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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Saturday, March 22, 2014

A spring day

Oh my, was it ever windy this morning on my walk.  At times it blew me right along.  Once the sun rose there was a mixture of sun and clouds and the nice thing about this walk was that it was 44 degrees.  I listened to the wind making different sounds.  Through the pine trees it made a swishing sound.  Through the leafless trees I could hear the branches click clacking against each other and some rubbed against each other making a spooky moaning sound.  At other times the branches sounded like a squeaky hinge that needed some oil.

Spring is making an appearance around here finally.  I don't know what kind of flowers these are but they are the first blooms I've seen.
The farm ponds are not frozen anymore.  
This one is on Farmer Bill's farm.
I walked the farm loop, the two cemeteries in town and around the loop behind the ball park.  No cars at all passed me on the farm loop and didn't see one until after I walked the two cemeteries.

One man was out walking his dog in town.
I saw a Red Winged Black bird and more of those Robins.  Two geese were on the town pond and some of the chickens at the farm were outside walking around the farm.  Not to be confused the Lone Chicken and friends who live in town.

I walked 6.7 miles.
My walk is up and down hills and my pedometer had recorded it was like walking up 1,240 stairs!!
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I made French toast for breakfast today - haven't had that for quite a while and it was a nice treat.

We went to Oakland and walked around town.  Stopped to look in a couple of antique stores and I got a few goodies.
 Some more blue plates to hang above the kitchen cabinets.
I've been looking for an old sugar bowl to sit on the counter by Ken's coffee maker to put the powdered creamer in.  Found one today.  Didn't need these measuring cups but I really like them so got them too.  They look old but aren't.
 It has turned out to be a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the 50's.  So nice in fact that Ken washed his car.  I was going to wash mine too but didn't really feel like it. I went outside to dig up some rose bushes and there was Ken washing MY car after washing his.  Isn't he nice.  : )

There are LOTS of knock out roses around the yard planted by the previous owners.  The ones out the back door are planted in the perfect spot for my herb garden so I'm digging them up.  This afternoon I dug up 6 with four more to go.  Ken said he would drive the tractor down from HT and dig them up but I like digging around in the yard.  I am anxious to get an herb garden started.  I've never had one before.

So nice to have it actually feel like spring today.
Hope your enjoying your Saturday.
happyone : )
The first day of spring is one thing,
and the first spring day is another.
~ Henry Van Dyke
Three Happy Things for Today
  1. Walking the farm loop again
  2. A French toast breakfast
  3. A surprise car wash


  1. What a lovely day. You found some great things at the antique store. French toast sounds really good to me too. Good luck with you herb garden. Have a good day.

  2. Oh you did find some good things! A surprise car wash...that would be very special. Happy gardening!

  3. Are your little yellow flowers crocuses?

  4. Beautiful dishes. What lucky finds!
    Sounds like you've enjoyed a great day, and how nice to get your car washed too :)

  5. French toast with powdered sugar is one of my favorite treats! I love blue/ white. The plate on the left is particularly lovely.

  6. I think those flowers are aconites. A neighbour here has a patch, but it will be 6-8 weeks yet before we see them. A fresh foot of snow last night, on top of what was left! Took me nearly four hours to do the driveway.

  7. It sounds like a perfect spring day there! I love your description of the sounds of the wind.

    Yay! Antique shopping! One of my favorite things to do! I love what you bought!

    It is not easy to dig up rose bushes. You have worked hard today. I think you will like having herbs.

    Ken was really nice to wash your car, too.

    I think some more winter like weather is on the way. Hopefully those pretty yellow flowers won't be harmed.

    Have a good evening!

  8. Happy spring, HappyOne! Isn't it nice to start seeing some flowers? Art

  9. There's nothing like getting out to do some gardening. What herbs are you planning to grow? Love the blue& white plates. I got 2 small mugs from a school sale in the same pattern as the dark blue plate. They are modern copies and the pattern is called calico. I thought about getting 2 more when I saw them in a shop but as they were £22 each !! decided not to.


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