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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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Home again

I went for a walk again this morning and this time I headed into town.  On the way down the hill I met a couple (Lena and Jim) walking their dog and stopped to talk to them.  They live just down the hill from our land and have lived there all their lives.  Her family owned a farm for years and I think this is the farm which I walked passed.
Here I am coming into town.
I walked to Annie's Kitchen which is only a little over three miles away.  Ken drove there and we met for breakfast.
Here's Annie's Kitchen.  See that huge chair in front?
I sat in it waiting for Ken to get there.  Once he got there he took a picture of me sitting in the chair.  I felt like a very little girl. : )
Breakfast at Annie's was delicious.  I had only one pancake but it was a very big one.  What kind you're thinking - A chocolate chip one.  It was the best pancake I've ever had!!  The one pancake took up the whole plate and I couldn't eat it all.  I can't believe that I forgot to take a picture of it.  I'll remember next time because there WILL be a next time.

It was great to spend another day on our land and today I got the deck stained.  It is a color stain so looks just like pant.  It went on easy and I got it done pretty fast.  We are pleased how it turned out.
We also got the two wheels at the end of the driveway painted again.  Not a very bright red but you can see it a bit better than the black.
Ken didn't get any more of the shingles done but he cleared up the road on our land that leads to the top of another hill and did a bunch of odd jobs that needed done.  We did take some time for relaxing too.

Traffic was much heavier on a Sunday than a Saturday so it it probably not a good idea to come home again on a Sunday.  I wanted to stay another day but Ken really did have to get back to work tomorrow. 

So here I am at home once again.  It really is nice to be back in a house with my big screen computer. : )
I'll be around to visit all of you tomorrow.
Right now I'm off to have some chocolate chip mint ice cream.: )
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A smile from me to you.
Vee - there actually is a little church up there that I've thought about going to.  If we plan to be up there on a Sunday I probably will give it a try.  Couldn't today because I didn't have any clothes to wear to church. 


  1. Love the chair at Annie's! That's a long way to walk for breakfast, but a chocolate chip pancake is a good "reward.":)

  2. Good job on the deck. It looks really good.

    Chocolate chip pancake,,,YUMM!!

  3. The deck looks great! The wheels do, too. You are a little girl, Karen, who're you trying to kid? ☺ You look so cute up there!

  4. What a sweet country community!

  5. you just added a smile to my day....reading the word pancake and the wonderful way you described it is making me crave for some now! aahhh I love Chocolate too...thank you for sharing another beautiful walk with us...

  6. Your deck looks nice. That giant chocolate chip pancake sounded so good. You inspired me. Maybe tomorrow night we will have breakfast for dinner! Yum! Have a great week.

  7. Oh that pic of you in Annie's BIG chair, is so cute!

    Great painting done on deck and wheels.

    Live and learn... About traffic, I mean. Now that you know, you can adjust your going home time, accordingly.

    "Blue champagne,
    Purple shadows and blue champagne;
    With the echoes that still remain
    I keep a blue rendezvous."

    ~Jimmy Eaton

  8. The roadway into the town looks lovely - is it a big town? Annies sounds a good place to dine - you look like Alice in Wonderland sat on the big chair. The decking looks great and will be a very useful area. I like the cart wheels marking the entrance to your land.


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