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

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

My car gets out of the garage : )

I over slept this morning and didn't get up until almost 8:00 but I was out walking by 8:10.  It was 20 degrees, with a breeze and snow flurries.
I walked the farm loop.  A couple photos along the way.  This is Farmer Bills barn.
 Farmer Georg's Farm
Not one car passed me along the farm road.  No bus drivers to wave to because with my late start school was already started.

My walk took me around town too.  Not much going on, things very quiet.
I'm just glad that I'm getting in these outside walks. : )
I walked 6 miles.
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The snow flurries didn't amount to anything and by afternoon the sun was out and there was no sign at all that it even snowed.

Since it was a nice sunny afternoon with nice clear roads I decided to take my car out for a little spin.  She doesn't get to go out much here in the winter.  I drove out to the interstate and went up a couple exits and came home the back way.  I stopped at the overlook on the way home.
I finished reading a book I got for Christmas, W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.  I've read all the alphabet books by her.  Did she ever write anything else but them?  Anyway I think the first ones in the series were her better ones, but this W was a good one.  I liked it a lot and it was a real page turner for me.

Hope your day has been a good one and that you smiled often.
happyone : )
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
~Erma Bombeck
I'm adding, especially if it is a Corvette. : )
Comment replies:
Betsy - We like living here a lot and are so happy that we moved here. : )  Though it snows a lot, so far there has not been a lot of accumulation.  I'm still waiting for a snow fall of a foot or two.  That will be fun. : )  I didn't realized I liked snow until we moved here.  I think it's because where we used to live everybody made such a big deal about an inch or two and things came to a standstill.  Here people just go on with their daily lives when it snows - no big deal.

37 and counting - Yes, I do have Yaktrax and use them pretty often.  I love them and without them I would have had a lot more walks in the basement this year. : )  Yesterday it wasn't really icy.  I just happened to step and slip on the one piece of ice in town.
We love the pellet stove.  Even with temperatures below zero it was toasty warm.   We are seriously thinking of getting another one for down in the basement.

Thinker - good question!  Maybe because we feel silly or clumsy and don't want others to see that. 

Three things I'm thankful for today.
1.  A sunny day in winter
2.  Driving my car
3. A good book

12 comments:

  1. Farmer George has a really nice farm. I would love to know how many acres he farms.

    I am glad you could walk outdoors today.

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  2. I would love to pass those farms on my walks. How fun.
    Speaking of fun, that shiny red car looks like a lot of fun too.

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  3. Your Corvette still looks mighty pretty! I know that you had fun taking her for a spin.

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  4. What a great day! You had a walk outdoors and even took that lovely red car for a spin! Yes - sun in winter, always a good thing, and a good book for cold winter days!

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  5. Glad you got to take your walk and also to take your car out for a drive... Sounds like a fabulous day.

    Glad you all are so happy there.... I'd love the snow--as I've said a trillion times. ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. I love his farm! And WOW what a beautiful car...

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  7. You have a really cool car. Looks like you had a fun drive on a beautiful afternoon. I love how you are posting what you are thankful for each day in your posts. Have a good Friday.

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  8. First of all, again I felt nice for being included in your "comments replies" list... So thanq (again)
    Secondly, again gorgeous pictures gorgeous farms and I am sure a gorgeous clicker too!!!
    Thirdly, wow car... Am sure the waiting period (however long it was) was worth it for this gorgeous red corvette!!! But then again Audi R8 rocks :-P
    And lastly, am glad the weather is getting better for you bcz here in delhi its getting colder due to rain showers:-(

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    1. Forgot to mention that sleeping late is good :-)

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  9. It's great to see your Corvette again. It looks brand new.
    We had a clear day, but very cold.
    Please check your e-mail. I sent you a couple of them. Mary Jo

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  10. 8:00??? You slacker! :^)

    The car looks happy! Art

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