An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau
Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Thursday, December 23, 2021


17 degrees this morning and thankfully the wind has died down.
It was cold enough to wear my very warm coat.
It was sunny after sunrise but only walked the last mile in the sun
because I start walking when it is still dark.

Here comes the sun over the mountain and 
the sun sure felt nice on my face.

Didn't see anyone else out as I walked up and down the streets
in town, both cemeteries, and the ball park.

At the cemeteries all the Veterans graves have Christmas wreaths on them.

A quiet morning around town and a very nice walk.

Walked 6 miles
Found a Penny

☀️    πŸ™‚    πŸ’°

These huge Christmas Minions are here every year
and they always make me smile.

πŸŽ„    ⛄️    πŸŽ…πŸ»    🀢🏻

This morning I made Pfeffernusse Cookies which I make every Christmas.  
I love these cookies and every year I say I'm going to make them 
during the year but somehow never do.

The day turned mostly cloudy but stayed calm.
Ken and I took a walk up the lane to our neighbors house to drop
off a little something that I had made for them.

We walked back to our house through the woods with a couple
detours along some of our trails.

Had a cup of tea again when I got inside and
this time it was peppermint.

That's all for today folks.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Thursday to you. πŸ™‚
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️

πŸŽ„ It seemed like the little Christmas tree wasn't so little after all. 
It seemed to grow taller and wider with all the decorations on it. πŸŽ„
- Patricia Erickson -


William Kendall said...

A pretty sunrise!

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Karen. Peppermint tea sounds good. Those Minions are cute decorations. Our temps today are in the 40s, but rain and snow is in the forecast. It's almost Christmas Eve! See you then! :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

That is a lovely sunrise and seeing the minions made me smile.

Merry Christmas Wishes.

All the best Jan

Tom said...

...minions have been making the Christmas scene for a number of years, I'm a traditionalist. Give me snowmen!

ellen b. said...

Looks like a nice walk to your neighbors. Our kids helped put wreaths on the graves of Veterans at a cemetery close to them. The Mennonite girls make those cookies every year, too!

Granny Marigold said...

I saw those exact Minions in someone's front window this week.
I didn't make Pfeffernusse this year. I think we will be a smaller bunch but not certain yet. Restrictions are on again and limit numbers.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Best wishes and blessings at Christmas and always.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a nice day and walk. The cookies and tea are nice too.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for your blog! Read it every day! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Bill said...

The minions are funny. We don't see those here, at least I haven't. :)

Jeanette said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Rose said...

Sounds like a cold morning to be walking in. Always feels so good to come home to.a warm house!

It is cloudy here today, in the 50's though, and supposed in the 60's tomorrow.