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, August 29, 2013

Spare room and new counter tops

68 degrees and a little foggy in places when I started out walking.  The sun was trying hard to shine through but didn't make it till later in the day.  But then it was a beautiful sunny day.

I walked straight along the main road today.  Walked 3 miles in one direction which was 1 1/2 miles down a hill,  then 1 1/2 miles up a hill.  Turned around, crossed the street, then back down the hill, and up a hill.  And these are not little hills!!!  It might appear to be a bit boring walking straight up one road and back but there is beautiful scenery all around me.  I think this will be a good route during the winter when the snow comes.  They do a great job of keeping the main road plowed and I should have the nice wide shoulder to walk along. 

I stopped on the bridge and took a picture of the stream down below.
I saw one other person out and she was jogging through town.  The only animals I saw were some cows off in the distance.

I walked 6 miles - 11,505 steps
I took a ride up to the Hilltop Market to pick up some nice fresh produce today.  Ken and I have been going there together but I haven't been driving my car very much lately so I went on my own today.  It was a nice ride up and down hills and windy streets and with my car it made the drive fun!!
I haven't painted the spare room but have tried to make it nice and comfortable.  Ken made the bed frame, and I washed new sheets (line dried) and arranged the furniture.   Here's your room Mary Jo.  Hope you like it. : )
Here's a few pictures.

It doesn't have a bathroom off the room but there is a full bath right next to it.

We are replacing the green laminated kitchen counter tops and stainless steel sink with Corian and went and ordered it today.  We found a small family run business to do the work.  We should have the new counters in two or three weeks.
It was hard to pick a color but we decided on this color called Platinum.  It is sitting on the green counter top we now have so you can see what we are replacing.
I took the chili I made a while ago out of the freezer earlier in the day so I don't have to cook a supper tonight.  Just have to heat it up.  Sounds like a good idea right about now because I'm getting hungry.

Oh I almost forget to say that we stopped in the Shop and Save too and they were having a sale on ice cream so we stocked up again.  We haven't tried this brand before, in fact I've never heard of it.  'Hagan' and one of the flavors I picked out is called Whooopie Pie.  That's what I'll be having for my snack later.  : )

That's it for today.
Hope your day is happy and bright.
Happyone : )
Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
~Leo Tolstoy


  1. Mary is going to feel right at home. i really like the countertop you picked out...nice and neutral!

  2. I ate Hagan ice cream when I was growing up. They used to make it in Uniontown. Hope it is still as good as it was then!

  3. Your new counter tops will be great! I love your comfy welcoming guest room! Hope you enjoy having your friend come for a visit. Enjoy your ice cream tonight. Sounds yummy! See you tomorrow.

  4. That is quite a welcoming room for Mary Jo!

    I LOVE the Platinum choice you have made! I would like to do something about our counter tops, but I need to work on the budget.:-) There is one kind of solid surface that will mold a sink in with the counter top. That's what I'd like to have, I think.

  5. Hi, We had dinner tonight with Dad Adams to celebrate his 101st birthday.... He ate well--including a Brownie and Ice Cream...

    Wish you could get Blue Bell Ice Cream up there. You'd love their ice cream. It's our favorite....

    Your guest room and bath look fabulous. I'm sure your first guest will love it.


  6. The suite is lovely! Much more than I expected. I see you have toiletries out for me. That's very helpful since I'm packing lightly. See you tomorrow! Mary Jo

  7. Mary Jo's room looks most welcoming and how delightful for her to be able to enjoy the scent of line dried sheets.
    Hope you enjoyed your whoopie pie ice cream. Sounds interesting.


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