Wednesday, February 22, 2017


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Walked the Town Route this morning with a stop at the library to drop
off a book. 
Temperature was 44 degrees and it was cloudy.
Not much happening around town, a quiet walk and didn't see
anyone else.
Always happy when I'm able to take a morning walk.
 No quote today but came across this in Readers Digest
Which one of these recent headlines is the MADE UP one?
Answer at the end of this post.
  1. Judge bars Warlock from harassing witch in Salem.
  2. China may be using sea to hide its submarines.
  3. UNC Boosters outraged that some athletes took real classes.
  4. Senator Beagle aims to reform Ohio's dog laws.
  5. Man asked to clean up after dog, pulls gun.
  6. Lack of bologna leads to charges.
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Did a couple of things around the house and then we left at 11:15
to meet at Uno's for lunch with the Super Seniors from church.
There were 15 of us and we enjoyed our time together as always.

From there we went to Walmart to do our food shopping.

Before church this evening we stopped off at the funeral home.
A friends Mom died.  She had been sick for a while and though it is
sad she died, we know she is now at home in heaven.

Tomorrow is Fingerprints and after church this evening some of us
stayed after and got things set up for tomorrow and then worked
for about an hour.

The pink and white checked baby blanket is finished.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

Number Three is the made up headline.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


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A little cooler this morning than when I walked yesterday but still nice at 38
degrees with some sun and clouds. In the 40's when I got back home.

Stayed around town and walked the Town Route.
Made a stop at the Post Office to mail a card.

Seems to be more geese every day at all the little ponds.
I saw three Killdeer flying around chasing each other
and it is so nice hearing the birds back to their morning chirping.

Didn't see any people out walking.
I wonder where Kathy has been.  Haven't seen her for ages.

Walked 6.2 miles
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Got another load of laundry done today and once again hung them
outside to dry.

We went back up to Happy Trails today and this time we went in the morning.
Not as warm or as sunny as yesterday but it was good to be up there again.
I got some more dead fall picked up and clipped back a lot of the
sticker bushes.
Ken got some more license plates put up on the peak on one side
 and started on the other side.  Will take a picture when done.

We brought lunch and ate it on the picnic table.
Had another walk around and just enjoyed being up there.
Our goal this year is to have the cabin completely done, outside and inside.
Then once we don't have to have building materials around I'd like
to get things neat and tidy.

Our HT neighbor Ron stopped by to say hi.
We were back home around 3:00 and at 3:20
I walked over to Sherry's and had my hair cut, same style, just a trim.

I finished reading The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure the other day and Ken 
finished it this morning.  He liked it as much as I did.
 A page turner for the both of us.

Looking forward to my ice cream this evening.
Will watch Netflix and sew the last strip of squares 
on the latest baby blanket.  Will post a picture of it tomorrow.

A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

"A hug is a great gift,
one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange."
~ Unknown

Monday, February 20, 2017

Barn Collective and Happy Trails

Linking up with Tom today for his Barn Collective series.
Here's another one of the Quilt Barns in Garrett County where I live.
This square is called Blazing Star.
The barn is owned by Dorla Mazer and was built in 1980 for her children's
horses and is located on Bittinger Road in Grantsville, Md.
The quilt square was donated by Laura Smith in honor of her
friend Susan Emmet when she graduated from medical school.
Quilt Barn # 22

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This morning I walked around the Farm Loop.  The temperature was 44 degrees,
cloudy, with a slight breeze.
When I got to the school instead of turning left back to town I took a 
right and went up here a ways before turning around and going back to town.
 Isn't this an interesting looking fence.
A short loop around town and then home.
No one else out this morning that I saw.
I spotted these little yellow flowers in a yard.  Seems way too early to be
seeing flowers but is sure is nice.  Maybe spring is arriving early this year.
But who knows it may be snowing again next week!
I walked 6.2 miles
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The sun came out and with it the temperatures started rising and got
so nice that I hung my sheets out on the line to dry.
As I was out there hanging up the clothes I looked up and saw 6 geese
fly over.  They looked so pretty against the bright blue sky flying over
the green pine trees.  Wish I had my camera.

Spent the morning doing some house work and then after lunch we went up to Happy Trails and what perfect weather for being up there.
In the 60's and sunny!!  We kept saying I can't believe it's February. 

We didn't really do any work but just walked around checking things out.

 On one of those windy days part of the roof on the cabin up on the right ripped and blew down. It never got nailed down on the end.  One of those things that Ken had to go back and do and never got around to it before winter.  It's just a little piece and won't be hard to fix.

Picked up lots of branches and little trees that fell down and stacked them on the natural fence.  It's a never ending job.


We followed some of the trails and cleaned up trees and branches from there too.

Walking off a trail we came across this tree that split and came down.

 Sure was nice getting back up to Happy Trails and hopefully we will be
going back tomorrow - if it isn't snowing by then. 😊

So that's been my Monday.
It's been a good one.
Life is Good.
A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

"Do not spoil what you have
by desiring what you have not."
~Ann Brashares
Comment Replies:
BettyC - Wow they are some expensive puzzles.  The latest one we did had a Walmart price tag on it of $2.95 cents.  All the puzzles we have done this winter are from that one pile of them that Ken got at the auction for a couple of dollars.