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, February 21, 2014

A happy Friday

When I left on my walk this morning it was 48 degrees. I dropped off a library book in the book drop and then went to the post office and dropped off a letter in the mail slot.  Then it started misting out, not long after it was raining.  I decided to keep my walk around town so I could get home when I got too wet.
Walked passed one of the cemeteries.  Still can't walk around it because the road through still has not been cleared.
I didn't mind the rain, but soon my feet were soaked and they got cold so I cut my walk short and went home.  I was pretty wet.  I only walked 3 miles.  But still at least I got out.  When I got home the temperature had gone down to 42.

Right after breakfast I took out my crock pot and put together the ingredients for chili.  It is for after church on Sunday.  We are having a chili contest.  Thought it would be fun to enter mine.  We will all be tasting the different chili's and then voting on our favorites.  Pastor said to make sure someone brings the tums. : )

Later on in the morning it was 38 and the rain turned into snow but it didn't last.  By noon things were starting to clear up and not long after the sun was out and it was back up to 42 degrees.  After lunch we decided to go up to Happy Trails and see if we could get up the driveway this time.  Nope not yet - too deep to drive through. 
So we walked up the driveway.  I didn't wear my tall boots so had to walk in Ken's footprints.  When we got up to the top of the driveway, I decided the snow was too deep for me to walk around so I went back down to the truck while Ken stayed there for a while.  Down at the truck I changed into my walking shoes and walked the 3 miles back home.  So I ended up walking my 6 miles today after all.  There was quite a wind blowing and all the way home I walked against it.  It was warm though and I enjoyed walking in the sunshine.

The melting of the snow continues.  The stream at HT has a decent amount of water running down it.
I took a couple more pictures of a stream while I walked down the mountain just because I thought it looked pretty.

Oh by the way Ken was reading the paper earlier and read that so far this winter we have had 160 inches of snow.

Here is the latest 1000 piece puzzle we finished.  It was a bit of a challenge but not too hard. 
Did a little more cleaning.  I wanted to clean the library and change some things around but didn't get to it today.  I'll have to do that another day.  I want to rearrange and move those boxes that I put the seasonal things in because I'm getting tired of looking at them the way they are.

I've already taken the puzzle apart and opened up the next one and set out all the pieces on the table.  The next one is also a 1000 piece one and it is of Noah's Ark.  It should be a bit of a challenge.

That's been my Friday and it's been another good day.  Life is Good.
happyone : )
The day the Lord created Hope
was probably the same day He created Spring.
~ Bern Williams

Today's Three Thankful Things
  1. Two walks - one in rain and one in sunshine
  2. My good health
  3. For the sound of water flowing over rocks in the stream


  1. Your day turned around! Ours went steadily over to rain. Quite a mess. Sam and I were out first thing sledding before the snow changed to rain. Jake and John were the sensible ones staying inside by the fire. Ha!

    I'm sure that Ken knows that if you have your walking shoes, he may not find you where he thought he'd left you. Ha! So funny.

  2. So glad you were able to walk outside - even if it was raining - at least it was warmer. I like your last puzzle. Mine has come to a bit of stand still since it has sure been a busy week here. Enjoy the weekend. The chili cook-off sounds like fun!

  3. The chili contest sounds like fun. I love homemade chili!

  4. All of that walking certainly keeps you healthy... I'm happy to walk 2 miles a day!!!!ha

    160 inches of snow???? Holy Moly---unbelievable. I love snow --but that's too much even for me... ha

    Good Luck with the next puzzle..

  5. Glad you got your miles in despite the weather. I know how much you love being outdoors. Sending you an e-mail. Mary Jo

  6. Finally you had a chance to walk outside! You have a lot of snow still around. We have lots of sunshine here today. Enjoy that chili contest. My husband and I have entered chili cook-offs before, and we have also been judges for cook-off competitions.

  7. The stream is really pretty! That is serious snow. We didn't get that much when I lived in Maine! Art


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