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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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Enjoy the day

Went walking this morning a little later than usual at 7:30.
It was 25 degrees and not snowing yet.
I was limited to where I could walk because the main road through town
had no shoveled sidewalks and there were snow plows around.
Both cemeteries and the ball park had snow too deep for my snow sneakers.
So I walked up and down the two roads that run parallel to the main road.

Wasn't walking very long and the first flew flurries started falling
and before long it was snowing fast and heavy.
I was thinking how weary I am getting of all this snow when I stopped
walking over by the pond and just listened to the quiet and saw once
again the beauty of falling snow.
Spring weather will be here soon but for now I'm going
to enjoy this beautiful snowy day that God has given me.
As usual didn't see anyone else out walking.
Saw a couple Robins and the Killdeers again.
Only walked 3 1/2 miles today.
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Ken fixed the snow blower and outside we went again and cleared the
driveway.  I guess I'm a bit crazy but I like shoveling snow.
Ken went inside the house after the driveway was cleared
but I stayed outside.
Cleared my swing off and sat there swinging and watching it snow.
Then walked around the yard.
I went underneath the pine trees.
It looks so pretty and cozy under those big trees.

 Also made a snow angel.
Once back in the house I got some work done and then read.

Life is Good
Count your blessings
happyone  ๐Ÿ’•

Weave in faith and God will find the thread.
~ Unknown

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Spring

This picture was taken the other day when we went to Whispering Pines.
This morning it was 32 degrees and a though the ground was wet there
was some freezing rain falling.
I started out with my umbrella but there were gusts of wind and after
having my umbrella blow inside out a couple of times I went back
home and dropped it off. Then headed out again.  
I soon had a coating of ice on my coat.
The temperature headed a couple of degrees downward
and things were started to get a coat of ice on them so
this time I headed home and stayed there.
Managed to get a 4 1/2 mile walk in.
 Didn't take any pictures while walking.

The freezing rain didn't last very long and before long it was snowing.
This is out my front window.
 We got about 6 inches of snow and it is still snowing.

Ken was out snow blowing the snow off the driveway and I was
shoveling.  The snow blower broke and I ended up shoveling the driveway.
Nothing major was broken and Ken can fix it.

Sure hard to believe this is the first day of spring.

Decided to do some baking and made the Red Velvet Cookies
from the recipe in the book, Carrot Cake Murder.
 The cookies were very good though a bit time consuming to make
and what a mess I made of the kitchen.  I seemed to have batter
all over the place.
You can find the recipe on my recipe blog.

Off now to make Tacos for supper.

Life is Good
Count your blessings.
Happyone ๐Ÿ’•

"Let God's promises shine on your problems."
~ Corrie Ten Boom

Monday, March 19, 2018

A day of sushine

A nice calm morning for walking and the temperature was 26.
First walked over to the laundromat to hang up a couple of flyers 
on the bulletin board for church events coming up.
Then walked through town and up Barn Sale Rd a ways.
The cows were all lying down in the hay, 
guess they were having a bit of a lie in this morning. 
 Walked down towards Happy Trails and then turned around and walked
back to town and up the hill to the cemetery.
The sun was just coming over the mountain when I got there.
 The other cemetery and the ball park loop still has snow on the
path and since I was just wearing my regular walking shoes didn't walk there.

Saw a half dozen Red Winged Blackbirds and three Killdeers.
No other people walking about.
Sure enjoyed walking in the sunshine.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Walked 6 miles
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Took advantage of a sunny day and washed the sheets and hung
them outside on the line.
Temperatures went up in the 50's this afternoon.

 Ken left after breakfast to get some work done on the driveway
up at the new house while I got to work here at the house.

Finished reading Carrot Cake Murder and have copied
a couple more recipes from the book.
When I try them I'll add them to my recipe blog if they come out good.
Red Velvet Cookies, Black Forest Brownies, and Salmon Cakes.

David joined us for half price pizza at Brenda's for supper.
Home now for a nice evening at home.
Hope the weather report is wrong but a day of ice and snow
is predicted for the next two days.
Count your blessings.
 Life is Good
happyone  ๐Ÿ’•

God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.
~ Unknown