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, August 31, 2015

Eggplants

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This morning I walked a couple of loops around town, including both cemeteries and the ball park loop. 

It was a bit warmer this morning than it has been at 62 degrees.  There was a light on and off drizzle as I walked but not even enough to get me wet.  By the time I got back home it had stopped and the sun was out.

Not much happening around town, just a regular morning walk.  Didn't see any people or animals.

I walked 5.3 miles.
Found a penny yesterday on my walk and other one today.
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No bowling again this Monday because it was Super Senior Day and we met at Perkins for lunch.  There was a good turnout with I would say around 25 people or so.  I still don't feel like I'm old enough to be a senior. : )  It was a good time and I am so thankful for my church and our church family.

The Shop and Save is in the same shopping center as Perkins so we went there afterwards and stocked up on ice cream.  4 for $10 again so we got 8 of them to put in the freezer.

I have a new little project that I'm doing for the kids at church.  Last night at church me and a couple of other women were asked if we would like to cut out characters on felt for a flannel board for the kids.  We each got 4 large pieces of flannel with things to cut out.  Here are my four on my kitchen table.
I have already cut out one of the sheets and here they are sitting on the table.
I'm enjoying doing this and it brings back memories for me.  It reminds me of cutting out paper dolls with my gramma when I was a kid.  I also remember flannel boards  from Sunday School when I was very young and learning the Bible lessons with them.

Here are the first of the eggplants out of my garden.  I am so excited that these actually grew in my garden.  I will be making that Eggplant Parmesan this week.  Connie and Ron, friends and neighbors, have never had eggplant before so we've invited them for dinner when I make it.

Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
If a small thing has the power to make you angry,
does that not indicate something about your size?
~ Sydney J Harris

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Valley

This was an insert in the bulletin at church today.

The Valley

I have been through the alley of weeping,
The valley of sorrow and pain;
But the "God of all comfort" was with me.
 At hand to uphold and sustain.

As the earth needs the clouds and the sunshine, 
Our souls need both sorrow and joy;
So He places us oft in the furnace,
The dross from the gold to destroy.

When he leads through some valley of trouble,
His powerful hand we can trace;
For the trials and sorrow he sends us
Are part of his lessons of grace.

Oft we shrink from the purging and pruning,
Forgetting the Husbandman knows
The deeper the cutting and paring,
The richer the cluster that grows.

Well he knows that affliction is needed;
He has a wise purpose in view,
And in the dark valley He whispers,
"Hereafter thou'lt know what I do."

As we travel through life's shadowed valley,
Fresh springs of His love ever rise;
And we learn that our sorrows and losses
Are blessings just sent in disguise.

So we'll follow wherever He leadeth,
Through pathways be dreary or bright;
For we've proof that our God can give comfort,
Our God can give songs in the night.

~ Author Unknown

A happy and blessed Sunday to you my friends.
happyone : )

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Homemade Pizza

Marigolds around the bird bath in my front yard.
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I haven't been getting up as early lately because the sun is coming up later so I've not gotten started on my walk until 6:45 or so.

This morning I walked right through town towards HT for a bit before turning around and heading back to town.  Then walked around town, including one of the cemeteries and the loop behind the ball park.

Not much happening this morning around town, didn't see any people and the animals weren't around either.  Still it was a nice to be out walking.

Walking weather - 50 degrees with sun and clouds.
Sunrise - 6:42
Walked 5.3 miles.
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In the morning we went to an auction. Mostly tools and man stuff so I didn't see anything I wanted, but Ken got some stuff.  Things we didn't need but just couldn't pass up for a dollar or two. 

After lunch we went to a dedication of the Veteran memorial in town (across the street from our house) with all the bricks that were purchased for the veterans.  There was a good turnout and it went very well.   4 bricks from my family are in the walkway.  Ken, his dad, my dad and step-dad. 

For supper we made homemade pizza.  We usually make it once a week but it has been a while since we've done that.  We used tomatoes and basil from our garden,  mozzarella cheese and garlic too.  We sat out on the porch and ate it.  Life is Good. : )
 That's been my day.
Hope you had a good one.
happyone : )
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.
When life if dragging you back with difficulties,
it means it's going to launch you into something great.
So just focus, and keep aiming.
~ Unknown