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

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Monday, May 21, 2018

A day outside

52 degrees this morning and a mix of sun and clouds.
At one point it got pretty dark and I thought it would rain and did feel
a few rain drops.  Then the sun came back out and it was nice again.

Started walking on the streets behind my house and then
down through town and just my usual walk around town.

Star and a pony watch as I walk down toward them.
This is as far as I got.  Tall wet grass kept me from walking up to them.
 Found a penny.
Walked my usual 6 miles.
Many of you expressed concern over my wasp sting the other day.
Since I had my sock on when I stepped on it, it really didn't hurt.
Just at first like stepping on a pointy stone.
 I'm fine but thanks for caring.
Spent the day outside.  
The lawn got mowed.
Weeded side garden.
Moved some primrose over to another area.
We emptied out the dirt from two raised garden beds.
Then Ken and I put them in the trailer along with my backyard swing
and we took them up to Happy Trails.  Garden beds got dropped
off behind the tractor barn and we brought the swing over by the new house.
Will put up somewhere in the back yard, not sure where yet.
 Back at the house Ken did went around the edges of things
with the weed wacker.  

I hosed down a bunch of milk crates that were in the back shed.
Going to pack up some stuff in them.  Good for loading them up with
house stuff for the move and I like that they have handles on them.
They are half sized ones so you can't put a lot in them to make it heavy.
Easy to unpack them too and then just bring them back to the house
and load them up again.  

The day zoomed by and then it was time to get cleaned up
and go to Brenda's for supper. 
It's been a busy day.
We'll sure sleep good tonight.

Life is Good
Count your blessings

"Despite the gardener's best intentions,
nature will improvise."
~ Michael P Garofalo

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Slight change in morning routine

Changed the morning routine up a bit this morning.
First thing I made us blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
Ken then headed up to the new house to do some work.
He is working on the grading around the house and the driveway.
Sure is a blessing having the tractor.
I rode up with him to the house wearing my walking clothes and shoes.
Went inside the house for a bit to look around.
Everything is looking so nice and I can't wait to be able to start
moving in.

After my look around the house I started on my walk.
It was 50 degrees and looked like rain so had my umbrella with me
though I never had to use it.
Walked home which is 2 1/2 miles.
On the way I took a few pictures of some wildflowers growing along
side of the road.

When I got home I dropped off my umbrella and my sweatshirt
and headed out for the rest of my walk around town.

Up at the town pond there were people all around the pond fishing.   
Today was the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo.

Activity over at the ball park getting the field ready for a 
little league game.  Dirt being raked, bases put out, lines drawn,
and even a few kids throwing balls back and forth.

The rest of my walk was around town up.
Walked a total of 5 1/2 miles
⛅️     ⛅️     ⛅️
By lunch time most of the clouds moved off and we ended
up having lots of sunshine.
I went outside in the front garden and did more weeding.
Spent a couple of hours doing that.

I was going to sit on the front porch and have a drink
and stepped out the door in my socks with no shoes.
I thought I stepped on a sharp stone but when I looked
saw that it was wasp.  There were more wasps flying around so I decided
to have my drink inside.

Got some knitting done this afternoon on the blue baby blanket I'm making.
About 5 more inches and I should be done.

Hope your day was a happy one.
Life is Good
Count your blessings

May all your weeds be wildflowers.

"A good garden may have some weeds."
Thomas Fuller

Friday, May 18, 2018

Not one but two

Left the house at 6:50 this morning and it was cloudy, windy and 60 degrees.
Another morning walk all around town.
Walk the same places just in different sequences.

Didn't see the second Robin below the first one till I saw
the picture.  These were in the cemetery on top of the hill.
Found 2 lucky pennies.
They were in the middle of the path around the ball park about
20 feet apart.  Brand new ones too. 

Walked 6.2 miles
Ken had asked me yesterday if I would bake some Chocolate Chip Cookies
 so I did that today. 
Bible Time is coming up in July and I always bake about 10 dozen so
I put three dozen aside for that and put them in the freezer.
This way there are not too many of them around to eat.
Ken ate a few right of the oven.

It was a cloudy misty day so I was in the house all day.
Got some touch up painting done on the kitchen cabinets
which I had painted white a couple of years ago.

Took a few more things off the walls but can't really do much else
to get ready to move until we can start bringing things over to the new house.
We aren't going to box up everything and then bring it to the new house.
But just bring things over put them away and then come back
to the house for more stuff.  It should be a nice easy move.
I'm thinking it will take a while to sell our current house so
we should have plenty of time.

Right now there is dough being made in the bread machine
for homemade pizza for supper.
Sure looking forward to that, haven't had pizza at home
for a while.

Hope your day is a happy one.
Life is Good
Count your blessings

"Weeds are flowers too,
once you get to know them."
~ A A Milne

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