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

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Friday, July 25, 2014

A day of kayaking

Dead Trees in the sun
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It was 48 degrees this morning with some low hanging clouds around at first.  It warmed up pretty quickly though, the clouds drifted off and then I had a sunny walk.

Walked the Farm Loop and then up Spear Road a bit.  Also walked up by the small industrial park.  Got all my miles in before I got back to town.  I'll probably have a walk around town after supper.

A quiet walk and I didn't see any one else out walking.
I walked 6.2 miles.
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Right after breakfast we loaded up the kayaks in the back of the truck and took off for a kayaking adventure.  There is a state park with a pretty large lake near our church that we pass every week and we decided to check it out.

It was really nice and we had a great time paddling around taking in the sights.  I took lots of pictures and had a hard time narrowing them down to these to post.
The 'picture of the day' I took at the lake too.  Down the narrow part.

We crossed the lake and then just went around the whole thing.
 A beaver house.
 Bird house with for a big bird.
 At one end of the lake was a little beach for swimming and up at the other end here at narrow part it twisted around and around and it was fun following it.
 This is a far as we could go and then we turned around and went back.
The weather was perfect, sunny and in the 60's.  We sure did enjoy the day.

Hope your Friday has been a good one too and that you smiled often and maybe even had a good out loud laugh. 
happyone : )
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A laugh is a smile that bursts.
~ Mary H Waldrip
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. A perfect weather day
  2. Kayaking in my pink kayak
  3. That we moved up here

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Good Fences

My Good Fence #4
Linking up with Good Fences this week again.  If you want to post one or see more fence pictures click HERE.
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60 degrees this morning and cloudy.  Walked around town and then up Barn Sale Road.  I'm on my way down the road here with about a quarter of the way to go to the main road.  Quite a trek up the hill but nice walking down.  You can see some black dots down there on the right
which are steer (learned that is what I should call them and not cows) and here they are close up as I walk by.  The one in the back on the left was really mooing loudly and I got the impression he wanted me to keep going.  I felt sorry for the one in front which seemed to have a million flies on her.
Walked around town some more and then made my way back home.
I walked 6.2 miles.
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Glad I went to church last night.  We saw a beautiful rainbow on the way that lasted almost till we got to church.  For a time there was a double rainbow.  It was a full arc  and I could even see the rainbow color on the trees.  Tried to take a picture through the car window but it didn't come out. 

Baked some cookies first thing this morning so I could take some to Cherry Hill late this morning.  Have to bake more for Sunday too for the kids snacks at Sunday school.  I wonder how many chocolate chip cookies I've baked in my life. : )

Today at Cherry Hill I was talking with Ruth and told her what a nice smile she had.  Her answer with a laugh was, "It's my false teeth, and the are loose and sometimes fall out."  My reply was, "You don't just use your mouth to smile, your eyes smile too."

After lunch I tackled ironing some shirts which I have let go again.  Last time I said I was going to do the ironing as I washed them when I only have one or two to iron.  But here I am with having to iron 11 shirts again.  Maybe next time will be different. : )
Ironed eight of them and then went outside to do some more weeding.  I'll do those last three later this evening.

Now it's time for supper.

It's been a cloudy day with just a little bit of sun and a cool day as well with temperatures in the high 60's.

Hope your day has been a happy one and you smiled often.
happyone : )
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A smile happens in a flash,
but its memory can last a lifetime.
~ Unknown
 Three Thankful Things Today
  1.  A cool summer day
  2.  That I'm healthy and don't feel my age
  3. A husband who is also my best friend

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weeds and deck work progress

Field of wild flowers
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Mostly cloudy this morning with a bit of sunshine and 60 degrees when I set out walking.  Got rained on just a bit while the sun was shining and was dry again in no time.
I walked up and down the two hills behind my house and then headed down the main road towards Happy Trails.

Got a chuckle out of the newly painted double yellow lines on this dead end street where just a few people live.  Hardly ever meet another car.   Happy Trails is up on the left.  I turned around here and headed back to town.
Lots of pretty weeds line the road where I walked today and I couldn't resist snapping a couple of pictures of them.

On the way back to town on the main road the speed limit is 55 which turns to 40 as you near town and through town it's 25.  A lot of days radar is set up so we often see people getting tickets.  Today I saw a pickup truck moving along pretty fast and didn't slow down for the 40 or 25 zones.  He didn't have to go through a speed trap to get caught though because a police car was right BEHIND him.  Yup, he got pulled over and got a ticket.

I walked around one of the cemeteries and the loop behind the ball park and headed home.

I walked 6.4 miles.
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I did my morning house routine chores this morning while Ken went outside to work on the deck.  I went out to do minor help by collecting the nails.
Progress went great this morning and this is what it looks like now.
 In this photo I noticed I'm reflected in the window standing on the picnic table.
 Here's some stone that Ken has collected and put them in neat piles.  We still need many, many more.
We went out in the afternoon to do a few errands and stopped in to see Mr Harvey.  Unfortunately he was out of the building at the time at a doctors appointment.  We'll have to go another day.

When we got home we sat out on the front porch for a little while and read.  We had a light rain shower but not enough to send us inside.  I love that summer rain on the cement smell.

I don't usually go to church on Wednesday nights but Ken does once in a while.  I decided to go tonight and will probably will from now on.  A series on The Beatitudes started last week which I would like to hear.

Hope your day has been a happy one and you smiled often.
happyone : )
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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
~ Washington Irving
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Streets lined with pretty weeds
  2. A bit of rain to cool me off while walking
  3. Summer rain on cement smell