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, December 20, 2013

Morning walk and dropping off some goodies.

This morning I took a regular old walk outside.  Wonderful to get out there in the fresh air.  It was a warm 44 degrees, windy and cloudy.  I was actually glad for the wind because it kept me cool.  I would have been hot otherwise with my three layers.
I walked part of the farm loop and went to the school, but instead of walking down the hill to town and walking there, I turned around and went back the way I had come.  I did that because the two roads I walked on were clear of snow and ice and I knew it would be good for walking.  As I walked past here, I wanted to walk up the road because it looked inviting but there was a sign that said no trespassing so I didn't.
I met a man named Eric on my walk today.  He lives along the farm loop road and is Farmer George's son in law.  His Dad has the farm next to Farmer George.  Eric was walking over to check on his Dad and as I walked passed, he stopped to talk to me.

A new barn is being built along the farm loop too.  They are working on the roof here in the picture.
My walk was a tad bit longer than usual at 6.8 miles this morning.
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Didn't walk at all yesterday because we were gone all day.  Ken had a doctors appointment (just a check-up) back where we used to live and he dropped me off at my friend Mary Jo's house.  We did a little Christmas shopping, had lunch at Olive Garden and then went back to her house and had a nice visit. Nice to see her again. : )
Ken had lunch with a couple of old co workers, and then picked me up at 2:30 and we came back home.
No time to see anyone else but maybe next time a few of my old friends and I can get together somewhere for lunch?
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Ken left to do some Christmas shopping of his own this morning.  I walked on over to Sherry's (hairdresser) to wish her a Merry Christmas and give her a card and some chocolate chippers.  I had an ulterior motive with the cookies though.  : )  Her husband is the one who bakes the other chocolate chip cookies in town and is my competition.  This is a way for him to taste mine. : )

Next stop with a pumpkin bread and a card was Bob at the tractor dealer up the road.  Bad news!  He wasn't there.  He has been let go, and the place is moving up the road about 20 miles to Oakland and there is a sign saying the store is for lease.  I left the pumpkin bread with the guy working there today.

Stopped in at the Dollar General on the way home and bought some little wreathes to hang in the dining room front windows on sale for 50 cents each.

Last stop was the library.  I gave them a card and some cookies.  When I walked in the door the librarian said,  "Oh Karen, I just put a book on hold for you yesterday."  It was next months book club selection - The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. 

So I got little more walking in this morning.

This afternoon I plan to do a little reading.  I have a book to finish before I start on the one I picked up today.  I want to do some cross stitch too.

Hope your Friday goes well.
happyone : )
Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas
if you stop opening presents and listen.
~Attributed to a 7 year old named Bobby
Comment replies:
Cheryl - Two guys live across the street in the green house - they work at the cafe in town.  A single man moved into the house next door but I've never seen him home.

Linda -  Thanks cousin.  I'll check out Leslie Sansone's DVD's.  Sounds like a good idea.


  1. I have just spent time catching up on your posts. It looks like you have had a lot of snow! It looks so pretty. No snow here... in fact we're supposed to be in the mid 70s over the weekend.
    So nice that you were able to see your friend, Mary Jo.
    I smiled when I read about your ulterior motive.
    When I read about your walks and visits with the neighbors I can't help but think when they see you out and about they are thinking "here comes HappyOne".

  2. I just bet that your friends are happy to see you coming with goodies. I haven't baked any pumpkin bread for several years. I need to make some.

  3. Anyone seeing you coming must be thrilled! Awww...too bad about Bob. Is he someone who lives there in your town? I hope that he finds a job real soon. Oh the drama of the chocolate chippers...wonder what Mr. Sherry will say. =D

  4. I think I need to get on your cookie delivery route! Those are some lucky people! Sorry to hear about Bob.:(

    Yesterday sounds like a lot of fun! It's good to be able to spend time with old friends!

    Enjoy your evening!

  5. Sounds like you had a busy morning! Sorry you don't have more snow to enjoy!

  6. What a nice day - a long walk, seeing a friend, a spreading some joy! Art


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