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, May 25, 2009

Back Again

I'm back - just needed a bit of a break from blogging.

I've read Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich.
More adventures of Stephanie, the bounty hunter. I usually like her books a lot but this one was just so so. Grandma and Ranger which are two of my favorite characters in this series were hardly mentioned.

On The Edge
I took this picture of one of the men putting the shingles on the new townhouse across the street from me. Can you imagine standing at the edge of the roof like that? I get a weird feeling just watching him.

Friday I went back to the old house and spent 6 more hours painting the fence and I am happy to say I finished that job! Now my next painting job is going to be the half bath down stairs in the townhouse. I've decided on the color green.
Sunday both of us went to the old house once again and this time Ken finished a repair that had to be made to the roof on the garage. He finished that up while I cleaned the inside of the house.
Things are pretty much done. There is still a lot of stuff left in the garage and the sheds but that's not a big deal. Now it's just keeping the grass and gardens from looking overgrown.
House prices seem to be going up a bit around here so hopefully we will put the house up for sale soon.

This is my little garden center out on my deck.
I put these water bottles in the bottom of the flower pot so it wouldn't be so heavy and then added sand for drainage and potting soil. Now it's all ready for the plants.
Impatiens are planted and watered.

I've had some nice sunny and cool mornings for walking the past week. Today I walked around the lake and since it is a holiday I should have known that a lot of people would be there and to walk some where else. Still, it was a nice walk. :-)

Nothing special planned for today. Ken is outside now washing his car. I should do that too and maybe I will later. We will probably go for a little ride later in the afternoon.

Hope you have the day off from work and can enjoy time with friends and family.
Have a great day.
Happyone :-)
I'm way behind in reading blogs, but I'll visit you all soon to catch up!!


  1. A lot of us needed a break from blogging. Now that Blogger is having fits again, it seemed like the right time for me to take that break. I do hope that you and Ken have the chance to take a drive and enjoy the beautiful day.

  2. What a good idea putting the bottles in the bottom of the pot, I may take your good advice.
    Glad to see you back, Happyone.

  3. Welcome back. I really like your idea of putting water bottles in the bottom of containers. I hope you'll feel free to pass along any other great suggestions.
    The picture of the worker on the edge of the roof is absolutely scary!

  4. The impatiens look lovely.
    I really enjoyed PLUM SPOOKY -- but have to admit after a few -- they're kind of predictable. However, the books still make me laugh -- esp. with Gradma Mazur!

  5. Welcome back. Hope you enjoyed your break. Whenever I see people working on tall buildings it makes me a little nervous.

    Your impatiens look nice and that is a great area you have set up on the deck to do your potting.

  6. I am amazed at how far along the townhouse building has come. Glad the guy on the roof has a safety line.

    Wish I would have thought of your great idea about the water bottles in the bottom of the planter. Too late for me for this year, but I'll remember it for any new planters.

    The impatients are a pretty shade of pink.

    Hope you had a nice Memorial Day.

  7. Welcome back to blogging. My wife really likes the Stephanie the Bounty Hunter books and tells me entertaining stories from them at times. Enjoy the day. Art


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