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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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A fun busy day

It's been a busy day today.  No morning walk because we left to go down to Howard County where we used to live.  Ken had an eye appointment (everything is fine with his eye)  and we did a few other things while we were down there.

Remember those cookies from yesterday they were for my friend Cheryl who is my former hair dresser.  Stopped in where she works to say hi and gave her the cookies.  I'm sure she shared the cookies with her coworkers. : )

When it was time for Ken's appointment he dropped my off at the beginning of the path that leads to the park where the lake is that I used to walk around.  The start of the path is at the bottom of the parking lot at my old church.  I stopped in at the church first to say hi to my former pastor but he had just left for lunch so I missed him.  I did see the Pastor Matthew though (assistant pastor and Pastor Simpson's son) and had a nice talk with him.

Then I head up the path to the lake.  A beautiful day for an afternoon walk.  Some sun, some clouds and a temperature in high 60's.
I looked forward to seeing this hill of daffodils every spring.
Here I am at the one end of the lake walking along the path.
This is at the other end of the lake.
So nice seeing my lake again and having a walk around it.  I saw my walking friend Barb, who I used to see almost every day and stopped to talk to her for a while.  So nice seeing her again. : )
There were a lot of people there but she was the only person I knew.  Walking at a different time of the day brings out different people.  Mostly mom's with strollers and little kids on bikes.

Being there made me realize that even though I really liked walking around there I don't like it any better than where I walk now.  Both places are great places to walk, just different.  I like the quietness where I am now and look forward to walking the farm loop tomorrow.

Ken picked me up at the lake and we headed back home.  Got home just in time to walk over to the library for my book club meeting.  I finished the book in the truck riding home!!  I also knitted a wash cloth.

When I got home from the book club, which was 6:40 we headed out to Brenda's for a salad and a pizza. 

Home now to relax after a happy full day.

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
Laughter is a smile that bursts.
~ Mary H Waldrip

Three Happy Things Today
  1. Ken's eye is fine 
  2. A walk around the lake
  3. Coming home


  1. What fun! It was such a nice thing you did to take those cookies to Cheryl. Just like old times! You've been busy! You should sleep well tonight.

  2. Oh my! You won't believe this, but I took one look at that path and got a bit misty-eyed. So much changes, but I need to remember that some things, though good, change for the better. Glad that you got to see Cheryl and Barbara. That must have been fun for you all. Yay for a good report for Ken, for finishing your book, for supper out, and for another great day.

  3. That's nice that you got to see some old sights and friends, and walk in a place you enjoyed coming back to. It is always fun to come back to a place, and to explore new places.

    Reading in a car makes me sick to my stomach, so I would not have finished the book in time.

  4. I always stop in to say hello to my old hairdresser when I go home to put flowers on my husband's grave. I never thought of taking her cookies. I used to do that before I moved.

  5. Nice to see your "ol' stompin' grounds' (as my mother-in-law used to say). That hill of daffodils is very pretty! Lovely reflection of the sky and clouds in your last image.


  6. The weather was nice for your walk except for wind. I'm glad you got to see friends and "your" lake.
    So glad Ken's eye is fine.
    Looking forward to your next trip down here. Mary Jo

  7. I will be spring there soon. We're a little ahead of you here in Alabama. It is absolutely beautiful here now.

    1. It was such an unexpected and wonderful surprise to see you and Ken at my salon. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me and to bring chocolate chippers, just like the old days. I did indeed share them with my co-workers. Everyone remembers you!


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