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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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday's Critters

Linking up with Eileen for Saturday's Critters.
Here's Rosie, who lives along the farm loop, taking a rest.
A couple of roosters who live at the dairy farm.
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64 degrees this morning and sunny.

Walked through town and down toward Happy Trails and turned around about
a mile down the road.  Then back to town and just walked all over the place.

Don't usually see many people around town on a Saturday and today it was
again very quiet around town.
Lots of rabbits though!

A quiet and peaceful walk and I am so happy to live in the country. 😊
Walked 6.3 miles
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When I got back home from my walk Ken was already up at Happy Trails
meeting with Ronnie, our builder and Scott the excavator.
All looks well and looks like ground breaking for the house will start
within the next 2 weeks.  We are pretty excited about getting started!!!
Living just 2 1/2 miles from HT we will be able to watch the progress
day by day.

Did my chores around the house in the morning and by lunch time Ken
had come back home and said come on I'm taking you out for lunch.
We went over to Grantsville to The Cornucopia Cafe.
We sat outside and I snapped a picture from our table.
Walked around the little shops that are scattered about.
Walked to the bridge over the river and snapped this photo from
the middle of the bridge of the other two bridges.
First one one is Rte 40 and the one in the distance is I68.
 Took the long way home along the back roads.
A very pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

A happy day to you.
happyone : )

"You can accept a falling out that changes your plans,
but it's hard to accept a betrayal that changes your memories."
~ Robert Brault
Comment replies:
Sharon - The she is me and I do both.  If I'm not going to be home I will let the bread machine do the baking but if I'm home I take it gets baked in the oven.  I like the shape of the loaf better baked in a loaf pan.  The machine makes the loaves so tall.  The picture of the bread has been baked in the oven.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Some of my sunflowers
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This morning was one of the warmest days of summer at 70 degrees.
A little bit of sunshine but mostly a cloudy morning and I thought
it might rain but it didn't until I was back home.  
A bit of rain would have been welcomed while walking to cool me off.
Walked one of my town routes starting out on the roads behind my house.
Around the ball park loop, both cemeteries, down toward HT and home.

The only one I saw this morning was Lee on his bike and he gave me
two mint candies like he always does. 😊

Pretty quiet around town this morning.
Walked 6.4 miles
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Had a break in the rain mid morning and I went with Ken up to Happy Trails
and we picked up some more dead fall.

Lunch time it started to rain so we came home.
When it stopped raining I went out front and dead headed a whole bunch
of daisies.  Hoping that will help more flowers to bloom.
More rain sent me inside again.

I've been looking at country kitchens on Pinterest getting ideas for my
new kitchen.  Really like this vintage looking cast iron wall hung sink and would
like to see it in my kitchen.  Both my grandmothers had one just like it.

I am enjoying the first Mitford book.  When Father Tim describes
his first run and around town, it reminds me of my walk.

A happy day to you.
happyone  💗

"Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin."
~ Barbara Kingsolver

Comment Replies:
Sharon - Bread Machine recipe HERE.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chicken House

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Just a bit of fog around this morning but it soon burned off and it was a 
sunny day.  60 degrees when I walked.
Walked the Farm Loop again today.
Passed by the house where those chickens were yesterday and 
there in the back yard I spotted a new chicken coop for them.
Picture not so great cause I had to zoom in but what a nice house they have.
Back in town walked a loop around town and one of the cemeteries.

Saw Kathy but she was leaving as I was getting to where she parks her
car so we just waved today.
Didn't see anyone else out walking.

Walked 6.1 miles
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Went to church right after breakfast with my tote bag of yarn and weave-its
for Blankets for Babies.  There were 8 of us there today.  
We meet once a month and I do enjoy the time there.

Was back home in time for a late lunch and then I got out the
bread machine and made a loaf.
While that was going on, I went outside and got the lawn mowed.
After I was done I checked and all the lug nuts were still on the wheels.
After last time having 3 of them missing, I thought it would be a good idea
to check every time I mow.

 I had just read a chapter of the second book in the Mitford series so I
put that aside now that I have the first one and will read them in order.

Ken has been up at Happy Trail all day and when he got home we
decided to go out to Brenda's for supper.
No pizza today though.  We both got sandwiches.
Meatball Sub for Ken and a Veggie Sub for me.

Looking forward to getting some more reading in later.

A happy day to you.
happyone  💗
 "Indeed, let us not forget,
But also let us not dwell!
~ Terri Guillemets