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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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A thankful heart

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The thermometer read 34 degrees and a look out the window revealed
a misty rain.  So on went the rain pants.  Didn't bother with the 
umbrella because it was just a mist.

Two miles into my walk I was walking around the ball park loop
and the misty rain turned into snow showers.
That only lasted about 15 minutes and then the rest of my walk it was
just cloudy and windy.

I saw 4 deer running across the field and then later I saw one not so lucky
who didn't make it across the street.
A big truck must have hit it because it was really bad.
I saw Lisa out walking.  I was just leaving the cemetery and she
was just arriving.  She usually runs.

I found the first coin of the month, a penny.
Was starting to think that this was going to be the first month
ever that I didn't find any coins.

Walked 6 miles
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The Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake last night I am happy to say was a big hit.
The whole cake was eaten up and no leftovers to bring home.
I did manage to get a little slice of it and it was delicious.
It will definitely be something that I will make again.

Ken and David went to get more loads of stone today while I stayed
home and got some things done around the house.

There was a misty rain for most of the day.
I spent most of the afternoon sitting in the front room
reading The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.
A great way to spend a dreary afternoon.

Since I've been in the kitchen quite a bit lately I thought it would
be nice if we went out to Brenda's for pizza and that is what
we will be doing in just a little while.

A happy day to you.
happyone  🎈

I am Thankful that God gave me a thankful heart and my happy outlook on life.
I am thankful to be content and have the peace and joy
that only Jesus can give.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Morning geese

A warm 43 degrees this morning and sunny with a bit of a wind.
I wore too many clothes and was quite warm.
Walked my usual walk all over the place around town.
LOTS of geese on both the pond down by the Drane house
and also on the little pond in town.
I stopped to watch some of the geese come in for a landing on the thin
coating of ice on the pond. 
They would go sliding across the ice.  Looked like fun.

Thought this cloud looked like a bird in flight with it's wings spread.
Walked 6 miles
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Went out to the Shop and Save to pick up a few things.
Then made supper for a church member who is sick.
We are all taking turns cooking for her and her family.
David went up to the house site to do some work with Ken.
 They came home for lunch bringing sandwiches from the
bakery/deli in town.
 They brought me one too.
Turkey on wheat bread.

Then back out they went with the dump trailer in tow to the stone
place to get a couple loads of stone for the basement in the house.
Once they get that done and level the concrete floor can be poured.

Walked over to the library and picked up another two books
that were on hold for me.  Now I just have to find the time to read them.

This evening we are going to the Pie and Praise service at church.
Thanksgiving week we have a service on Tuesday and instead of the usual 
prayer meeting on Wednesday.  
Pastor kept hinting for a blueberry cheese cake so that's why
I made one yesterday.  I'd never made one before and this turned
out looking delicious.  I'm hoping to eat a piece tonight!!!
Click HERE for a picture and recipe.

A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

I am thankful to live in a small town.
It's nice having people know you when you walk down the street.
And it sure is nice not having traffic lights. 😊

Monday, November 20, 2017

Barn Collective and a bit of a mishap

Linking up with Tom for the Barn Collective this week.
Took these pictures last week sometime.
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23 degrees this morning when I walked but the sun did come out and there
was no wind so it was actually quite nice out.
Had my usual walk around town though I didn't walk my full 6 miles,
just 5 miles today.
Had to get home so we could go and pick up the car.
That story coming up. 
The geese seemed to be enjoying the sun too.

Didn't see anyone else out walking.
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Our son David is visiting with us today and he will be staying with us
for an extended visit.  So nice to have him around with us for a while. 😊
We haven't seen him for a little over a year.

Now for the little mishap we had with the car last night.
We left for the evening church service at 6:15 and it was snowing.
Nothing sticking on the roads in town but 20 minutes down the road the
snow was coming down fast and straight at us and sticking on the road
and it was quite slick out.
Came down a hill and had to make a left turn and though we were going
slow we started sliding around the corner and off the road we went
down an embankment between some trees.  
Thankfully neither one of us was hurt.
As we were climbing out of the car Dave and Joy who were also on their
way to church stopped to help us.  The police came and said we could leave
the car there and deal with it in the morning.
So we continued on to church with Dave and Joy who also brought
us home again.  They also live in our town.
You can barely see the top of the car in this picture that I took this
morning when we met the tow truck there.
 We missed the guard rail and barely missed a couple of trees.
Here is the tow truck pulling the car up out of the ditch.

There was just a little damage to the front right bumper.
I was able to drive the car home without a problem.
We thank God that we weren't hurt, that Dave and Joy were there to 
help and that the car wasn't damaged.

This evening I am baking a Blueberry Cheese Cake for tomorrow evening.
So I'd better get to it.

A happy day to you.
happyone 😊

Thankful for our safety and having our son David here with us.
Life is Good