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, May 12, 2014

A walking partner : )

Well, I had quite a surprise for Mother's Day.  Saturday evening my son David arrived at the house.  Instead of calling or sending a card he decided to drive over from NJ and be here in person on Mother's Day. : )  As you can imagine it was a wonderful surprise so I had a great Mother's Day!!  He even went to Sunday School and church with us which was also a pleasant surprise. : )  We had lunch at Brenda's.

David came along with me on my walk yesterday.  Once in a while I talk to him on the phone while I walk but it sure was nice having him there walking with me in person.  I got to show him the Farm Loop.  David is in excellent shape.  He runs and works out at the gym almost every day.  He could have run circles around me as I walked!!  He wasn't even breathing hard going up the hills. 
Here's my David. : )
We are on Spear Road.  I wanted to show him that neat old tree that's on this road.
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David left yesterday afternoon to go back home so today I was back to walking on my own.  It was 56 degrees and cloudy but I did see some sun too.  I walked the Farm Loop and then through town, around one cemetery and the loop behind the ball park and home.

 I was walking down from the cemetery straight toward a house which is across the street from the cemetery when I saw something that made me smile.  A young woman was backing out of the garage I assume going to work.  Her husband came running out the front door, ran to the car, put his head inside, gave her a kiss, and as she backed out of the driveway said, " I love you, have a good day."  Watched her pull away and then walked back in side.  It was just nice to see. : )

I walked 6.2 miles.
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The clouds went away this morning and the sun came out so I hung some wash out on the line.  About 10 minutes later back came the clouds and it started raining.  So back outside I went to take the clothes in and then hang them in the basement.  No sooner had I gotten them hung up down there, the rain stopped and the sun came back out.  I thought about hanging them back outside but just left them hanging in the basement.

I'm spring cleaning my computer. I've been looking through all my passwords and user names that I've accumulated over the years for the many different websites and trying to get them organized. Some are on file cards, some on bits of paper and others just dotted down on the edge of the calendar on my desk. I'm going to all the websites to see if the passwords still work or if I even want to go there again.  I'm writing down all the information in a note book that have the websites in alphabetical order and then throwing away the cards and bits of paper.  I'm not done yet but have gotten quite a bit of it done.  Oh, and I'm also deleting quite a few bookmarks off my computer. 

Other than that its just the usual day at home around the house.

Hope all you mothers out there had a very Happy Mother's Day.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
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Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character,
give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln
Six Thankful Things
  1. A surprise visit from David
  2. A walk in the morning with David
  3. Talking to my own Mom on the phone on Mother's Day
  4. Looking up at a blue sky with big white puffy clouds
  5. My riding lawn mower
  6. The good feeling you get when a job is finished


  1. What a wonderful surprise, your son David arriving for Mother's Day and then walking with you! So nice!!

  2. I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day. What a wonderful surprise!

  3. How wonderful that David came for a visit. He sounds like such a nice guy. How thoughtful that he drove so far to see you on Mother's Day! What you are doing with your computer is a great idea. I should do that too. Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

  4. Oh what a wonderful surprise! So glad he was able to visit!!!

  5. What a great Mother's Day surprise! You must have been on Cloud 9!

    Now what you're doing with the computer stuff is something I'm going to pretend that I don't need to do.

    I would have enjoyed seeing the scene between the young husband and wife. If only all marrieds behaved in similar ways!

  6. What a wonderful surprise for David to pay a visit on Mother's Day!

    That was a wonderful scene you witnessed while you were walking this morning.

    Hope you are having a good evening!

  7. How awesome of David to do this!! What an amazing and wonderful surprise this must have been. I am very glad that you had a great Mother's Day :)

  8. What a wonderful surprise for Mother's Day!
    It sounds like you've gotten a lot done, I keep my passwords safe in a small notebook. The problem is I've misplaced that notebook!
    Have a nice day and thanks for sharing!

  9. It is wonderful to witness love, like David surprising you with a visit and like the young couple bidding each other good bye.
    Mary Jo

  10. What a wonderful Mother's day gift, to have your son visit you! He's a nice-looking man.

    Sure do like those pink flowers you found.

    Sounds like your laundry gave you an extra workout! lol!



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