Monday, August 29, 2016


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60 degrees with some low hanging clouds this morning but it wasn't long before the clouds moved along and left a sunny day.

First day back to school for the kids so saw lots of kids and school buses around town.
Most of the same bus drivers but also saw some new ones.
I'm sure the new ones will be waving to me before long too. 

Stayed in town this morning and walked up and town all the streets and also walked the cemeteries and the ball park loop.
In this picture I'm standing in one cemetery looking up towards the other one.
Kathy was out walking as well as Mike and a man that was walking a dog. 
George was in town too.
Lots of activity around town this morning.

Walked 6 miles.
Sunrise 6:43
Sunset 7:25
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Today the Super Seniors group from church met at Perkins in McHenry for lunch.
A nice bunch of people and always enjoy our outings.
I had French toast.

When we got back home, Ken went up to Happy Trails again
and I stayed home.

I worked on the latest baby weave-it blanket.
I have three of the strips sewn together.
Strips four and five are completed and just have to be sewn on
and have started row six.
There are ten rows to the whole blanket.
No problem getting this one done before the Baby Blankets group meets again.
And that's been my day.
Another good one.
: )

A happy day to you.
happyone : )
As long as there are tests,
there will be prayer in schools.
~ Unknown

Sunday, August 28, 2016

What is it we're looking for

What Is It We're Looking For

So often we try to fill the void
With what the world provides,
In hope that we will find contentment
For our dreary, empty lives
But listen my friend it's only temporary
And is like chasing the wind,
The things of the world simply won't fulfil
The unhappiness we have within

We mustn't look for our fulfilment
In pleasures that won't satisfy,
For we can never fulfil what's lacking
Unless Christ comes inside
For God has created us to need Him
And fills us with His love,
So we won't need more worldly things,
Nor crave for ungodly stuff

We need to stop and ask ourselves,
What is it we're looking for?
And can we truly be fulfilled
If we don't allow the Lord
To come inside and bring the change
That's needed in our lives?
So we will find that true happiness
Is only found in Christ.

I Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world,
and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

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Sunday's I still go for my morning walk but don't usually go the full 6 miles
because of lack of time.
Today I had time to walk 4.5 miles.
Just wanted to share a couple of pictures I took on my walk this morning.
This deer snorted at me before she took off back in the trees.
This picture of the rolled hay looked to me like
a giant white caterpillar coming across the field.
A blessed Sunday to you all.
Jesus loves you.
happyone : )

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A cute little shed

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I left right at 6:30, my usual time and it was 60 degrees.
I was easily seen wearing my very bright orange shirt.

Walked the Farm Loop.
There were some low hanging clouds around but the sun was out too.
I'm about a mile from home here when I took this picture and will
be turning right a little ways up the road.
 Today the goats were by the front of the barn and there was
a cow out there with them.
The chickens were all running about there too.

Once back to town I made a loop around town and one of the cemeteries.

No people about today.
Walked 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 6:41
Sunset 7:55
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Made pancakes for breakfast even though I had them for supper yesterday at
iHop.  Four came with the order but I could only eat one of them.  Very filling.  Don't see how anyone could eat all four of them!! The best part was the raspberries, sauce and white chocolate sauce on it.
The pancake itself was just okay and I like Bisquick ones at home better.

After breakfast Ken headed up to Happy Trails.
I had to stay home and bake chocolate chip cookies.
It is my turn to bake the cookies for the kids at Sunday school tomorrow.
I baked 120 of them.

Ken came home for lunch and after lunch I went up to HT too.
I didn't do very much.
Added a little dead fall to the fence
and then I just sat in a chair in the shade and enjoyed the outdoors.

When we came home we grilled hamburgers outside for supper
and ate some more cucumber salad.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
 A bend in the road is not the end of the road.....
unless you fail to make the turn.
~ Unknown

Comment replies:
Jann - Chris is my step-brother not my son.  
My son is David and nothing is wrong with his back. : )  In fact he can walk circles around me!!!

Debbie - I've seen these types of fences before.  It is just a good way to get rid of the dead fall.

RC - No, I didn't know that about ihop.  Thanks.

About my hair - Thanks for your input.  I've pretty much decided to go ahead and get it cut. I still want to talk to Sherry about it though.  She knows what I will like more than I do!  : )