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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Friday, June 22, 2018

Back and forth for stone

60 degrees this morning and a little misty rain once in a while and very windy.
I was up and out walking at 6:05.
A couple peeks of blue sky once in a while too.
Walked through town and down the road a ways and then
back to town.
Around one of the cemeteries and the ball park loop.
 No one else out walking that I saw.

Walked 6 miles
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While I was out walking Ken went and got another load of the
big stone for the driveway.
On the way for another load he stopped home.
We had breakfast and then I went with him for the next load of stone.
  And for the next 4 loads.
That was how we spent our day, going back and forth for stone.
We had a routine worked out.
Ken would drive the tractor up to the dump trailer with the bucket loader
by the tail gate.
I was in charge of the raising and lowering the dump trailer.
 The stone would get dumped right into the bucket loader and when it
was full I'd lower the trailer.
Then Ken would dump it on the driveway.
Each trailer load we dumped about 5 bucket loads.
As you can see from the picture there is still more stone needed.
Ronnie and Walter were working on siding the gable ends of the house.
The garage side of the house.
And the other end of the house.
The siding will be vertical and a green/gray color.
Maybe that will get done next week.

That is all we did today.
Oh, we did go to the Shop and Save for milk and the most important thing. 
 Ice cream.
Trying a new flavor for me called,
Vanilla Chocolate Crunch. (Turkey Hill)

Hope your day was a happy one.
Life is Good
happyone  ๐Ÿ’•

I may mot be there yet,
but I'm closer than I was yesterday.
~ unknown

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Walking in the rain

It was a drizzling rainy walk this morning.
64 degrees with a bit of a wind too.
I started out walking with my umbrella but was getting wet anyway 
from the wind so I walked back home 
and dropped of the umbrella and then continued on in the rain.
It kept me nice and cool.
I did get pretty wet though.
Had my usual walk around town again.
No people around and the workers weren't working on the
sidewalks today because of the rain.
 I enjoyed my rainy walk and went the usual 6 miles. 
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Ken left when I did with the dump trailer to get a load of big sized gravel
for the driveway up at the new house.
He dug a drainage ditch along the side and put in a pipe and
the gravel is for there.
He made three trips for stone.
I would have gone with him but it was Baby Blanket Day at church.

Today was my turn to give the devotional before starting to work on the blankets.
Another brought breakfast.
I was a bit nervous about giving the devotional because I don't
like speaking in front of people but it went good.
I just thought of Philippians 4:13.  
I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.  
That did the trick.  ๐Ÿ˜Š
We've had widely scattered rain showers around here today.
Coming home I drove through rain and sun a couple of times each.

Got some more reading done this afternoon.
Didn't do much of anything else.

We had a hard time deciding what we wanted to eat for supper
and finally Ken suggested French toast so that's what I made.
Was surprised that Ken suggested that because he usually
doesn't like breakfast for supper.
Hope your day was a happy one.
Life is Good
happyone ๐Ÿ’•
"Multitudes of people are beauty blind to the outdoor pictures.
I doubt if one in a hundred begins to take in the beauty
visible on even a short walk in the city or country."
~ Delia Lyman Porter 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The running geese

Woke up a bit early this morning and was out and walking
at 6:15.  It was 64 degrees with a little breeze, cloudy and felt like rain.
Walked around town, the cemeteries and the ball park.
The man who runs around and around the ball park was there today.
He must get dizzy running around so many times. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Watched a cute thing walking down the hill from the cemetery.
The road is between two fields and all the geese families were walking
up the field going from one pond to the other.
When they saw me coming down the hill they all turned and ran
back to the pond.  It was so funny to watch them all running.
One of the little ones got left behind and was quite a distance
from all the rest of them.  He was running for all he was worth and 
crying along the way.  He must have been saying, "Hey, wait for me."
Mama Geese finally realized he wasn't with the rest of the kids
and came running to the rescue and the two of them got back to the pond.

I mentioned that one of the old houses in town was getting torn down.
Took a couple of pictures of it today.
It is being taken down slowly by a man and a woman, just the two of them.

 At four miles I felt the first raindrops.  They only lasted for about
a quarter of a mile though.  Then at 5 miles the raindrops came again
only this time more of them came and I was pretty wet when I got
back home at 6 miles.
Didn't mind the rain though, it felt nice and cooled me off.
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Rain stopped after breakfast and Ken went back to the house
to work on the driveway again.

Ended up being a nice sunny day with a breeze to chase the
white clouds across the sky.
I was going to wash my car and then take a ride this afternoon but when I went to start it, the battery was dead again.
Didn't hold the charge so I guess that means time for a new battery.

Walked around the front yard and took a couple pictures of the
flowers along the front walkway.
I did know the name of these pink and red flowers at one time
but forgot what it is.

Late in the afternoon a thunderstorm rolled by and boy did it rain.
 It is just ending now.

Hope your day was bright and sunny.
Life is Good
happyone  ๐Ÿ’•

This is such a sad quote it brings tears to my eyes.
What an awful testimony some Christians give to the world.

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.
Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Lord, help me to be more like Jesus.
Forgiving
Showing Mercy
Patient
Kind
Loving
Joyful
Giving
Amen

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