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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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happiness and a big THANK YOU!

I walked around the lake today. I took this picture through the trees because I knew by the time I got to the lake where I could have a clear view of the sky that this beautiful color would be gone. And I was right. The color was gone and then it was just cloudy. Lots of people out walking this morning. It was pretty chilly again but still great walking weather.
We have watched the other two movies of the Bourne series and though they too were good, the first one was the best.

I didn't do much today. Spent a good part of the day on the computer. The past week or so I haven't been very good about doing my exercise DVD but today I got started again. Felt good to get back into the habit.

It ended up raining all day and it was just a dreary day. I'm really looking forward to going to my knitting group this evening which I'll get ready for as soon as I'm done here. I'm going to start on a scarf for a friend. The pattern I'm going to use is the ripple one like the afghans that I make. For the scarf I just cast on 39 stitches so it goes pretty quickly. It will be white and the two rows between the 12 rows of white will be all different colors. I'll post a picture when I have a bit of it done. Lillemor from my knitting group just called and asked if she could go with me. She doesn't like driving in the rain. Of course I said yes, she only lives 1 mile up the road.

I hope this Wednesday finds you happy. We shall never get to live this day again, so enjoy it.
Karen :-)
A fun quote for today.
People who drink light "beer" don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot.
- Capital Brewery
Not me I like my Guinness !!:-)

One last thing before I go. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that back in August, my husband Ken, moved out of our house and went back to live at the old house. After working out some issues that we had, I am now happy to say that he has moved back home again and things are fine between us. We both have learned from this experience and I feel we are better people because of it.
Thank you so much all my many blog friends, family and friends for the many prayers, well wishes and kind thoughts, you have all sent our way. Thanks for the phone calls, emails and those times we went out to lunch. Believe me they have helped more than you know. :-)

A special thanks to my parents - who never judged but who was there with open arms and love for me when I needed them.

It is said good comes out of bad or unhappy situations and I found that to be so true this time.
I believe our marriage will be better and stronger now.
My mom and I had drifted apart and now we are close again and I realized just how much my step dad loves me.
I am a more independent person now and I'm a stronger woman than I thought I was.
Though I have always had Jesus in my life I now have a much closer relationship with Him and have found my way back to church.
Thanks again everyone!!!


  1. Oh Karen I am so very VERY happy for you. As they say....God works in mysterious ways and that is true as you know. Divorce is traumatic and speaking as one who has been through it, I wouldn't wish it on anyone unless its physically abusive as mine was. May you both have a very long and wonderful marriage together. God Bless! Big hugs!! This is such good news!! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. I am so very happy to hear your wonderful news! Sounds like an excellent reason to put on that red party dress and celebrate! =D May God continue to bless your marriage always.

  3. So happy for you! That will make your Christmas even better I'm sure.

  4. I am glad to hear that your situation is better for you, Karen.

  5. Praise the Lord! Sending you a huge hug! I am so proud of you!!!

  6. Dear Karen,
    I am very happy for you and that things have turned out pretty well. And i am happy to know that you are doing very fine. I wish you both a great life.

  7. Tears are streaming down my cheeks. I'm so happy for you and Ken. You know that already.

  8. Great news, Karen. I am sooooo happy for you and Ken. It sounds like you have more reasons than ever to be HappyOne :-)

  9. I am so very happy for you Karen! I got goosebumps just reading this post....it is so wonderful when things can be worked out! You are such a special person and I'm thrilled for you and Ken!

  10. This is wonderful news!! I'm happy for both you and Ken. A tear rolled down my cheek and a word of thanks went up to our maker.

  11. Oh Karen, I'm so pleased for you both. Amazing how so much good can come out of something that seems so bad. PTL!

  12. So happy you guys are good again. And Your morning picture is so pretty.

    Do you know what a vampire on a diet drinks?

  13. Karen - I am glad to see your news about you and your husband. Art

  14. So glad to hear that you and Ken worked things out and things are wonderful for the both of you. It will be a very joyous Christmas season for the both of you and mine will be ever better because of your good news.

  15. I'm very glad to hear the good news, I wish you both all the luck in the world.

  16. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am about your good news. God bless both of you!


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