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, April 25, 2013

A new mattress

It was quite chilly here this morning when I left on my walk at 6:45 - only 32 degrees.  I walked down the mountain and up the hill into town.  As I've mentioned before I walk through three cemeteries.  This is the first one I come to.
Here's another shot of the little pond I walk around.
I did my usual walk around town and Ken picked me up by the pond.
I walked 5.3 miles.

Ken played around with the tractor for a while and I walked around on the trail and cleared a few more branches out of Babbling Brook, but we really didn't have all that much time to work.

You may remember when we first bought our land, we had to sleep in the truck.  Then when the barn was partially done we tried sleeping in that.  Both these places were not ideal and we ended up getting the travel trailer and how wonderful it was to be able to sleep inside on a bed.  Well, I hate to complain but the mattress in the trailer is just awful, and though it is way better than what we had it just wasn't working.  So last time we were up here we went to the mattress store and ordered a new mattress.  We picked it up this afternoon only to get it back to the trailer and realized it was a full instead of a queen.  So we left again to bring it back and exchange it for the queen.  So tonight we will have a good nights sleep on a nice new comfortable mattress! : )

We were going to eat supper at home but since we had to go out again for the mattress we decided to eat at Brenda's and had pizza.

It was a cool day but the sun was out in a bright blue sky and it was a beautiful day up here.

We did something today that was exciting but I can't tell you about it just yet.  I don't want to jinx it, but tomorrow or the next day I may have some very exciting news to tell you!! : )

Hope your day was a happy one.
Happyone : )

Comment replies:
Kim - the red bud tree is along one of my regular paths back home.
Kathy - we used the pressure washer pump to pump the water from the barrels into an elevated large plastic water tank which is on the second floor of the tractor barn.  We have hoses connected from the tank to the trailer so now water can to directly in the trailer.


  1. The luxury of a new and comfy mattress will give you sweet dreams tonight, I am sure, and now I want to hear your mystery news.

  2. You're creating your own luxuries and, since I know what it's like to camp sleeping on terrible mattresses and with no running water, I'm imagining the joy of having running water and sleeping on a queen size mattress. Ahhh...all the comforts of home.

  3. There's nothing better than a good night's sleep --and a new mattress can certainly make that happen. Congrats.

    Can't wait to hear your news.

  4. Nothing like a new mattress! Sweet dreams! ;-)

    A cliffhanger - will have to be sure to check back for your 'news.'

    I like your pretty header image, and that's certainly a nice path through the cemetery.

    Thanks for stopping around and commenting on my bird photos.


  5. A good mattress makes all the difference in the world! Good for you!

  6. Sounds like a good day....can't wait to hear your news! Enjoy a good night's sleep on that new mattress.

  7. A good nights sleep is so important especially with all of the work you 2 are doing. Your new mattress sounds like a wise investment.
    Now I'm curious to hear your big news.

  8. Glad you'll have more exciting news to come.

    But I think a new mattress is about as exciting as it can get!!!! :-))))

  9. Can we guess, on the nature of your possible exciting news????? :-)

    Internet hookup at the trailer, is my guess. :-)



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