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, March 9, 2013

A beautiful spring day

I had a nice sunny walk - no wind and the temperature was 32 degrees.  I walked around the neighborhood and then headed on over to the lake.  There were lots of runners there so after a quarter of the way around I took the path leading back up to the road.  Then walked down a couple of paths where I saw no other people.

I counted 8 deer and all the birds must have been enjoying the early morning sun because they were all singing to me as I walked along.
I love mornings like this.

I walked 6.3 miles.
Steps 12,244
Sunrise 6:28
Sunset 6:09
My son and two of my grandkids drove down from NJ and spent the day with us.  We had a nice visit.  We ate the soup and bread I made yesterday for lunch. Of course I had chocolate chip cookies here and some for them to bring home.  A trip to gramma's house is a chocolate chip cookie day. : ) They left for a while and went to the park by the lake.  When they got back we sat out on the deck in the sun.  It was in the low 60's and was just beautiful out.  Then we had pizza for supper and they left about an hour after that.

I did finish the bird puzzle last night before going to bed.  Here's the picture you asked for Robin.  Sorry that I cut part of the lower right hand corner off.
I'll take another one once we frame it and hang it up.

We watched another Wallander show and I had chocolate chip ice cream again.  I also made a few weave-it squares.

I won't forget to turn the clock forward at bedtime.  I complain about it every year and want to move to Arizona where they don't have DST.  I'll be back to walking in the dark in the morning.

Hope all is well in your part of the world and that you had a happy day.
Happyone : )
The future lies before you,
like paths of pure white snow.
Be careful how you tread it,
for every step will show.
~Author Unknown
Comment Replies:
OE - The same post I wrote about the ice cream at the end of the post I said that I had the chocolate cupcake flavor.  Though chocolate chip is my favorite I just had to see what the cupcake flavor was like. : )  Sorry no prize. : )

Auntie - I see people who remind me of someone else I know all the time.  Some days it seems like everyone I see reminds me of someone.  I checked out Larainy Days and though it is hard for me to see myself in her I thank you for the compliment. : )


  1. How nice that you were able to spend a day with your son and grandchildren. That is always a special treat! Looks like you had a beautiful day. We had a cloudy day today, but I am sure that they will move out and we'll be seeing the sun again soon.

  2. Apparently my first comment didn't save so I will try again. Sounds like you had a lovely walk and a nice day with your son and grandkids. Time with grandchildren is always such a special treat! Being here in Arizona, I didn't even realize that tonight was the beginning of DST. I always hated the "spring ahead" part and was tired for days after when we lived in states that changed times. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  3. Great job on the puzzle!

    It was a great day for a walk, wasn't it?

    I never knew either of my grandmas but I would have loved getting a chocolate chip cookie from them, so I am sure that you are creating special memories for your grandkids.

  4. The puzzle is beautiful. I will be waiting to see it framed and where you will hang it.

  5. Beutiful job on the puzzle.
    Memorable day with your son and grands. MJ

  6. Sounds like a super Saturday to me!

    I don't like DST, either. I am really more of a morning person, and the later morning light gives a dark beginning to the day.

  7. Oh it turned out beautifully!! LOVE it!


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