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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Thursday, September 20, 2018


Another dry morning for my walk and the temperatures was 59.
As I got to end of my driveway I saw a raccoon run into the culvert pipe
followed by a second one.  They came out the other end and ran up a tree.
Stared at me while I took a picture (didn't come out - too dark)
and then we all continued on our way.

Didn't walk the Hilly Loop or go into town - not enough time to do either
because had to go out this morning.
Walked up the first hill in the loop and then turned around
and came part way back home.
About a dozen deer ran across the road and ran up this grassy road.
Walked to the main road, turned around back toward home.
Last leg of my walk I walked up the lane a ways and finally back home.
Walked 4 miles
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Ken has been doing some outside work at our church and since today was 
Baby Blanket day I rode along with him.
There were 10 of us there working.  Mandy brought breakfast this
time and she brought her famous home made donuts.
Helen gave the devotional which was about Grace.

Afterward I helped Ken do a few things and then on the way home
he dropped my off at the old house so I could finally mow the lawn.
Glad to have that chore done.

The other day the mailbox post got painted and today the final
touch was put on which was the red post cap.
So another day winds down.  They sure do go by fast.

A happy day to you.
Life is Good
happyone  ๐Ÿ’•

"Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future."
~ Paul Boese

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A dry day and my front yard project

A dry walk this morning which was nice for a change.
62 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.
 Also no dogs today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nice walking along this brook listening to the water running
over the rocks.  
Walked into town again this morning because I had to mail a letter
so went to the post office first.
Then over to the ball park and walked that loop once.
Next went to the cemetery up the hill and walked around there
a time too.
By then I had walked just over 4 miles so headed back home for a total
of 6.2 miles.

Lisa was running down the hill as I was walking up the hill on
opposite sides of the street.   
I crossed over to say hi and she told me last evening
she became a grandmother.  
Mother and baby doing fine - Amelia Jo is the babby's name.
๐Ÿƒ     ๐Ÿ‚     
These next three pictures are of my front yard.
My project is to clear it of all the dead fall and
cut down all the thin little spindly trees.

 At the road there are bushes and vines that we will keep that way
and I think I'll put some of the dead fall there too to make a natural fence.
When I'm done I'll take pictures again.

It was still too wet at the old house to cut the grass so I stayed
here and worked on my front yard project this afternoon.

When I got tired of doing that I sat on the porch
and read.  I'm reading The House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

It's been a good day.
Life is Good
A happy day to you.
happyone  ๐Ÿ’•

"If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room,
I would not fear a million enemies.
Yet distance makes no difference.
He is praying for me."
~ Robert M McCheyne

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A layered sky

Woke up to another rainy morning but this time I got up and went out walking
first thing.  Wore my rain pants, slicker, and took my umbrella as well.
Walked to town and to the old house.
Can't believe I ran into that dog again.  
I've never had so much trouble with dogs now than all the other years
I've been walking.
A lady came out of her house when she heard the dog barking to 
help me and the dog ran away.  
Sure was nice of her and I am thankful.

It was 63 degrees and I was very warm in my pants and slicker,
so ended up taking my slicker off and got wet anyway.
Don't know it I got more wet from the rain or sweating.

When I got home I realized that I didn't take any pictures.
Walked 5.7 miles
๐ŸŒง     ๐ŸŒง
This picture I took yesterday late in the afternoon from the
front porch.  It is like three skies in one.
Black clouds, white clouds and blue sky.
Those dark clouds brought quite a lot of rain with them.
I had an at home day today.
Got a few things done around the house.
Went through a bunch of papers and got them all filed away
and also got rid of a bunch too.

Made a few weave-it squares for the next baby blanket
while sitting on the porch and also read a while.

It was so nice to see the sun came out in the afternoon.
Couldn't mow the lawn however because the lawn is a bit soggy.
Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so I will probably get the lawn mowed then.

By the way I didn't chew all that gum to make the wrapper chain.
I had everyone I knew saving wrappers for me and also found lots of
wrappers on the ground as litter.

Hope your day was a happy one.
Life is Good
happyone  ๐Ÿ’•

"When you finally go back to your old hometown,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed
but your childhood."
~ Sam Ewing

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