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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Monday, December 28, 2015

Shoes and a puzzle

I took this picture of the Youghiogheny Lake Reservoir
the other day on the way to Uniontown.  
I've never seen it so low.
I've zoomed in here and you can see a couple of people on 
the old road before the reservoir was there.
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Not quite as warm has it has been at 38 degrees but still not winter cold.  It was a cloudy morning with a good breeze.

I got up late at 7:00 (I've done that a lot lately) so got a late start at 7:15.  It was starting to get light so I didn't have to stay in town by the street lights and I walked the Farm Loop today.  The cows at the dairy farm were all in the barn and none of the other cattle were out in the fields at the other farms either, at least none that I could see.

I took a little detour off the farm loop and walked up this gravel road. It's called Distillery Lane and there used to be a distillery on the road but it burned down years ago.  There are a few houses along the lane and it dead ends at a farm. Then continued on the farm loop and back home.
I walked 5.5 miles.

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Still looking for a pair of bowling shoes and today we went down to LaVale where there is a Dunham's Sport and I'm happy to say they had them there.  There were quite a few different kinds but only one of them in my size.  They weren't my first choice but I got them because they fit and were comfortable. They are white and pink.  While I was there I noticed that Under Armor walking shoes were on sale so I picked up a pair of them too.  I like to have a spare pair on hand.

This afternoon I got a good start on this weeks house cleaning and worked on the first jigsaw puzzle that we got for Christmas.  It's the first of 4 and this one has 750 pieces.
I'm sure I'll be working on the puzzle a bit more later on after ice cream time.  

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
Approach the New Year
 with resolve to find opportunities hidden in each new day.
~ Michael Josephson

Comment Replies:
Eileen - Thanks, but my moon shot doesn't compare to the ones you take!!

Diana - My camera is just a point and shoot too and it doesn't usually take that good of a picture of the moon.  I just got lucky!

Adam - Technically you are right, it is the same source of light.  But wasn't it clever of God to give us the moon as a big reflector so we can have a source of light at night too.  : )

John - No, Ken didn't get anything from Santa for his train layout.  He has been working on it though the last couple of weeks.  I'll have to take more pictures and post them. 


  1. Yes, I agree that was an amazing picture of the moon in your last post. Really professional looking! So glad you found some bowling shoes. They sound cute and feminine in pink and white! I enjoy bowling but haven't been for a long time so I am sure I wouldn't do very well at it. I haven't done a puzzle lately, but downloaded some virtual puzzles to my Kindle and tried to work on a couple but didn't like doing them as well as an actual puzzle. I may get one out when we have the Christmas decorations all put away. I am sure missing my daily walks since my foot surgery so I enjoy reading about yours! Have a great evening!

  2. Do they let some of the water out of the reservoirs there? They do here, to make room for the spring runoff.

  3. Your photo of the reservoir is spectacular! The composition is amazing!

  4. I like electronic jigsaw puzzles. I can certainly tell when I'm right when the pieces don't move anymore.

  5. Great photos as always Karen!The water levels in our rivers and creeks are very low too. We haven't had much precipitation all fall and winter so far.
    Glad you were able to find your bowling shoes.

  6. Great find for your bowling shoes! Our water levels have been down as well. People who live on the lake have not been able to use their docks.

  7. Good morning, the reservoir is low. We must have had more rain here than you did out in Western Maryland. Neat photos of the reservoir and the road your walk. I am glad you found new bowling shoes. Thanks for the comment on my moon photos. You are so kind, the camera does all the work. It has great zoom. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your new week!


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