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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Monday, July 22, 2019

A Red Car

A field of Queen Anne's Lace
The temperature was 70 degrees this morning and cloudy when I left on my walk.
There was a bit of a breeze and with no sun it wasn't that hot.

Walked to and straight through town and around the ball park loop, then down the side road to both of the cemeteries, around them and home.

After 3 miles I felt a few sprinkles of rain but they didn't amount to anything.

Walking along about 8 turkey vultures came flying low out of the woods and went circling up into the air.  
I was thinking something dead was in the woods and that was when I smelled it.  
On the way home the vultures once again came flying out of the woods.
They were too fast for me to get a picture.

Lisa was out running and we stopped for a chat and I saw a woman walking her dog.  Happy to say she had her dog on a leash!!

The corn down the street from my house is now as tall as I am
and has the tassels on top.
🌽     🌽
It was supposed to rain later in the day so we went after breakfast and got the lawn mowed at the house in town.
Finished just in time, about a half hour later it poured and rained on and off for the rest of the day.

We stopped in at Autoland here in town and ended up trading in our Equinox for a nice shiny red Jeep Renegade. 🙂
Got a great deal on it because it is a 2018.
Nice to have a red car again! 🚗
Our new car and the one there on the right is the Equinox.
Visited the library and picked up a book that was on reserve and checked out another too. 📚
Looking forward to starting one of them later.

We went to Brenda's and had pizza for supper.
We usually just get a plain cheese pizza but we celebrated buying the new car and had sausage and onions on it.

Today we got to drive on our newly paved driveway today.  Sure is NICE!

That's about it for today.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone 🥰

Comment Replies:
Ruta - The buyers can still back out of the deal.  We were presented with a contract offering a price they were willing to pay.  We accepted the deal and both the buyers and us the sellers signed papers.  There still has to be a home inspection and if something is not to their liking they can pull out of the deal.  The sale is not final until we go to 'Closing' where buyers and sellers sign the final papers. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019


The Bible verse we as a church are memorizing this month is a favorite of mine.

Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word,
and believeth on him that sent me,
hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from death unto life.

John 5:24

A Blessed Sunday to you all.
happyone 🥰

Saturday, July 20, 2019

My break is over!

My few days extra blog break turned into a week but now I'm happy to be back. 🙂
Just like when you go away on vacation, its nice to go but good to be back home again.
That's how I feel about my blog break.

I've been taking my usual morning walks and the weather has been on the warm side.
This morning it was 70 degrees at 6:30 when I left with no breeze.
It's been the hottest walk so far this year and I was soaked when I got home.
We've continued to work out back. 
Ken on the waterfall and I must say it is coming along beautifully.
I've continued to clear some more and will soon be done with the section I'm working on.

The deer are still coming around every day and getting more comfortable with us around them.  
The older fawns spots have disappeared but the twins still have them. 

This past Thursday was Baby Blanket Day at church and this is the blanket I made for this month.  The squares that look black are actually dark green.
Had some good news on Wednesday!!
We got a contract on the house for sale in town.  
This one looks good and we both feel good about it.  If all goes well, we go to closing in a few weeks.

The other big happening for us this week was that we got our driveway paved yesterday.  They were here bright and early and were done by 11:00.
Here is looking up the driveway.
And this is from the top of the driveway looking down it.
We can't drive on it till Monday.

Posting earlier than usual today because we are going out in just a little while to our friends Linda and Chester's.  They have a shuffle board court and today is the annual shuffle board tournament.  We all bring something to eat and enjoy playing.  Most of us are not that good at it but there is much laughter and always a lot of fun. 

Nice to be back to blogging.
I've missed you!
A happy day to you.
happyone 🥰