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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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th

I marched down our driveway last evening at Happy Trails with our flag to hang it out at the end of the driveway.  I'm wearing one of Ken's old work shirts (nicely ironed) to keep the bugs from biting me.
Here the flag flies at the end of our driveway.
Tomorrow we will be in town for the 4th of July festivities.  There will be a parade, craft booths, music to listen to and fun events during the day.

Today we are headed over to another town about 20 miles away called LaVale.  Supposed to have a mall there.  Going to check the place out.

A happy day to you.
Happy 4th!
happyone : )


  1. Looks good! Have a happy day tomorrow learning more about your new community.

  2. Love the look of a white shirt, and jeans. :-)

    Good for you. you have a flag.

    Enjoy your new town, on the 4th. And looking around, in another town.

    This is still just fun, fun, fun. Hooray!

    Have a Happy 4th Of July!

  3. Turns out that your time between houses is being well-spent. Pam has a favorite restaurant in LaVale. I'll have to find out what it is. The artisan villge is a great find. I hope you go to Swallow Falls. It's just so scenic there and you can walk the trails.

    Happy July 4th! Glad you hung your flag!

  4. What an exciting chapter in your life Karen!! So many new places to explore and "small town life" to settle into. Sounds dreamy!!

  5. Such an exciting time for you. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July :)

  6. It sounds like you are having a good day! The flag is the perfect touch!

  7. Happy 4th Karen. You look like a teenaget in the photo. I hope you and Ken have many happy years together in your new home.

  8. "'Tis the star spangled banner, oh long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

    Happy Independence Day! Art

  9. Love your flag.... Glad you are going to the 4th of July festivities... Ours have all been cancelled due to the rain...We are under a flood watch.

    You are not far from Frostburg. My niece went to college there. We stayed in Cumberland last year for a night... Love that area.

    Happy 4th of July. God Bless America.

  10. Happy 4th to you, Karen! I had to smile that you are still ironing, even while staying in your trailer ;-) Sounds like me! Do you enjoy a fun small town fourth. Just want you to know that you and Ken have inspired Charly and I to think about moving to a smaller town and slowing down once we retire - but that is still a few years off. Have a great day!

  11. Your life is exciting because you make it so. MJ

  12. Your 4th of July festivities sound like a lot of fun. Hope you enjoyed your day.
    Love that picture of you proudly marching down the trail with your flag.

  13. What a lovely patch of land you have up there. But I bet it will be nice to have 4 regular walls around you soon.


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