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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

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


Follow by Email

Saturday, March 28, 2020


 Sunrise 7:05
Rain, thunder and lightning this morning so started my walk
doing laps in the basement.
After walking two miles the rain storm ended so decided to continue
walking outside.
By then it was 50 degrees.
Walked up and down the lane.

Looking to town from up the lane.

Saw 5 deer along the lane (the ones that we see most days out back)
and a whole mess of wild turkeys.

After walking just about 3 miles I felt the first drops of rain
and headed back home.  
Made it home before getting wet.

Walked the last mile back down in the basement.
So walked my 6 miles.

🦌     🦃     ⛈

Made pancakes this morning for breakfast.
Then on to the usual morning routine.
By afternoon the rain had stopped and the sun came out
and the temperature was up to 68 degrees!!!
So we went outside.

Got quite a bit of the next section cleared.
Clipped a mess of stickers bushes and added them to the fence.
Ken cut down a few of the rotted trees with the chain saw
and those trees got added to the fence too.
 What a beautiful spring day and it was great to be outside!

When supper time rolled around we made home made pizza.
I made the dough and Ken the actual pizza.
Isn't it a beauty?!

Worked a little bit more on the counted cross stitch too.
No time for reading though.
Will do that later this evening.
Watched another old Ma and Pa Kettle movie last night
and will watch another tonight.

 That's been my Saturday.
A happy and healthy day to you.
Thanks for stopping by.
happyone  🙂

Friday, March 27, 2020

Walking from the house

Don't have to drive to town anymore because it is light
enough to start walking at 6:50 now so just wait until then
to leave.  Before long I'll be able to leave again at 6:30.
Temperature was 45 degrees, cloudy and calm.
Sunrise 7:07
Walking to town I saw 4 deer and 2 rabbits.
Once to town walked up the main road and over to the
ball park and walked around the loop.
Then on the road passed the day care center (which is closed)

 over to the cemetery up on the hill.

Then headed back home again.
Saw Rebecca out walking, 
Also saw Ruth Ann and a man who works at the garage in town.
The new greeting lately is 
"Good Morning, stay healthy."
All three said that to me this morning.

On the way home I saw 2 more deer
and quite a few birds,
Birds always seem happy as they fly about chirping
and they sure put a smile on my face.

My walk to town is in three parts.
To town which is 2 miles.
Around town for 2 miles
and the last 2 miles back home.

☁️     🙂     ☁️
After breakfast I always to the usual house chores
and a little house cleaning.
After that is done I'm on to fun stuff.

The fun stuff today was counted cross stitch
and reading.
 It didn't get nice out until 4:00 this afternoon when the
sun came out for a little while.
By that time it was too late to go outside,
had to get supper started.
We had tuna casserole though I don't even put tuna in it anymore.
Starting using canned chicken quite a while ago.
Last night we watched an old movie called
The Egg and I with Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert.
A bit corny but we liked it.

And so another day comes to an end.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy and healthy day to you.
happyone  🙂

Comment Replies:
FG - Thanks for identifying the little yellow flowers yesterday as Yellow Sweet Coltsfoot.  What a great name for them.

HillTop - A lot of the trees down are rotted so when I try to drag them they come apart in pieces.  If I can, I just drag them along.  I have some cutters that are good for cutting down the little saplings and the sticker bushes.  Big trees that I can't drag along Ken will cut them with the chain saw for me. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Drove to town for my morning walk at 6:30.
31 degrees, calm, and sunny once a bit of fog burned off.
Sunrise 7:08

The town pond where I park when driving to town.

 Cemetery on the top of the hill.

Walked all over town up and around both cemeteries and the ball park loop.

Lower cemetery on the left.

Seemed to be a good many cars about this morning.

Saw Rebecca walking around town once again.
See her most days now.

Saw quite a lot of robins but still haven't been able to 
get a picture of one.  They just fly off too fast.

Great being out in the fresh air and SUNSHINE. 🙂
Walked 6 miles

☀️     ☀️ 

Made French toast for our breakfast and then did my usual
chores around the house.

It would have been a Fingerprint work day at church today
but that isn't happening.

Our big day out today was going to the refuse center to get
rid of our trash.

We packed another picnic lunch and ate in the truck again.

Nice sunny afternoon so we went outside.
I added more dead fall to the fence and have the areas that
have already been cleared pretty much cleaned up.

This is the next section I will be working on.

Some pretty little yellow flowers.

Was nice enough to sit on the front porch after working.

That's been my day.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy day to you.
happyone 🙂