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, February 27, 2013

Another Ann and Andy

It rained all night but had pretty much stopped by the time I started walking.  Just a very fine mist and that soon stopped and it was just cloudy.  There was no breeze and it was a warm 40 degrees out.  By the time I got home the clouds were breaking up and there was even some blue sky starting to show through.

I walked around the lake and it was pretty quiet there.  Just a few regulars were around.  Didn't see much wildlife today either, but the geese were there as usual coming and going.  My geese seem to be always on the move.

My friend Lin is in town and called and we talked and walked for about 2 miles together. I said good-bye to her when I came up to the road where I had to cross the street.

I took 12,347 steps on my walk this morning.
Sunrise 6:43
Sunset 5:58
Planned on doing some cleaning but just never got around to it - it will keep till tomorrow!

Ken and I went out for lunch.  We went to the Cheesecake Factory which is in by Live! Casino.  You can see it to the right in the picture.  They built this huge place in the parking lot of the mall over by Burlington Coat Factory.
After a light lunch Ken handed me $10 in quarters and we went into the casino to take a look around.  He also had $10 in quarters.  We are not gamblers but thought it would be fun to play a few slot machines.  Things sure have changed since I've played the slots.  You don't put the quarters in the machines anymore. Paper money goes in a slot and you don't even get to pull the level - just hit a button.  And when you win you don't get to hear the coins come down.  You just get a credit.  They took all the fun out of it.  We each only played $5. 
We enjoyed walking around and watching others play but I don't see us going back there again.  I noticed that no one was smiling or seemed happy.  They were all intent on what they were doing. 

Yesterday it seems a lot of you got a kick out of seeing the Raggedy Ann and Andy that I saw on my walk yesterday like I did.
Today I'm posting a picture of the Raggedy Ann and Andy that sit with me in my office.  These are the ones my two kids, Debbi and David played with when they were kids.  David's Andy looks a bit more used than Debbi's Ann. : )
We ended up having a beautiful sunny day in the 50's but now as I write this it has clouded up again.
I'm hoping to finish up the book I'm reading so I can return it to the library when we go there tomorrow.

That's it for today.
Till next time.........
A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way
in order to come back a short distance correctly.
~Edward Albee


  1. These Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls certainly do look very loved!

    Never have been to a casino, and don't really have any plans to go to one.

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  2. I bet Raggedy Ann and Andy bring back lots of memories for you. Such a cute and sweet addition to you office. I don't like casinos much either. Last summer we stayed in a hotel that was above a Casino when we went through Las Vegas on our vacation. I think Casinos are dark and gritty -- not happy places to be sure! We don't gamble much either. I didn't know your kids were Debbi and David. Great names both but I am partial to your daughter's name, even with the different spelling ;-) Hope you finished your book. Have a great evening.

  3. Well loved Raggedys there...

    Sounds like another fun day...any day where the chores can wait until tomorrow is a good one.

  4. I have never seen those dolls before, really cute. You put me to shame with all your walking x

  5. Mmm... Cheesecake Factory sounds good. Haven't been there in years.

    Ann and Andy do look well loved. I collected them at one time and may have to see if I can dig them out of the attic one day to do a post on.

    I've only been to a casino once and felt very much out of my element.

  6. Oh I LOVE yesterday's and today's Ann and Andy!!
    I've only been in a Casino once when I was in my 20s .... didn't really do much for me either :)

  7. I went to the casino for the first time on Wednesday night to see an Eagles tribute band at Ram's Head. What a coincidence!


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