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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Thursday, March 21, 2013


It's been cold and windy here all day though the sun has been out from time to time.  Feels more like the beginning of winter than of spring!

Ken went to the commissary - that's two weeks in a row for him.  I could have gone with him but decided to stay home and read.  The book I'm reading by Ann Perry is really good. Besides it's nice when Ken gets home to look in all the bags to see what extra things he's picked up. : )

Just a typical day around the house for me.  I think tomorrow sometime during the day if it's nice, I'll go for a short walk around the block.  

Quite a while ago I started collecting old planters.  There were no special ones I looked for, just ones that caught my eye and I liked.  It was a fun collection and I enjoyed looking for the planters and they were not expensive.  My collection got quite large and had no theme  so I've gotten rid of a lot of them and will sell more at the action one of these days.  I've whittled my collection down to just the white ones and will only collect them from now on.   I like the ones of people.
And animals.
These three I'm just keeping because I like them.
The planter of the little duck that was just hatched I had given my gramma with a plant in it one Easter when I was a very little girl.  She saved the planter for years and when I started collecting planters she gave this one back to me for my collection. : )

I'm going to get back to that book now.  I'll probably finish it today.

Hope spring has sprung where you live!
Happyone : )
Sickness comes on horseback 
but departs on foot.
~ Dutch Proverb,
sometimes attributed to 
William C Hazlitt
Comment replies:
OE - I haven't had any ice cream yet, but I just might have a little tonight.  : )
MJ - The picture of the flowers in the clay pot aren't mine.  I snapped that in front of a restaurant.


  1. Love the memory, of the little duck, which you gave to your Grandma... She kept it, and gave it back to you.

    No way could you part with that!!! :-)

    Sweet story.

    Depending on how you feel, a stroll around the block would probably make you very, very happy. :-)

    Remember.... Stroll... Remember... Please.... :-)))))


  2. Hi Karen, Love that little duck.. That is so special. Glad you are keeping it. I got rid of so many things which belonged to my mother --which I wish I had now. As I get older, those memories are much more important.

    Doesn't feel like spring here. Was 15 degrees early this morning --and we had flurries last night. GADS!

    Hope you continue to feel better and better.

  3. Your weather sounds like ours... very cold.
    You have a wonderful collection of planters. That's one collection that I can relate to :). The little chick and the egg is so sweet and the memories attached to it are even sweeter.

  4. Oops... above comment from Happy@Home (Kim).

  5. I am so glad that you are feeling better each day and contemplating a short walk tomorrow!

    You have a very nice collection of planters.

  6. Love the memory you shared about the duck. I hope you are able to go on a little walk today :)

  7. Oh I like them!
    Hope you are gaining your strength back!

  8. That proverb is a true enough one, too. How fun to let Ken do the shopping. John enjoys doing the shopping, too, and I like it for all the same reasons you like Ken's doing it. Yup, I've become very used to being able to send him off to the store.

    I know that you're eager to begin walking again...Monday morning will come!

  9. Oh and I meant to say that you have chosen well for your collection. I really like all these pieces, yet am really drawn to the little girl.


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