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, April 5, 2014

A most enjoyable day

The weather turned a bit chilly this morning, it was 36 degrees, VERY windy and cloudy.  There were very light snow flurries for a time when I walked but if you weren't outside you would never even know it happened. 

I walked up and down the streets in town and a little bit out of town down the main road.  I'm heading back into town here in the picture.
It was very quiet for a Saturday.  The only people I saw out were two fishermen at the little town pond and a few cars. 

I didn't quite make my 6 miles today and walked 5.7.
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The reason I didn't walk all 6 miles is because I wanted to be back home no later than 8:00.   And the reason for that is because we had a day out planned and we wanted to leave by 8:30.  Didn't quite make that time though and left at 8:45.
There is a train hobby shop down in Hagerstown (100 miles from home) and they were having a promotion with a local club that Ken wanted to go to. 
Ken bought this Susquehanna locomotive that was on sale. 
He got a few other goodies too, mostly building materials.  I picked out a few things for him also.  I picked out some people and a little kit for him to make a field of sunflowers.  He is going to put a farm somewhere on his layout and I put some black cows in his shopping basket too.  I thought of cow #29 and Charlie. : )
 One of the men from the club had a train layout open house so we went to see his layout.  He has huge basement and the whole thing was trains.  His is mostly track and only has some of it with scenery on it but it was impressive to see.

We also stopped at an antique mall and I got really lucky and found quite a few more blue plates to hang up over top of the kitchen cabinets.  I got all of these for $35.  Prices ranged from $1 to $10.
Our last stop before heading back home was dinner at The Long Horn Steak House.  We don't have one near us so this was a real treat.

When we got home I checked the mail and to top off the day was a Tea Time magazine.

I really enjoyed my day.
Hope your day was a happy one too.
happyone : )
I like her because she smiles at me and means it.
~ Terri Guillemets
Three Happy Things for Today
  1. The whole day
  2. Finding more plates
  3. Looking forward to my ice cream which I'm going to go and eat as soon as I publish this post
Comment replies:
Vee - I walk the very first thing in the morning too before I do anything.
I put on my walking clothes and out the door I go.


  1. The locomotive is really impressive. Please show us some pictures when the sunflowers are blooming in the train area.

  2. Oh that had to have been fun shopping for Ken's hobby! We think he does an amazing job with his scenes.

    Wonderful plates! I especially like the one in the front on the left.

  3. It does sound like a very nice day for you and Ken. We spent some time in Hagarstown one year on vacation and really liked it. Nice little town. I love those train set ups - the one that takes up the entire basement must be really deluxe (and the man who ones it must have a very understanding wife...) Ken's hobby is really fascinating.

  4. Now that does sound like a fun day. I like how you are so enthusiastic with Ken's hobby.
    What a great find on the plates. I don't think you can ever go wrong with a collection of blue and white.

  5. Sounds like a fun day. Ken does amazing things with his hobby! Glad you got a few cows, too. Art


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