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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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Battery Exhausted

Right at 32 degrees this morning.  It rained last night and this morning when I looked out of the window it looked like it had stopped but on a closer look there was a slight mist coming down.  So I put on my rain pants and my yellow slicker, headed out the door and kept a lookout for icy patches.
I didn't walk any of my routes and just walked here and there. On this path here I stayed to the right which is the main path.  The one off to the left leads up to the end of a dead end road which then leads to the main road.
I saw a lot of people out walking dogs this morning and old Asian man I see when I walk this path. We usually just exchange a good morning but this morning he stopped to tell me that his great grandson and wife were visiting him for the weekend.  I think that he was so happy they were visiting that he had to tell someone. : )  He also told me that he was 89 years old!!  I've come across quite a few olden people who are out walking every morning.  So nice to see seniors who are still in good shape and enjoying life. 

I spotted a couple of deer and a fox again.

The mist stopped for a while and then frozen rain started falling - tiny little white balls and I liked the sound they made hitting my rain slicker.  Still later large snow flakes started falling.  I tried to capture them in this picture but they didn't show up very good.  Nothing stuck on the ground.
I had planned on cutting my walk a little short because of the weather, but once I got out walking that plan evaporated! : )

Steps for this walk were 13,169.
When the battery in my camera went dead this morning while I was walking it made me smile.  Not that it went dead but the words it used to tell me.  It said Battery Exhausted. It was just tired of taking pictures and needed a rest. 

We've been having quiet day at home. I've done a bit more housework - trying to just do a little each day.  This is working better for me now than spending a whole day cleaning.  I find myself doing a better job of cleaning this way because I don't get sick of it.

I really enjoyed the Jan Karon book I finished yesterday, Home to Holly Springs.  Its about a priest who has not been back to his hometown in 38 years.  He gets a note with two words on it that says 'come home.'  So back he goes to Holly Springs to find out what it is all about.  He relives his boyhood, meets some long lost friends and finds out a few things and has a decision to make.

I started another Jan Karon book and plan to read some more of it in just a little while.

Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday.
Till next time......
A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
Let go of people who have hurt you.
Wish them the best, and move on.
Don't let their wrongdoing keep you stuck.
~Mandy Hale


  1. I have never read any of her books. this one sounds very good so I am going to check her out.

  2. Isn't it lovely seeing the familiar faces on your walk.
    On my walks I look forward to seeing my doggie friends they always have a smile and a wag for me! LOL
    Shane ♥

  3. I chuckled at the camera message.:-) Wouldn't it be good if WE all came with an automatic message, too?:-)

    I hope you are having a good week-end!

  4. I happened by chance to open the photo of the path winding through the trees and what seemed ordinary as a small photo was extraordinary as a larger one. It is terrific. Had to smile at the man sharing his joy with you. I'm sure that yours was a friendly face. Now you've added another friend!

  5. Watch out, that series is addictive! I couldn't stop till I read them all, enjoy

  6. I hope that I am still walking at 89! Your poor battery - you are working it too hard. It needs a vacation! ;^)

  7. Hi Karen, you inspire me with your walking, I need to get into the habit. About the Karon books, be sure and read them in order, they are in sequence...I rather enjoyed them myself.


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