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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Friday, October 25, 2013

A late start

I woke up right at 6:00 as usual but I must have need extra sleep because I fell right back to sleep and didn't wake up till 7:30!!  So I got a late start walking. 
It was only 30 degrees out with a bit of a wind but I wore a good amount of layers and stayed perfectly warm.  It wasn't so much foggy as walking through some low hanging clouds.  At one point for about 20 minutes some freezing snow fell from the sky.  I don't think I've walked in freezing snow before.  They were tiny tiny little frozen balls of snow.  It made the neatest sound on all the different things it fell on - all slightly different.  I could even hear it falling on my hood. 

One field I walked passed must have had hundreds of geese sitting there.  I couldn't get them all in the picture, they were all spread out over quite a distance.
When farmer George harvests his corn it is nice and neat in rows without any waste. 
This is farmer George's field
 I can't help but notice that this big tractor and the whatever that piece of equipment is called harvests the corn it leaves such a mess behind.  I bet the deer and other animals like it. : )
I'm on my way up here to one of the cemeteries and there were corn fields on either side of the road.  Now it is so open with all the corn gone.  And look at the mess it left.
I walked some in town and also the farm loop. 
There were some deer around, but all the cows were hiding somewhere because I didn't see any at all.

It was really a nice walk.  I actually like walking when it's cold out.  Maybe not in the single digits but for now I like it.

I walked 6.3 miles - 12,595.
Sunrise: 7:38
Sunset: 6:24
We've been home expect for going out to pick up a few things at the Dollar General.  It's been cloudy today but I've just noticed that there are a few breaks in the clouds and I can see some blue sky as I look at the window here in my office. : )

Hope you are enjoying your Friday.
happyone :
I have just three things to teach:
These three are your greatest treasures.
~Lao Tzu
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Diane - I use a little scoop I got from Pampered Chef.  They have three sizes and I use the smallest one for the cookies.


  1. I too love the cold weather. I feel so refreshed on a cold morning. Nuts I know.

  2. Glad to hear you enjoyed your walk, even if it was a bit later than usual.
    Farmer George's field does look very neat and tidy.
    Have a nice weekend.

  3. What a refreshing walk to start the day! I guess the geese aren't going anywhere over the winter.

  4. Sounds briisssskkkkk! Does the wind blow fierce across those fields? Are you going out for supper tonight? We had a breakfast for supper tonight. Ordinarily it's pizza night, but we had pizza for lunch the other day.

  5. I love your quote for the day today. Sounds like such a nice walk. Winter is sure coming your way. Sounds nice and cozy!

  6. I like the cool weather of fall but winter's bitter cold and snow not so much. ;-)

    I love the country photos! Let me know when you decide to go into the jigsaw puzzle business!

  7. I prefer walking in cooler weather to hotter. But once temperatures get in the teens it seems too cold. If you move fast enough, you stay warm, except for your hands and face.


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