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, February 11, 2013

A drive to Stoners

That beautiful blue sky from yesterday is gone this morning.  It rained last night and this morning there was a light mist out when I started walking and the temperature was 35 degrees.  I wore my rain paints and instead of taking the umbrella I wore my yellow rain slicker.
I walked around the lake and about a quarter of the way around the mist stopped, but it was still cloudy.

I saw 5 people around the lake and knew 4 of them by name and the other I've seen quite often.  She always runs with her music in her ears and never says anything.

The geese were around making their usual morning noise and there seemed to be a lot of crows around.  On the path behind the church I saw a few deer wandering around in the woods.  Then later saw a couple of cardinals and three blue birds all in the same tree.  They looked like ornaments in the branches and I think the tree felt beautiful and hopeful for spring. : )

On the side of the path there was just a deer leg with half of it eaten to the bone, I guess by the turkey buzzards.  Took a picture but thought it was a bit gruesome to post.

Steps taken on my walk today were 12,245.
Last night we had a special treat on our ice cream.  We put a few marciano cherries on top and poured some of the juice over it.  I had chocolate ice cream and Ken had chocolate and vanilla.  : )
This morning Ken went to the Savage house and got the last few things out of the garage.  He put them in the truck along with a few things that we had here at the house.   I had planned on doing a bit of housework while he was gone but instead I went up in the loft and sewed some squares together on the baby blanket and also made a couple squares.  I just have 4 more to make.  I 'll have it done by tomorrow to show everyone at knitting.

After lunch we drove up to Stoner's Auction just over the border in PA with our stuff for them to auction off.  It's just an hour drive from home.  Dropped off our little bit of stuff and here it sits.  Our lot number for the auction is 1207. 
The guy said it would probably be in the auction a week from Saturday.  It will be fun going to the auction and watch people bid on our stuff.
We drove up the highway and came home back roads.  It was a nice retired day. : )

Hope you're having a good day and that you find lots to smile about.
Happyone : )
I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day.
When I think about romance,
the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler
coming at me with a weapon.
~Author Unknown


  1. I love auctions!! Used ot go to them with my papaw when I was little :)

  2. Cute quote! Love it! Hope you get top dollar for your auction items. Thanks for your sweet and supportive comment on my blog. Things are looking up and in the next day or two, I will be posting the rest of the story! Enjoy your evening (My that ice cream looks good!)

  3. That's funny and so true! Who finds thinking of toddlers romantic? Ha!

    You must be nearly done at the Savage house. Amazing all the things that accumulate.

  4. It looks like you are making good progress. We once enjoyed going to auctions.

  5. Cute quote.

    The ice cream looks good. I will have to try the cherry topping.

  6. Wow! Unique! Watching people bid on your old stuff!

  7. Don't know if my comment was published. We have antique glass...cut, pressed, carnival...to sell, wonder if Stoner's would be good for that?

    Good to see you both enjoying Ken's retirement so far!


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