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, December 13, 2017

The tree is up

A bit too cold for walking this morning.  It was 9 degrees and windy.
If it was calm and sunny it would be okay but with the wind I decided to stay home.

I finally got the Christmas tree up and decorated today. 🎄
I know not many people put tinsel on their trees anymore, but to me the tree
just doesn't seem finished without it.
It makes me smile to see the tinsel flutter and glisten when I walk by.
 Picture didn't come out so great because of the window
but here it is.
Santa  🎅

We are going to have a gas fireplace in the new house and we went looking
for one today but didn't find one we liked yet.

We've had snow flurries, some sun, but it was stayed cold in the teens.

A happy day to you.
happyone  😊

"The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful.
We ring the bells when princes are born,
or toll a mournful dirge when great men pass away.
Nations have their red-letter days, their carnivals and festivals,
but once a year and only once, the whole world stands still 
to celebrate the advent of a life."

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


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Didn't start walking on this cold windy morning until 7:10.
Walked up the main street through town and around both the cemeteries
a couple of times.  Lisa who usually runs was out walking this morning and she
was walking around the cemeteries too.
Made a loop around the little town pond which now has ice on it.
By this time I noticed some frozen snow pellets falling and could hear
them hitting my jacket. 
Walking past the post office the mail clerk was outside throwing salt
on the sidewalk and told me to be careful and keep warm out in the cold.
Kind of funny because he was outside in short sleeves throwing the salt around.
 By the time I got to the ball park loop the frozen snow had turned into
regular snow.
 By the time I got home the snow was starting to stick on the roads.
 Walked 6.2 miles
🎄     🎄
Did a load of laundry and since it is too cold and snowy to hang the  clothes
outside, they got hung up downstairs in the basement.

Talking about basements, we stopped by the house and here's the
new basement complete with stairs going upstairs.
It was a nice afternoon to sit in a cozy warm house in the front room
in front of the big window reading, and every once in a while look out
the window to watch the snow coming down. ⛄❄

 A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

"Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign."
~ Christina Rossetti

Monday, December 11, 2017

Barn Collective

A couple more barns from the other week when we drove down to Staunton.

Linking up with the Barn Collective series with Tom.
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Snapped this picture of to me looks like the perfect Christmas tree
growing in a yard I walked past.
I like trees like this because you can hang ornaments easily on them.

A happy day to you.
happyone  🎈

"Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."
~ Oren Arnold