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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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fun at the commissary

The temperature was 7 degrees this morning but there was no wind and the sun came out.

I walked around the lake and there were more people there today than yesterday but still less than normal.

There is a thin coating of ice on most of the lake and the geese where all together where they could find water.  Brrr, I can just imagine how cold the water was.  I stayed well away from the edge so there was no chance I could get my feet wet again!!! : )

Besides the geese and the birds the only other wildlife I saw were squirrels chasing each other up and down the trees.

A cold morning but dressed for the weather is was really a nice morning and I enjoyed my walk.
I found a penny.
I took 12,751 steps on my walk.
Sunrise 7:21
Sunset 5:18
After breakfast, I called my friend Bernice and we had a nice chat, then I finished up my shopping list and left for the commissary.
I had a most enjoyable time shopping.  You know how sometimes you keep seeing the same people throughout the store?  Well that happened with three of us today.  We kept running into each other.  We were all looking for something we couldn't find down one aisle and we started talking.  Each of us said what we couldn't find and we all sent each other to where we thought it would be.  Mine was pepperoni and was told it was over in the front of the store by the special cheeses.  Someone else couldn't find summer sausage (I never heard of it) and someone else vinegar.  We all met up again later and had all found what we needed.  We talked for a bit longer and then continued shopping.  We ended up on line together too which made us laugh.  The way the line is at the commissary is there is one long line and you go to the next available checker.

When I first started shopping an older man walked over to me and started talking, then really looked at me and said "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you were my daughter."  We both laughed and he saw his daughter up ahead and he told his daughter that he thought I was her.  She smiled and waved to me, and I said, "Hi sis."  : )

When I was checking out and putting my stuff up, the Diet 7 Up that I had picked up didn't have a readable bar code on it.  I said I'd run back and pick up another one and she put that one aside.  When I got back one of the baggers and finished putting all my stuff up on the belt and I just had to pay when I got back.  I thought that was so nice.  His tip was a little bit more for doing such a nice thing.  The baggers work for tips only.  They bag and take the bags to the car but I always take my own bags to the car. 
It was a little adventure at the commissary today.  : ) 

When I got home I had a late lunch, put away all the groceries, did a few things around the house and now here I am on the computer.

Later I'm planning on working on the puzzles before Ken gets home from work.  He only has 6 more working days.  : )

Till next time......
Have a happy day.
Happyone : )
Patience is not the ability to wait.
Waiting is a fact of life.
Patience is the ability 
to keep a good attitude while waiting.
~Joyce Meyers


  1. Have I mentioned lately how enjoyable your rambles are? I find myself wondering before I arrive if you've found any coins, what you might be doing, how far you walked, if you'll go out for supper. Ken must be getting really excited about retirement now that it is so close!

  2. Your shopping trip today sounds very enjoyable!

  3. Awwwwwww, that was a FUN grocery trip!!! What a nice thing to happen! To all of you.


  4. Sounds like you have fun doing even routine chores like grocery shopping. You are my new role model for always finding the good and happy part of everything! I love the quote by Joyce Meyers. i have one of her quotes up on the board in my classroom as our "Thought for the week." Enjoy the rest of your day...I know you will!

  5. My goodness, my trips to the grocery store are dull in comparison to yours :). I think I'm going to go looking for adventure on my next trip there.
    Do you and Ken have anything special planned to celebrate his last day?

  6. What a nice day you have had! I love ha.ving good experiences when shopping

  7. Six more working days? I cannot even imagine! Don't try ice skating! ;^)

  8. I thought of you while grocery shopping. I had all my things topsy turvy in the cart and remembered how you keep yours so nice and neat. MJ


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