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 25, 2013

Fresh smelling

24 degrees this morning, with just the slightest breeze but the sun came out to warm things up pretty quickly. I walked around the lake. The water level is down low yet but so far no work has been started anywhere that I could see.
I saw a deer on the path to the lake and the only reason I saw him was that he moved. The deer blend so well into the trees.  Heard a tap tapping up in the trees, looked up and spotted a downy woodpecker. 
A couple of geese at the edge of the water in the sun.
 It being Monday it was a very quiet morning around the lake.  Saw my friends Carol and Barb and just a couple other regulars whose names I don't know.
Looking through the trees I saw a fisherman down by the water.  Zoomed in on him a bit.
Great to be out walking around my lake.
Steps for my walk this morning were 12,465.
All went well with the closing of the Savage house on Friday afternoon and we are very pleased!!

I finished reading The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith.  It is one of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and I have the latest one to read next.  Nice to read about the old familiar characters from the previous books.

Home today getting started on this weeks cleaning.  A nice sunny day and I have the laundry outside on the lines blowing in the breeze.  I look forward to smelling that fresh outside smell on the sheets tonight! : )

I was taking a break downstairs and reading a bit when Ken came down out of his office and made me a cup of tea. : )  It's been almost a month now since Ken has retired and we have settled into our new routines which can change at a moments notice if one of us an idea to do something.  It is working out great and nice to have my best friend around more often.

We are thinking about going to the diner not too far from our house tonight for supper and having a club sandwich.  I've been in the mood for one of them for the past few days.

I had a few days blog break and it's nice to be back again.  Seems longer than just three days.

A happy day to you my friends.
Happyone : )
We should not be too surprised 
by the kindness of strangers,
as it is always there.

~Said by Isabel in
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
by Alexander McCall Smith

Comment reply:
Pam - What a nice thing to say. : )  How kind you are!!


  1. Beautiful photos!

    I imagine you are very relieved that the closing is done on your old house.

  2. How good that the house closing went well without complications! It sounds like it was a good morning for walking! Enjoy that club sandwich!

  3. Sounds like you and Ken are enjoying a very tranquil retirement :)

  4. Glad to hear that the sale of your house went well. I have read a couple of books by Alexander McCall Smith and like him. I have more on my "to read" shelf. Glad that you and Ken are enjoying more time together. What a blessing to have each other. Enjoy your Monday evening!

  5. So happy that the closing went well. That's a big thing to have off your minds.

    Okay, what's the bubble in the first photo? I must have missed something somewhere.

  6. Glad retirement is working out well and that all went well with the house.

  7. Hi Karen, Sometimes it's nice to take a few days off from blogging. I do it too --especially when we travel or have company.

    Glad you two are getting accustomed to the life of two young retirees... We are not young --but we love being retired. Our lives are OURS. Yeah!!!!

    Congrats on selling the house.

  8. So glad to know that all went smoothly with your home closing.
    Oh my goodness, has it really been close to a month since Ken retired? Hard to believe, but so nice that you 2 are enjoying it.

  9. I am retiring vicariously (sp?) through Ken! :)

    Glad you are enjoying your walks. I love the extra daylight. What with working, I never have time to take the walks I want, but I still love the extra light.


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