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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Busy days

It's been a couple of busy days and no time for blogging.  It's only been two days but seems longer.

Sunday's are always busy days with church and I always enjoy it.  This week right after the morning service the teen group of the church had an auction.  The first annual one and we had a lot of fun.

The main part of the auction were the kids themselves.  They were auctioned off to the highest bidder for 8 hours of work.  The winner gets a teen for two, 4 hour work days.  They will do yard work, babysitting, and things like that.  Work and time worked out between the teen and the winning bidder.
They were trying to make money for activities and mission trips.
Ken bid on a teen named John to help take our back deck apart some time in the summer. 

There were donated items that were auctioned off too.  I made three dozen of those famous chocolate chip cookies and they went for $25.  Someone bought them for Pastor Leatherman. 

I also donated a baby blanket I made out of weave-it squares.  First time one of my blankets ever made money.  I was happy that the kids got $85 for it.  You can see the  blanket HERE.
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Yesterday morning we did some food shopping and other errands and went to Happy Trails in the afternoon.

Sunday and Monday were beautiful warm sunny mornings for walking and I walked my usual 6 miles.  The daffodils are now out around here and the grass us turned green almost over night.
Sunday Morning
First Daffodils of the season
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This morning it was still warm out at 56 but was cloudy and looked like rain so I took along my umbrella.  Didn't bother with rain pants or my new rain shoes because chances were it wouldn't even rain. 

I went to the post office first and dropped my mail in the slot.  Then just walked around town.  Some light showers had me putting the umbrella up and down quite a few times.  Still wasn't getting wet feet, but then about a half mile from home,  it got very windy and started raining hard and my feet and my sweat pants up to my knees got pretty wet.  Still it wasn't cold so it didn't much matter. 

I saw a couple of rabbits and heard a woodpecker.  I noticed that Saber's dog run got moved way to the back of her yard which I saw on my loop around the ball park.
Didn't see any people out.

I walked 6 miles.
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The temperature as been falling since this morning and it is now 38 degrees and supposed to go down in the 20's tonight.  Only one night though and we should get spring back again tomorrow afternoon.

Took this picture out the window.  The chipmunk enjoyed the seeds from the bird feeder. 
Just hanging around home today.  After I publish this post I'll be visiting blogs to catch up with you all.

A happy day to you.
happyone : )
Work and play are words
used to describe the same thing 
under different conditions.
~Mark Twain
 Happy Things From the past three days
  1. Blooming daffodils
  2. Warm morning walks
  3. Teen Auction
  4. Being at Happy Trails
  5. Church
  6. Pretty sunrises
  7. Emails from friends
  8. A wedding invitation
  9. Chocolate Marshmallow ice cream


  1. The sky in the first picture is beautiful! The teen auction sounds like a fun worthy cause and I am glad your blanket raised a nice amount of money. You are so generous with your time and you care so much about people. I know that first hand! Bless you!

  2. Our forecast has possible snow showers..... but then Spring will be back again. It's chilly and in the 40s here.

  3. I had to laugh at myself when I saw the chipmunk picture - I didn't think it was real at first! You always take such wonderful pictures. The Sunday morning picture is breathtaking. I'm not surprised your cookies went at auction. The blanket you made is beautiful also. Have a wonderful evening :)

  4. Neat idea for a fundraiser for the youth group! Also it's exciting that your cookies and baby blanket brought some good funds for them.

  5. Wow your auction sounds like fun! So glad you and Ken could help out by bidding and donating some items. Where will the teens go on their mission trip? Sound like busy but good days for you. Hope you are back to spring weather today! Have a good one.

  6. I love it when teens go on auction. I once purchased an entire group of teen girls to paint my deck for $50. It was a great deal! ☺
    Fun way to earn some money for them and a fun way to get a job accomplished.

    The pastor is going to love his cookies and someone is going to enjoy the afghan, too.

    Hope that the return to winter is over for you. We woke to snow this morning and brisk temps again that will last into the new week. So much for having a late Easter and hoping for spring weather to enjoy.

  7. You are sure a talented gal! That is nice to donate that. The teen auction is a great idea! Art


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