Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Monday, March 24, 2014

Walking in the afternoon

I woke up a little later than usual this morning and it was still only 10 degrees and there were a few snow flurries around.  It looked more like floating glitter than snow, and was really pretty.  It was a bit cold to walk especially with the wind so I didn't walk this morning.

After  breakfast I just couldn't seem to get motivated to get on with my work so I sat there and read for a while.  Finally I told myself to just get up and get started on cleaning that bathroom.  I listened to myself and once I got started I felt so much better.  : )  Got a good start on cleaning the house for this week and then it was lunch time.

After lunch the sun was shining and the temperature was up to 20 degrees so I went for my walk then.

Had a nice walk around the farm loop.  It was a very quiet afternoon but nice to be walking in the sunshine and a different time of the day for a change.  Though I do prefer early morning.
There were robins all over the place again.  I couldn't even guess how many I saw.  They were scattered all along my walk.

I didn't walk as far as usual and only went 5 miles.
I found a dime and one penny and both looked like they had been around quite a while buried under snow all winter.

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday and the sun is shining where you are too.
happyone : )
It was one of those March days
when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when is it summer in the light,
and winter in the shade.
~Charles Dickens

Today's Three Happy Things
  1. Getting some housework done - not so happy while doing it but glad it was over for the day
  2. A sunny afternoon walk
  3. Thinking about homemade pizza for supper
Comment replies:
Vee - I've never been to a mother/daughter banquet with either my mother or my daughter though it sure would be nice, but I still enjoy going on my own.


Beth said...

I am so glad you were able to walk this afternoon. It was very cold here this morning too. I am still waiting for some sunny 70 degree days.

Marianna said...

I feel bad for complaining about how "cold" it was here this morning...46 degrees! I think tomorrow I will be happy to be in Texas where it's considerably warmer than the most of the country, even if it is cold for us for this time of year.

Vee said...

= D I don't doubt it for a minute. Changing things up every now and then is a good thing. Loved your description of the snow...

Deb J. in Utah said...

I'm with you - it is hard to get started on the cleaning, but feels great when it is finished! Enjoy the rest of your evening!

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like a nice sunny day there!

Nellie said...

Great to have an afternoon walk! Homemade pizza sounds wonderful!

Rick Watson said...

Been too long since I've visited your blog. I just saw the photo of your Vette.
That's a beautiful beast.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Look at that sunshine in that picture!!

Happy@Home said...

Good for you for listening to yourself :). I always feel better when I do that too.
The snow did sound pretty. Things are looking more like spring in your photos.

o2bhiking said...

I am the same way with cleaning. I hate to start but once I do, it is not so bad. Art