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, July 27, 2013

A new picture

60 degrees and the sun was out with lots of white puffy clouds when I started my walk this morning.  But the clouds soon took over and the blue disappeared.

Just walked here and there around town and up and down the main road.  Up one of the side roads I discovered a little apartment complex with about 10 apartments.

Up this road here is where we dumped the tree branches we trimmed the other day.  It is at the back of a little park.
I saw a couple of young people running and a woman walking a dog.  All were too far away to talk to.

Saw the usual rabbits.  One thing I don't see a lot of here are squirrels.  I saw one this morning and it was a little thing and had a red tinge to him and the tail was very thin and scrawny.  

I walked 5.3 miles and took 10,381 steps.
We enjoyed the pancakes I made for breakfast this morning sitting in the dining room looking out the window at our front yard.  So nice!! : )
There is one big wall in the dining room that is on the stairs leading down to the basement that needs a nice big picture on it.
 We took a drive down to LaVale which is next to Cumberland and looked in a couple of furniture stores to see if we could find something to put there.  Also looking for something to put under the television.  Didn't find that, but we did find a picture for that big blank wall.  We liked it right away and thought it fit in with our surroundings here.  I thought it might look a little too hunter lodge but like it anyway.
Mama bear and her three cubs, Joey, Petey and Jane.
You will have to click on it to see the detail.
While we were out we wondered if there was a Wendy's around so we put it to the GPS and it found one, so we followed what she said and ended up at a dead end road by a trailer that said your destination is on the right.  Ah no I don't think so.  We never did find a Wendy's but did find a Chick-Fil-A. 

After breakfast I browned some pork chops and then put them in the crock pot with some barbecue sauce to cook all day. Then supper time I just had to make mashed potatoes, gravy and peas.

It was a no work day for us and it was nice to enjoy a day off.
Tomorrow we try out another church.  This one is just 3 miles down the road from us and it's a very small one.  I'll let you know how it goes.

Hope you enjoyed your Saturday.
happyone  : )
When one door of happiness closes,
another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one
that has been opened for us.
~Helen Keller
Comment replies:
Deb - I've put my white planter collection up on top of the book cases.  I've collected them for a while.  Each one cost under $10 dollars.  I used to have many more in different colors but sized the collection down to just white ones.

TheFurryGnome - That interesting plate collection is FiestaWare.  I collect the 6 original colors.  They are our every day dishes.  I guess I am organized because I like things neat and tidy.  It makes me happy. : ) 


  1. It sounds like you've had a really good day, even with the erroneous directions to find Wendy's! You are making great progress! Have a good evening!

  2. Love your new picture. It is bright and happy! :-) Hope things go well for you at church tomorrow and that you feel God's spirit there with your fellow Christians. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  3. Love your new picture. It looks great on that wall... Things are really looking good... Sorry you couldn't find a Wendy's... Maybe the next time you will..

    We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express in Cumberland --and I do remember quite a few fast food restaurants there...


  4. The new picture is a perfect fit in your space and the colors are great.
    Hope you weren't too set on eating at Wendy's. We've had that happen with our GPS too. I guess they're not always correct.
    Hope your church is a good fit for you.


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