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, July 29, 2012

Be a blessing

My walk yesterday in the country was a pleasant one without rain and the temperature was a pleasant 62 degrees.  I walked down to the main road and instead of turning left into town I turned right and headed up to the scenic view over look. That was some trek up the hill.  The sign on the road told me it was two miles up a 7% grade.  But once I made it to the top, look at the beautiful view I got to see.  It was worth the walk up the hill. : )
 While I walked Ken got started working on the tractor barn.  He didn't go on the roof though until I was there.  I like to be around while he's up there.  Besides I save him many trips up and down the ladder bringing him things as he needs them.  I made many trips up the ladder carrying two shingles at a time.
Here he is on the roof.  He said this picture looks like he's laying down on the job. : )  He is actually hammering a shingle on here.
Here he is at the peak.
 I took this picture from the little window to show how steep the 45 angle looks. 
This is what the building looks like now at the end of the days work.  The garage doors are not put together yet but just there temporarily to close up the opening, but you get the idea of what it will look like.
I took a few short walks around our property when Ken was off the roof.  While waiting to help him in any way that I could, I sat in a lawn chair and knitted.  I also prayed a lot that he would be safe up there!!
The weather was great yesterday for working - low 70's and low humidity!!
We left about 7:00 last night like last week and again to come home and traffic was good.
This morning the weather was pleasant for my walk here back home.  I didn't look at the thermometer but it felt cool and the sun came out.
No special route today.  Can't go that far because I don't have that much time Sunday mornings.
I found three lucky pennies. : )
Today the closing hymn we sang at church was Make Me a Blessing. I love the words to this song and would like to share them with you on this Sunday.

 1. Out in the high-ways and by-ways of life,
Many are weary and sad;
Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife,
Making the sorrowing glad.

Make me a blessing, Make me a blessing,
Out of my life may Jesus shine;
Make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray,
Make me a blessing to someone today.

2.  Tell the sweet story of Christ and His love,
Tell of His power to forgive;
Others will trust Him if only you prove
True, every moment you live.

3.  Give as 'twas given to you in your need,
Love as the Master loved you;
Be to the helpless a helper indeed,
Unto your mission be true.

Have blessed Sunday and may you be a blessing to someone today. : )
 AuntieA - No I, don't carry mace.  At first I was a fearful of running into a bear,  but they are afraid of people and run away from us so I just try not to think about it.


  1. The scenery viewed from the top of the hill is awesome. You got a really great shot.

  2. Karen, there are some days that John wants to see what's going on at your weekend place. I hope that this isn't one of them. That "staging" is scary looking. Good thing you're a praying woman.

    What a view, what a view. It really might be worth dragging yourself up the hill. No, you probably ran up. ☺

  3. Hi Karen, Looks like you two got alot done this weekend. I don't blame you for being a little frightened when Ken is up on that roof.... It always scares me when George gets up on our roof --and ours is NOT that steep.... I know that you say LOTS of prayers when he is up there.

    We are not scared of bears either... Unless we are carrying food (which we don't do), they are more afraid of us than we are of them --when we are hiking...

    Have a great day.

  4. Who sezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz that black bears are afraid of people and run away????????????????????

    Just askin'....


    "To the fairy land afar
    Where the Little People are;
    Where the clover tops are trees,
    And the rain pools are the seas,
    And the leaves like little ships
    Sail about on tiny trips."

    ~~H.T. Johnson

  5. You both have done alot on that shed. It looks great but Ken being up on a slanted roof like that is scary! Don't under estimate the black bears-carry an air horn. They can be quite bold at times. Not wise to carry food with you or keep too much in your trailer.
    The mountain view is beautiful.
    Love you both-KP

  6. I love the message of the hymn you sang today. You have such lovely scenery at your property. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. It must have been delightful to walk in such pleasant weather. I rode many miles this morning and wondered if the walkers thought I had it easy covering distance with my wheels instead of my feet. I wish we had paths near my neighborhood. I'm glad you do. That view was wonderful!

    I can't wait till the roof is safely done!!

  8. -waving hand- Me again. The "Worry-wart"... -gigggles-

    So, after I asked my cheeky question, above.... I did a Search. -Harumphhh- Seems "they" are right, about black bears not attacking.

    OK. OK. I'll settle down now. -grin-

    But hey, somebody has to keep-you-on-the-straight-and-narrow about walking safety.<----LOL!!!! Oh sure! Oh sure! Oh sure! -chuckle-

    But you know I mean well. I'm on your side. Etc. :-)

    Gentle hugs...

    "The fairy queen wore velvet cloaks of pansy purple in spring,
    with a petticoat of late yellow trumpet Daffodil."

  9. I'm fearful whenever my hubby gets on the roof too!
    You guys have gotten so much done!!!

  10. A fruitful weekend. I've never heard the hymn before but the words are lovely.


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