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, November 15, 2018

A bit of ice and snow

Never got to blog yesterday.
We left at 7:45 in the morning for a trip down to
Staunton, Virginia.
Went to church and hooked up the church trailer loaded with the Roman's
books we have assembled and dropped them off down in Staunton.
Picked up another pallet for us all to assemble over the next few months
and brought them to church.
It is a 3 hour (one way) drive so we make a nice day out of it.
 We have lunch and then walk around a HUGE antique warehouse type
of place before heading back. 
Not much time to go home and then come back for the
evening service so we stayed in the area and had supper
and then just went to church.

Over night the freezing rain started and by morning this
that looks like snow is actually frozen ice/snow and very slippery.
I walked out on it and turned around and came right back in side.
It was a day to get my steps walking inside.

Baby blanket day at church was cancelled because of the ice.
This is the latest baby blanket that I would have turned in.
Last post I had mentioned that my grandfather made a weave-it loom
for my gramma that she gave to me.
I used the loom for years and then Ken and I were looking around
in a antique shop about 10 years ago and Ken spotted two weave-it looms
for sale so we bought both of them. 
A blue one and a yellow one which are plastic.
The wooden one on the right below is the one my grandfather made.
What patience that must have taken.
He nailed all those little nails in the wood and then took all
heads of the nails off.
The freezing rain and snow turned into just snow in the afternoon
and I went outside for a little bit.
The snow is supposed to stop during the night.

I cleaned out the closet in the office where I keep my
yarn, needlework projects, and other craft type things.
Now it is all neat and organized.

That's it for today.
 Time for supper.
A happy day to you.
happyone 😊

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gramma's Weave-it's

Temperature hovered right at freezing this morning and it was
very foggy.  Some ice around so decided to skip walking outside.
Got my steps done inside.

Every year there is a cookie sale down at the Drane house
and I was asked again if I would make Welsh Cookies for the sale.
Of course I said yes and made the first two dozen today.
Have to bake 5 dozen in all and bring them to the town hall
November 30 for the sale the next day.
LOTS of people bake cookies for this event.
They cookies sell out real fast and you need to get there early
or you will be out of luck. 
The money from the sale goes to the Drane house for its up keep.

I talk about making weave-it squares quite often and it all started
with my Gramma.  When I was a little girl I would watch her make
these little squares and then sew them together.
I can't even tell you how many she made for people over the years.
Many years ago when I was a little girl my Gramma made one for me.
This is the one she gave me.
There are 303 squares in it.
 Sometimes she made different patterns in the squares.
This is the hourglass pattern.
Not only did she give me the afghan for my very own but then
gave me a loom that my grandfather made and taught me how to make them.
I've been making them ever since.
I think gramma would be happy to know that I'm still making
squares and that all those baby blankets I've made are keeping
babies warm.

It's been a cold, dreary, foggy, drizzle day and it's been nice to just
stay in side.

Hope your day was a good one and maybe where you live
you got to see the sun.

happyone  😊

Monday, November 12, 2018

Out to Uniontown

Left the house at 6:50 and it was 32 degrees, cloudy but with no wind.
Walked to town passing by  Farmer Marvin's cows. 
This one was away from the others going down to the little
stream to get a drink.
 Stopped at the library to drop a book down the book drop.
The library doesn't open till 11 but Connie and Lisa, the Liberians
were getting there early and just going in the door.
We had a little chat before I handed Connie the book and
continued on my way.

Passed by the day care center and Milo the cat was out across the street.
Every time I went to take his picture he turned his head away.
Then I headed back home.
We drove over to Uniontown, Pa and spent a good part of the day there.
Walked around a few different stores.
At Michael's I picked up some short sleeve tee-shirts as mine were
getting a bit ratty.  They were on sale, 3 for $10, so I got 6 of them.
At Hobby Lobby I got a couple of long sleeve ones.
The yarn was marked down 30% so picked up a few skeins for
baby blankets.
While we were there we stopped at Olive Garden for lunch
and had the all you can eat soup and salad.
I can only eat one bowl of soup before I get full along
with two helpings of the salad and of course one of their delicious
bread sticks.

Once we were back home I went through my old tee shirts and threw
some away and others I cut into squares for dust clothes.

Got a little reading done and made a few weave-it squares.

No pizza at Brenda's tonight for supper because we already had
lunch out but we did enjoy our home made pizza at home.

Never did see the sun today and a drizzly freezing rain started a
little while ago.
Hoping I get to walk outside in the morning.

It's been a good day and
hope yours was too.
happyone  😊