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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Monday, August 26, 2013

Bathroom Finished

I left at 6:30 this morning which is my normal time for walking so the sun wasn't up past the mountain yet, but it was light, 52 degrees and the sunny once it got over the mountain.
A heron flew right over my head and landed in a little pond at one of the farms.  The pond was up a ways on the farm so I had to zoom in to get the picture.  I don't see a heron around here very often.
I thought there might be a bit more traffic around today because it was the first day of school but it didn't seem to make much difference.  It is an elementary school and I pass the school around 7:30 and a little earlier than school starts.  I did see a couple of buses and a few kids waiting on corner but that was it.

I took a picture of the one of the little cemeteries off in the distance that I walk around.  Arrow pointing where it is.  It's about a mile away and I'll be there in 15 minutes.  I'm near the school.
Here I am at the cemetery and I put an arrow from where I took the first picture.
Some weeds have found a place to grow between a building and the road.
Such a nice morning to be out walking.
I walked 6.3 miles - 12,598 steps.
Ken went up to Happy Trails but I stayed home because I had things to do around the house.  I got the lawn mowed too.

This butterfly stayed around for quite awhile on the cone flowers so I got to take a lot of pictures.  Here's one of them.  I'm putting more of them up on my photo blog tomorrow. 
The bathroom is completely done now which makes me very happy.  I'm done with painting for a while even though more has to be done, it can just wait!!
Here is the old light fixture.  The reflection is making the ceiling look dark rose as well but it is really white. 
 Here's the new fixture and towel ring and the new color. 
New towel rack and TP holder.  
The color below is pretty close to what it actually looks like.
So that's it for today.  It's been a good one.  Hope your day has been a good one too.
happyone : )
Always be a first rate version of yourself,
instead of a second rate version
of somebody else.
~Judy Garlalnd


  1. The new color sure makes me grin...looks bright and cheery and it.is.done. That's the great thing! I so need ti be doing some painting, but I hate it so!

    Thanks for the arrows...they really help me figure out your walk a little.

  2. I like the new color. We have a very similar color in several rooms of our house! Your walk sounds so pleasant. Enjoy your evening! See you tomorrow.

  3. Oh, I like the bathroom!

    Our schools began on August 12! The day begins at 7:45 for the elementary students and 8:30 for middle and high schools. We have a couple of school zones to drive through whenever we want to head out to "civilization.":-)

    There has been quite a bit of development in our area in recent years, and I think that has affected the frequency with which we could spot a heron near the creek. I think they are such lovely birds.

    I hope you are enjoying your Monday evening!

  4. Looking forward to more butterfly pix.

  5. Your bathroom looks so pretty.

    All of your photos today are beautiful.

  6. Bathroom looks great... I love the yellow...

    Great butterfly photo.

  7. Excellent job on the bathroom. I know the painting nearly did you in, but you got the result you were after! Great photo of heron and butterfly. MJ

  8. Of course I LOVE your flutter-by! It is a Fritillary of some sort.
    And LOVE the sun-shiney color of your bathroom!!

  9. Do you think that heron missed you at the old place and flew over for a visit?
    The bathroom transformation is wonderful. So soft and cheerful.
    Love that butterfly picture. We've been seeing quite a few here too.

  10. Bathroom looks wonderful. And that butterfly pic is amazing. I like the Heron pic as well. I see them flying a lot but I never see them on the ground, though I've always wanted to.

  11. Love the butterfly. Your new bath looks great!

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  13. Great picture of the butterfly. I saw one in my yard yesterday that was just the opposite of the one you have pictured. Mine was all black with yellow.

    Your bathroom looks really nice. Love the color. My home office is also yellow similar to the color of your bathroom.

    It is really country like where you live now. I love the cows. Looking forward to more pictures.


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