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


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Snow pictures and Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful that there is always enough food to eat.
I never have to worry about where my next meal is coming from.
Sometimes, I could do with a little less food. : )
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It was 30 degrees on this Thanksgiving morning and what a beautiful winter wonder land it was out there.  No wind at all, not even a breeze and I was the only one at that time enjoying it.  The sky was cloudy which somehow made it even more beautiful.  A few flurries were floating around.

I wore my hiking boots to keep my feet dry and it was a bit slippery in places, but not enough ice to wear my ice grippers.  Didn't want to wear them out walking on the road.
Everywhere looked so beautiful and I took a lot of pictures.  Here are just some of them and they need no words.

A shorter walk than usual.  
Only walked 3.8 miles.  
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It's just me and Ken today and we aren't even having a turkey, but we shall have a nice holiday being thankful for all our many blessings.

Our Thanksgiving meal will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, applesauce, beets and pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread.  

Enjoy your day.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday.
happyone : )
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5:18 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A snowy day

I'm thankful for snow.
It turns the world into a winter wonderland.
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33 degrees this morning and it just started snowing when I left on my walk.  A wet snow that started sticking right away. 

I walked all over town taking pictures along the way.  The snow plows were out first thing and I tried to stay off the roads where they were.

No school today because of Thanksgiving tomorrow so there were no buses out this morning.  Didn't see any other people out walking again today.  No animals out that I saw either.

This is the house where yesterdays widow picture came from.
It was a nice walk in the snow.  It snowed the whole time I was walking.
I walked 6 miles.
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Last evening at church went well.  Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. : )  Five people gave their testimonies and I was the first one.  I started, said the first sentence and my mind went blank.  I said to myself, Lord please help and words just came out.  I even told a little story about when I was 4 getting my tonsils out in the hospital.  People laughed at times and got teary eyed too.  Afterwards people came up to me and hugged me and said I did great. : )  With God's help I got through it all just fine.  Ken gave his testimony right after me and he did a fine job.  Had people in tears.
Another couple was after us and there was a young teenager who gave hers too.  We are all so blessed to be part of this church and to have such a loving, caring, Pastor.  

There were lots of pies to eat too and I tried way to many of them.  : )

This morning was a baking one for me.  I baked a pumpkin pie for us and seven little loaves of pumpkin bread.  We will eat one and the others will be little Christmas gifts.  They freeze great so I can make them ahead of time.
It continues to snow and we are nice and cozy inside watching it snow.  Here is a look out of the front window.
Our shed out back.
The rest of the afternoon I plan to do a little reading and knitting.  
Hope you are enjoying your day.
happyone : )
Blessed are those that can give without remembering
and receive without forgetting.
~ Elizabeth Bibesco

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


This might be a strange thing to be thankful for 
but I'm thankful for Thank You notes.
I know when we do something for someone we do it because we want to
and don't expect any thing in return.
But when I get a Thank You note it warms my heart.
I've said this before but I keep the Thank You notes that I get
in a basket and once in a while I read them.
They always make me smile.
Some notes in my basket are from people I don't even remember.
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This is a window in a house in town that is abandoned and has been 
neglected since I've been walking past it.
In the picture you can see torn curtains at the window.
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When I went walking this morning the temperature was 38 degrees and windy.  It was a cloudy morning but later in the day the sun came out and it was a pretty day.

Today I saw a dead skunk in the middle of the road and it must have just gotten hit because the smell was really bad.

I walked all over town.  Again today I didn't see anyone else out.  While I was walking I tried to plan what I am going to say tonight when I give my testimony but nothing sounds quite right to me.  I decided not to take any notes of what I will say but just say what comes to mind.  
The town has put up Christmas wreaths on all the street lights on the main street and some Happy Holiday flags around.
I just can't believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up so soon.

Today I walked my usual 6.2 miles.
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Since the weather was nice I figured I'd better take my car out for a run.  My car doesn't do snow so I may not have that many more times to drive it before winter. 

The annual cookie sale at the Drane House will be December 6, next Friday, and I was asked to bake Welsh Cookies again like I did last year.  This afternoon I made two dozen of them.  I need to make three more dozen.  The cookie sale is a big thing around here and it doesn't take long for them to sell out.  Here is link to a previous post from April of last year (hadn't moved up here yet) showing the Welsh Cookies.

Had a book on hold at the library and it was ready so went over to the library and picked it up.  It's one for my book club and this time if I don't like it right away I'm not reading it.

In another hour we leave for church.  We will be having pie for supper tonight. : )

Hope your day has been sunny and bright.
happyone : )
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings,
turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
~ William Arthur Ward