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, April 18, 2017

A beautiful sunny day

Yesterday at Tractor Supply I saw this cute chicken coop.
Every so often I toy with idea of getting some chickens.  
Wouldn't this be a great little home for a few of them?  

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35 degrees this morning and sunny when I started walking but it warmed
up nicely later on and was another beautiful sunny day.

Walked on the roads behind my house, through town and up
Barn Sale a ways.  Then down toward HT, back to town around
both cemeteries and the ball park loop and then home.

Lots of people tooted and waved at me today.  Seemed like more than usual.
Gail was out walking but I saw her from a distance and we never crossed paths.

Such a pretty morning to be out walking.
Walked 6.5 miles
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Got some laundry done and hung up on the line and a few other chores around the house while Ken was up at HT getting some tools and things he needed for 
some things that still needed doing around the church.
He picked me up and we went to church.
While he did his work there,
I worked on getting the little garden weeded and cleaned up by the
radio station.  Started the garden a few years ago and now I try to keep it
neat and tidy.  I plan to plant some marigolds and sunflowers in it later on.
 We finished around lunch time at the church and stopped at Burger King
and ate sitting in the truck.
While we were there a truck drove by trailing a little dump trailer.
We both said that is something we could sure use, so on the
way home we stopped at the Garret Automotive to see if they had any
for sale.  They did and we bought one.  It was last years model so they gave
us a good deal.  We pick it up Thursday.
When we got back home, Ken went up to HT and I stayed home and started
weeding another garden in the front yard and got about half done. 
This one is down by the road on the left of the driveway.
 I took a before picture and will post it and the after when I get done with my
garden plan.  Never got around to it last year but this year
I am determined to get it done.
 I'm going to put some stone pathways in it and maybe a
bird bath and some other things.  

So that's it for today.
Another busy one and I like that. 
 Certainly better than sitting around being bored.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone  ๐ŸŽˆ

"It is not easy to walk alone in the country without
musing upon something."
~ Charles Dickens

Comment Replies:
Thanks Robin and Aritha for telling that the blue flowers from yesterday were called
Dead Nettle.  I'll try to remember that. ๐Ÿ˜Š


  1. I like that coop. I have a little coop that is empty...at the moment. Will be getting maybe three chickens in about a month. I will be off for the summer!

  2. You are a busy lady. I am still waiting for things to warm up so I can work outside.

  3. ...nice chicken coop, but chickens are so much WORK. I love my dump trailer.

  4. I love hearing about your day...you sound so energetic. I need some of that get up and go spirit!

  5. I'm sure that chicken coop would look great in your yard!

  6. I love the chicken house, never seen anything like that before, brilliant! Your weather is so much nicer than ours now, we have grey skies and very chilly xx

  7. Hi Karen, cute chicken coop!
    We had a beautiful day yesterday too. Two loads of wash dried very quickly outside.
    I am looking forward to seeing your garden plan!
    Have a good day!

  8. I received your puzzle yesterday!!! That was quick delivery.

    ? Your new dump trailer...does that mean you can haul things in it and then lower the rear and dump it out ?

    Thanks for the puzzle. I'll probably do it when it gets HOT. This time of year I find it difficult to stay in the house. It's so beautiful outside

  9. Indeed another beautiful day to be outside!
    That is one fantastic chicken coop! I love it in red!

  10. Hello, the chicken coop is cute. You do keep busy! The garden looks pretty. We have a cloudy day today and maybe some rain coming. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  11. You do have a way of filling your days with plenty of variety. I agree, much nicer than being bored.
    That chicken coop is adorable. I went to Tractor Supply for the first time in my life just to see the baby chicks. So cute.
    I look forward to seeing your garden plans come to fruition.

  12. Congrats on getting the dump trailer. Sure looks like something you can use!

  13. That is a cute chicken coop. The trailer is real nice! Our son could use something like that, too. So many things like that come in handy when you have land. It's fun to have more people out and about to greet while you walk your miles. Have a great rest of the week.

  14. Great looking chicken coop! I think you should raise chickens! Where I am I can walk down streets but none have sidewalks. There is a "greenway" not far where I can take Mandy and walk. I'm sure that the trailer will come in very useful. Have a great day.

  15. I do like that chicken coop. it would make the back yard look so sweet, even without any chickens. you do sound industrious today!

  16. I like the look of that chicken coop.
    Glad you were able to get a trailer, that will be so handy for you.

    As usual you did have a lovely but busy day.

    All the best Jan

  17. Dead Nettle...I am going to have to take note of that as well. In fact, I do keep a notebook of all the things (maybe many of the things) that I learn in Blogdom. That little red coop is adorable!


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