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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Monday, August 20, 2012

An old bathtub and stairs

It was cloudy this morning and 65 degrees and I walked around the lake.  Some of the geese have come back and I watched a bunch of them fly in together and make a landing on the water.  Really cool to watch!  No deer did I see but lots of rabbits still around.
Stopped to chat for a bit with my walking friend Donna. 
That's my reflection there in the water.  I stopped on the red bridge to look down at the water and took a picture of the water lilies.  The light from the flash makes me look like I'm wearing a miners hat.
There was a feel of rain in the air but it never did while I was walking.
I walked 6.5 miles.
Sunrise 6:25
Sunset 7:55
I was happy to find these good sturdy working gloves in my size.  They are usually way too big.  As you can see I get good use out of my gloves.  These used to be pink.
Some of you were wanting to see some pictures of the old house.
Here is the claw foot bathtub that is who knows how old.  It is one of the things I loved about the house.
Here is the staircase in the house.  It is narrow and creaky and I always loved it.  It has never been painted which is pretty rare to find in a 112 year old house.
I know the stairs show age but I like them like that.  I like to imagine all the different people who walked up and down them through the years.

I've been home today doing the usual Monday chores and puttering around.  I always enjoy being home again after being away up on our land.  I really love both places!!

It was cloudy all day and then the rain came while we were eating supper.  Were going to go out and do a few errands but didn't feel like going in the rain so we just stayed home. I'll read for a while and then later watch some television and have some ice cream for my snack.

Hope your day made you happy.
The winds that sometimes take something we love,
are the same that bring us something we learn to love.
Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us,
but, yes, love what we have been given.
Because what is really ours is never gone forever.
~ Bob Marley
Comment replies:
Ruta:  Thanks for the tree information. I'll try to find out what kind of trees they are.
At least we won't have to worry about the neighbors complaining! : )


  1. I love the pictures of your old house. Looks like a place with a lot of history! I love how you always find the good and positive things each day in every post. You are a true example and inspiration to me! Enjoy your week!

  2. Great old clawfoot tub and those stairs are terrific... I like them just that way, too.

    You do look like a little miner. =D

  3. What a wonderful old house. I bet you hated leaving it.

  4. It's possible to install a replica of a claw foot tub today. They are very pricey, though, and I finally talked myself out of it when we built this house 8 years ago.:) I'm actually glad I did, though they do add character to a house. Your old house is lovely! I like all the wood.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. When I first discovered your blog you were living in that house. I remember the cute front porch and the cookie cutter collection in the kitchen. Love that wonderful bathtub and the stairs are charming. So much character.
    I like your quote today.

  6. This house is a little gem. You should have no problems selling it.

  7. Tell us more about the old house. Was it in your family or your hubby's??? How did you all get it---or did you used to live in it???? I would LOVE it... I'm sure you won't have any trouble selling it.


  8. OH thank you for the pics of inside the old house.

    What a wonderful old staircase! On my gracious, it would be a CRIME to paint that! (See, all these years of living with a wood worker, have made me appreciate old wood!!!!!!)

    And that claw foot tub is collectable too, betcha'.

    Mmmmm, and now, you have whetted my appetite, with these pics, you just know I want MORE! -grin- Would you possibly have more pics, from when you lived there? Did you blog then? Blogs make a super way of *keeping* pics of earlier years. :-)

    Gentle hugs,

  9. It must have been a lovely house to live in as the bath tub and staircase are really lovely - the staircase is like my sister-in-laws in Canada - I love the woodwork.


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