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, July 6, 2015

A streak free window

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A cloudy morning with periods of light drizzle on my walk this morning.  It was a little warm at 70 degrees so the light drizzle and slight breeze made it cool.

Walked down the main road through town and down just past the HT turn off where I turned around, walked through town again and once around the two cemeteries and the ball park loop and then headed back home.

No once else out again.  Just all those rabbits and the birds and the one lone cow who just gotten a drink in the drain in the first picture.

A nice walk of 5.5 miles.
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Yesterday when Ken was driving the church bus everyone on the bus got to see a special sight.  A mama bear crossing the road with 4 very young cubs following behind.

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Norwex Party and yesterday I got the stuff I ordered.  I mainly went because of the window cleaning cloth.  Heard all good things about it and I'm always looking for something that will leave a streak free clean window.  I think I've tried every product on the market and a few home made remedies as well.  I've found the homemade things worked best but still not perfect.  Well, folks I've finally found the thing I've been looking for. : )  I cleaned a couple of windows today and it was easy, fast and best of all NO STREAKS.  AND I only used water and these two cloths.
First I used the green Enviro cloth on the right.  I wet it and then wrung all the water I could out of it.  Wiped the window with it, and then used the purple window cloth to polish it.  Never again do I need to buy or make any product.  I love these things.

I also bought a dusting mitt and love that too.  It picks up all the dust and doesn't just push it around and shines things up too.  No more need of pledge, behold or any other product.
I cleaned Ken's shower with just the Enviro cloth too and only used water.  Amazing how good it works.
If you want to read about how the microfiber works click HERE.

Well that's it for today.  
Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face.
And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year,
the face gets uglier and uglier. 
A person who has good thought cannot ever be ugly.
You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth,
and a double chin and stick out teeth,
but if you have good thoughts they will
shine out of your face like sunbeams
and you will always look lovely.
~ Roald Dahl
Comment replies:
MK - I do save the coins I find during my walk.  Check out this post - Glass Banks.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

God Please Bless America

God, please bless America
A hymn by Byron Foxx and Glenn Christianson 2011

God, please bless America.
Shield us by Thy grace.
May we turn to Thee in humility
as we seek thy face.
God, please bless America.
Grant Thy favor grand.
O, forgive our sin and cleanse with-in.
Lord please heal our land.

God, please bless America.
Help us in this hour.
We believe the Word of the Living Lord.
Save us by Thy Pow'r .
God, please bless America.
Show to us Thy care.
We surrender all to Thy great call.
This our fervent prayer. 

God, please bless America.
Lead us in Your way.
Ever leaning near for Thy voice to hear,
As we seek and pray.
God, please bless America.
For Thy glory bright.
We will give you praise through all our days,
God of truth and right.

Psalm 33:12 
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

A blessed Sunday to you my friends.
Jesus loves you. : )
happyone : )

This is not my church but it looks a lot like it. : )

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th

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This morning it was 62 degrees and raining when I left on my walk and it rained in varying degrees the whole time.  I didn't wear my rain gear or take my umbrella along  so I was dripping wet by the time I got home.  Even my hair got wet through my ball cap.  I came home only after walking 4 miles because it was becoming uncomfortable being that wet and even though it was 62 I was getting chilly.

I walked around town and around the cemeteries and ball park.  Passing by the corn, it was nice to hear the sound of the rain on the corn.  Didn't take my camera along today so no rainy pictures.

Usually on the 4th I see people about getting ready for the parade and celebrations around town but didn't see anyone out this morning.

The other day on my walk I came across what looked like soap suds on a lot of the weeds along the side of the road.  Does anyone know what it is? 
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The Parade through town started 11:00 and by that time the rain had stopped though there was a little shower near the end of it.  The parade ends right in front of our house so we just sat on the porch and watched it.  : )

Later on we walked over to the fire house and where every one gathers for food, crafts and a few games for the kids.  A band plays patriotic songs as well.  I bought a cloth bag that is made to keep potatoes in.  Bought one last year and loved it and waited all year so I could buy another one. : )

Back home we sat on the porch again and did a little reading but mostly just sat and talked. 

In a little while we are going over to a friends house for a BBQ and to watch the fireworks.  Part of their property is up a hill with perfect viewing for the fire works in McHenry.

I've made a bean salad to bring along.  It another new recipe I got out of a magazine the other day.
Bean Salad
2 lbs fresh green beans
1/2 cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup chopped onion
4 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
4 oz feta cheese

Cook beans 8 - 10 minutes.  
Whisk oil and the next 6 ingredients together.
Drizzle over beans.
Add onion, and toss to coat.
Stir in tomatoes and top with cheese just before serving.
 I thought it was kind of bland so I doubled the lemon juice, vinegar, and spices, added some of Ken's Steak house lite raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing, a couple teaspoons sugar and then it was quite good.
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The bricks for the The Veterans Memorial were finished in time for the 4th of July ceremony and I am proud to say that Ken, my dad, step-dad and dad-in-law's bricks are all there. : )
I was glad they grouped all four of their bricks together.  As you are looking at the memorial they are in the front left corner.
Happy 4th of July.
A happy day to you.
happyone. : )
Freedom has its life in the hearts, actions, the spirit of men
and so it must be daily earned and refreshed,
else like a flower cut from it's life-giving roots,
it will wither and die.
~ Dwight D Eisenhower

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic
not to find soil for their ploughs
but to secure liberty for their souls.
~ Robert J McCracken
Comment replies:
John - No, Ken wasn't a carpenter - he learned building from his dad who was not a carpenter either, but just picked up how to do things living his life. : )  He was pretty amazing and so is Ken. : )   Thank you John for all your kind comments.