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, August 29, 2017

This and That

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It was a cloudy walk this morning and the temperature was 55 degrees
with a bit of wind.
Took one of my random walks all over the place.
This is behind the ball park loop.  It used to be just a narrow path
and now it is road width.
Met up with Kathy around one of the cemeteries and we walked a mile or
so together.  By they time she left I still had more than 2 miles to walk.

No one else out walking or running.
We did see quite a few rabbits as always
and a skunk got hit by a car and left a pretty strong odor!!!

Walked 6.2 miles
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Yesterday when we were at the new house site I walked across the road
and met a few new neighbors.  I'll be seeing quite a lot of them in the 
near future. 

I got a sympathy card in the mail yesterday with a letter and a picture
from Patty, my next door neighbor from when I was a kid.
We have kept in touch all these years.  Her mom died in the beginning
of the year and mine as most of you know died a couple of weeks ago.
Our moms were friends for many years too.  Patty came across some
pictures of our moms together and she sent me this one.
They used to swim laps together.
The picture is from the mid 70's. 
My mom is on the left.
Ken went up the Happy Trails again to move yet more rocks before
the excavator comes.

It is my turn to bake cookies for the kids at Sunday school for this
Sunday so I stayed home and baked Chocolate Chip cookies.
I usually bake them in two batches but today I doubled it and got them
all baked at once.  I baked 112 cookies.
I always put the cookies in a big tin for them and I was told the
kids are very happy to see that tin!
And that makes ME smile. 😊

 Ken came home for lunch and we had the left over pizza from last
night for lunch.   Then back to HT he went for the rest of the day.

I had planned on going outside to do some work in the gardens but
never made it outside.
I sat down to read for a little while and ended up doing that just
about all afternoon.

A happy day to you.
happyone  💗

"My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter."
~ Thomas Helm

19 comments:

  1. Your days so good to me. Love that you baked all of those cookies. I know they are appreciated.

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  2. Your mom was a fitness buff like you, Karen!
    That's a lovely little birdie.

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  3. Sorry to hear you lost your mum, it's nice to have someone who you can share memories with. Lucky children, that's a lot of very tasty cookies xx

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  4. The first picture with the Goldenrod is just stunning.I also would love to take my camera for a walk down that treed lane.

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  5. ...as summer comes to a close, goldenrod brightens the fields, a nice part of the season!

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  6. That's a lovely photo of your mother Karen, something to cherish.

    Diana

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  7. So nice to get that photo of your mom...and nice to still be in touch with your friend. I love the neighbors you are going to have...at least they won't be a rowdy bunch. Love your pics today.

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  8. So sorry to hear about your loss. It's good that you have a friend who understands and comforts you. The photo must bring back good memories. Warm greetings.

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  9. Sorry, somehow I missed it. I knew your Mom was not well. It is so difficult to lose a parent. We are never prepared. You know your Mom is well taken care of now. Sending love and prayers

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  10. Hi Karen, how wonderful you and Patty have stayed in touch all these years. Lovely photo of her Mum and yours!
    I like your new neighbours, they look very friendly.
    Have a good day!
    Robin

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  11. Hello, what a nice photo of your mom and friend. The neighbor cows are pretty. Cute shot of the finch! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  12. Your new neighbors look very friendly.
    That's a great photo of your mom and her friend. They look very fit.

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  13. How good to say hello to your new neighbours!
    I'm sure you appreciated Patty's thoughtfulness in sending the photos of your moms.

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  14. I don't know or remember if I extended any sympathy to you on the earthly loss of your mom. Sorry for your loss. That's a great photo! Glad those kids get excited when they see your tin filled with cookies.

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  15. Another super selection of photographs Karen, looks and sounds as if you had a wonderful day.

    That is a nice photo of your mom, I'm sure you will cherish it for many years to come.

    All the best Jan

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  16. What a welcoming, broad path that is. I'd love to walk there. I like the look of your new neighbors!! They seem interested in you :)

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