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, May 27, 2014


Farm - early morning
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Rained hard last night and I heard some thunder too but it had stopped by morning when I walked and it was 60 degrees.  Some sun at first but about 3 miles into my walk there was a light shower.  Just enough to cool me off.  Dried off pretty quickly.

I walked up and down the two hills behind my house house, through town, up Barn Sale Rd, back to the main road and went up toward Happy Trails.  Then back to town around the two cemeteries around town and home.

A bunny was on the side of the road and started walking up the road trying to get away from me.  He  stayed on the road just in front of me until we came to the dead end, then he ran into the grass and stayed there.  That's when I took his picture.
 Two people stopped to talk to me this morning.  One by the library.  She was dropping books off and said hi and that she sees me walking most days.  She is a walker too and the doctor told her, to keep your mind active while walking you should do math problems in your head.  Like multiplying three numbers like 345 x 579.  I told her I have enough trouble doing math problems with a paper and pencil. : )

The other by the post office.  I was walking through the parking lot and he too told me that he sees me most days.  Asked the usual questions and told me he walks and rides his bike and takes pictures along the way.  He lives up around the Farm Loop. 

I walked 6.4 miles.
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After breakfast and our morning routine we left for LaVale.  Ken had to make an appointment for his bus drivers license at the MVA - it's the first week in July.  Stopped at the mall and I had another look around Christopher & Banks.  I came out of the store with FOUR new things - all on sale.  Two blouses.
Finally I found a dress.  : )  I love this classic poke-a-dot dress.  This white sweater I picked up too.
Next stop was the shoe store.  Ken got a pair of hiking boots and I got a pair of shoes and a purse.  I needed a light color for summer.  : )
We had lunch and then later stopped at Rita's for a gelato - first one of the season.  We both had cherry ice and chocolate custard.

Another stop was at a nursery that my neighbor recommended.  It was way off the beaten track.  Lots of good stuff there and reasonably priced so we got these things here in the truck.  Some flowers, a couple pepper plants and some sage.  

Some of the flowers are for our yard but some are for church.  Pastor asked us if we would be interested in doing a little project to spruce up the area around the little radio station building that is on church property.  We said we would be happy too. 

Here's a couple of before pictures.  I'll also be posting in progress pictures and the what we end up with.  I feel like we are doing a Home and Garden show. : )
Well, I guess I've gone on long enough for this post. 
Hope your day is sunny and bright and that you smiled often.
happyone  : )
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Let the rays of your heart shine
on all who pass by.
~ Terri Guillemets
Three Thankful Things
  1. Good shopping finds
  2. Having a Rita's not TOO far away
  3. Finding a great nursery


  1. What a great day! Your clothes and shoes are beautiful. I'm glad you found a dress. I'm sure when you're finished with the radio station garden that it will be gorgeous.

  2. Oh I love that dress! I like the design feature at the neck. Maybe, maybe, you'll share a photo of you wearing it one day.

    It'll be fun to decorate that little garden...

  3. Oh, I just love seeing the cattle in your farm image! And look at those pretty purple flowers!

    I'd never be able to do math in my head and walk at the same time! I'd probably get so distracted by the math that I'd walk out in front of a car.

    I like all your purchases. I was to C&B last week and came home with some new tops, too, that had been on sale.

    Will be looking forward to your 'in progress' pictures of the flower garden at the little building.


  4. I love the cows!!! And the clothes you got are very nice.

  5. Love the cows and bunny! What a nice walk! Your blouses, dress and shoes are pretty. Enjoy the new flowers and Plants. Have a happy day!

  6. Ok if i tried to do math in my head while walking I would trip and fall flat on my face.

  7. All in all, it sounds like a wonderful day.
    Esp. the gelato... yum!

    Best of luck with your new gardening project. I'm sure it will turn out beautifully :)

    Have a happy day!!


  8. It's so wonderful that you get to walk so much every day! I love walking, too. Even if it's just for 20 minutes, I love getting out after work, walking or biking so I can get my mind off things before I start studying. You had such an amazing day. I love that polka-dot-dress!

  9. Hooray for good luck while shopping. I love the dress. Polka dots always look so happy to me... so a perfect dress for HappyOne :D.
    Ever since I have been visiting you and hearing about Rita's I vow to go. we have one real close by. Tonight I am vowing that this will be the year.

  10. Love your new clothes and shoes. I missed this blog before. Mary Jo

  11. That bunny is probably what the beagle in your later post was smelling! :^)

    I do try to do my check ledger in my head with pen but now and then I do use a calculator. I doubt it will keep my mind active enough, though.


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