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 2, 2014

Does't like cake and milk?!! : )

Wild daisies are blooming now.
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Yesterday morning David walked along with me on my walk.  We walked all around town.
Today I was back on my own.  It was 58 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun and I walked the Farm Loop/Town route.

I saw Lisa a couple of times walking in town and we stopped to talk one of the times.  She usually runs but hurt her leg so has to walk for a while.

I saw a cute little chick a dee sitting in a bush and got really close to it, but it flew away before I could get a picture.

Didn't see Farmer Bill but it looks like he's in the middle of building a chicken coop.  Maybe I'll be seeing some more chickens one day soon. 
Another farmer was on his tractor rolling hay.  I didn't realized they did that in spring too.  Didn't get the tractor but you can see the rolled hay.  I like the smell of it.  To the right and down from the middle of the picture you can see some red and black on the fence post.  I took two pictures, this one and one right after and the red and black wasn't there.  I'm thinking maybe it is two red winged blacked birds.  Can't really tell though.
As always so nice to be outside early taking a walk. 
I walked 6.2 miles.
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David and the grands left yesterday morning while we were at church to go back home.  It was the last visit probably for quite a while because David's ex-wive is getting married next month and taking the kids to Oklahoma.  That sounds so far away.

David and Scout helped us eat more of 'the cake' and now there are four pieces left which we put in the freezer.  Surprisingly, Japhy didn't want any cake!!!!  He ate a couple of mozzarella cheese sticks instead.  And both of them don't like milk!! 

We watched a movie last night from Netflex that was very good,
Something the Lord Made.  Based on the true story of a white surgeon Alfred Blalock and his black assistant, Vivien Thomas who teamed up to develop a procedure to save children suffering from a heart defect.

We went out and did a couple of errands today and then I dropped Ken off at HT, drove the truck home and he drove the tractor to the house and started on making his pumpkin patch.  He's outside right now digging up the lawn out back.  I'll have some pictures tomorrow.

I'm going back outside in just a bit to see how he's doing.
Hope your day has been a good one.
happyone : )
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Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment
of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
~ Jim Fiebig
Three Thankful Things
  1. Daisies
  2. Sunny Days
  3. Cool Breezes 
Comment Replies:
Betsy - No, it was visit number 3 and probably the last for a good long while. : (


  1. First of all, your question "who doesn't like cake and milk?" is a good one. I don't trust anyone who doesn't like cake. I mean, can a person who's anti-cake really even be allowed to vote?

    Seriously though, beautiful pictures as always. I don't think I've often read of David accompanying you on these walks. Does he get to do that very often? I Bet it was good talking time.

    Have a good evening!

  2. Now I see why you haven't been able to hear your phone ring. You and Ken stay so busy!
    So glad you and David had quality walking time together. Please call or e-mail. Mary Jo

  3. I know that you enjoyed your time with David and the kids. although it must have been bittersweet too.
    It's hard to imagine not liking cake, esp. A homemade one.
    A pumpkin patch sounds like a fun idea. Hope you will keep us posted on the progress.

  4. I am so glad that you got to see your son and grandsons for a visit! I am sad for you though that your grandchildren will be moving farther away.
    I like cake better than cheese but I do know which is healthier. :-)

  5. That sure is a pretty view down the road at the top of today's post.

    Looks like you caught a Red-winged blackbird in flight! I can almost smell the hay rolls. :) Nice farm scene.

    I'll take Japhy's slice of cake...


  6. Oh so sad about your grands moving so far away. I would die if mine were far and my dd know that. So anxious to see pumpkin patch, etc.

    Great photos!

    Glad you voted for my scarf and it hanging down. I'll I have more of that version later on, I'm sure.

    ♥, Renae

  7. I agree, I am thankful for daisies and sunny weather..A nice walk along your rural route.. Very pretty scenery.. Have a happy week!

  8. Oh, I love the pictures in this post! You are in a lovely rural area.

    I've always thought a glass of cold milk was the perfect accompaniment to a nice slice of cake!:)

    Sorry to hear the grandchildren will be moving so far away.:( That will not be easy for anyone!

  9. I'm doing some catching up here. I'm so glad to hear that David and the kids came to visit! Wonderful. I'm sorry to hear the grandkids are moving SO far away! I hope you'll still keep in touch by Skype or Facetime.

    My neighbors have a clandestine chicken coop that I just found out about! They have 5 red chickens and they don't make any noise! They'll start laying eggs in September. I'll enjoy watching them.

  10. I'll take cake and milk any time - morning, noon, or night! Sorry about your grandkids moving so far away. I know that is rough. Hopefully your son will still be able to see you fairly often. It has to be rough on him, too. Art

  11. I love cake and milk, although I must admit that I don't eat dessert as a rule. However, whenever friends invite me over I will eat dessert and enjoy it. :) My heart goes out to you in reference to your grandchildren. Sending you a hug.

  12. Oh dear. OK does sound far. Hope that it all works out better than can be imagined.

    Now that is a sweet chicken coop. I want one with some fake chickens and real eggs. Think that's possible? LOL!

  13. 6.2 miles. WOW. I thought I liked to walk. Sounds like a great day!

  14. Oh wow....OKlahoma does seem far....but I do hope they get to visit you! Also - there is skype - not sure if you've used that or not - but you can talk to (and see) people over the computer.


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