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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


Monday, November 9, 2020

Washing windows and rolling pins

40 degrees this morning, calm, and sunny while walking.
Nice to see some deer on my way to town again, it has been awhile.
Didn't walk on any routes this morning,
just a random walk all over town.

Didn't see anyone else out walking this morning.

Some of the side streets I walk along are very narrow.

As I passed the library I dropped a book down the slot.
Geese still at both ponds and I walked down to see the
bulls and the horses again.

Walked 6 miles
Sure liking these nice sunny mornings for walking.

☀️    πŸ™‚    ☀️

Washed the living room and dining room windows.
A job I don't enjoy but like clean windows.
They say not to clean window in the sun but I think it is better
because I can see if any streaks are left right away.
I don't use any product at all anymore, just water, and then dry with
a micro fiber cloth. Works best of anything else I've tried.
 I don't have curtains on my windows so clean windows are a must.

I have a rolling pin collection.
They have been standing up in a round wooden container for a very long time.
Got tired of looking at them there, so put the rolling pins in this
that Ken made years ago.

The day warmed up nicely to feel like summer again.
Really enjoying these days!!

Another afternoon to sit on the porch for a while.

Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Monday to you.
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️

You cannot change reality,
but you can control the manner in which you look at things.
Your attitude is under your own control.
Weed out the negative and focus on the positive.
- Helen Steiner Rice -


Hootin' Anni said...

Love love LOVE the Rice quote! Great idea for your rolling pins. We wash windows about once every 4-5 years (permanent hurricane shutters & heavy/cumbersome to remove). The narrow streets look quaint & European. Oh, and I do like the photo from your porch

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I'm a fanatic window cleaner, no excuses it runs in the family 😁
Six mile hike... I'm impressed.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Vee said...

I remember years ago when you suggested a product named Hope, I think. It was in a black bottle. I always thought that worked good, but when it was gone, I didn't replace it. I like the new cloths best with just water most of the time. Sometimes there is a bug or a naughty bird that demands more product. You are so right...curtainless windows must be clean. Besides you want to see all the beauty outside.

Those narrow streets are more like alleys. We have one or two of them in town.

Hope the weather lasts as long as it can!

Deb said...

Great ending quote. I love your rolling pin collection. I washed some of my windows a couple of weeks ago. Always feels nice and clean!

Tom said...

...I'm glad that you enjoyed a beautiful day too, we set a record at 78!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Your rolling pin collection is interesting .

ellen b. said...

Love the rolling pin display! Wonderful. Oh boy do our windows need cleaning. Glad you could get yours done! I thought of you when I found a dime in the Wal-Mart parking lot today!!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Good to see parts of the Town and narrow streets - glad your having fine weather. Last time I cleaned the Windows - I fell backwards from the Ladder into the Garden.

eileeninmd said...


Nice tour of the town, the first scene is my favorite. I like your rolling pin collection. The Rice quote is so true. Take care, enjoy your day!

Happy@Home said...

Clean windows are a wonderful thing. I was wiping down my windowsills with a damp micro fiber cloth and thought that I should also be doing the windows. Unfortunately it didn't go past the thinking stage :).
That is a fabulous collection of rolling pins and they look nice in the holder that Ken made. I love the one with the blue and white striped handle!
The narrow streets look like fun to walk on.

bill said...

Beautiful light in the first photo, I like your narrow roads, we have a few here in town. Nice rolling pin collection and they look great in the box. Enjoy your day!

Rose said...

That is a great collection of rolling pins! I am going to have to try the microfiber for windows....

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William Kendall said...

I love that last shot.

Lowcarb team member said...

That's quite a collection of rolling pins!

All the best Jan

Connie said...

Love the narrow streets, your town is so charming and lovely. I have a collection of rolling pins too . . . there's something so homespun about them :)

The Furry Gnome said...

First rolling pin collection I've ever seen!

Michelle said...

I like your street views from your walk and I LOVE those rolling pins. I adore old kitchen things.

Granny Marigold said...

You've sure had lovely weather. Hope it continues for a few more weeks.