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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Another set back

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35 degrees this morning and cloudy when I left on my walk.  It felt like rain but it never did.  I walked down the main road just past the turn off for HT and turned around
and went back to town and walked up and down the street.  They have started cleaning the gravel up around town spread around for the snow.  It was so thick on the sidewalks that you couldn't tell there was cement sidewalks. 
Walked around the cemeteries and the ball park too.  Didn't see Kathy this morning but I did see her car in the parking lot so she was around somewhere.

I walked 6.2 miles.
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 I've been on the telephone quite a few times today with my step-dad.  My mother has had another setback.  She fell last night and broke her hip and is back in the hospital.  They are transferring her back to Albany tomorrow where she will have to have surgery to fix her hip.  But in order for her to have the surgery they have to do a quick fix to her heart or she can't have the surgery on her hip. 
We are going up there tomorrow to be with her and my step-dad. 
So please keep her in your prayers.   It means so much to know you are praying for us.
Will post when I can.
happyone : )
Some things can only be understood
when you're in a tree house,
with a pile of warm chocolate chip cookies and a book.
~ Dr SunWolf

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new car

Some hay bales at Farmer Bill's farm
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I left the house this morning for my walk at 6:30 and sunrise was at 7:11.  It was a warm 47 degrees, breezy with sun and clouds.  Perfect walking weather.

I enjoyed my walk around the Farm Loop this morning.  It's been a while since I went that route.   One day soon these fields will have corn growing tall.

Neither the cows or the horses were anywhere to be seen but I did see rabbits, ducks, and birds - Killdeer, Robins, and Red Winged Black birds.

I left early enough so I didn't encounter all the cars and school buses along this road which leads back to town.
Once back in town I walked once around the two cemeteries and the ball park.  Saw Kathy again walking around one of the cemeteries.  We commented on the beautiful walking weather today.

I walked 6.5 miles.
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No post yesterday because I took the day off from walking, exercising and blogging.  Just needed a day off.

This morning we left in Ken's car,
 and came home in our new Equinox. 
It looks black but it is really a dark blue
called Velvet Blue.
Ken drove it part way home and I drive it the rest of the way.  It had just started to rain when I pulled in the driveway.  It rides and drives really nice and we are very happy with it. : )  Every one at the dealership was friendly and it was a very pleasant buying experience. 

For a while we've been thinking about getting another car and today we finally made our decision and traded Ken's car in for the Equinox.  The Corvette just isn't a very practical car living here.  The truck is a work truck and we will drive around here in the new car.  It's an all wheel drive which you really need here.  I'm keeping my corvette though and will drive it during the non snow months.  I just couldn't give mine up.

I've started reading Outlander and LIKE it.  

Hope your Thursday has been a happy day and you smiled often.
happyone : )
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
making everything in its vicinity
freshen in to smiles.
~ Washington Irving

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A touch of snow

Yes, this is from this morning - a little snow fell last night.
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30 degrees this morning and a dusting of snow when I headed out for my walk. There was no breeze but it stayed cloudy and a time or two a few flakes were still about.

Walked around town once again and around the cemeteries and ball park loop.  Kathy was out walking again too.  She's been out there most days now.

A few rabbits were about as well as a couple of chipmunks by the cemeteries.  Saw the Killdeers again and deer prints in the snow.

I walked 6.2 miles.
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We planned on bringing the tractor down to the house to pull up some shrubs and to dig up the ground for my garden but the weather didn't cooperate so we decided to drive down to LaVale for the day.  No snow down there.  By the time we got back home the snow was gone here too.

Went in and out of a bunch of stores.  One stop was at Kohl's and today I found an outfit that I liked for a real good price.  Didn't go looking for anything but when I found something I thought I'd better get it because it is so very hard to find something when I go out looking.
 Another store we came out with some seeds.  Sunflowers for me and pumpkins for Ken.  Also got this little starter of basil.  It is in a little pail and fits on the window sill in the kitchen.  I think I'm going to paint the pail - it is silver now.
Just before coming home we stopped in at the library and I picked up the book selected for the book club meeting in May, a non-fiction book, Being Mortal by Atual Gawande.  Another book I got is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  I've heard the series is very good and believe there are seven books in the series.

I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas for supper and we will have the usual evening at home.  Predictable, but nice. : )

Hope your day as been a happy one.
happyone : )
Find what makes your heart sing 
and create your own music.
~ Mac Anderson

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Trails

 Looking up walking at Happy Trails.
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23 degrees this morning when I left for my walk.  Not much of a breeze and the sun was shining.

Walked around town again and around the cemeteries.  Down by the Drane House a couple of geese took off for the pond when they saw me walking down the road.  I zoomed in and took their picture.
Saw a few rabbits around and lots of birds.  I didn't realized how much I missed hearing them chirping during the winter until I heard them again. : )

Kathy was out walking too but I saw her in the distance.

Only walked 5 miles because we planned on going up to HT today and knew I would get a lot more walking in then.
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Did our morning routine around the house and then went up to Happy Trails.  Ken had to stop and get some gas for the tractor and I left at the same time and started walking up towards HT, only walked a half mile before he caught up to me and I rode with him the rest of the way.

Ken started right away cutting down a few trees and taking out 7 tree stumps from the cabin site.  I spent the morning burning brush in the fire barrel.  We took a break lunch time and cooked up some hot dogs over a camp fire.  Nothing like a hot dog cooked over an open fire.
In the afternoon Ken continued on clearing the cabin site while I just walked around on the trails.  A few pictures along the way.


This is what the cabin site looked when Ken quit for the day.  Hard to see in the picture but Ken is driving the tractor with a big tree stump in the front end loader.
The orange ribbon is roughly where the cabin will be.
It was a nice sunny day though on the cool side with temperatures in the low 40's.  Nice being outside all day.  We'll sleep good tonight. : )

After a hard days work up at HT we like to go home, get cleaned up and go out for a bite to eat.  This evening we went to Ledo's.

Home now and later I'll have my ice cream snack while we watch a little television.  I'll make a few more squares and then read until bedtime.  
That's it for today.
Hope your day was sunny and bright it and it was a good day.
happyone : )
When it seems that something can't be done, start it,
and see if the rest of it can be done.
~ Robert Brault