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, January 31, 2014

A happy day : )

Thank you all for the Happy Anniversary wishes. : ) 

We really enjoyed our dinner last night at Dutch's.  The restaurant is super nice and has three fireplaces but we sat by the window overlooking the frozen lake (Deep Creek.) The service was great and most importantly all the food was delicious.  We both had the same thing.  Started out with some cracked wheat bread and Caesar Salad.  Then is was on to Blackened Catfish, twice baked potatoes, and fresh green beans with onions and mushrooms.  We don't usually have dessert but we splurged last night and had a piece of Chocolate Mousse Pie.  Sorry Art for making you hungry again. : )
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Well, it almost felt like spring here this morning.  When I got up it was 28 degrees and you know what that meant.  A walk outside. I can't even tell you how great it felt to be outside walking again. : )  I had my ice grippers on and walked around town for 6 miles. 
I didn't see anyone else walking and didn't see any animals either.  I saw the usual school bus drivers and people going to work. 

When I walked up to one of the cemeteries it was only plowed up to this point so I couldn't walk all the way around it.  I snapped a picture here to show you where Happy Trails is.  You'll have to click on the picture to see it better.
I walked 6.1 miles.
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We didn't need anything but we went out anyway just because we've been inside a lot and it was nice to get out and about for awhile.  
Stopped in antique store and I found a couple more blue plates for the kitchen.  Another store I found a cute ladybug and another lighthouse for my collection.
We pass this place on the way to church with all these yard ornaments out front and I always want to stop to take a picture.  Today we stopped so I could take a picture and we had a look around in the store too.  Could you imagine putting this life sized giraffe in your yard?  What would home associations say about that?!!!  It would make national news. : )
We've had a nice day as we start year 43 together.
Hope your day is sunny and bright.
happyone : )
The only people who you should get even with
are those who have helped you.
~Buz Moxon

Today's Three Thankful Things
  1. I bet your not surprised that number one is walking outside
  2. Blogger friends
  3. A good hair day


  1. I had chuckle about your #3 think you are thankful for...you must be like me...a good hair day is really a plus, because some day are just not good hair days ;-) Sounds like you had a really nice anniversary dinner. Wow, you aren't very far from your property at Happy Trails at all, are you. Sounds like it was just an all around fun day for you and that is the very best kind! Enjoy your weekend too.

  2. So glad you were able to get outside and walk!!

  3. I want some chocolate mousse!! I love that lighthouse.

  4. I am so glad you were able to outdoors to walk this morning. The anniversary dinner sounds wonderful!!

  5. Yes, a good hair day is reason to be thankful :).
    Those yard ornaments are so interesting. I can't imagine them being in someone's yard, but they do look to be very nicely done. Do you think the homeowner is the artist?
    Glad you got to walk outside today and also glad you had such a nice dinner. The twice baked potatoes sound really good. I haven't had one of those in years.

  6. You made me laugh because as soon as I started reading, I started thinking "Why do I always get hungry when I read Karen's blog?" and then I got to the part where you apologized for making me hungry! :^) That's OK! I am glad you two kids enjoyed your 42nd anniversary, and, hey, of course you would have dessert! Glad you got to walk outside. Art

  7. That is an excellent quote at the end! And true. You did really well on your walk. And your anniversary dinner is making my mouth water a little! :)

  8. Your anniversary dinner sounds absolutely wonderful! Chocolate Mousse Pie definitely was the necessary finishing touch!

    How good that you were able to walk outside this morning. Wonderful purchases from your shopping, too!

  9. How exciting to be outside today! It was quite a bit warmer here, too. Dinner sounded great! Glad that you splurged.

  10. Happy Anniversary!!!!! Your dinner sounded marvelous!!!! Glad you were able to get out.

    It has warmed up nicely here today... Love it!

    Have a great weekend.

  11. Oh God!!!
    You have to share that chocolate mousse pie with me too!!! :)


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