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

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, April 27, 2017


This is another picture from yesterdays walk.
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54 degrees this morning and sunny during my walk.  
Beautiful walking weather.

The lilacs in town have bloomed and there are quite a few of them.
Smells heavenly walking past them.
Walked through town again this morning and up Barn Sale a ways and then toward
HT and back to town and the cemeteries and ball park loop.

Gail was out walking again.  She has become a regular. 
I stopped to talk to George for a bit.  I met him when we first moved here
and I usually see him driving by but today he was getting out of his car
by the Garage.  He asked my if I would mail a letter for him so I walked 
to the post office .

Don't usually see geese walking along the road but I did today.
Walked 6.3 miles
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Ken had already left when I got back from my walk to go to 
church.  It was Fingerprint Day.  We usually start working at 10:00 but
were starting earlier today at 9:00.  I wanted to get my full walk in so
I just drove my car and went a little later.
I had mentioned that Ken was making some stapler stands.
Well they are done now and here they are set up.
There are 3 separate pieces and each has sides that fold down.
They are on wheels for easy moving to put away when they are not in use.  
I should have taken a picture to show how compact they are when not in use.
I'll do that next time.

There were about a dozen of us working on the Romans books today.
I left early at 2:00 because I had to get the lawn mowed.  It was supposed to 
rain in the afternoon and I wanted to get it done.  AND I had clothes drying
on the line.  It sure looked like rain in the afternoon but it held off till suppertime.

A Cardinal at the feeder in the back yard.
The grass is long there because that is the part of the yard that I don't
mow anymore and it is my little meadow.
I hope the wild flower seeds take root!!
The rhubarb in my garden has taken off already.

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves."
~ James Matthew Barrie
Comment Replies:
Kerin - The header picture was taken last summer and it is a field of Sunflowers.


  1. Boy, those lilacs and rhubarb are really doing well. Ours are so slow to grow this spring... it just keeps getting too cold.

    Have a lovely evening, and thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures and snippet from your day.


  2. ...the first image is gorgeous.

  3. I love to smell Lilacs. I'd also like to have a start or two of the deep purple ones. I may end up either seeing if Lowe's has any or just ordering them.

    We do plan to be at the auction tomorrow. :)

  4. Ken did a great job on the stapler stands! I'm sure his hard work is very much appreciated. Happy One, you're quite the gardener. Your rhubarb looks healthy!

  5. I love that first shot. Your rhubarb looks healthy. My mom always had it...

  6. Goodness gracious Karen, your rhubarb looks wonderful!
    You had a very busy day. We received rain at supper time too.
    Our lilacs are not out yet but quite a few magnolias are. They smell lovely too.
    Have a good day.

  7. Hello, pretty scenes from your walk. The lilacs are gorgeous. Your garden is growing well. Love the cute geese. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  8. Really love the view in your first photo.
    That is such a professional set up with the staplers! You do a great ministry!

  9. Lovely scenic views you see on your walks! I'd love to encounter geese on my walk. The stapler set up is wonderful and should make your work so much easier. I am especially fond of lilacs and would love to smell them again! Have a blessed day.

  10. I love your walks, you live in such a beautiful area. My rhubarb is going gangbusters too. I need to buy some strawberries and bake a pie :) Looking forward to more cabin photos . . . be sure and take your camera when you go up there.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Connie :)

  11. Could almost smell those lilacs! The ducks look like they want to walk with you.

  12. I love the smell of freshly plowed soil! Canadian geese visit our farm each year and usually raise a few goslings, but this year they didn't stay!
    Would you believe, I have never eaten rhubarb, have always wanted too try it, and grow it, yours looks wonderful!
    have a blessed weekend,

  13. Just beautiful scenery on your walks. Very different from my walk in our flat country!

  14. Your photos are wonderful. I especially like the geese and your rhubard looks a lot healthier than mine! Love the raised beds. Have a great weekend :)

  15. Lilacs are just gorgeous both the colour and the smell ...
    Love the picture of the geese.
    Your rhubarb looks very healthy.

    All the best Jan


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