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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Thursday, February 14, 2013

A perfect afternoon

It was 28 degrees this morning when I looked at the thermometer.  Last evening we had some rain which turned to snow and so this morning there was ice and snow and I decided NOT to walk first thing this morning. 

So while waiting for the sun to come up and warm things up so the ice could melt I did a few thing around the house.
Did some cleaning upstairs and had a break and ate breakfast with Ken.  At 9:30 it was still only 31 but the sun was out and things were starting to melt so I went back to cleaning for a while.

Then after lunch the temperature had risen to 41 and the sun was shining brightly and it seemed the perfect time to go for a walk.

I didn't walk any particular route but stayed mostly on the paths.

Walked down a road or two also.
Not a cloud in the sky as I looked up through the trees.
I saw a woodpecker but don't know what kind it was.  A little one with just a touch of red on the underside of his neck.
I heard an owl but couldn't find him in the trees.

There were quite a few people out along the paths enjoying this beautiful afternoon.  As you know I like walking best in the morning but wow this day was just perfect.  Maybe it was God telling me not to forget how beautiful the rest of the day is too. : )

My steps on this walk were 12,896.

This evening we are going to have supper at an Italian place that we've just been too once before.  We are going to try their brick oven pizza tonight.

Ken's retirement Happy Hour at Ram's Head yesterday was so nice.  He thought that maybe 15 people would show up but there were 28 people there and they came on a snowy evening.  All had such nice things to say about Ken.  I'm so glad that his coworkers really do appreciate all the work he has done and has contributed to making their work easier and a happy place to work.  He will be missed.  I am so proud of him.

A happy day to one and all.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Happyone : )
Anyone can catch your eye,
but it takes someone special
to catch your heart.
~Author Unknown


  1. Brick oven pizza sounds del-ish. You know, I don't think I've heard an owl for a very long time. I do love the sound of a woodpecker though.

  2. Your photos show what an amazing time of day, you did get to walk. Lovely!

    Glad the retirement get-together was nice. :-)

    Brick Oven Pizza! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Enjoy!!! :-)

    Happy Valentine's Day,

  3. Brick oven pizza sounds perfect!! Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Yum! Brick oven pizza sound delicious! Last night sounds like fun, too!

  5. It certainly looks like a wonderful day. I'm glad that so many of Ken's friends and co-workers turned out. He deserves the honor after all his hard work and it's obvious that he cares about them a lot, too. That's why he's retired after all.

  6. Here I am back walking with you and It's peaceful and how life is meant to be - Thank you Happy One.

    Your life is what we think as "The good things in LIfe".
    This is where I want to be after 43 years of marriage - thank you!
    Shane ♥

  7. Great pictures of the blue sky we had yesterday. Hope you enjoyed your brick oven pizza. MJ

  8. Glad you were able to go for your walk. It does look like a beautiful day.
    How nice that there was such a good turn out for Ken's Happy Hour. It speaks volumes for the valuable employee and good person that he is.


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