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 13, 2013

Company at the commissary

Three geese swimming away from me.
A cloudy morning with some patches of blue sky.  It was 24 degrees and calm.
I walked around the lake once again. There were a lot of park workers driving around on the path in trucks and ATV's which is very unusual. When I saw Barb we commented on it and wondered why.  I thought maybe they were looking for someone or a lost animal but thought it odd they didn't stop and ask us.
When I saw Barb the second time (we walk in opposite directions) she told me what all the activity was about.  Someone had called and said there was a fire someplace at the park and they were looking for it.  Seemed a bit odd to us.  Anyway there was no fire and everything is fine.

There were the average amount of people scattered around the lake.
Only wildlife I saw were birds and the geese.  The geese were very busy today, talking, swimming and coming and going. 

Steps on my walk today were 12,195.
Going to the commissary is something that I enjoy doing.  Today I took Ken along with me. He couldn't remember the last time he was in the store.  When we go out Ken is the one who drives but today I drove him in my car.
He did quite well shopping and only added a few extra things not on the list. : )  It was nice having him along for company and his help was appreciated when he carried all the bags in the house and up the stairs.  He left me alone to unpack and put everything away which is something else I enjoy doing.
As nice as it was having him along I really prefer to do the shopping on my own and next week I'll be going alone again.

Later on we will be going to the mill at Ram's Head for Happy Hour.  Ken has invited  his former coworkers there for a little retirement party.  I've invited a couple people too and we are not sure how many people will show up but it should be fun.

Just hanging around the house till it's time to go.

Hope all is sunny and happy for you this Wednesday.
Happyone : )
 May you have the courage and discipline today
to do what is needed instead of simply what is convenient.
~ Thema Davis
Comment replies:
Vee - Those little structures in the background in yesterday's picture are picnic pavilions which you can rent.  There are quite a few of them scattered around and are different sizes.  Ken has had his company picnic there a couple of times in years past.
Here is a picture close up of the ones in the picture yesterday.  Took the picture as I walked by this morning.  I'm on the path and the lake is directly behind me.
You all just have to read the post that Ken wrote about our trip to the commissary.  It had me laughing right out loud.
Read his post HERE.


  1. I went over to read Ken's account of the trip to the commissary. Ha ha, it sounds like quite an adventure you 2 had today.
    Hope you get a good turn out today for your Happy Hour.

  2. Sounds like a very busy day you have had. My husband sometimes accompanies me to the store, and he is always amazed at the prices.:-) It is really better that I go alone, though.

  3. Glad the park people were just looking for a non-existent fire. It's wonderful, how well cared for, this area is!

    I went over to Ken's blog, and left a comment. And it even showed up, with the brand new Gravater Icon, which I just was able to activate.<---Long story, but a happy ending, to a commenting problem of mine, elsewhere....


  4. Hi Karen - reading your post and then Ken's post was interesting...two different views of the same event. Charly and I have gone shopping together pretty much the entire time since we got married...used to be a date, then when the kids came we took them too...every Friday night for over 33 years now - a Jones Family tradition. Ken's post about how everything was mixed up at the commissary made me laugh. I loved the picture of the box of Diet Coke in your cart...I'm afraid that Charly and I both have a weakness for the stuff too..."Have a Coke and a smile." I went to the commissary in San Diego with my daughter and they had a hard time finding things too...so it must be a commissary thing! Enjoy your evening.

  5. Oh picnic houses...how nice that would be. I love John's going shopping with me. I keep him out from underfoot by sending him on missions. He does add quite a few things to the cart, however. And I love his help unloading and reloading and unloading and reloading and he can put the groceries away as well as I can. Probably better because he rotates the stock. I'm off to see what Ken had to say about this situation.

  6. I visited Ken's blog. I have several blogs on wordpress too but I like Blogger the best.
    Jim always went grocery shopping with me and I would always lose him in the store. LOL

  7. I saw his posting. I am enjoying his point of view!! :-)

    Anyway, I am not as happy to shop for food as you are but I do the cooking so I am really the one who should go. My husband seems to enjoy the process and has shopped with me all of our married lives.


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