken's parting words were, "Stay out of the lake today."  : )
30 degrees this morning and couldn't see the sunrise today - the sky was one big cloud.  I walked the connect the path with the trail route.  I like walking over footbridges and this route I get to walk over 9 of them.  Here is number 6.
I make a right turn right after the bridge which takes me on the trail behind the school.  Straight ahead is the school.

Only a couple of people out on the paths.
I was walking along a path and heard a commotion off in the woods.  I stopped to look and saw 4 deer running through the woods with a dog chasing them.  The dog gave up after a while and made it back to the path.  The dog ignored me and just ran up the path.  It is rare that I see a dog out on its own.  We have leash laws here and most people are good about keeping them.

I watched a hawk fly from tree top to tree top calling out until he flew away.  I've tried to identify what kind of hawk it is but haven't any luck and I can never get a good picture of it.

I walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise -  you guessed it 7:27
Sunset - 5:05
 I must have fell more on my arm than I thought yesterday because today my left arm is a bit sore.  No bruise though.

I went to the mall again this morning - had to pick up something that I ordered on Monday when I went.  I walked around there for just a little while doing some window shopping.  There was hardly anyone there.

I finished reading my first book of the year.
I read When We Were Friends by Elizabeth Joy Arnold.  Girlhood friends grow apart and years later meet again.  One asks the other to watch her baby for a few days.  On the news that night she hears a story that the baby has been kidnapped.  Some twists and turns in the story.  I thought the book was really good.

I transferred more recipes from MealsMatter into Ziplist this afternoon.  I don't know now many of done so far but I have 19 more to go.  I will sure be glad when I'm done.  Cutting and pasting gets a bit tedious after a while.

Still didn't get time to get to the loft but at least its up out of the way and no ones sees it.

It's Friday!!  Hope it was a good one.
Till next time....... Be happy
Happyone : )
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come
as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating
what we do have.
~ Frederick Keonig


  1. Good advice from Ken...John suggests that you carry a hobo satchel in case you need a change of clothes. What a nut! Hope that that dog gets rounded up.

  2. I love your quote for today! That book sounds good. I think that you and I like similar fiction. Glad you stayed dry on your walk today. ;-) Have a good weekend.

  3. Th e book sounds good!

    I like the quote for today!

  4. I'm with Ken.... ""Stay out of the lake today." : )"

    Someone not heeding the leash law. Bad news. In lots of ways. Do you carry anything, like Mace? A secluded place (all of where you walk, at both homes) would not be a good place to run into a pack of dogs. (3 makes a pack)

    I know. I'm always worried. But over my 75 years, I have run into more experiences than you. I have been surrounded by a pack of dogs, while out walking my daughter in a baby carriage!

    Never walked her again!!!!!!

    And when she grew up a bit and was bit by a dog, I started a campaign for Leash Laws. Which are still in effect.

    too much info, I know....

  5. Did you report the dog running loose??? No way it will be apprehended and it's owner warned, unless you reported it.

    I know, we don't like to "get involved."

    But think if this dog is left out there? And attacks a child?



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