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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.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

42 years

I was hoping for a bit warmer weather this morning so I could go for my walk but it was not to be.  10 below zero again this morning so and another walk in the basement.  I listened to disc number 3 of my book and walked just under 6 miles.

The sun is shining and it is so pretty outside and by the afternoon it had warmed up and temperatures were in the high 20's.  Now if it will just stay like that I'll be able to go for my morning walk tomorrow.

It was a pancake breakfast for us today and since the day is a special one for us, we had whipped cream along with the syrup on them.
Why is this day special you might ask?  42 years ago today we got married.  Yes, it's our anniversary and we've been married that long.  On one hand the years have flown by but so much as happened in that time that at times it seems like many lifetimes.  Over all it's been happy and fun, but like all marriages it is not perfect and we've had our hard times as some of you might remember if you are long time followers of my blog.  But if you stick out those hard times, I believe as it was for us that your marriage grows stronger and I am happy to say that today we've have never been happier. : )  I truly believe too that if you both put God first in your life it makes all the difference.

We are celebrating by going to out dinner at the Dutch's Restaurant, the nicest place for miles around.  We have never been there for dinner but it is the place where I went with the church ladies for our Christmas party.

This afternoon we went to Hilltop to replenish Ken's candy supply.  I pick out a few pieces too but I don't eat mine as quickly as he does. : )  A basket with a lid sits in our kitchen and Ken will put one of my candies in there.  I try to see how long I can go without eating it.  Sometimes I go days and days.  Then when Ken notices that I've eaten a piece he will put another one in there. 
Today walking around the store I came across pink whitergreen candies and right away they made me think of my grandma (mom's mom this time) and just had to buy a bag.
My Grandma used to always have some of these in her pocketbook and I remember her giving me one when we went to church.
Linda, do you remember Grandma having these?
I put some in a pink candy dish when I got home.  The dish belonged to my other Gramma. 
I've been doing some cross stitch today.   I had finished a whole section with a brown color and then realized I had used the wrong color.  So I had to take a bunch out and then redo it with the right color.  It wasn't so bad though, just time consuming.  Luckily it was a section that just had half stitches. 

I hope your day is filled with sunshine.
happyone : )
Chains do not hold a marriage together.
It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads
which sew people together through the years.
~ Simone Signoret

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love,
trust,
partnership,
tolerance,
and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.
~ Paul Sweeney
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Today's Thankful Three
  1.  Sharing my life with Ken
  2. Whipped cream on my pancake
  3. Going out to dinner
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Comment replies:
Betsy - The snow is normal for up here but not the temperatures.  It hasn't been this cold here for at least 20 years.  The snow I like, the frigid temperatures not so much.

RK - That is so nice about the puzzles that the woman in the nursing home has done.  : )

Linda - Thanks for the Cedar Cove information.  I'll check out the Hallmark channel because I'd really like to see it.

18 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. I am happy for you <3

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  2. Happy Anniversary to a lovely couple!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! I completely agree with you and I believe that it's going through the tough times together that makes a really great marriage. I hope you have a lovely dinner tonight, and many more wonderful years together.

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  4. Another Beth responding! I do enjoy your blog. I couldn't follow you for almost half a year because we moved from British Columbia to Connecticut. I have enjoyed catching up.

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  5. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! Love you guys. I know you will enjoy Dutch's. Mary Jo




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  6. Happy anniversary. My dh and I are also married 42 years.
    In church last week a couple celebrated 62 years of marriage and we all applauded. Then those married 40 plus years were asked to stand so we got some applause too.
    I like your candy arrangement with your hubby and how he picks out a piece for you, and also your pink candy in your dish (two different grandmas reminders).

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  7. Congrats on 42 years! That is wonderful. Charly and I will celebrate 35 years this summer and we are planning to do something very special :-) I love those pink candies...one of my favs. So nice you have such good memories of your grandmothers! Have a very, very happy anniversary!

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  8. no way you've been married that long.....you look like your 30...
    Happy anniversary!
    We had to split a piece of Wrigley gum 3 ways at church
    and be happy about it too
    :)

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  9. Why didn't I remember this about your anniversary? I send along Happy Anniversary wishes to you! Enjoy your dinner at Dutch's.

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  10. Happy Anniversary! I know that you'll have a wonderful dinner out and tell us about it tomorrow. I love Canada mints, which is what we call the pink mints. Yummo! Now why am I not surprised that you can deny yourself a candy for days and days? = D

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  11. Happy Anniversary to you two. I hope you had a tasty and enjoyable dinner.
    Brr... I can't imagine those temperatures you are having.

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  12. Wow, that is wonderful! The happiest of anniversaries, Karen and Ken, and many very happy returns. I don't know of any perfect marriages or people, and maybe that is the reason that so many marriages break up. People hit a rough patch as we all do, and decide it is easier to split than to keep trying. So I hope that you both enjoyed your special day together. Art

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  13. Happy anniversary, you two! May you have many, many more blessed and happy years together. ♥

    I remember those pink candies, as the grandma of one of my friends always had some in a dish at her house. :-)

    Thanks for the information about the pellet stove - really appreciate it. Glad to know you're happy with yours.

    Hope you had a great celebration dinner tonight.

    ~Lindy

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  14. WOW 42 years and still strong...
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to both of you!!!
    May you be together for another 42 years... actually more than that...
    Lots of love to you both!!!

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  15. You had me a pancake breakfast...

    Seriously though, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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  16. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I DO REMEMBER THE PINK WINTERGREEN CANDIES. I WAS THINKING ABOUT GRANDMA WHEN I SAW THE PICTURE YOU POSTED BEFORE I READ YOUR COMMENT. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN SHE DIDN'T HAVE THEM, THEY WERE ALWAYS THERE.

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  17. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD WONDERFUL DAY. WHEN I SAW THE PICTURE YOU POSTED OF THE WINTERGREEN MINTS I THOUGHT I GRANDMA AND THEN I READ YOUR POST ABOUT GRANDMA. I REMEMBER SHE ALWAYS HAD THE MINTS. THERE WAS NEVER I TIME THAT SHE DIDN'T HAVE THEM. SO MANY GREAT MEMORIES.

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