This is the day the Lord as made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
~ Psalm 118:24


Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Picture of the Day
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Nice to get back to walking in the early morning today.  It was 54 degrees and cloudy. 

Walked to the town municipal building and dropped the water bill off in the slot and then over to the post office to drop a letter in the slot there.

Then it is up the hill, around the Farm Loop and around town.  I felt a few drops of rain but that was it.  The sun came out later in the day.

Farmer Bill has 38 rolls of hay all ready to feed his cows for the winter.  I like seeing them all in a row.
A couple of times I saw geese flying in their V formation.  That's another sight I like to watch.  Took a few pictures but they were all too far away.

No people did I see out there this morning.
I found another penny - this one too was tales up.
I walked 6.2 miles.
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Mid morning we left to do a bit of food shopping at Walmart and also stopped in at the Tractor Supply Store.

Came home and Ken made us BLT's for lunch with tomatoes out of our garden. 

We have cut the first pumpkin out of our pumpkin patch.  Here's Ken doing the honors.
Here are a few more.  There are still more growing on the vines and we will end up with about 24 of them.  We are pleased with the result of our first crop.  We have learned a few things and maybe next year we will do better.
It's been another good day. : )
Hope all is well with you and you day is a happy one.
happyone : )
If you go looking for a friend,
you're going to find they're very scarce.
If you go out to be a friend,
you'll find them everywhere.
~ Zig Ziglar

Three Thankful Things Today
  1. That I got to see rolled hay and flying geese on my walk
  2.  BLT's
  3. Our first pumpkins

Monday, September 15, 2014

A break in my routine

Picture of the Day
A farmer at work
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After my walk on Saturday I went to church and was there pretty much all day helping out with the Girls Conference that was held there.  Other churches in the area were invited too and over 60 girls participated.  It was a great time and the first of an annual event.
I was at the chocolate table - lucky me! : )  Remember all that fudge I made?  It didn't last long.  And no I didn't eat it all. : )
One of the ladies made cupcakes for dessert that looked like high heels and they were a big hit.  I think she made 75 of them. 
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Sunday morning it was only 38 degrees in the morning when I walked.  It warmed up to be in the 60's during the day.

Today my routine was a bit different than usual.  I woke up my usual time but was so comfortable in my nice warm bed that I just didn't feel like getting up yet so stayed there until 7:30.  It was a bit warmer than yesterday morning and was 42 degrees. 

I made us pancakes for breakfast and then later in the morning I went up to Happy Trails with Ken.  Stayed for just a little while and then walked home which is 3 miles.  On the way down the mountain I spotted 2 young male deer and was able to get their picture.
Also on the way home I saw 4 more deer and two groundhogs.
Once home I hung up a load of laundry out on the line, took a layer of clothes off and then went for the rest of my walk around town and walked an additional 3.4 miles.  The temperature by then was 70 degrees.

Walking around town I saw two blue birds up by one of the cemeteries and another groundhog.

Though I enjoyed my walk it still wasn't the same as a morning walk.  Something about early morning makes my walk special.  I'll be out there walking early tomorrow morning once again. (God willing)

I walked a total of 6.4 miles.
Also found a penny which is the first coin this month!!  I thought of you Keith and remembered to look which way the penny was facing - tails up.
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It was lunch time by the time I got done walking and ate left over homemade pizza from yesterday for lunch sitting out on the front porch.

Then it was time to mow the lawn.  That done, I did a little weeding and before long Ken was home with another load of stone.

Hope your day is a good one too and that you smiled often.
happyone : )
Yesterday ended last night.
Today is brand-new day.
~ Zig Ziglar
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Those two beautiful deer I got to see
  2. Finding a penny
  3. A sunny day

Friday, September 12, 2014


Picture of the Day
Autumn Leaves
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This morning on my walk the temperature was 55 degrees.  It was cloudy and for the 4 miles of my walk it was misty.  I didn't get soaked but was just a bit damp. 

I walked the Farm Loop and saw the usual cows, chickens, and farm cats.  No people about and all along the road between the farms not even a car came by.  I love it when it's quiet like that. 

Cars and people once I got back to town but no one out walking.  
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise - 6:56
Sunset -  7:31
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The number of letters I've been writing to the prisoners around the country for my church has been growing and I've made a filing system to keep all the letters in order.  Most of them I just write once and never hear back.  Those I keep in a notebook.  I've heard back from a few and those I've put in a file.  I look up the prisons on line to see where my prisoners are.  Sometimes there are even lists of the prisoners and I can see their picture and what they are in for.

My friend Bernice who lives in NJ and I have been playing phone tag for the last few weeks and today we finally hooked up and spent quite a while catching up.

The weather finally cleared up in the afternoon and was sunny and cool.  I went outside and did a little weeding.

Hope this Friday finds you happy and enjoying your day.
happyone : )
Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
~ Eustache Deschamps 
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. My friend Bernice 
  2. Quiet walks
  3. A mini box of junior mints