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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Friday, May 2, 2014


A mixture of sun and clouds this morning and it was 44 degrees.  Not much of a breeze but it did kick up a bit later on my walk.  I walked the Farm Loop.  This is the last leg of the loop and I'm headed back to the main road and back into town.
Saw a couple of geese by one of the farm ponds and I'm thinking that maybe the one from yesterday found his mate and they made their way back to the pond.
A ground hog was out on the side of the road and ran into his borrow when I passed by.  Heard a woodpecker, but didn't see it and smelled a skunk and thankfully I didn't see him either.

I walked through town and around one of the cemeteries, turned left to the dead end and then walked up this road in a field.  Turned right just before the grass part up ahead
and walked along here which leads to the other cemetery which is on the left up ahead.
I don't usually walk in the fields between the two cemeteries but walk around the first cemetery, then back down the street, over a street and then up the hill to the second cemetery.

Continued down into town and on home.
I walked 6.3 miles.
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Ken is having some visitors over the house tomorrow to have a look at his train layout and he's been cleaning and tidying things up getting ready.  I vacuumed down stairs for him and it was very satisfying hearing all the bits up stuff fly up the hose of the vacuum.  : )

Went outside around the yard for a bit, getting in the mail, dragging the garbage can back inside and filling the bird feeders and walking around checking things out.  I noticed the forsythia aren't turning yellow this year but going right to green leaves.  I love the yellow flowers and always wish the yellow would stay around longer, now this year I won't see yellow at all.  I've never known that to happen before.  BUT the red tulips have started to bloom and they are looking beautiful.

I've finished reading book 5 in the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber, 50 Harbor Street.  It continued right where the 4th one left off.  I already have booked number 6 checked out of the library and it's sitting on my end table ready for me to start it.

I've been using an old camera held together with duct tape while my new one was sent back to have it fixed under warranty and today it came in the mail.  It's all fixed, looking nice and new and working properly. 

For supper tonight we are running up to The Ridge for a burger.  They have super hamburgers there and I'm just in the mood for one.  

Hope your day is sunny and bright.
happyone : )
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A mother is a person 
who seeing there are only four pieces of pie 
for five people 
promptly announces she never did care for pie.
~Tenneva Jordan
Three Happy Things
  1. Ken made me little pizzas on long rolls for lunch because I said I wished I had left over pizza for lunch
  2. Getting my camera back
  3. Looking forward to The Ridge for hamburgers


  1. You have such lovely scenery there!

    I do love the quote and it is so very true. Moms are like that!

  2. I was just going to agree with Beth! The scenery where you are walking is really pretty! Lucky you! Pizza and burgers in the same day! Enjoy! Great that you have your camera returned in good repair!

  3. It is looking like Spring on your walks now, although that is a mystery about your forsythia.
    Glad to know I'm not alone in enjoying the sound of dirt being sucked up by the vacuum.
    Enjoy your burger and your weekend too.

  4. Pizza for lunch and burgers for supper... Sounds yummy...

    Glad you got your camera back... I don't know what I would do without my camera!!!! ha

    Looks as if you have lots of great places to walk in your new home town...

    Have a good weekend.

  5. That is strange about the forsythia. I don't think that ours are doing much, but I'll have to check first thing in the morning. I am curious.

    It always surprises me the many different routes you can take. Lots of variety!

    Hope Ken has a good time hosting his guests.

  6. I love your quote for the day. I would sure like to see Ken's train layout in person. I have always found train layouts like that fascinating! A good hamburger is a real treat - hope you and Ken enjoyed yours.


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