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

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

A busy day and a nap

35 degrees this morning, sunny and not even a breeze, a beautiful morning for walking.  Yesterday I retired another pair of walking shoes and wore a new pair today.  The old ones I'll wear around the yard.  Even though the new shoes are the exact same kind as the old ones, I always feel better after the first walk so I know they will be good walking shoes.  These latest pass the test.

I walked the Farm Loop in the opposite direction than usual.  A couple of pictures along the way.
I saw a couple of blue jays and a downy woodpecker.
No people around and very few cars.
Walked 6 miles.
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I went to the library this morning but not the one in town.  I went to the one in Grantsville (15 miles or so from home) because the weather was so nice and thought it would be nice to take my car out for a  spin.
I checked out a Stephen King book that I've never heard of.  These other two books were on the give away shelf so I came home with them too.  They are books 4 and 5 in the series so now I'll have to get the other three from the library and read them first. : )
After lunch I went outside to get some work done in the yard.  I cut down 12 rose bushes and 3 big tree bush things.  Cut down 6 huge ornamental grasses and did some raking.  I was out for a few hours.  In the next few days I will have to mow the lawn.  I'm looking forward to having fun on the riding lawn mower again.  : )

After getting the clothes off the line and folding them I sat down to read.  Read a few pages and fell asleep. Woke up when Ken called to say he was on his way home.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.
happyone : )
Let the resurrection joy lift us from
loneliness and weakness and despair to
strength and beauty and happiness.
~ Floyd W Tomkins

Three Happy Things Today
  1. Comfortable walking shoes
  2. Free books
  3. A sunny afternoon in the yard
Comment Replies:
Vee - I had Shrimp Scampi on a bed of spaghetti with a twice baked potato and green beans when we went out to eat. Too much food so I saved the spaghetti and had that as leftovers last night.  It was scampi flavored and delicious.

Karen - The little door on my camera that holds the batteries in broke and the duct tape is holding the door closed.

Edit:  Free books are number 8 and 9 of the series not 4 and 5 like I thought.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Karen - Hello from Arizona! New walking shoes and free books - always happy things. Naps are great as well. I had one today too. Have a peaceful and happy Easter. You will like the short You Tube I posted on my blog about the risen Lord and what the resurrection means to each and every one of us. Very moving. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  2. My goodness! You were a dynamo doing that yard work!

    Isn't it nice to have such good walking weather again?

    Easter blessings to you!

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  3. Wow!! All of that yard work after walking. You are amazing!!

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  4. Sounds like a happy and productive day.
    Reading about your upcoming mowing reminded me of your post last summer when you were mastering the mower. That was so cute.
    Wishing you and Ken a Happy Easter.

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