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, December 11, 2013

Missing ornaments

A little bit chilly out there this morning.  16 degrees and very windy.  I once again went walking with my ice walkers on my feet.  These last three days I wouldn't have been able to walk if I didn't have them.
When I first left I thought I'd only be walking 3 miles or so because it was so cold, but once I walked a mile, I warmed right up.  The sun came out and felt so good on my face.

I had another random walk around town.  I figured the farm loop road would have been really cold out in the open with the wind. 

I didn't see anyone else out today.  Just people bundled up walking from their house to their car.  They must have thought I was crazy out walking for fun. : )

I walked 6.1 miles - 11,759 steps.
Sunrise: 7:28
Sunset: 4:53
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Ken and I went out this morning.  Since my car doesn't do snow and ice, Ken dropped me off at the nursing home so I could visit with Harry and he did a little shopping.  I went to Brenda's office and gave her the bag of Christmas gifts for Harry.  Harry is doing fine.  He has such a great attitude. 
Today he said to me,  "I hope you continue to visit me after Christmas."  : )

Ken and I had a bite out for lunch in a little place in Oakland and then went to Walmart and did a little shopping - mostly food.

I started putting ornaments on the Christmas tree but can't seem to find a whole big box of them.  They have gotten missed placed with the move.  The only ornaments I can find are the glass ones.  All the homemade ones and the special ones I've had for years are the ones that are missing. 

I finished my book club book last night, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline and I liked this book a LOT.  I'm glad it's my book because I liked it so much that I would enjoy reading it again.  Parts of it were sad, but I smiled too and I liked the ending.
You can read about it HERE.

After supper I walked to the library for the book club. The name of the book club is the ABC.  There were eight of us there and everyone liked Orphan Train.  We chose the next three months books.
I looked on the shelf to see if there were any more books there by Christina Baker Kline but no luck.  I did come home with three other books though.

I'm having something different for my snack tonight - a twinkie.   I picked up a box of them while at Walmart today.   I haven't had a Twinkie in years but just had a hankering for one.  I hope I like it as much as I think I will. : )

Well, that's been my day.  It's been a good one.
Hope your day has been happy and bright.
happyone : )
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small.
~Eva K Logue
Comment Replies:
Kim - Yes, I think you're right.  I love living in a small town and snow just seems part of that somehow.  I used to live between Washington DC and Baltimore so yes, this is out in the country.
Yes, Ken will be writing on a red ball again.  One day he will just take the ball and write something on it and I'm always surprised.  I'll be sure to post a picture of it when he does.
Nellie - No, I don't have snow pants but that may be a good idea.  Right now I wear two pair of leggings and sweat pants.  If it is really cold I'll also wear tights.


  1. Somehow I think Harry can count on you to be around after Christmas, too. I think that's so sweet.

    Of all the boxes to be missing...the ornaments that you most cherish I'm sure. Hope that it turns up without having to tear the house apart.

    I love that Ken does the red ball thing. Such a neat way to document the years. There's so much he could write this year! It's been very eventful.

    Stay warm now...

  2. Oh, goodness! I hope you find the missing box of ornaments!

    I think I would be deterred from walking with those cold temperatures! You are a much hardier sold than I!

  3. I hope you will find your ornaments. It is something special about the old ornaments.

  4. I hope you find your ornaments. I am missing some as well. They are somewhere in my garage but I haven't been able to find them!

  5. So glad you are enjoying small town life :)

  6. Hope you find the ornaments. We always seem to be losing something we had just 5 minutes ago!

  7. Hope you find your ornaments. We have "lost" items when we moved only to "find" them years later. I'm sure your ornaments will turn up. I am going to get that book you recommended.
    Thanks and stay warm!

  8. P.S. You have so inspired me with your story about Harry. We couldn't find a senior citizen to do Christmas for but are helping with some new clothes for a little boy in a needy family that goes to our church. Giving is truly the best part of Christmas.


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