Cause me to hear Thy loving kindness in the morning;
for in Thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein I should walk
for I lift up my soul unto Thee.
~ Psalm 143:8

Monday, April 27, 2015


I couldn't decided which picture of the swallow to post so here's both of them.

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34 degrees this morning with a mixture of sun and clouds and no wind when I headed out on my walk.  The clouds finally took over though and my walked ended cloudy and later on in the afternoon it rained. 

I walked around town today including the two cemeteries and the ball park loop. 

It is not at all strange to see a tractor driving down the main street in town like you see in the picture. : )

Kathy was out walking this morning and I saw Lisa out running.  A man was out by the town pond fishing too.

The horses were out down by the Drane House but they were busy eating some fresh hay and this time didn't even look up at me.

I walked 5.2 miles.
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Yesterday our pastor called and asked if we would be able to pick up a woman who needed a ride to church.  We said sure and left a little earlier than usual to get her.    She is an older woman and lives on a small farm.  It was her first time visiting our church. : )  We picked her up again for the evening service.  She is so very thankful and as a thank you, she gave us a dozen fresh eggs that her hens laid that morning.  I love the colors.  They look like dyed Easter eggs. : )
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This morning we drove down to LaVale to the MVA.  It was time for me to renew my license.  What a pleasant visit to the MVA.  No crowds, everyone was friendly and I came out with a new license good for 5 years. : )

We stopped in Ollie's and picked up a few things.  I got a box of 40 Susan Branch assorted cards for just $6. 
 We also did our food shopping at Martins.  I am really getting tired of shopping at Walmart and really liked Martin's.  It is a nice bright store with nice wide aisles.  Lots of good sales too.  Turkey Hill ice cream was on sale and we picked up a new supply. This is our new store for food shopping. : )

I still have to do Body Electric and will do that in just a little bit.  I have a couple loaves of bread baking in the oven and will do my exercise once I take the bread out of the oven.

The usual evening at home doing some reading, knitting, watching a bit of television and having my ice cream.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter...
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - 
These are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~ John Burroughs

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Every time I pass this driveway it looks so inviting I just want to walk up it.
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This morning on my walk it was 39 degrees outside, cloudy but thankfully the wind had stopped.  So I had a nice walk around the Farm Loop.

I was surprised of how many cars passed me along this road.  Very unusual, especially early on a Saturday morning.  Everyone who passed by waved at me. : )
Walking past one of the farms a kitty came running up to me and started rubbing on my legs and purring.  When I knelt down to give her a pet she jumped right up on my leg.  I wanted to get a picture of her looking up at me but this is the best picture I could get.  She was never still.  When I continued walking she followed me a little ways down the road.
She is one of the friendliest cats I've ever come across.
There is another orange cat down by the day care where Lone Chicken used to live and she is pretty friendly too though much bigger than this one.

Once back to town I walked a loop around town too and then home.
I walked 5.2 miles.
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Just been around home today.  It's been cool and cloudy all day and started raining suppertime. ( at least isn't snow)  On the news last night they said the latest it has ever snowed here was 3 inches on May 25, 1966.

I spent the day inside doing a bit of cleaning.  Got everything put in place from yesterday.  I still have to straighten up and go through all the junk that is on my desk around the computer.  I try to keep it neat and tidy but it gets out of hand so fast.

Some reading and knitting is on the agenda for me tonight.
Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
It is far more impressive when others discover 
your good qualities without your help.
~ Unknown

Friday, April 24, 2015

A surprise in the mail

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A chilly morning out there today, only 30 degrees.  There was a bit of a breeze too but nothing like it has been the last couple of days and the sun was out and shining and it felt so good warming up my face. : )
I was out and walking at 6:40 and I walked the Farm Loop.
 Then walked around town.  This road runs parallel the to main road and the library is down the street on the right.
Once I got back to town, I stopped in at the post office and dropped off some mail.  I usually drop the mail off first but walked the other way this time and just put the mail in my pocket.

Didn't see anyone else out walking.  Nice, quiet and very peaceful around the FL.  All the cows at the dairy farm were inside the barn this morning.

I walked 5.2 miles.
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Today I had a surprise package arrive for me in the mail.  It was from Kim, a blogger friend of mine from Happy @Home. : )  You can imagine the surprise I had when I opened up the package and found this beautiful porcelain bird for my bird collection and a lovely card which I am going to put in a frame.  It came at just the right time when I needed a bit of cheering up.  Thank you so much Kim.  : )
Here is sits right at home on the shelf.
Painting the room is on my list of things to do.  I want to paint it a light blue.  The pink is a bit much.
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More yard work today.  Ken pulled out even more bushes from the front garden with the tractor and I mowed the lawn.  The wind kicked up again and though the sun was out it was quite chilly.  I mowed the lawn wearing three sweatshirts.  

I've started moving a few things around in the house again and haven't finished so the house is kind of a mess, especially my craft/office.  I've dumped everything in there that I don't know what to do with.  This is fun for me though and it will all come together.

Well, that's it for today.
Hope your day as been a happy one.
happyone : )
Treat everyone with politeness,
even those who are rude to you;
not because they are nice,
but because you are.
~ Unknown

Thanks again for your kind words, prayers and concern for my mom. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My Poor Mom : (

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I was just about to walk out of the door for my morning walk when my phone rang.  It was my Dad.  After talking with him yesterday morning, my mom was doing very well.  She was walking down the hall with her walker, improving each day and was looking to going back home in a week or so.  Then yesterday afternoon she tried to get out of her wheel chair on her own without help, fell and broke her left leg.  So she is back in the hospital to have her leg fixed.  With her Alzheimer's she forgot she couldn't walk by herself and didn't ask for help. 

I want to thank you all again for all the cards and kind words that you have sent my mother.  And for all the prayers too.  It means so much.
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Left for my morning walk ay 7:00 and it was only 32 degrees, very windy but a least the sun was out and shining.  

I walked all over town once again.  The picture was taken as I was just leaving one of the cemeteries.  Down the hill is the main street in town.

It was so windy that sometimes the wind pushed me along and made me run a few steps.  : )

I didn't see any one else out walking but I did see a couple of rabbits and of course the birds.  Saw a couple of swallows.  Tried to take a picture of them sitting on a wire but they were too blurry to post. 

I walked 5.3 miles.
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Here's a picture of the baby blanket I made with the weave-it squares that I finished sewing yesterday.
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Ken went outside right after breakfast to start on putting in a wooden edge around the garden fence for the mulch.  I went out to join him mid morning after I got my morning chores done inside the house and he had already finished putting up the boards for the mulch.  So we went and got a trailer full of mulch. (4 yards)
Then we put the mulch all around the garden and when we were finished it looked like this.

Now we just have to get the soil to fill the boxes with and plant the plants.  Can't plant here until the end of May.  The pumpkin patch will be where the tractor is parked and there are two more planter boxes over that way too where Ken will plant his tomatoes.  They are off the ground so he doesn't have to bend down. : )
I'm planing on planting cucumbers, peppers, carrots, lettuce, zucchini, and cauliflower.  Around the outside of the fence in the mulch I am going to plant marigolds.

As I've mentioned before after a hard days work we like to go out for supper and that's just what we did.  We went to Brenda's and I got a cheese calzone and Ken got a meatball sub.  A stop at the Shop and Save for some ice cream on sale and then home.

Plan on doing a little reading later and knitting on a scarf I've been working on.  I was thinking it was for next year but with this weather I may be wearing it this year after all. : )

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
No God,
no peace.
Know God,
know peace.
~ Unknown

Let God's promises shine on your problems.
~ Corrie Ten Boom