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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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A new route and some critters in the garden : )

This morning it was 55 degrees and the sun was coming up when I left on my walk.  I had a great walk today!!  Instead of walking around town I headed up the  main street in the opposite direction and out of town.  Took the first road on the left, then right at the next street and just kept walking.  Figured eventually it would lead back to town and the main road.
I really felt way out in the country along this road and it was beautiful scenery all along the way.  This road runs parallel to the main road about a mile away.
I walked passed a few farms and here's some of what I passed.
These roosters were making a lot of noise at the edge of a farm.
After walking a while I spotted the school in the distance and knew I was on the right road to head back to town.  I walked one BIG block.  I walked around town a bit so I could walk my full 6 miles.  I'll have to tweak this route a little but it will be another route to walk often.  I'll call it my Farm Route.   I really enjoyed this route.  So quiet and peaceful.  Didn't see anyone at all out walking.  Just a few cars.

The only wild life I saw were birds.
I walked 6.1 miles which was 11,596 steps for me.
Sunrise 6:21
Sunset 8:24
Ken worked on cleaning the outside of the trailer and it looks brand new.  When you go inside the trailer it still has that brand new smell to it. 

I was inside this morning getting more housework done.  I like to work till lunch time or so and then do some fun stuff. : )  

Came across my hummingbird feeder, made the sugar/water solution, filled the feeder and hung it right by the back window over the kitchen sink.  Saw a hummingbird in the front by the flowers the last few days so hoping it will find the feeder in the back.  Still no birds at the feeders, though I sure hear a lot of birds around.

Walking around the yard today I snapped a few pictures of some things hanging around in the garden. 
 A fish that keeps track of how much rain we get.
 A turtle that has lived in three of our yards.
 A couple of lady bugs.
 A frog who keeps the hose from damaging the flowers.
 And a little toad who has made a home in an old shoe.
The rest of the afternoon I think I'll read some blogs and then read some more of Little Dorrit.   Haven't gotten very far with it yet but I do like it.

We've decided we to go out to eat this evening.  There is a Mexican restaurant over in Oakland that we have been meaning to check out.

Third day in a row that it was a beautiful sunny day. 
Hope your finding little bits of happiness scattered throughout your day.
happyone : )
Happiness will never come to those who don't appreciate
what they already have.
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  1. LOVE your garden critters! and what a great new route you've found!! Sounds like you are really loving your new home :)

  2. Your Farm route looks very nice :)
    Funny critters in your garden :)

  3. Those critters for your garden sure are cute! Sounds like another good route for walking.

  4. Such beautiful countryside in your new corner! I love pastoral scenes and those are some fine ones. My niece's chickens are all over the place...she lets them run free range...already has lost two of six. Apparently, half the town is raising chickens! Ever thought of that for yourselves now that you're out in the country?

  5. Looks like a very nice walk. Hope you have a great evening!

  6. Sounds like a nice rural walk. I usually take the dog on a short loop road we live on every day, but not as far as you walk.

  7. Look at all those roosters! And that turtle looks real :)

  8. How fun to be exploring new walking routes and new restaurants in your new neighborhood. This farm route looks like a lovely way to start the day.

  9. I love following a route and seeing where it leads!!!!!


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