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, December 23, 2013

Walk at Home, the Ball, Card, and a Surprise

I woke up to rain this morning and I just didn't feel like going out to walk and getting wet feet again.
My cousin Linda, made a suggestion that on the days I don't walk outside to try a Leslie Sansone ( Cheryl had suggested a walking tape too once, but I don't remember if this is the same person) walk at home DVD.  This morning I went on YouTube and found her complete 3 mile walk at home workout and did it.  I liked it a lot and felt like I got a really good workout.  Only three miles but she also uses light weights so the upper body gets a workout too.
The link to the workout I did today is HERE.
I also found a 5 miles walk at home one on YouTube too and will do that one next time.
Thanks Linda!!!  : )
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The Nativity scene from yesterday is not in my yard, though I wish it was because I really like it.  I snapped a picture of it on my walk yesterday in a yard down the street from me.  
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It has gotten colder during the day and the rain has now turned to snow, though none is sticking on the ground yet.

We've been home today and played a couple board games this afternoon - Sorry and Master Mind.  Both of these games we got when we were first married in 1972 so the games are pretty old. : )  I'm surprised none of the pieces are missing.

I got this Christmas card in the mail today from my cousin Patty (Linda's sister).  It looks very much like one of my horse friends from my morning walk.  : )  I love it.  If your reading this Patty, Thanks so much.
I got something else in the mail today that made me happy.  I read on Deb's blog a while ago that her favorite candy was Orange Sticks.  I commented that I'd never heard of them but they sure looked good.  So she surprised Ken and I with a box of them for Christmas.  As you can see from the picture, Ken couldn't even wait for me to take the picture before reaching for one.  I had one too and oh my they are good.  One is only 24 calories which is not bad at all.  Thanks so much Deb.  How thoughtful.  : )
Ken painted the red Christmas ball today.  I know some of you have been waiting patiently to see what this years ball would be.  For those of you new to reading my blog, every year since we've been married Ken has painted a red Christmas ball with some event that is memorable for that year.  This year has had many happy changes for us.  : )

So that's been my day so far.  It's been a good one. : )
Hope your enjoying your day as well.
A happy day to you.
happyone  : )
Fail not to call to mind,
in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month,
that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth
was born on that day,
and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it;
for mirth is also of Heaven's making.
~Leigh Hunt


  1. Thanks for sharing the walking video. I plan to check it out.
    The horse card is perfect for you!
    How sweet of Deb to send the orange sticks. Orange and chocolate is a winning combination in my book.
    Glad to see this year's ornament. I was getting worried that it wasn't happening this year.
    I like how you and Ken are playing games from your early marriage. I bought a game for Brett for Christmas with the hopes of the two of us finding time to play them together.
    Enjoy these moments leading up to Christmas, my friend.

  2. Ken's words on the Christmas ball sum it all up! Good job.'
    Mary Jo

  3. I am going to try that walk at home video if we can't go out and walk. Thanks for that idea. I had no idea they were on You Tube. Lots of interesting things on You Tube. Sounds like your day was a good one - being indoors warm and cozy with the one you love! So glad you are enjoying the orange sticks. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Okay, I know that I'm a sniffler, but that red ball made me tear up! I love it!

    And I'm pretty sure that I'd be teaching for an orange stick myself.

    Well if the Nativity is not yours, I know that Ken could whip one up for you by next Christmas. There are some lovely patterns on Pinterest.

  5. I might have to look for some orange sticks also. That looks good!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. I have two of Lesle Sansone's DVD's. Great alternative or addition to walking outside. Glad you found them.

    Love Ken's ornament this year. They're all treasures.

  7. Hello there! Have yourselves a merry little Christmas! Art

  8. Oh I LOVE the Ornament....and what a beautiful card! I've never heard of Orange Sticks either ...but they look yUMMY!

  9. I've never heard of orange sticks, either. They certainly do look tasty!

  10. I have 2 of the walking videos and I like them.


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