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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A day outside

Up close cone flowers
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64 degrees this morning with some sun and clouds.  Walked first to the laundromat to hang up a poster for a church event, then dropped off a Netflix in the slot at the Post Office.  Then I was off walking around the Farm Loop.  There are lots of milkweed plants along the road up past the farms.
There were a whole slew of black birds down by the farms too.  There must have been a hundred of them.

Evalena was sitting out on her new deck and I stopped and we had a nice little chat.

Made a pit stop at home and then walked up the hill behind my house, over to the ball park and around the loop there and back home again.

I walked 6.3 miles.
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We've been home today outside in the yard.  It sure felt like summer today here.  But still, it was only in the 80's but it was a humid.  

Ken worked on getting the deck taken apart.  The joists are tough to take apart because they are bolted, screwed, and nailed in places so it is slow going.

I spent the day weeding out by the back shed and made a nice edge around the garden up there.  Took a break and mowed the lawn and then went back to weeding. 

It was so nice to come inside and take a shower.  : )

After supper I think I'm going to take a nice walk around town.  He probably won't want to, but I'll ask Ken if he wants to come with me.

Hope your day has been a happy one and you smiled often.
happyone : )
If you smile when no one else is around,
you really mean it.
~ Andy Rooney
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Pancakes and strawberries for breakfast
  2. A pretty summer day
  3. A shower when my work was done
Update on Mr Harvey - He was moved from the hospital to the nursing home for rehabilitation but he really wants to go home. Says he wants to get back out on his tractor. He has a long way to go and they are not sure if he will be able to go home.  We are planning to go and visit him tomorrow.

8 comments:

  1. I will pray that Mr. Harvey gets back on his tractor soon. Sounds as if he has plenty of spirit so that is certainly a big plus. Oh the humidity is back here, too. Taking that deck apart sounds like a bugger!

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  2. What a beautiful picture of the cone flowers, Karen. I love the sounds of your neighborhood. It seems to be such a friendly place.
    My blog reading has been spotty of late and I think I missed learning about Mr. Harvey. I hope his rehabilitation goes well and he is able to go home soon. I will be sure to say a prayer for him.

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  3. Karen, Your coneflowers are lovely, one of my favorites.. You have been busy, between walking weeding and cutting grass.. Your quote made me smile, thanks for sharing. Have a great evening!

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  4. Sounds like a great summer day working outside. Will send prayers from Mr. Harvey's continued recovery.

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  5. Wow, you had a physically busy day! The coneflowers are sure pretty.
    Prayers for Mr. Harvey.

    ~Lindy

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  6. What a wonderful productive day you've had! Pancakes and strawberries for breakfast! Yum!

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  7. Oh I LOVE your flowers - and SO GLAD that the Milkweed is blooming :)
    Sending Best Wishes to Mr Harvey!!

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  8. Beautiful cone flowers.
    Ours haven't begun to bloom yet. They are transplants from the homestead, and so they've been a little slow to mature.

    Pancakes sound good... esp. with fresh fruit.

    Best of luck to your hubby, as he continues to work on dismantling the deck.

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