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, March 4, 2013

Walk, books, a puzzle & TV

The sun came up this morning and decided to stay out for a change.  It was a chilly 24 degrees with bit of a breeze early this morning.
I went for my walk around the lake and was surprised to see this man up ahead run past me in his shorts.  He must really be hoping for spring to get here. : )
Saw a few others out around the lake and everyone else was wearing winter clothes!
Walked a short way with a fellow walker Ray until I had to turn off toward home.

The only wildlife about today were the ducks and geese.  I've mentioned before that there is a white duck and a black duck that are always together.  I've never seen one without the other.  Today I just saw the white one, and the black one was no where to be seen.  I'm wondering if something happened to the black one.

Sure was nice walking in the sun. : )
I walked 6.4 miles.
Steps taken were 12,117
Sunrise 6:35
Sunset 6:03
We were out walking around in Joann Fabrics.  I was looking for a particular color of yarn but they didn't have it.  What I did find was another jigsaw puzzle that I liked and just had to buy it.
 Once I finish a puzzle I just take it apart and save it to do again another time, but after I finish this one I am going to save and frame it and hang it in our bedroom.  I have a bird theme going on in there and this will be a perfect addition.  I'll be sure and post a picture of it when it's on the wall.

At Books A Million I found this book for just $3 and thought it would be a nice addition to go along with a big book of all of Beatrix Potter stories that I already have.
We've been watching the TV show Wallander from Netflix which is based on a series of books by Henning Mankell.  The show is set in Sweden and is about a detective, Kurt Wallander.  I have just read the first book in the series called Faceless Killers and thought it was very good.  There are quite a few books in the series and I plan on reading all of them.

 We watched another episode of Revenge this evening.  No ice cream today.  My snack this evening was cereal - dry Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  I think it makes good snack because it's tasty, low in calories, and if I eat them one at a time they last a good long while too.

We started to watch the television show The Bible on the history channel last night and only lasted for the first hour.  We didn't like it at all.  Everything just got rushed along and was disjointed.  Thought it was cheesy.  THE BOOK IS MUCH BETTER. : )

The day seemed to fly right along and here it is the end of another day already.  Hope your day was a good one and you smiled often.

Till next time.....
Happyone : )
Never ask, "What reason do I have to be happy?"
Instead ask, "To what purpose can I attach my happiness?"
~Robert Brault
Comment replies:
Beth - Yes, I'll post both steps and mileage just for you. : )
Auntie - Yes, that's the show and we are liking it!!


  1. What a lovely place to walk (your first photo).

  2. Love the bird puzzle.
    Hope black duck is ok.
    You sure do read a lot; enough for you and me both! MJ

  3. I was going to watch that History Channel show on the bible but decided against it and now am glad that I did. So many things on TV about the bible just plain get it wrong. I love your new puzzle! Have a great day!

  4. I've heard that Wallander is a really good show!! I'll have to check it out.

  5. Oh my, now I have to worry about the missing black duck... -chuckle-

    That book looks precious... Betcha' it has delightful illustrations!

    Thank you for replying to my 'revenge' question. :-)

  6. Btw, did you know that that author (Susan Wittig Albert), has written Cozy Mysteries too?

    I didn't, till I looked up your book, in Library... Found a "Cozy" by her, which I requested. One can never have too many "Cozy" ideas, me thinks. :-)))))))))))

    Thank you!


  7. A sunny walk on a Monday morning sounds like a good way to begin the week.
    Your new bird puzzle is great. I look forward to seeing it all done.

  8. The puzzle looks very inviting!

  9. Will look into Wallender. Sounds intriguing.

  10. You must be watching Revenge on DVR... We are caught up--and waiting for the next one now!!!!

    Have you seen Monday Morning on TNT? EXCELLENT show.. Medical show--if you like them, but much better than some --to me.

    We didn't even record The Bible --since they usually aren't as good as the books.

    We had a sunny day yesterday also.. BUT--rain today, with some snow tonight/tomorrow. Winter is NOT finished with us yet!


  11. Oh I HOPE you post a pic of the bird puzzle when it is done .... It looks marvelous!

  12. There are a few puzzles I have worked that are hanging on our walls. The last one was a large one of Santa. It hangs over the fireplace during Christmas season.

    We didn't watch much of The Bible on Sunday night, either.

    Wondering about that black duck.

  13. I am so bad at jigsaw puzzles. I'd be working on that one for the rest of my life. And eating your snack one at a time - one handful at a time, that is - sounds like a good approach. Art


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