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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Friday, July 26, 2013

All done

Another morning just like yesterday - cool and sunny.  Today a thermometer is out on the deck so I knew it was 50 degrees. : )

Walked toward HP today but turned around when I got to the part that I had to walk up the mountain.  I went back to the main road and then walked along there for a while.  I clocked the whole of the main street from one welcome sign to the other and it was 1.2 miles. 

Didn't see anyone else out this morning.
The weather was beautiful for walking or for doing anything.  I love these mornings.
I walked 6 miles and took 11,823 to do it.
After doing a couple loads of laundry and having breakfast I started right in on the books.  And guess what!!?  We found the pins for the shelves, the little knobs for the doors and the screws.  They were in the very last tote we opened which had some of Ken's railroad stuff in it.  We hadn't opened the packages we bought at Lowe's so will be able to take them back.
I put the shelves in and got all the books on the shelves in order.  The fiction and non fiction are alphabetical by author.  The bigger coffee table books are sorted roughly by subject.  I have three whole shelves with books to read!!  Ken helped me put the doors on.  I am so happy to have all my books back on the shelves where they belong.  It took me until 2:00 this afternoon.
Here's a picture of the book shelves and you can see how they fit there perfectly, just like we measured and bought them for that spot.  What good luck!!! : )
I took a couple of pictures of the dining room too.  I took pictures from opposite corners.  There are two of 6 chairs around the table.  These are blue but will be painted black one of these days.  I just cleaned up two so we could eat supper in the dining room this evening.

Ken has supper duty tonight.  He's making us a stir fry.  Healthy and delicious. 

Every day at noon you can hear the church at the beginning of town play their church bells.  It is so nice in the middle of the day to stop and listen to the hymn.  I've heard Rock of Ages, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Abide in Me, and one I didn't know. 
Ken has been down in the basement all day getting his train stuff all sorted out.  Who knows maybe he will build another train layout this winter.

Mid afternoon we took a break and sat out on the front porch and had some watermelon.  It was the perfect afternoon for doing just that. 

Hope your day is a happy one.
Happy Birthday to my mom today.  She won't mind me saying she is 83 years old. 

Till next time.......
happyone  : )
When you are happy,
you can forgive a great deal.
~ Princess Diana


  1. I love your bookshelves - you are right that is perfect for that room. I am wondering what you have on top of the bookshelves? Looks like a collection of some sort, Willow Tree figurines maybe? Sounds like such a nice day for walking...wish things would cool off a bit too, but probably not until October. Happy Birthday to your mom. My mom's birthday was July 12, but she passed away in 1998. Charly's mom will be 84 next month. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your lovely new home. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. Boy you look well organized. How'd you do that so fast after moving in? Interesting plate collection in the background too.

  3. Wow, amazing how quickly you got everything in place, including pictures on the walls.
    I really like your bookshelves and the rocker nearby. I would be quite content to sit there and check out your books.
    I have always thought I would love to live somewhere where I could hear the church bells every day. I think that would provide a nice measure of contentment in one's day.

  4. Happy Birthday to your mom!

    The bookcases look like they were made for that spot! Wonderful!

    I think I like the idea of painting the chairs black!

    Hearing church music in the middle of the day sounds great! I'd love that!

    I have a friend whose husband is a model train enthusiast.

    Enjoy your week-end!

  5. Wow---your house is looking fabulous... You all have done so well. Congrats!!!!! Love it....

    We enjoyed some watermelon here today also... We have had a mild and low humidity-type of day... WONDERFUL.

    Have a great weekend.

  6. You are so organised. Something I aspire to but don't quite manage. I do like the colour on your walls.
    When I worked on a city farm in the East End of London, St Dunstan's church was just across the road and the bell-ringers would practice on a Saturday afternoon. Other times the steel band would practice in the yard of the community centre next to the church. Both good to listen to.

  7. Where you live is breathtaking...I am so happy for both of you! Love, Pam

  8. It's all looking so pretty and cozy. You guys are fast getting this all together.

  9. I love the photos of your home! Wonderful! 83 is a great milestone. Happy birthday to her, another July baby! :^)


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