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, May 24, 2019

Cutting Machine

Only had time for a short 3 mile walk yesterday
as we had to leave for Fingerprints.
We had a good work day yesterday.
We assembled, stapled, cut, and boxed up 6,057 Romans Books.
Worked from 9 in the morning till 6 in the evening.
We ran out of material so had to quit working a little early.
A trip to Staunton, VA to pick up another pallet before
we work again next month will be coming up soon for Ken and I.
I usually work on one of the staple machines, 
but help out where needed too.
I do everything but cut.
But that changed yesterday when Ken showed me 
how to use the cutting machine.  
The machine was a bit intimidating at first but once 
I got going it was very easy and it is now my favorite thing to do.
Here I am working on the cutter.
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This morning when I walked the temperature was 55 degrees F
with a slight breeze and sunny.
Headed to town.
Had a library book to return but it was An Echo in the Bone and 
it has over 800 pages and heavy so decided not to take it!!
 Just down the road from home I spotted this little bunny
sitting on the edge of the road.
This was as close as I could get before he ran away.
Once to town I walked down the road to the lower cemetery.
If you look closely you will see another bunny there on the left
side of the road enjoying a spot of sunshine.
Walked around the cemetery and then made a stop at the old house.
(We are optimistic about the viewing the other day.  
The man who came really liked it 
and is bringing his wife to see the house next week.)

From the house walked back through town, down the hill,
and turned in here to back home.
It is always nice once I turn off the highway back to
the peaceful country road.
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When Ken got back from breakfast with Edd
we went down to LaVale to do a little shopping.
 We were delayed on the way home in traffic on 68.
(We should have gone the back way!)
There were 3 accidents.
As we passed by one of them I said a prayer for all involved.
5 vehicles were involved, an 18 wheeler, a pickup truck,
2 cars and a motorcycle.  
A scary thought thinking about the guy on the motorcycle.
We often pass by this old barn and I always want to stop
and take a picture.
Today as we were stopped in traffic I took the picture.
When we got home I put the groceries away
(thankfully we didn't buy any frozen or cold items) 
and Ken went out back to work in the yard till suppertime.
I went outside for a while but didn't do any work.

That's it for today.
Find the joy in your day and be thankful for it. 😀
happyone 🥰
Comment Replies:
Thank you Tom for identifying the Dame's Rocket for me and all the others.  When I posted the picture I said to Ken, I bet Tom will know what it is.  AND YOU DID. 👍

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

My Wednesday

 On my walk it was
47 degrees F this morning with a mix of sun and clouds
and very windy.

Walked to town.
At the edge of town in a yard sits the largest
Rhododendron bush I've ever seen.
Walked to the post office and dropped mail down the slot.
Then made a stop at the old house,
went to the lower cemetery and walked that loop 
and then back home again.
Another pretty quiet walk and didn't see any one else out.
A couple of deer were around as well as lots of birds.

I don't know what these flower/weeds are called but
these pretty wild flowers are all over the place.
They grow tall on thin stems.
🌸     🌸
Ken worked outside again out back today.
I stayed inside in the morning getting house stuff done.
Was going to go outside around 11:00 but started reading my book
and read till lunch time and finished it.

After lunch I went outside but didn't do much.
Watched Ken and walked around a lot.

When it was a break time for Ken we sat
out on the front porch and ate ice cream cones.
Doesn't that sound nice!

It's Wednesday so we are off to church in just a bit.
Might not have time for blogging tomorrow.
It's Fingerprint Day.
If not tomorrow I'll be back on Friday.

That's it for today.
Find the joy in your day and be thankful for it.
happyone 🥰
Comment Replies:
Lisa - One weave-it square takes about 10 minutes or so.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Cooler than yesterday morning at 44 degrees F but sure nice for walking.
Just a slight breeze and mostly cloudy but did see blue sky
from time to time.

Walked the Hilly Route.
I pass under the high voltage wires and can hear them crackle.
I've been told that bears walk down the power line clearing
but I've never seen one there.
A nice quiet walk and no cars till I reached the highway 3 miles away.
Kind of neat being able to walk down the middle of the road!!
Saw a few deer, Red Winged Black birds, and heard the gobble of a wild turkey.
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A nice cool sunny day and we spent most of the day
again outside working out in the back.
Ken still on his bridge and me on clearing and fence building.

This is the progress I've made on the latest baby blanket.
 Not colors you would think of for a baby blanket but I like them.
(Ken picked out the colors)
Got a quite a lot done in less than a week.
That's it for today.
Find the joy in your day and be thankful for it.
happyone 🥰