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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Saturday, October 25, 2014

A day with Mary Jo

No time for a walk this morning.  We were in the truck driving at 6:30.  Ken was going to the train show in Timonium and on the way he dropped me off in Columbia, where we used to live, at my friend Mary Jo's house for the day.  Got there about 9:30.  We stayed at her house for while catching up and then we headed over to church where they were having an event for the kids for Halloween. So nice seeing so many friends from my old church again.  They were really surprised to see me.

From there Mary Jo and I went out to eat at LeeLynn's a restaurant down the road from my old house. We had a delicious of crab soup and their home made potato chips.   It is also close to church so we walked there. We had to pass by the liquor store and many of you who have been reading my blog for a while know I used to find a lot of coins there on my walks.  So you wouldn't be surprised to hear that I found a penny there today walking in the parking lot. : ) 

After lunch we went back to her house and Ken picked me up at 3:30 and we came back home.  Had a great time but it is nice to get back home and out of the crowds and crazy drivers.

I had knitted Mary Jo a pair of slippers and gave them to her today.
She gave me this cute little candle that smells like chocolate.  
At first I thought it was a real candy.
Yesterday I did break my step record from the day before.  29,001 steps.
No record breaking steps today though.  I didn't get to take many steps being in the car so long.  Though I did walk down in the basement and got a few miles in.

Well, I'm ready to go and watch a little television now and have some ice cream.

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  : )

Comment replies:
FurryGnome - Though 28,000 steps is more than normal for me, if I put a little effort in it is not that hard to get a lot of steps because remember I walk a bit over 6 miles each morning before breakfast so I get over 12,000 steps first thing in the morning.  I'm also not one for sitting around and I'm always hopping up to do something. : )

Art - No, the 13 million is not for this year, but for as long as I've had my Stiiv and that has been 2 years and 3 months.

John - Yes, the train was a special one for tours.  My husband is a 'train nut' too, only he is building a HO scale model layout in the basement. : )


  1. Glad you had such a great visit with your friend. :). That candle looks like a delicious cookie. I'm sure it smells yummy!

  2. It sounds like you had a great day with your friend, and it's always good to catch up with friends from your old church.


  3. Timonium is just down the road from me..I have been to their train shows with my son when he was young.. I am glad you had a great time with your friends from the old neighborhood. The candle is nice. Happy Sunday!

  4. It must have be so nice to go back for a visit and nice to return to the cozy nest.

  5. How wonderful to get to visit your friend... It's fun to go back on occasion. I loved seeing my friends in Texas this year...

    Funny that you said that you wanted to get back to your new home to get away from the traffic, etc... We feel the same way about coming home here. I despise being in larger places where there is so much traffic and people!!!!! ha


  6. It was great having you here yesterday. Thanks for the slippers and cookies. You are such a giver of good gifts.
    Good to know you got home safely. Mary Jo

  7. Also, thanks for treating me. Mary Jo


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