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, September 24, 2013

A beautiful day : )

It was down in the 30's last night but by the time I was up and out walking it was 40 degrees.  It was nice and clear out and no wind, one of those nice crisp fall mornings.  The BEST kind of walking morning. There was some light frost around in places.
I walked the farm loop.  At one of the farms all the cows and bulls are black and then there is this one white one.  I took the picture when he stopped to take a look at me.
Seemed to be more than the usual number of crows around and they were making quite a racket.

When I got back to town I walked around the cemeteries.
I saw Lisa running in the distance but she was too far away to say hi to. 

I walked 6.2 miles - 12,140 steps.
Sunrise 7:07
Sunset 7:11
Ken got most of the upper shed sided yesterday and went back today to finish up.  I stayed home again.  Such a nice day and I wanted to get the laundry done.  Without a dryer,  every sunny day, I like to take advantage of the good drying day. : )  By mid afternoon the temperature had to up to 70.  What a beautiful blue sky today with no clouds to be seen.
 I waited until the grass was good and dry and then I went out and mowed the lawn.  I can't believe how I have learned to maneuver that lawn mower around.  I go around trees and flower beds like an old pro.  I think back to that first time and can't help laughing!! 

After the mowing was done I sat out on the front porch and ate an apple.  Back inside to do a few chores around the house and then I went back out on the porch and did some reading.

The other day I had only one banana that turned brown.   Not enough to make banana bread so when I made pancakes.  I smashed it up and added it to the pancake batter and we had banana pancakes.  They were really good.  That's another good way to use up old bananas. 

I feel blessed to be enjoying this beautiful day and hope you are too.  
happyone : )
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust
Comment replies:
Vee - Yes, we are definitely in a different weather zone.  We are 3 hours west and up in the mountains from where we lived before.  We should get a good amount of snow here too.  It is usually 10 degrees cooler here.  Last year we are told that over 200 inches of snow fell here.  We've heard all kinds of snow stories and are looking forward to seeing for ourselves what a winter will be like! : )  I think people like to exaggerate the snow fall a bit here.  We shall see.  I may have to eat my words. : )


  1. LOVE that MOO!
    Wow - frost already! Brrrr!

  2. Frost? Good heavens! You're farther north than I am! It will be interesting to watch the year unfold.

  3. Your cooler weather sounds very nice! I wonder when you will start to get snow? Banana pancakes - what a great use for an old, brown banana - delicious and healthy. Have a great evening and I'll see you tomorrow!

  4. Oh wow light frost already!! I can't wait for that here :) actually I can't want for SNOW!!

  5. We have had no hint of frost around here. Eating your words might not be such a bad thing - especially if it involves Snow Cream!:-)

  6. It was a drop-dead gorgeous day here as well, just not quite as cool. I ate lunch outside, looking at the cloudless blue sky and dreamed of being out hiking somewhere! Art

  7. Great picture of the frost. I don't think we've actually had frost yet, but the weather is cooler. We're enjoying being able to open our windows. Mary Jo

  8. I love snow and winter. I should be living up there. Too bad I can't convince the rest of my family to make a move like that.


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