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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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Back from Happy Trails

Just the two of us up at Happy Trails for a very enjoyable Thanksgiving.  I had made most of the stuff ahead of time and just had to heat things up in the microwave and put it out.  Not a typical Thanksgiving table.  No table cloth or fancy dishes but we were very thankful and enjoyed our meal. : )
Was a very easy clean up and it wasn't long before we were outside on a beautiful sunny day walking around our land.
We worked on making a big pile of wood chips out of the big pile of tree branches for a couple of hours. 
Then I had some target practice with my little 22 and got two bulls eyes!! I'm pointing to one of them here in the picture.  I'm wearing those flannel lined jeans here which keep me toasty warm.
Back inside for a supper of leftovers and more pumpkin pie for our snack later that evening.

Friday brought clear skies at first and I walked into town but by the time I was back home it was cloudy and getting cooler.
Ken worked on the siding for a bit and got a little more done, but still has the back and  side to finish yet.
While he did that I was out making a walking trail.  I lined the trail with rocks and little tree trunks that were too big to go in the chipper.  Then put the wood chips from yesterday down on the trail.  Didn't get very far but still it took me quite a while.  I can picture trails like this all over Happy Trails.
The rain came about 12:30 so we quit working and had some lunch and then went out to Lowes's to pick up more nails.
Had pizza at Brenda's for supper.  The servers there are all getting to know us!! : )

Some time during the night the furnace stopped working and it got mighty cold in the trailer.  Nothing was wrong though, we just forgot to check the propane gas level.  There are two tanks so we just had to switch it to the other one and in no time it was toasty warm again.  I shouldn't have said WE, because Ken was the one who had to go outside to do it!!  Thank you Kenny! : )

We woke up to very windy conditions and snow so we decided to come back home earlier than expected.  Before leaving we winterized the trailer so the pipes won't freeze and break. 
A bit of traffic on the way home but we kept moving.  I'm sure traffic just got worse as it got later in the day.

So here we are back home once again.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
Hem your blessing with thankfulness
so they don't unravel.
~ Author Unknown


  1. Oh your walking trails are going to be awesome!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Now that looks like great fun! And target practice, too? My kind of gal!!

  3. Looks like a nice, cozy Thanksgiving dinner. Glad your heat problem was easily fixed.
    I like how you made a walking trail. Neat idea.

  4. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. Being at Happy Trails had to be AWESOME this year... That will be one of many Thanksgivings there I'm sure....

    Love your trails --and wood chips... Neat!!!!

    Glad you made it home safe and sound. We had a very cold day here --but it was CLEAR.


  5. I was missing you. :-)

    Isn't it kinda' sweet, how we are tuned to reading something, from our Dear Blogging Friends, every day... When we don't, it kind of nags at us. :-)

    But Thanksgiving was a time for lots, to take a bit of time off from the Net.

    Lovely Thanksgiving you had!

    Glad it is winterized now, and that you got back safely.

    OHHHHHHHH, I need to know MORE about that gun!!!! What does it shoot? Etc. Etc. Etc. YOu do remember that I am a gun-knowledge-deprived 'Nana'! :-)

  6. That's great, your first Thanksgiving at your retreat! Looks like a good feast. And you are quite the shot! I like the start of your trail. That will be great.


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