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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


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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Basement Walk

 No outside walk for me today, had to make due walking
loops down in the basement around Ken's tains
because of the weather - snow, ice, and wind!
Thankful though to have an inside track to walk because
treadmills are just something I can't do!

Every time I walk in the basement I will take a picture
of some part of the layout.

Most of the buildings that Ken makes he gives them names of
people we know.  Jeanne was Ken's mom.

I walked my usual 6 miles
2 before breakfast
2 after breakfast
1 before lunch
1 after lunch

Knitting on my pink scarf this afternoon saw that there was a mistake in it
so had to rip out about 5 inches of work.
Then spent the afternoon getting back to where I started.
Happy though I was able to rip it out and save as much as I did.

Got a few more weave-it squares done too and of course read
for a little while.

It's been snowing all day and not the nice gentle kind of snow that
is calming to watch.  The wind is blowing and the snow is
swirling all over.  Makes me glad to be inside where its nice and warm.

That's it for today.
A happy Tuesday to you.
Thanks for stopping by.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️

It's Tuesday!
And since its Chooseday:
Choose to Smile.
Choose to be Happy.
Choose to Love.
Choose to Bless.
Choose to be a Blessing.
Choose to be Humble.
Choose to be Patient.
Choose to be Kind.
Choose God to guide your Life.
- unknown -

Comment Replies:
Bill - My rain coat does have a hood but after walking in the rain a few miles, the rain drips off my face and makes its way down inside.  The umbrella is just another thing to help keep me dry.  Don't really like using an umbrella though.


Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the Happy Tuesday verse :)

All the best Jan

Tom said...

...Ken is an artist!

ellen b. said...

And happy December to you! How nice to have some train scenes to look at while you walk. Glad you caught that mistake before too far into the scarf!

Rose said...

I enjoy seeing the photos of the track/railway. He sure makes it all look real.

I love that Tuesday verse, too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You know I enjoy seeing glimpses of that layout.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a magnificent train set-up, I could spend hours playing there 😁

Vee said...

Ken does a great job. He is very talented. I like that he names things for people you know. What does he have his mother doing there? Manufacturing bird cages?

That weather does not sound at all pleasant. It can go away right off and I hope it doesn't come this way.

Isn't it discouraging to have to tear something out and start over? I sometimes haven't and have definitely always regretted that option.

Granny Marigold said...

Too bad about the mistake in your pink scarf but at least you noticed it and were able to fix the problem.

KEV. Robertson. said...

Snow?...Sounds like a Blizzard outside- very severe if you cannot get out of the house- stay warm there. Best Wishes. KEV.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great train set.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...


Ken's train display is awesome. What a neat idea to use the names on the buildings. I like your Tuesday is chooseday. We only had some snow flurries here, it was windy! Take care, have a happy day!

Hootin' Anni said...

Cold, snow swirling, icy...I'd be indoors too. I personally enjoy walking along tracks just to see where the next bend takes me...but this one of Ken's is a work of art. Incredible. Curious tho: is it an ongoing craft which he adds-to over the years or is it complete? It's magnificent.

Aritha said...

So glad to be inside when it is "bad" waether.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Although you speak of cold and snow, your post gives the fell of comfort and warmth! I love to watch snow when it is gently falling. How wonderful that your husband has trains set up! I always love to watch train sets. They are fascinating! lol Love your Chooseday list!

William Kendall said...

As long as you've got plenty of space down there to walk in, you're good.

bill burke said...

Never heard of chooseday but I like it. I posted the lasagne recipe under your comment, enjoy and have a great day.

Grandma C said...

Your view is cute, even though it was indoors.

Retired Knitter said...

What a wonderful hobby for your husband. A work of art.