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, March 14, 2012

Inside and outside

Nice morning for walking and I walked 6.6 miles around the lake.  I left a little early so it was really dark but the sun eventually came out and it was a beautiful sunny morning.  Lots of bunny rabbits out there by the lake.  It's been a long time since I've seen any there but today I counted five of them!  Spotted a couple of deer too, and the beaver swimming in the water.  The heron was down by the water and it was fun to watch the geese upside down getting things to eat in the water.
Very few people there but did stop to talk to a fellow walker and walked a little way with another walker friend Jeannie.
I came to the closed sidewalk sign but walked right past it because no workers were around.
 All work looks finished and new pavement on the path is now completed.  I don't know why the closed sign is still there.  Maybe they will be taking it down later today.
Got my clothes hung out on the line first thing this morning, did a body electric workout and then had breakfast.
Did the usual chores around the house and then sewed the rest of the weave-it baby blanket together while I watched a couple shows on HGTV.  There are 120 4inch weave-it squares in it.  The blanket is made with Caron Simply Soft yarn.
Sewing done and then it was time for lunch.

We are thinking about taking some of our stuff that we want to get rid of and bringing it all to an auction.  Yard sales don't seem to work for us so we thought we would try an auction.  We have some big items - table and chairs, an oak hoosier, a couple of oak dressers, and a big cabinet.  We also have some milk cans and other collectible and antique items.  Lots of small items too - old kitchen utensils, planters, extra pieces of fiestaware that I have duplicates of, other dishes, a collection of blue wedgewood and some other things too.  This afternoon I started upstairs in the closet and got some things sorted out and packed up and ready to go. We still have stuff at the old house in the garage that we have to go through too.  I figure all the stuff there I haven't missed so I don't need any of it.  Ken is going to go through that stuff.  We will bring the stuff to an auction in Pennsylvania that we go to and have for years.  This time we will be selling and NOT buying!

I've done enough stuff around the house now so I won't feel guilty if I go outside on the deck now and read for a while on this beautiful sunny day.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A smile from me to you.
Pray on the shadowy hillside of hardship
and on the sunny hillside of happiness.
~ Terri Guillemets


  1. When you mentioned auction, it brought to mind, the event you go to... The Pumpkin' Chuckin' event. -giggles- Wrong time of year for that though.

    But an auction sounds like a good way to get rid of lots of those items. To try anyway. And actually, even if you don't get quite as much as you'd like, it will be great to simply be rid of them.

    "...the sun coming out after a spell of March rain ... The countryside glistens and the sound of the brooks running between ferny banks is music."
    ~Gladys Taber

  2. I have often thought of an auction myself because yard sales are such a nightmare and flea markets are no good if you want to get it gone... I know that we'll hear more about it if you decide to go that route. You mean you only follow the rules when someone's looking? LOL! ;>

  3. Hi Karen, When are you all going to get to your new land and do some 'work' there???? I thought about you when we were in West VA recently... That area around Blackwater/Cumberland, MD is gorgeous land. I know you will love it --once you can get something built there.

    Good Luck with your auction.

  4. I love sorting and reorganising. I have never been to an auction but would love to go. I look forward to sunny days where we can sit in the garden. What pretty colours you chose for the blanket.

  5. The baby blanket is beautiful! So soft looking.

    I would have a hard time letting go of stuff I love, but knowing it could go to a good home is a great thing.

    Enjoy anothe!r beautiful day

  6. The baby blanket turned out so pretty. The colors are really nice.
    I will be curious to see how you do at the auction. Garage sales seem like more work than they're worth these days. I sometimes take things to a consignment store and my son sells all kinds of things on Craig's list. Good luck at the auction.
    Enjoy your time on the deck. I was headed out to wash my car and it started raining. So instead I'm baking cookies.


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