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, January 20, 2014

Sunny morning, HT, and gramma's dishes

30 degrees this morning and a bit of a wind.  I had a walk all over the place in town with no order do it at all.
I had my ice grippers on my shoes so didn't have to worry about the snow and ice on the roads.  It is dark when I leave but it's nice to be outside watching a new day begin.  I saw a beautiful pink sky over by the cemetery.  By the time I got walking down this road it was light out.
Just a mile or so later the sun came out and it was just beautiful.  A lot of people are wishing for spring to arrive, but I really enjoy a winter morning.  The air is crisp and fresh and it just puts me in a happy mood. : )
I saw Bill clearing the snow off of the town truck and waiting for it to warm up and went over and had a nice little chat with him.
Just a little while later I saw Dave clearing the snow off of his truck and stopped to talk to him too.

I didn't see any animals but did see lots of rabbit prints in the snow and also a few deer prints.

I walked 6.3 miles.
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After breakfast we decided to go up to Happy Trails and walk around up there for a while.  By then the sun went away and it was cloudy but still nice to be up there.  I had Ken take a picture of me to show you how bright my green hooded sweat shirt is.  Cars can't help but see me wearing that. : )
 Here's our little stream looking pretty in the snow.
We were back home by lunch time.  After lunch I made some chocolate pudding to use up the last of the milk before the sell by date.  Haven't made chocolate pudding in a long time. These dishes were my Gramma's and they were used on special days. They are very thin and delicate and things taste extra good in them.  I don't save them for special days though because really every day is special. : )   I'm sure Gramma would approve.
That's my day so far.
Hope you find bits of happiness scattered throughout your day.
happyone : )

Three things I'm thankful for today.  All three were at the very start of the day.
  1. My ice grippers - without them I would have been walking in the basement.
  2. Friendly people in town.
  3. The snow glistening in the sun.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comment replies:
Thinker - Oh no, store bought dough doesn't count.  It has to be made at home. : )  Just kidding,  I don't think I've ever eaten a pizza that I didn't like. : )


  1. I'm curious how long it takes you to walk everyday. I really admire your commitment to your daily walk. I walked an average of three miles every day last week and was sore...I did run some of that, but not enough to account for the extra soreness!

  2. What a lovely day ....and chocolate pudding....Yum!

  3. I am going to have to get some of the ice grippers if we ever move back to snowy place. I love this quote from MLK today. Chocolate pudding is one of my favorite things...I really like how you served them. Very fancy! Enjoy tonight and tomorrow.

  4. Chocolate pudding served in a lovely dish. It doesn't get much better than that.

  5. What a lovely morning you had for a walk! It's good that your jacket is so visible.:) Love that you use your grandmother's dishes. The quote is an excellent one!

  6. every day is special
    so true
    It is the day that the Lord has made afterall
    nice dishes

  7. I don't want spring to rush here, I am loving the beautiful winter scenery. Spring will come in its due time :)

  8. I love winter... so don't really want spring because that would mean sweaty summer is very near!!!

    P.S. I love pizza a lot... I wait for the day when my mom says she can't make dinner tonight because then I get to order pizza from outside

  9. It's starting to snow here again, so beautiful, the birds were piling up at the feeders this morning. I love that you have the bright jacket to wear and always enjoy hearing about your walks. :)

  10. You're really getting to enjoy winter in your new home. The woods around HT are so pretty. What a great spot! You're making me hungry again! :^) Art

  11. Don't read my current post as it is all about spring. Ha Ha. I guess I'm one of those who likes winter in small doses.
    I marvel at how much you accomplish by noon.
    What a great attitude to have about using your grandma's special dishes. It's so true that every day is special and I'm sure grandma would agree and approve.


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