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, October 21, 2013

A chilly start

It was the coldest morning so far with a temperature of 32.  The sun came up though and there was no wind.  It was clear and crisp and beautiful and I loved being outside and walking!
The sun shining on the hills like that was just beautiful.  Sometimes the beauty just takes my breath away.  And pictures never really capture it completely.
I walked a little bit in town waiting for the sky to get that morning glow to it and then I headed around the farm loop.  I went in the opposite direction so it was still too early for the school traffic.
Farmer George has one of his corn fields completely cut down.  There is still a lot left to go and he was working when I passed by.
Saw a few cows but it was pretty quiet out there.  I saw a few V's of geese fly across the sky too.

I walked 6.2 miles - 11,819 steps.
Sunrise: 7:34
Sunset: 6:29
It warmed up nicely to the mid 50's by mid morning and I headed out in my car and went up the road to Walmart.  I went by myself and took my time just walking around.  I got a nice new black purse for church and also picked up a few items from the grocery section.

I was out in the parking lot and I heard someone call my name.  It was Pastor Leatherman and we had a nice little chat.  He is so nice and I'm so pleased to have found another great pastor and church. : )  He is a happy, energetic, kind man and is pretty funny too.

The sheets are outside on the line blowing in this nice cool sunny day.  They should be dry about now so I'd better go and take them in and get them back on the bed.  We get to smell that outdoor fresh smell all night long.  That thought is enough to make anyone happy. : )

These Mondays roll around pretty fast.
Hope your day is sunny and bright.
happyone : )
 The  man who seeks to please God
is the man who people are pleased with.
The man who seeks to please others
won't satisfy anyone.
~Edwin Louis Cole


  1. The autumn leaves are gorgeous!
    I'm so glad you're making friends quickly. Running into Pastor Leatherman in Oakland was pleasant, I'm sure.
    This quote is good. We do spend too much energy trying to please people when we should be answering only to God.
    Have a great week. Mary Jo

  2. You are so correct about the quickness of the arrival of Mondays! I really don't know where the time goes!

    Your pictures show great beauty where you are!

    We had some scattered frost here this morning, though it had not been predicted. We expect a low temperature below freezing on Wednesday night, though.

    I love going along with you on your walk.

  3. The sun shining on those trees along the hill is absolutely breathtaking! What a BEAUTIFUL place you've moved to!!

  4. The older I get the quicker time flies.
    Your photos are beautiful as always!

  5. 32 degrees is my kind of weather. Only 65 more days til' Christmas :)

  6. Oh we loved Edwin Louis Cole. You got frost last night and so did I! First time here...first time there? The sunrise is gorgeous!

  7. Love the second picture especially with all the red and orange leaves!! Truly breathtaking I 'm sure!

  8. You're on your second season in western Maryland, and you've certainly captured the beauty of it.

  9. What beautiful pictures of those fall leaves. I love them. So nice that you have another nice pastor. I love clean sheets and when they have dried outside and smell fresh - that is all the better!

  10. You live in an area with a lot of beauty.


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