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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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Snow and Sun

More snow falling this morning and this time I didn't walk in it.  Though we didn't get those frigid temperatures that were predicted (it was 20 degrees) the snow was coming down pretty hard and it was very windy.  So I walked 3 1/2 miles in the basement.  I'm listening to Gone Missing by Linda Castillo and its a good one.

I got my morning routine done, did a little more changing things around and cleaning done around the house and then read.

After lunch the snow had stopped, it wasn't quite so windy and the sun was shining brightly.  It was beautiful out.  I went outside and cleared the driveway and walked around the yard just to be outside. 

Then I took off my boots and put on my walking shoes.  Went to the post office and then walked around town and got in another 2 1/2 miles so had my 6 mile walk in two parts today.

I thought this mailbox was kind of cute even though it is a bit faded.  The snow on the top of it fits right in.
I made Baked Ziti for supper and while it was in the oven baking I finished reading 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber.  That was the third book in the Cedar Cove series.  I have the next one out of the library too but before I read that I'm going to read The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes which is the book club selection for March.

We will have our usual evening at home.  A little television, a snack, and I'll make a few more weave-it squares.  Maybe I'll read a little more too. 

Hope your day was sunny and bright.  Life is Good.
happyone : )
To be interested in the changing seasons
is a happier state of mind 
than to be hopelessly in love the spring.
~George Santayana

Three Things That Made Me Smile Today
  1. Feeling the sunshine on my face this afternoon
  2. Coming across the mailbox in the above picture
  3. Seeing a stack of books to read on my end table

14 comments:

  1. You beat us for snow today. We had snow squalls. It was so strange. Out the bay window, it was snowing like crazy. Out the kitchen window, there was no snow falling at all. We got a kick out of it. You are nothing if not tenacious!

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  2. Yay for having a chance to walk outside! We love Baked Ziti! Yum!

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  3. Love that blue sky and those puffy clouds :)

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  4. You are such a dedicated walker! i am so happy you got to walk outdoors today.

    Baked Ziti sounds good!

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  5. I like that mailbox too! Your relaxing evening at home sounds just perfect! See you tomorrow!

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  6. I do like that mailbox - I can't quite tell what's on the post though?

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  7. That beautiful blue sky with the contrasting snow - love it!!

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  8. I like snow, but come on! Enough is enough! :^) You must be so ready for spring. I am and our winter is a shadow of yours. I am going hiking Sunday and will be interested in seeing if there is snow in the mountains or not. Art

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  9. I can always come by and visit with you, leave encouraged, and motivated! Your dedication to walking, your positive thoughts and beautiful photos always inspire me, thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  10. Hi, We are home from a wonderful trip to Arkansas with friends. Photos tomorrow!!!!!

    Hope you have had a great week. Maybe spring will come to all of us soon. I know that I am ready!!!! However, we are having some more winter here tonight/tomorrow.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Well, we have now gotten several inches of snow. I know I'm in the minority about it, but I love it! I hope all is well with you. As usual, I am enjoying your pictures.

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  12. I don't know how you survive that much snow and go walking in it! Kudos to you

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  13. Just stopping by to make sure all is well.....haven't seen a post for a few days!!

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  14. Can't help but worry about someone when they don't post. Hope all is well.

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