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, November 30, 2013

Company on my walk

So very nice to get outside this morning for my walk.  It's been three days in a row that I didn't.  Everyone was still sleeping so I quietly left at 6:30.  It was 20 degrees and pretty windy. Walked the farm loop.  As I passed one of the farms the two border collies, Oscar and Buster ran across the road to me.  The farmer (don't know his name) called both of them back.  Oscar listened and went back home.  Buster decided he would rather go for a walk
and he went about a mile with me.  I told him he'd better get back home because he was going to get in big trouble.  It wasn't long before up the road comes the farmer in his truck to get Buster.  There he is getting back in the truck.
Farmer and I had a little chat and he apologized for Buster.  They went home and I continued walking.  Got back to town and walked around the two cemeteries and then back home to a still quiet house.  Everyone was still asleep!!!

I walked 6.5 miles - 12,277 steps.
Sunrise: 7:07
Sunset: 4:45
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Home this morning just doing things around here.  The kids were up late last night and slept late this morning.  My kids never did that.  If they  were up late for something, they were still up bright and early the next day.

After lunch David took the kids and they went to do a little exploring around the area on their own.  While they were gone I made two dozen Welsh Cookies.  I have to make five dozen of them for the cookie sale at the Drane House next Saturday.   Cookies have to be turned in on Thursday.  Proceeds of the sale will go toward upkeep for the Drane House.  I offered to make my Chocolate Chippers but was told that someone in town already has the chocolate chip cookies.  So I have competition in town!! : )

The house was so quiet and Ken and I got a little reading done this afternoon!
But then they came home and the house was in a whirlwind again. : )  You forget how exhausting little kids are!!

They were home for supper and we played a couple of board games.  They are still playing now as I write this.  I'm taking a break.

Hope your Saturday has been sunny and bright.
happyone : )
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living
every minute with love,
grace, and gratitude.
~ Denis Waitley


  1. It sounds like you have had a wonderful time with your grandchildren and son visiting. Ours never did sleep later if they were up later the night before, either. Nor do our grandchildren!:-)

    Welsh Cookies sound very good!

    Have a good evening!

  2. How nice that they slept in! I love the grands being here, but you are right, they are wonderfully exhausting. I thought maybe one of your grands went for a walk with you at first...then he or she would really have been tired. Maybe you can host a chocolate chip cookie chip off. LOL!

  3. I love morning walks. Yours sounds remarkable.

  4. Sounds like Buster was ready for a walk too. That's a cute story :).
    I was always amazed by kids who were up bright and early. Mine liked to stay up late and sleep in every chance they got.
    Uh oh... cookie competition. Her's couldn't be nearly as good as yours, could they?

  5. My first dog was a Border Collie named Boxie :) I miss him a lot.

  6. How wonderful for you to have this family time, with snow for the youngsters too. I don't ever remember my children sleeping in. Not until they got to their late teens anyway. We used to take them to Midnight Christmas Service partly to have them wake up not so early on Christmas Day.


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