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, July 25, 2013

Lots of books

It was quite cool this morning.  My guess would be that it was 49 or 50 degrees and there was no rain today.  A very pleasant walk in the sun.  We got the thermometer from Happy Trails today so tomorrow I'll know for sure what the temperature is.
 Some pretty flowers I passed along the way.
I didn't walk the route I mapped out but just walked around town a bit and then along the main road in both directions.
There were lots of rabbits around again and I saw a few cardinals too.
I saw a couple of people walking, a runner, and a woman walking two dogs.  I passed by a house where two women were setting up for a garage sale and I just walked right on by without even looking at anything.  I certainly don't need to bring anything else into this house!!!  : )

I walked 6 miles and today that was 11,602 steps.
Pretty blue skies today.
 It's been another busy day here for us.  We trimmed trees around the shed out in the back yard and loaded all the branches and clipping into the back of the truck.  We had a FULL load which we took to a place in town where they collect branches and limbs in one pile and in another big pile grass clippings.  When the pile gets big enough the park people burn it.  It is only two blocks from our house and we were the only people there the whole time we unloaded.

We put a dining room table in the dining room after painting the bottom of it black.  It is the same table that I had in my loft at the old house which I had painted pink.  The top of the table is stained a light color.  The table has been dark stain, blue, white, pink and now black.  We've had the table a good many years.   No chairs in yet because we are going to paint them black too.

We never did find the pins for the book shelves but do have the book cases in place now.  Still have to put the shelves in and the doors on.  We got all the books out of the upper shed at HT and now they are sitting all over the place in the library and dining room while as I sort them and put them in order.  I put all my books in alphabetical order and separate fiction and non fiction.  We also have a lot of coffee table books and I try to put them in subject order.  Then there are children books and my collection of Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, and Honey Bunch.  Maybe by the end of tomorrow they will all be on the shelves.

Since we worked hard today we thought we deserved to go out to eat.  We stopped in at a place near the water that advertised the best burgers at the lake, but we both didn't really care for the looks of the place so we left and ended up going to UNO's for a burger.  After eating we walked down by the water.

So now we are home once again and I still have clothes to fold and maybe I'll work a little more on those books till ice cream time.

Hope you're day has been a good one.
Happyone : )
All God's angels come to us disguised.
~James Russell Lowell
Comment replies:
Vee - Yes, John was right, the grass was a bit long.  I should have had the grass catcher on the mower.  I didn't rake it though.  Next time I mow I'll use the grass catcher.
I don't know what kind of trees they are.  Two kinds are mixed in.  One looks like a regular Christmas trees and the others have very long needles that hang like curtains.  They are so pretty.

Betsy -  Oh yes, I'm getting used to the appliances at the house.  The fridge is a big one and we are thinking of selling it and getting a smaller one.  The stove is a bit dated but it works great.  There is a dishwasher but haven't used it and don't plan on it.  When we get our new counter tops we will get rid of it. 


  1. Progress! It is good to read of your daily accomplishments! You will have everything in order before you know it!

  2. Looks like it was a beautiful day where you are! You and Ken are like Charly and I - Lots of books! I house doesn't seem like a home without several full bookcases! Have a great Friday.

  3. We love our books too, but don't have them in alphabetical order, and I am a librarian. Are they in order by author? The librarian in me asks.

  4. I enjoyed the vivid colors of the purple and yellow flowers and the blue sky.
    You two sure get a lot done in a day. You deserved a good meal after all that. MJ

  5. I just love your blog and the positive energy it emanates. Thank you for visiting mine from time to time Happyone!


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