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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Sunday, December 14, 2014

More Pittsburgh and this months Bible verse.

The Bible verse this month that our church is learning together 
is a great verse and one that I've memorized before.
Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength.
They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
They shall run, and not be weary.
They shall walk, and not faint.
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More on the trip to Pittsburgh.  Christmas tree above was in the center of the room with all the gingerbread houses.

We all walked down the street to where some beautiful craft items were sold in a little village like setting.  Beautiful jewelery, hand painted Christmas balls and decorations,  and wooden items just to name a few.  
Santa's house was there too.
And I got a picture of him arriving.
Stopped to listen to some carolers for a while.
Had some lunch and then made our way back to the cars and I'm happy to say arrived at the hotel in only a couple of minutes.

In the afternoon we back to the mall to do a little more shopping but this time we were smart and went in two taxi vans.  The others did more shopping and I walked a couple of laps around the mall.  I also bought one more and final gift for Ken.

We got back at the hotel just in time to get ready for the main event of our trip, which was to see the play, A Musical Christmas Carol.  Back we piled into two cabs and off to the theater we went.  

The play was excellent and we all enjoyed it very much.  We had perfect seats - first row in the mezzanine.  The two hours flew by.

Then we were out front waiting for our taxis to show up.  One came and and took a group and as the rest of us were waiting for the second taxi who should walk by and say Merry Christmas was Ebenezer Scrooge himself.  : )  We stopped him and had our picture taken with actor Tom Atkins.  He asked where we were from and he told us he comes to Deep Creek once a year.  We gave him a tract and invited him to church and told him he could sit with us. : )  Meeting Tom Atkins like that was just the icing on the cake of a great evening.
We never did eat dinner so when we got back to the hotel we ordered out for pizza.  : )
So ended our last night in Pittsburgh.

In the morning we got up, had breakfast and headed home.  On the way we stopped at an outlet mall for a while and we ended up getting back to the church at 4:00.  I had a wonderful time and I'm so glad I decided to go. 

I loved going but it was nice to get back home to my little town of 325 people.  : )
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It was a misty rainy morning today and 33 degrees but nice to get back to my walk. : )

A blessed Sunday you to you all.
God loves you.
happyone : )


  1. Oh wow!! I scrolled back and looked at all the wonderful pictures from your trip. It looks like a lot of fun!
    It's good to get away on that kind of trip with friends now and then. I need to do that.

  2. I wondered if you missed your walking but walking in the climate controlled mall works too. I love the pretty tree and nice shot of everyone with Tom Atkins! Thanks for sharing more of your trip! Have a happy week ahead!

  3. That is a nice Bible verse. Glad you had a good trip.

  4. So glad you got to go too. I hope our small church will get the hankering to do something like that too. We live about three hours from Frankenmuth, MI and I hear it's an old German style Chrismasy town. Hopefully next year! Love the pictures! Merry Christmas! -Bev

  5. Hi Happyone, Sure sounds like you had a great trip. And it's always great to get back home too! That Christmas tree looks awesome. John

  6. That's a nice break, to spend a weekend in the big city. The play sounds good, too.

    I saw a comment about Frankenmuth, MI above. Every time we go to Michigan for a granddaughter fix, we want to stop there. But there is never time. Another retirement project?


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