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


Wednesday, December 17, 2014


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I woke up at 7:30 this morning.  My internal clock has been off lately.  It was 35 degrees when I left on my walk and there was a fine rain/snow mix coming down.  I could feel it getting colder as I walked and a wind kicked up too.  

Walked up and down the three hilly streets which are behind my house.  Flicka lives at the end of one of them with Patriot.  Don't know which one this is but they have a nice big pile of hay to eat.
Walked all over town including the two cemeteries and the loop behind the ball park.  Didn't see anyone else out.  Nothing unusual today.

So nice to be out walking around my town.
I walked 6.4 miles.
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All the presents are wrapped and sitting under the tree waiting for Christmas morning.  Sometimes we open one on Christmas Eve.  : )

Some Gingerbread men sit around the tree too.  Can't eat these though, they are wooden.
Some house chores got done and I also had a little time for some knitting and reading too.  It's been a good day so far. : )
Hope your day is a good one too.
happyone : )
Fail not to call to mind,
in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month,
that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth
was born on that day;
and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it;
for mirth is also of Heaven's making.
~ Leigh Hunt
Comment Replies:
Kerri - Thanks for the book recommendation.  I've made a note of it and will check it out.
John - I know what you mean, some days I have to make myself go home.  : )

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Farm Loop Walk

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Last night when we were at the Dollar General, Farmer Bill was there and I introduced Ken to him.  Farmer Bill said he didn't recognize me at first without my orange sweatshirt! : )

I woke up last night and just couldn't get back to sleep so I got up and read for about an hour until I got sleepy.  Then went back to sleep and didn't wake up again until 8:30.  That is really late for me.  It was pouring down rain so I didn't go walking right away and besides it being that late I wanted to have breakfast first.  Did a few things and then at 10:45 I left on my walk.  By that time the rain had stopped and it was just cloudy and 44 degrees.  While walking blue sky started appearing and the sun even came out for a little while.  How nice to feel the sun on my face after a week.

First went to the post office and mailed off the last of the Christmas cards.  Nice to be finished and have them on the way and in time to arrive before Christmas.

I walked the Farm Loop.  So nice out that way.  Quiet too and no cars at all passed me.  No school buses either walking down the school road.
A couple of pictures along the way.

Passing by the school I heard laughter and saw kids playing on the playground.  Something nice about children's laughter.  You can't help but smile. : )

Walked around town and the loop around the ball park before heading back home.  A nice walk of 6.2 miles.

Home in time for lunch and afterwards I did some knitting.  I'm working on the yellow baby sweater.  The baby I'm making it for is due in February.

The book I started yesterday is a P D James mystery, The Murder Room.  I've read some books of hers before and liked them.  So far this too is a good one.

Making another batch of Pumpkin Breads and they're baking in the oven right now. These will be for our neighbors.  I think the little loafs make nice gifts. 

And that's been my day so far.
Hope your day brings you joy and contentment.
happyone : )
It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes, or bags.....
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
Maybe Christmas he thought
doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas....
means a little bit more.
~ Dr Seuss
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Foggy Morning

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This morning it was foggy and 37 degrees when I went for my walk.  It is pretty dark when I start out so I stay in town where there are street lights.
Stayed around town this morning and walked up and down all the streets.  Walked around both cemeteries and the loop behind the ball park.  The woman with the ear phones was walking around the ball park loop and this time she said good morning. : )  She just walks around and around that same 1/4 mile path.  I don't see how she can just walk that when there are so many other places to walk. 

Just the usual walk today, nothing out of the ordinary but it is sure nice to get back to my morning walks.  : )

I walked 6.4 miles.
Found one penny.
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I knitted a scarf as a surprise for a woman in church but she didn't come to church yesterday so I couldn't give it to her.  Hope she comes next week.  I knitted it with a ball of Fun Fur.  You can see it HERE.

I've been writing out more Christmas cards today and got most of them finished.  I'm going to finish the rest of them later and then will take them to the post office tomorrow on my walk.  Usually I get tired of writing them out but this year I enjoyed every one for some reason.  Maybe because I really like the cards and wanted to share them.

It was supposed to be cloudy all day but this afternoon as I look out of the widow writing this the sun is out.  : )  How very nice to see the sun.  I was beginning to think all of us here in Garrett County would have a vitamin D deficiency if the sun didn't show up soon.

I don't have any library books out at this time, so I will pick one off my own shelves for a change.  I could go a year without going to the library and still not run out of books.

Hope you found bits of happiness scattered throughout your day.
happyone : )
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars
and open a jar of it every month.
~ Harlan Miller

My answer to that is you can.  Have Jesus come into your heart, and you will feel the spirit of Christmas every day.  : )