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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Friday, June 5, 2009

A wet morning

walk for me today. It rained the entire time I was out walking. It was kind of nice though. I wore my rain pants, slicker and with the umbrella too, I stayed nice and dry. I only saw one other person out walking their dog. All this rain we are getting sure makes everything look that much greener. This foot bridge I walk over looks pretty with the lush greenery on either side of it.
I actually did stay home today and finished all of my cleaning. :-)
This is the ivy that Jackie and Kerry gave me when they came over last Sunday. I said I was going to hang it by the front windows in the living room but decided to put it here instead. I hope the ivy does well. I have tried ivy before but it always dies and I'm not sure why. I would appreciate any tips you might have for me.

I had some computer work to do too - bills and reconciling all the accounts. It's really a breeze and fun to do with Quicken.

I read for a bit this afternoon and started knitting another white square for the sampler afghan. Last night I sewed the nine squares that make up a strip together and then sewed it on the other 5 strips. That makes 6 down and 5 to go.

Ken is going out with friends after work so I'll have an evening alone tonight. I am going to make a batch of Welsh Cookies and have them for my snack because I finished up my ice cream last night. I have a DVD from the library of a show called The Shield that I've never seen before and will give that a try. Then its back to knitting and reading.

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your having a good one.
Happyone :-)
Contentment comes not from great wealth,
but from few wants.


  1. Everything does look lush, doesn't it? Walking in the rain is so peaceful.

  2. Another rainy day here too. I wish I could offer you some tips on growing ivy, but I don't have good luck with it either. It grows like crazy outside so I don't know why it is so hard to grow indoors.

    Enjoy your cookies.

  3. Rain certainly makes things lush and green. It's a very nice change after the two years of drought we've had here.
    I enjoy using Quicken also.

  4. It has been so very very warm here... lots of sunshine for the past 2 weeks. Not such a good thing for our wonderful forests as fires already have been breaking out but today, clouds have rolled in and some light rains have started up. I hope it will be some relief for the mountains.

    I have had always a brown thumb for ivy plants as well. I hope you have good success with this one.

  5. Thanks for the visit last week. I keep trying to make a post but can't seem to come up with anything.

  6. Ivy likes low light, indirect with lots of moisture. If you look it up online, you will get two opposing instructions, I found that funny. I have mine in my shower window and it is doing beautiful!

  7. Thanks Pam for the ivy pointers. It is in indirect light now and I'll make sure it gets lots of water.


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