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, January 15, 2014

A little slip

Up and out walking first thing this morning.  It was 30 degrees and by the time I got to the end of the street it started snowing.  There was a bit of a wind too.
I planned on mapping out a three mile walk and then walking it again and that would give me my six miles and could stay in town.  I hit a three mile loop perfectly but then didn't repeat it exactly because there were a few icy spots so the second time around I stayed away from those places.  I slipped on the ice on the path by the ball park and took a little tumble but didn't get hurt.  Thankfully no one was around to watch me fall. : )
 A couple of pictures along the way.
You can't tell from the pictures but it is snowing.

Didn't see anyone else out but did wave to Joe in the town truck and a few bus drivers like I do every morning.

It was great to be outside walking.  Yesterday, rain, today snow, maybe tomorrow I'll walk in the sun. : )

I walked 6.1 miles.
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Did a bit of cleaning and changed a couple of little things around.  Then I tackled cleaning out four desk draws in the kitchen.  Don't you feel good when you get a job like that done?  I sure do.

This afternoon I found some time for doing some cross stitching and reading.

The snow didn't amount to anything.  Just a pretty dusting on everything, like powdered sugar.
Hope this day was one of smiles for you.
happyone : )
It is curious that physical courage 
should be so common in the world
and moral courage so rare.
~Mark Twain

Three things I'm thankful for today.
1.  Walking outside
2.  The pellet stove to keep us toasty warm
3.  My town


  1. Glad you didn't get hurt in the fall!!! Hope the sun comes out for you tomorrow ;)

  2. I, too, am glad you weren't hurt in the fall.
    It sure is a good feeling when a drawer or closet is restored to order. Once I tackle one of those jobs I can't help peeking in there a few times. It's a feeling of satisfaction.
    I can tell you have added so much happiness to your new town. I can imagine the bus drivers look forward to your friendly wave in the morning.

  3. Yes, a ray of sunshine has arrived in western, MD and it's you! Mary Jo

  4. I'm glad you weren't hurt. I think you're brave even going out there when there's ice and snow. I agree with you about feeling good after doing jobs like the kitchen drawers. My desk needs serious attention - again!

  5. Oh that quote...wow.

    Glad that you didn't get hurt in your tumble, not even your pride. Everyone here has been falling on this ice. It's nasty.

    Today was a beautiful springlike day and eight-year-old grandson announced that spring had arrived and he didn't need his jacket. Made me laugh.

  6. Good news that you had no injury when you slipped! We never had the predicted snow here today.

  7. Good you weren't hurt. I love the thankful list and quote from Mark Twain. The dusting of snow is sure pretty. Glad you had some time to relax and read today. Have a good day tomorrow.

  8. Nobody saw me fall on the ice today either (I don't think).

  9. Are you and hubby glad you moved there? I would LOVE it there --but not sure George would since he doesn't like snow!!!! AND--you do get LOTS.

    Glad you could walk. Be careful though --and don't hurt yourself.


  10. Pretty scenery on your walk. I like the hills in the background. :-)

    Do you have a pair of Yaktrax to put on your shoes/boots when you walk? Glad you didn't get hurt when you slipped on the ice.

    How are you two liking the pellet stove? I was thinking about that early last week when our temperatures were plunging below zero.


  11. I know sometimes its very embarrassing to fall!!!
    I wonder why???

    And once again wonderful pictures :-)

  12. I am glad you didn't hurt yourself. It is embarrassing, but everyone does it. The trick is not to do it often and don't get hurt! Art


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