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, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring

I left an hour later this morning on my walk. Not on purpose this time I just slept in for an hour. I walked paths and streets to the school and then around over in that area. I was hoping to spot Gertie but no luck. I haven't seen her for about 4 months now. She is 87 and I'm a bit worried about her. I wish I knew where she lived. I don't even know her last name. I asked a couple of people if they knew her but no one did. When I see her again I'm going to find out where she lives. In the field by the school on Saturday mornings people meet there with their dogs. The dogs run around free so they can visit with their dog friends. Three of them came over to say hi to me too. :-) On this first day of spring I saw lots of daffodils blooming for the first time and tulips that have popped out of the ground but haven't bloomed yet. Another sure sign of spring is yard/garage sales and I saw a few of those this morning too. I'm so glad spring has arrived.
I walked 6.4 miles and it was a cool but sunny morning. It warmed up quickly though.
Sunrise 7:11
Sunset 7:19
Ken made us breakfast today. We had egg sandwiches on toast with a slice of cheddar cheese. :-) Then later in the morning we went out and about doing a few errands. Ken is trying to get the garage space neat and tidy so we bought a couple pieces of plywood and put it up on one wall of the garage. I helped as needed. It needs to be painted next. We bought strips to be nailed on the wood and then hooks slide on to the strips to hang things on. I haven't explained it just right but I'll take pictures as we get things done so you can see what I mean. Didn't have time to go back and get the umbrella we saw yesterday but we will soon.

I've had a hard time picking out a paint color for the kitchen but have finally found a color I like. It is called water tower which tells you nothing right. It's a blue/gray color and goes great with the counter tops. Don't know when this project will get started but it's next on the list. I'm still not sure what I want to do about the black splash.

While driving by Rita's today we were glad we went there during the week because today the line was ridiculously long. I had to take a picture as we drove by. As much as I like their ice cream there is no way I would wait on a line that long!!!Today on this first day of spring the weather cooperated. It was sunny, warm and very spring like. Today I am thankful that it is spring and we have said good-bye to snow!!!
Happy Spring!!
Happyone :-)
The day the Lord created hope
was probably the same day he created Spring.
~Bern Williams


  1. It really was a great first day of spring on the Eastern seaboard, at least. Couldn't ask for a better one.

    Hope that you find out about Bertie. You're a special gal to care.

  2. Happy spring! It sounds as though you're busy with cleanup, organization, and remodel.

  3. HI Dear Karen,

    I am amazed that you have a friend for 59 years... WOW! and as for the spring, yes! it is already looking beautiful thanks to your posts.. and seriously i have no idea how 'water tower' looks like... waiting for your pictures... Take care and enjoy the spring :-))

  4. My goodness, what a queue for ice cream at this time of year!
    Good luck with your garage clearance. It's a real Spring thing to do. We desperately need to get going on ours too.

  5. I, too, am glad spring has arrived! We celebrated by working outside all day and loving every minute of it.
    Don't know what was going on at Rita's yesterday -- between the balloons and the lines! We just passed by on the way to and from Bare Bones.


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