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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Friday, August 30, 2013

This and that

It was 56 degrees and a bit foggy up in the hills though I could see the sun shining in town.  I was just up high and walking through some low hanging clouds.
I was back to walking my regular route this morning.

This picture of the ducks is the same little farm pond where I took the picture of the heron I posted a few days ago.  I zoomed in to take the picture.  I pass by quite a few of these little ponds.
 My friend Cheryl called while I was walking.  She is planning on a visit some time in September.  : )

Always enjoy my walks. : )
I walked 6.5 miles - 12,331 steps.
We walked to the bank this morning which is right down the street and on the way home stopped at our neighbors house where they are having a yard sale.  Well, not exactly our neighbors but their relatives.  They are Mennonites and have a large family so it is a pretty big yard sale.  We did very good and only bought a couple of red gas cans and a funnel for $5.

We drove up to Walmart and did the rest of our food shopping for the week.  We passed quite a few yard sales on the way.  We didn't stop.  I guess because it is Labor Day weekend and the last weekend of summer there will be lots of people up here at the lake and it is a good time for yard sales.

It's been a nice sunny day.  We sat on the porch eating our apples and watching the traffic drive by.  Yesterday I bought three kinds of apples,  Granny Smith (my favorite), Red Delicious (Ken's favorite) and some Galas. 

I think we will be getting new neighbors in the near future.  Saw a home inspector over there the other day walking around with his clipboard. 

Home for the rest of the day.  Having hot Italian sausages cooked out on the grill for supper.  I've made some macaroni salad earlier to go with them.  Looking forward to sitting on the porch again later too.

Life is Good. : )
Hope your Friday finds you happy.
happyone : )
What we have one enjoyed,
we can never lose.
All that we love deeply
becomes a part of us.
~Helen Keller
Comment Replies:
SusieCraft -  YES, the ice cream must be as good as it ever was because we sure liked it!! : )


  1. Oh I hope that you get some real good new neighbors. I'm imagining you out there on the porch just enjoying the life. Very cool. Cheryl coming to visit in September sounds wonderful, too.

  2. Your supper sounds very tasty!

    I love the picture of the duck on the water - very peaceful.

    Enjoy the rest of the evening!

  3. I can't wait to see you and walk your walk and visit Happy Trails!

  4. Sounds like a really nice day. You have great places to walk wherever you go. Art

  5. Sounds like a nice relaxing day. I would not have been as strong as you were when it came to those yard sales - I probably would have checked out every one, and come away with a few treasures (mostly books- probably). Dinner sounds great. Glad you are getting new neighbors - hope they are good ones! Have a very nice Labor Day weekend.

  6. Italian sausages on the grill sounds pretty awesome. I love the pictures you've posted of the ponds. I love ponds and all the nature/wildlife that makes its their there.

  7. Your new house seems like it is in a good location as far as proximity to the bank and library. How nice to not have to hop in the car to visit those places. The yard sales would be an added bonus :).
    Have a great weekend.


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