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, June 30, 2014

A work day and garden pictures

At Villa Vista - second stop on garden tour Saturday.
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65 degrees this morning when I started out walking.  A slight drizzle greeted me as I walked out the door and continued for about half of my walk.  It was so light that under the trees the road wasn't even getting wet as you can see in the picture.
The sun started to come out and then it rained harder and I did get a bit wet but that stopped in about 10 minutes or so and then it was mostly cloudy with a little sun once in a while.  By the time I got home I was pretty much dried out.

I walked the Farm Loop and  stopped to talk to Farmer Bill for a while.  All is doing well at his farm and he's about to get some chickens for that chicken coop he built a while back.

Walked around a town a bit for the rest of my walk.  Didn't see anyone else out.

I walked 6.4 miles
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Pastor Leatherman and Kathy, invited us and 2 other couples out for lunch yesterday after church to Uno's to say Thank You for the work we've been doing around the church.  It was unexpected because after all it is our church and we were more than happy to help.  But it IS nice to be appreciated.  We all had a great time. : )  We didn't get home until after 3 and had just a few hours before we were back at church for the evening service.  I've said this before, but we are so blessed to be part of this wonderful church.
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The tractor was still at church from last week doing the mulch.  Eric from church has an open trailer and he lives just a few miles from us and offered the loan of his trailer to bring the tractor back home.  So this morning we went to his farm first to pick up the trailer.  Then we went to church and finished putting the rest of the mulch around.  I had more to put around the garden by the radio station.  First had to weed again and after I put the mulch down I sprinkled Preen around.  Hopefully that will help with the weeds.  The last of the mulch went around the playground area. 
We then loaded the tractor on the trailer, took it back to HT and then brought the trailer back to Eric and by then it was supper time.  We've had another busy day, but it feels good to have had a good day of work.
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Here are a few more pictures from the garden tour on Saturday.  These are from the Villa Vista, second stop.
 A little cart in the front yard.
Bubbles the talking bird who says, "Hello" to all the visitors.
Fire pit in the back yard.
This picture is from Slab's Place. Thought this was a cute little thing for plants.
We bought a raffle ticket to win this little donkey cart filled with herbs from A Touch of Italy.  Haven't heard anything so I guess we didn't win.
One last picture of a few plants we bought from the Garden Boutique.  The two of the same are called Autumn Joy and the other one is a Lemon Scented Geranium.
Tomorrow I'll show you where I planted them.  No pictures yet.

That's it for today.  Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
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If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has the power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message
that you understand, rejoice,
for your soul is alive.
~ Eleonora Duse
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Drizzle during my walk to keep me cool
  2. Church friends
  3. The feeling after a good day of work
No time yesterday or today to visit blogs but I'll get around to visit soon.

Tomorrow we have a bit of an adventure planned. 
It should be a fun day!!  : )


  1. The garden tour must have had some lovely places to visit!

    You've once again been a "busy little bee" today.

    Enjoy what you have planned for Tuesday!

  2. Brett & I just returned from a walk and were commenting that we would welcome rain to cool us off. Didn't happen, however.
    How wonderful that you have found such a perfect fit with your new church.
    I'm going back now to enlarge the garden walk pictures.
    An adventure, eh? Have fun and take lots of pictures.

  3. Hi There, We are home from a trip to the gorgeous West VA mountains –where we celebrated our anniversary… I’ll be blogging about this time for awhile –since it was so special.

    After working for a church for many years, I do know how important it is to have wonderful people like you and your hubby doing volunteer work around the church. We do appreciate you --and am glad that you enjoyed your lunch... That is so special.



  4. I am glad you enjoyed the day and had fun. It is nice to be appreciated as a volunteer, even though that is not why you do it.

    A walk in the rain beats no walk at all.

  5. Yes, it is nice to work hard and accomplish something and also to feel appreciated! Have fun on your adventure tomorrow. Can't wait to read all about it!

  6. Nothing happening in my corner...

    Wow...some really nice photos of the tour...love the first one.

    It is nice to be appreciated and I am glad that your pastor recognizes that. He sounds like a caring person.

  7. I love the photos from your tour! It is nice you were treated to a lunch for all your hard work..Very nice! You are wonderful to be thankful for the little things in life..Enjoy and have a happy day!

  8. So glad you are appreciated.
    Can't wait to find out what the adventure is. Mary Jo

  9. So nice that your work and thoughtfulness was appreciated and noticed :) you are truly a good person.

  10. That first photo shows such a cute entrance.
    It looks like such a wonderful, welcoming home.

    Glad you had a nice lunch, and it is nice that your efforts are appreciated. A little 'thanks' goes a long way, doesn't it :)


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