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


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Looking in

This morning at 7:15 I headed outside all bundled up to take a walk.
By the time I walked down the driveway and a block or so from the house
I realized I should not be out here and went back home.
It wasn't that I was cold but the snow was too deep for my snow 
sneakers and there were snow plows around and I would have been in the way.

Ken went out later in the morning to use the snow blower to clear the
driveway and I shoveled the places where he couldn't use the blower.
I actually enjoy shoveling snow as long as I don't have to do it all day.
No walk but did get some exercise in with the shoveling.

Took a picture of my house from outside with the Christmas tree in the window.
After lunch we went up to the house site and marked off where we would
like some of the lights to go and outlets.
The heating people where there putting in the furnace and
the rest of the duct work.
There were a couple of heaters blowing hot air around but it was still
pretty cold in the house.  I had planned on walking around HT a bit
in the snow but by the time we finished in the house my toes were cold
and I just wanted to go home to a nice warm house.
Which is what we did and I started reading another book.

Had grilled cheese and tomato soup for supper.
mmmm good

A happy day to you.
happyone  🎈

"Keep your Christmas heart open all the year round."
~ J L W Brooks

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The tree is up

A bit too cold for walking this morning.  It was 9 degrees and windy.
If it was calm and sunny it would be okay but with the wind I decided to stay home.

I finally got the Christmas tree up and decorated today. 🎄
I know not many people put tinsel on their trees anymore, but to me the tree
just doesn't seem finished without it.
It makes me smile to see the tinsel flutter and glisten when I walk by.
 Picture didn't come out so great because of the window
but here it is.
Santa  🎅

We are going to have a gas fireplace in the new house and we went looking
for one today but didn't find one we liked yet.

We've had snow flurries, some sun, but it was stayed cold in the teens.

A happy day to you.
happyone  😊

"The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful.
We ring the bells when princes are born,
or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away.
Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals,
but once a year and only once, the whole world stands still 
to celebrate the advent of a life."

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


🎄     🎄
Didn't start walking on this cold windy morning until 7:10.
Walked up the main street through town and around both the cemeteries
a couple of times.  Lisa who usually runs was out walking this morning and she
was walking around the cemeteries too.
Made a loop around the little town pond which now has ice on it.
By this time I noticed some frozen snow pellets falling and could hear
them hitting my jacket. 
Walking past the post office the mail clerk was outside throwing salt
on the sidewalk and told me to be careful and keep warm out in the cold.
Kind of funny because he was outside in short sleeves throwing the salt around.
 By the time I got to the ball park loop the frozen snow had turned into
regular snow.
 By the time I got home the snow was starting to stick on the roads.
 Walked 6.2 miles
🎄     🎄
Did a load of laundry and since it is too cold and snowy to hang the  clothes
outside, they got hung up downstairs in the basement.

Talking about basements, we stopped by the house and here's the
new basement complete with stairs going upstairs.
It was a nice afternoon to sit in a cozy warm house in the front room
in front of the big window reading, and every once in a while look out
the window to watch the snow coming down. ⛄❄

 A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

"Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign."
~ Christina Rossetti