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, March 27, 2013

So nice!!!

I got up and went for my morning walk! It was a little early for the sun to be up but it wasn't dark and the sun was shining when I got back home.  The temperature was 35 degrees.  
I saw a deer and thought maybe it was thinking, oh good, she's back again.  : )
So nice to hear all the morning birds chattering and enjoying the morning.  I didn't see the woodpecker but I sure heard him rat a tat tatting on aluminum siding, probably waking up someone in the house!

I walked a nice short route of just three miles and walked a loop by going along the sidewalk and then got on the path and walked home.  I think I'll walk this route for the rest of the week and then increase the distance slowly over some time.  I felt good after my walk this morning but don't want to push it.
I am so thankful to be able to get out and walk once again. : )

Sunrise 6:59
Sunset 7:27
Ken was the one that went to the commissary again this week.  I couldn't go because
I had a hair appointment which was two weeks over due. Ken has started calling me skunk head again because my white roots are really showing.: )

I didn't bring chocolate chippers this time but took some brownies along with me for everyone and they were a big hit.  I'm bringing the recipe with me next time that I go.
I also took along my knitting to do while waiting.

Meghan was there to wash my hair for the very last time. : (  She is leaving for another job in a couple of weeks after working here for 7 years. She will be missed not only by her fellow workers and me, but by everyone who has had the pleasure of having their hair washed by her.  I wish much happiness for her in her new job and in life. Doesn't she have a nice smile? : )
Here she is washing my hair.
That's me sitting in the chair with Cheryl giving me a nice trim. 
When I got home and walked in from the garage some delicious smells drifted down the stairs.  Ken was home and cooking.  He was making peppers and onions on the stove and had his own recipe of chili cooking in the crock pot.  What a pleasant surprise to come home to that.  How lucky can a girl get!!

I read some more of that scary book.  This guy is much more than your average stalker.  He is one scary dude!!!  I think if I lived alone I wouldn't want to be reading this book!!

This evening we will be watching a movie from Netflix, The Ultimate Gift.  I think I'll make some weave-it squares too.
I haven't had ice cream for my snack for while so thought I'd have a treat tonight and have some chocolate chip.

So once again I am thankful for my day
that God sent my way.
Happpyone : )
Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach


  1. I had a brownie after lunch and after dinner. I think they're the best brownies I've ever had and I want the recipe too.

    Your husband is full of surprises. I think his retirement is going to be wonderful for the both of you.

  2. Well I "know" Cheryl, but it was nice to see your highly-rated best-shampoo-ever gal. Awe...sorry that she's moving on. Wonder if she'd share some of her techniques. So glad that you'll pace yourself over the next few days. Three miles is nothing to sneeze at. Oh, yes, you are getting spoilt. Bet that Ken enjoyed his kitchen time and I know that you enjoyed the results! Hope he cleans up after, too. Somehow I think he does.

  3. There are days when I could pitch this iPad out a window...I wrote awwwwww and it changed it to "awe." Save me from computers that want to tell me what I'm thinking! :D

  4. Guess I'm never satisfied. Now I want a picture of your hair after Cheryl has finished the job!

  5. How fun to see some action shots at the salon. I hope the replacement shampoo gal is as good as Meghan. It sounds like she'll have some big shoes to fill.
    How nice to come home to the delicious aroma of dinner cooking. What a lovely surprise. Three cheers for Ken!!!

  6. Awww - that's for Vee!!!!
    Loved your walk photo, is that white stuff on the bridge snow?? I blew the picture right up but I still couldn't really tell (not being a snow bunny and all)!!
    How long did the 3km take you - I'm just getting back into it too after a lazy lap.
    Love the sound of the birds singing their hearts out and telling each other "Hey Spring's on it's way"!!!
    Shane x
    (sneaking some computer time at work - it is my lunch break)!
    Shane xo

  7. Wonderful news that you are beginning to feel your old self again.

    The salon shots are great. It is a huge place compared to the one I go to.

  8. I feel happy just knowing that you are up and about, and getting back to your life. It is nice to exit that fog, isn't it?

  9. How wonderful that you were able to resume your walking! I know that is a huge step in your complete recovery!

  10. Hi Karen, Congrats on your walk... That looks like the perfect distance...

    Congrats on your hair cut/color... That always makes any of us feel better.

    I don't read scary books. Watch sometimes on TV--but not crazy about them...

    Your hubby is a 'keeper'... That chili sounds wonderful.


  11. How fun to see pictures from the hair salon! I think I am too shy to let anyone take my picture while I am getting my hair washed and trimmed. Glad you are able to increase the distance on your walk! Hope you were able to enjoy some ice cream tonight.

  12. What a lovely, lovely post!!!!!!! Chock full of happy things. (Well, other than the "skunk head" part. -giggggggggles)

    A nice walk, and a plan to take it easy, with increasing it's length.~~~~Taking care of the hair part. ,-)~~~~Coming home to delicious smells from the kitchen, produced by cooking husband!!!~~~Etc. Etc. Etc.

    I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gentle hugs,

  13. Love that you are feeling yourself again! Great salon shots. I hope you have a great Easter weekend my friend.


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