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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A full day

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70 degrees this morning with a thin layer of clouds that in places you could see the sun shining through. 

I walked the Farm Loop.  I think this is a field of soy beans.
I saw a deer again this time with two little ones.  They were at the edge of the corn field and then they ran into the corn and disappeared when I walked by.

There is a lot of milk weed along the roads edge around the FL so I'm not surprised to see monarch butterflies.  Haven't been able to get a good picture of one yet though.

When I got back to town I walked around the industrial park before heading back home.  I liked this picture because of the clouds coming over the mountain.
I walked 5.6 miles.
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Up to Happy Trails this morning right after breakfast.  In the morning we got a couple more pieces of the plywood up.  Nail gun is still broken so it was slow going again.  Ken still hasn't taken it apart to fix it. 
Sitting inside the cabin I feel like I'm in a tree house.  Picture is not that great but you can get the idea.
We only worked on the cabin half a day.  A friend of ours stopped by to take a look at our progress.  We walked around HT for a bit with him too.
After he left we started clearing another trail.  There was a bit of a trail already and we just cleared it up and cut down a few more trees.  This picture is looking back.  At the end of it is our driveway.
We drove the ATV around a bit too which is always fun. : )

Then back home to get cleaned up, have supper and head out to church.
Nice to finally sit in my chair and have my ice cream.  I'm back to chocolate chip mint again.

So that's it for today.  Still a little time left in the day for knitting.

Hope you had a happy day.
happyone : )
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
~ Mary H Waldrip
Comment replies:
Kerri - Yes, I have to sew all the squares together and I do it by hand.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


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64 degrees with some low hanging clouds again like yesterday.  Walked up one side of town, around the cemeteries and ball park loop a couple of times and then back home.

The road up to the one cemetery has corn growing on both sides and I can't see anything but corn on both sides.
A short walk of only 4 miles this morning.  Had to leave the first thing this morning for jury duty.

I found 1 penny.
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Four other times I was supposed to go for jury duty but each time it was canceled, but today I actually had to go.  Not much came of it though.  Sat through the picking of the jury but I wasn't chosen and was excused.

Ken had dropped me off because he was out and about.  We decided when I got finished we were to meet at the library about a half mile away from the courthouse.  I called him when I was finished and started walking to the library and he said he'd pick me up in about 40 minutes.  Lots of Black Eyed Susan's in the library garden.
Didn't feel like sitting inside the library so went for a little walk down the street.  Snapped a couple of pictures walking along.

Ken dropped me off home and then went to help our neighbor at HT get his tractor unstuck out of the mud.

I got some laundry washed and hung up on the line and made some chicken noodle soup for my Mom and Dad.  I've already made them some Vegetable Bean Soup.  My mom likes soup a lot so thought I'd bring her some.  I've frozen the soups and will put them in a cooler when we go and visit them.  I'm also going to make some chili, chocolate chip cookies, and a lemon cake.

My friend Sherry (hairdresser) offered me one of her books to read and called and said I could pick it up so I walked there and got the book.  Before going I cut some daisies and cone flowers and made a little bouquet and put then in a mason jar to bring to her.

Also walked over to the bank.  So even though I only walked a little in the morning I ended up with walking over 6 miles anyway.  : )

I sat on the porch and finished sewing the squares for the baby blanket together.
 I think most of you know about the weave-it squares I make but for those who don't they are made on a 4 inch square weave-it loom. Yarn is put on the loom back and forth three times with enough yarn left over to weave a fourth layer back and forth with a long needle.
Here are the first squares of another baby blanket I've started on.  Baby blankets are made up of 120 squares.  I also make larger afghans using 303 squares.  My gramma taught me to make these when I was a little girl.

Hope your day is sunny and bright.
happyone : )
 A good example has twice the value of good advice.
~ Unknown
Comment Replies:
Robin - no, we aren't putting solar panels in the cabin.  Don't think there is enough sun here and the cabin is under the trees so will get even less.   

Monday, July 27, 2015

A working day at HT

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When I left on my walk this morning it was 60 degrees.  There were some thin low clouds with the sun was filtering through and by the time I was back home the sun was shining brightly.

I walked around the Farm Loop and up the hill behind my house.  When I passed the gas station I spotted Ken there and crossed the street to say hi.  I was home before he was.

Farmer Bill was out and I asked him how the reunion went on Saturday.  He told me it went very well.  Great weather and 90 people were there. 

 No bears but I did see a deer.
I walked 5 miles.
Didn't find any coins today but yesterday I found a penny.
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We spent the day up at Happy Trail getting some more work done on the cabin.  Things went a little more slowly than usual because the nail gun wasn't working but we still made some good progress.
Got the bump out for the bed area framed out.  The plywood on the roof is temporary.  We are going to put a skylight in there.
We put up two pieces of plywood on the back corners and started to frame out the back bump out.  That will either be for a small wood stove or a built in table and bench.
The days just fly by when we are up at HT working. 
Then when I get home there is still stuff I have to do around the house.  It's been a busy day but a good one.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
Give your dreams all you've got
and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
~ William James