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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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Leaves, mission furniture, and glass

No shopping for me yesterday. I spent a few hours outside in the front yard raking leaves and bagged a dozen bags of the things. I thought I'd be done but I still have leaves along the side of the driveway and by the garage. Then the rest of the leaves Ken will blow them to the very back of the yard.
I lined all 12 bags up along the front fence.Tuesday the yard waste truck comes by. Keeping them here I just have to haul them up the curb.
My poor front yard looks so bare and bleak.Winter isn't even here yet and I'm ready for spring!

This morning as we headed out we stopped by the townhouse to see if they had finished the brick on the side. Not quite, but maybe it will be by the end of the day. Look at the bright blue sky!
From there we took a ride to Kensington where there is a huge glass shop so Ken could get some more glass for a few projects he has in mind. He had a discount coupon thanks to Bonnie who forwarded on a coupon that the shop had emailed her. Thanks Bonnie!!

There is a street in Kensington that is lined with little shops and antique shops along it. Some of the shops are really tiny but they have LOTS of things stuffed in them.
A few pictures along the street.
One of the shops has some really nice, reasonably priced, mission style furniture in it that I like a lot. I love the simple clean lines of it. I'm thinking about getting rid of some of my antiques and replacing it with this style furniture for the new house. Seems like moving is a good time to make some changes.

Stopped in a Staples and I bought some red and green card paper and a rotary paper trimmer. Now I have no excuse to get started on making my Christmas cards. Maybe I'll start on them tomorrow.

My Saturday was most enjoyable and it's not even over yet. I have a piece of Pumpkin Pie waiting for me in the refrigerator to top off the day.

I hope your Saturday was a Happy One too. :-)


  1. It looks as if you had a near perfect Saturday. I think the pumpkin pie is the right note to end the day. We finally got the leaves out of our yard, but we'll probably have to do it one more time before we put the blower and rakes away for the winter.

  2. I did leaves today, too. We live up again woods so I just rake or blow them that way.
    I froze turkey and two pies -- gave one pie to daughter #1, all the dark meat and a little white, and lots of veggies. So, we officially have no leftovers.
    You had a wonderful Saturday!

  3. I know what a lot of work it was to do all that raking. I haven't touched my back yard yet, and won't, probably, for a while. Too much other stuff to do.

    Sounds like a great Saturday. Your new home is amazing!

  4. Boy, those leaves are a chore. But now your yard looks so clean and neat. And your new town house is coming along beautifully.

    I wish I was a creative/artistic person. I can't find any Christmas cards that I like. I need to figure out how to make some.

    I like the looks of those quaint little shops.

  5. Wow...thats a lot of "stuff" in those bags...Pumpkin Pie, Yummy!


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