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, October 3, 2012

The new bench

It was surprisingly warm this morning - 68 degrees and very humid.  It felt more like summer.  It was a misty morning and I felt like I was walking in the clouds.  At times when a breeze kicked up it sounded and felt like it was raining out.  The drops of water off the trees felt good though!

I headed on over to the lake and walked around it.  Saw a lot of the regular people who I always see.
A few bunnies around were at the edges of the paths having breakfast.  All the geese seem to be back by the lake now.  They were making quite the ruckus - coming and going, chasing each other around and making lots of noise doing everything. 

A little while back I posted a picture of just the frame of a bench that was over by the lake.  We now have a nice new bench.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 7:06
Sunset 6:46
I left the house this morning with chocolate chip cookies in hand and went for my hair appointment.  Time to get those roots covered up and I got about an inch trimmed off.  The ends were starting to get a bit straggly looking.
Cheryl did a good job as usual getting me looking as good as can be expected. : )  Happy to say that Meghan was there so I had one of those fabulous hair washes again.

Ken took the day off because he had to go to the eye doctor.  His appointment was the same time as my hair appointment.  Thankfully Ken's eyes are good. : )

We met back home a little after 12:00.  Ken took a picture of me sitting on the front steps.  Hair has blown around a bit already.
We left to have lunch at Olive Garden and we both got the soup, salad and bread stick lunch.  From there we hopped on over to Lowes to pick up the siding for the tractor barn and loaded it into the truck.
We are anxious to get up to Happy Trails and start putting up the siding.  We are leaving Friday after work.

Now I have to get a few things done around the house and read some blogs.
Hope all is well in your part of the world. : )
How many merits one sees in those one likes.
How many faults in those one dislikes.
Yet people fancy they see with their eyes.
~Augustus William Hare 


  1. That is a very nice picture of you.

  2. Your hair looks very nice, and so do you! ;-)

  3. Great new picture!!!! The Icon of you sitting in the over-sized chair, was cute. But you couldn't SEE YOU. :-)

    Misty morning... Felt like walking in clouds. Oh that is sooooo pretty a word picture. :-)

    And followed through and showed us the new bench too!


  4. You look terrific and your hair does, too. I think your hairdresser has a lot to work with.

    The weather hasn't been particularly cooperative on the East Coast to get a whole lot accomplished this week. That and it's blowing the leaves off that we haven't even had the chance to see.

    I'm wondering what color you guys decided on...

  5. Really nice picture of you, Karen. You look so young and pretty.
    Looks like you and Ken will be busy at Happy Trails this weekend.

  6. Such a beautiful Mother I have! I love and miss you.


  7. Well, what a nice day YOU have had! Your hair looks really nice! Now there is a bench for you to rest, should you need one while you are walking. Picking up siding is exciting, and I would be agreeable to a lunch at Olive Garden.:)


  8. very good hair day! Enjoyed this blog. Hope things go well at Happy Trails. MJ

  9. Your hair looks really nice. I'm looking forward to seeing all the hard work you are putting into the barn. Hope the weather stays good for you.

  10. I really enjoy your blog. U r part of my quiet time in the morning. U bring me peace.
    Meghan's gram


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