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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Monday, April 21, 2014

An outside day

It's been a beautiful sunny day and I've spent most of it outside.
Went for my morning walk as usual. Walked up the hill to the end of my street and then walked the farm loop.  Then walked around town. It was 40 degrees, sunny with just the slightest breeze. 

I thought there was no school today but it must be a snow make up day because the buses were all out this morning.

I couldn't help but notice this messy shed on one of the side streets in town and thought it made for an interesting photo.  Is NOT mine. : ) 
An uneventful walk but a pretty one and so nice to be out and walking.
I walked 6 miles.
Haven't posted the sunrise and sunset times for a while.
Sunrise:  6:31
Sunset:  8:01
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After doing my morning routine and hanging a load of laundry out on the line the temperature was already in the 60's and I went outside and planted some seeds.  Not in the ground yet but in a starter tray.  I planted Tomatoes, Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Dill, and Marigolds.  There were 72 little plastic holders and I have a bunch more seeds.  I'll probably just plant some more of them in the ground.  By the time the seeds are ready to plant outside Ken will have built some raised beds for me.

Walking around the yard I've noticed lots of flowers breaking up through the ground.  The Tulips are ready to bloom any day now and the cone flowers and daisies are showing too now. 

This little tree in the yard is looking so pretty.  Someone told me that it is some kind a magnolia tree but can't remember what kind.
I did a little weeding and since the grass is all green and growing it was time for me to get out that fun riding mower and mow the lawn.  Three other neighbors all had the same idea.  I tried to start the mower and the battery was dead.  The charger wasn't helping so we went out and bought a new battery.  Then the mower started right up and I was off mowing.  Just took me a minute to get the hang of it again.  Remember last year when I was learning how drive it?  : )

I sure didn't feel like cooking today so we went to Brenda's for a salad and a pizza.   
Tonight for my snack I'm having a cup of Chocolate Marshmallow ice cream.  I'm going from a cup and a half to only one cup.  I've gained a few pounds and need to get rid of them so I have to cut down a bit.

Haven't had time to do my exercise CD so I'd better go and do that now.  Plan on getting around to visiting some blogs later, but if I run out of time I'll be around tomorrow for sure.

Hope you've had a sunny day to and had a change to enjoy it.
happyone  : )
Never does the human soul appear so strong
as when it forgoes revenge,
and dares forgive an injury.
~ E H Chapin

Three Happy Things
  1. A happy peaceful walk
  2. Mowing the lawn on the riding mower
  3. Pizza at Brenda's


  1. That old shed picture would make a perfect puzzle. Lots of stuff in there. ;-)

  2. What a marvelous day you have had! Love that picture of the shed! You will enjoy those herbs and tomatoes!

  3. Isn't Spring just awesome??? I love to smell the grass when it's been mowed.... LOVE it.

    I am having some ice cream tonight also... Have had an ole' cold/allergy --and have been feeling pretty lousy. Ice Cream HELPS you know!


  4. Isn't this an exciting time to be outdoors? Something new every day it seems.
    Your vegetable garden plans sound great. I started some seeds indoors which are now ready to start getting acclimated to the outdoors.
    Sounds like you're all ready for mowing season now.


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