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, November 9, 2016

A waiting duck

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It rained over night but by my walking time it had stopped and was just foggy.
Temperature was 48 and very still so it felt quite warm.

Walked to the post office first to mail a letter and then
went around the ball park loop and the two cemeteries.
One of the cemeteries is up a hill on a dead end road
aptly named Cemetery Lane.
What is funny is that there is a doctors office along the road.
Today when I walked past the doctors office there was a mallard duck
standing at the front door.  Looked as if he was waiting for the office to open.
 On my way back he was still standing there.

I thought this leaf was interesting looking.

I walked down toward Happy Trails before turning around and 
heading back to town and home.

I saw a rabbit over by the post office.
Lots of crows over by the town pond.

Didn't see Kathy but I did see her parked car.  We just walked different
routes and didn't run into each other.

Walked 6.2 miles
Found a penny
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Finished reading my book club book this morning.
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
A friendship between Mary and Elizabeth develop
as they hunt for fossils on a beach in Lyme, England in the early 1800's.
I thought the book was okay, nothing special.
Certainly not a page turner for me.
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Ken and I went up to HT for a little while and picked up some tools
that we needed to use back at the house.
The fog got thicker throughout the day and then started to rain
so we couldn't do anything outside.

Posting a bit early today.
Going to make supper in just a bit.
Then I'll walk over to the library for the book club meeting.
Ken will pick me up and then we'll head off to church.

A happy day to you.
happyone  ๐ŸŽˆ
"Fear not November's challenge bold -
We've books and friends,
And hearths that never can grow cold:
These make amends."
~ Alexander L Fraser


  1. The duck really does seem to want in to see the doctor!
    The trees in the first picture look so wintry already!
    Have a great day!

  2. What a great photo of the duck! I wonder what he was doing there.
    Hopefully you return to some nice weather soon. We sure are enjoying ours.
    Lovely quote today. We just need simple things to get through our day!

  3. Liked your remark about Cemetery Lane!

  4. Now FedEx is offended ducks aren't using them

  5. I hope the duck was able to be worked in with the doctor! So cute! Have a great day.

  6. Hello, pretty images. I love the horses and the duck waiting at the doc's office.
    Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  7. Too funny about the duck waiting to see the doc.

  8. Find a penny,pick it up, all the day will bring good luck! I loved the duck queuing to see the dr, hope it didn't have to wait too long xx

  9. Haha, I love the waiting duck!!!

  10. Well, its not every day you see a mallard duck waiting at a doctors office!
    Enjoy your book club meeting.

    All the best Jan

  11. We're all with you in spirit if we can't be there to walk too. Love the duck.

  12. Maybe that duck has an appointment. Too cute and too funny. If anyone can get that woman to lighten up, it's you, Karen. Knowing you, I think you must smile at her.


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