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, April 15, 2011

Happy Friday

Another day of walking in the sunshine and the temperature was 41 degrees on this Friday morning.  I decided to walk one of my connect the path routes where I walk on sidewalks and paths through the woods.  Coming across this fork I kept to the right.
At the end of the path I made a right, crossed a street and as I was walking over the bridge over a little stream I looked down and saw these two geese sitting in the water in a storm drain looking right at home.
I walked up past the school and saw this on the path leading away from the school.  I wonder who Baby is, and what her answer was.
After walking down a sidewalk along a street I popped back onto a path that headed back in the woods.  I'm so glad I happened to be on this one path because I saw an owl fly through the trees and land in a tree.  How cool is that!!  I zoomed in with my camera and was able to get a picture of him.  The picture was very dark and I had to lighted it up some.  Picture not that great but I'm happy to have one at all.
 Lots of birds out calling to each other or maybe they were just singing because it was such a nice morning.  I saw six deer but not many people along the paths, only three women running together.
Before I knew it my walk was over and I was back home after walking 6.3 miles.
Sunrise 6:31
Sunset 7:45
Yesterday afternoon I got all three pieces of furniture up the stairs and found places for all of them.  I didn't have any trouble getting them up the stairs - people are always surprised how strong I really am.  
I put the rocking chair here by the oak secretary and fireplace.  An afghan I made with weave-it squares hangs on the back.  The little heart shaped pillow which says Love was given to me by Scout and Japhy, my two youngest grandchildren. 
The bookcase  I put in the corner of the living room.  Front windows are to the left.  Some of my white planter collection sits there as well as some books that I have to read.  In the basket I keep thank you notes that I've gotten throughout the years.  Some days when I'm not so happy I reach in and read one and it makes me happy again.
The round table I carried up three flights of stairs to my loft and on it sits the white bedspread I'm knitting out of white sampler squares.  Some yarn for future projects as well.  The blocks almost spell out happyone but I don't have an e block.
I finished reading Toys by James Patterson.  I liked the book at first but not so much as I read on.  It was okay.  It made for book number 17 in my goal of 75 for the year.

Yesterday when I made the Pumpkin Bread I left the nuts out of it because so many people are allergic to nuts.  The loaf I kept for us though I sprinkled nuts on top so that gave it a roasted nut topping which was really good. 

More clothes on the line again today while the sunny days last.  Tomorrow more rain is expected.

Today I am going to be working on the kitchen, doing just that extra bit of cleaning that needs to be done every so often.

Enjoy your Friday and don't forget to give someone a smile.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
A story about Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, 
but nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it,
but Nobody realized the Everybody wouldn't do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody
when actually Nobody asked Anybody.

~ I don't know who wrote this - do any of you?


  1. Awwwwwwwww, that question in chalk! Isn't that the sweetest thing?!? He must have known he'd be walking along this path, with the girl he wanted to be his date. And he asked her, this way, instead of a text message or something. Awwwwwwwww, I like this guy! Hope the girl does too and said yes. :-)

    Owl sighting and photo! Lucky you.

    Gentle hugs,

  2. I sure hope baby said yes as he seems like a sweet & romantic guy.
    How cool to see that owl. I think your picture turned out good as I know how hard it is to get pictures of birds.
    I'm impressed that you lugged that furniture up all those stairs by yourself. It looks nice where you have put it.
    Thanks for the smile today. Sending one back your way!!

  3. I can't help but go Awwww at that date question. it is just such a sweet gesture to make someone feel s special. And, it seems like you are on a roll Karen. 17 books already. WOW.

  4. What a wonderful thing to do. A basket with thank you notes in it. Charming.

  5. Somebody did. ☺

    What a sweet chalk message. Hope she said yes. Perhaps you'll find out who these kids are.

    I can't believe that you hauled all your furniture up there! You are strong and you did find the perfect spots for all of them. I see that you're working on some dishcloths. I think.

  6. How lucky to see the owl! I like that you put your quilt and your grandchildren's pillow on your grandmother's rocker. It is a linking of the generations.

  7. Happy One,
    Love your photos. Especially the owl and the cherry blossoms.
    My oak secretary looks so much like yours. Can't believe it!
    Thanks for brightening my day.
    Mary Jo

  8. An owl....what a lovely sighting. That poem about Somebody,anybody is one that we used to have up in our kitchen when the children were still at home.

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  10. KathyA said...

    OMG!!! AMAZING!! THAT IS A BARRED OWL AND I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GOT THAT PHOTO!!! If you google "barred owl" you can listen to their really neat calls.

    And the fork in the road? Reminds me of "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference..."

  11. Your loft looks comfy, nice place to go to read and knit, it is you...a happy place. Loved the chalk on the sidewalk, hope Baby saw it. You have a "zoom" on your cellphone camera, pretty cool.


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