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 23, 2014


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It was 62 degrees this morning and a little fog was around but it didn't last long and before long there was only bright blue skies.

No unexpected happenings or adventures on this walk.  Pretty quiet out there.  It was so peaceful and still and listening to the happy birds is always a treat.
I saw the woman who walks to get her coffee every morning again but she was way ahead of me and I turned off before I could catch up to her. 

I snapped this shot of my shadow.  I have my shirt tied around my waist which makes me look like I have a skirt on and what a little tiny head I have.  It made me laugh.
Pretty flowers tucked in green along the way.
I walked the Farm Loop, around the two cemeteries and the loop behind the ball park.  I walked this route without going off on any tangents because I wanted to check again the miles for this route.
It was a 6.3 mile walk.
I didn't find any money today, but yesterday I found a dime.
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Yesterday afternoon we were up at HT walking around for a while.  Ken also took me for a ride on the ATV showing me a trail he made the other day.  I walked it too.

Today I stayed home while he went back there to cut back some of the overgrowth.  We both realized our favorite time at Happy Trails is the fall.  It is not overgrown which makes it easier to walk, you can see farther, and there are no bugs. 

I walked to the bank and then stopped by The Firefly, a store in town that makes cheese.  Their cheese is delicious but some of it is pretty expensive.  Sometimes they hand out free samples much to my delight, but not today.  You can check out their website HERE and there is also a little video about the store.   I didn't stop there though to get cheese but to purchase two tickets for a garden tour that we will be going to on Saturday which I'm really looking forward to. 

Mowed the lawn right before lunch - I might have mentioned that now I can mow the whole lawn in 45 minutes.

Lunch time I put some cheese on two halves of a square roll and melted them under the broiler after first toasting the roll a bit.  Then ate lunch sitting on the front porch.

There was a nice breeze which kept things cool and comfortable.  The weather has been great here this spring and now summer.  We have yet to put the AC on.  So nice being able to have the windows open.

Ken brought a pile of rocks home with him from HT.  What could he be up to now?

Made some corn bread to go along with some sweet potato chili that I took out of the freezer which I made a while ago.  That will be today's supper.

I got a little knitting done this afternoon.  Haven't done any knitting or other needlework for quite a while. 

Well, that's it for today.  It's been a good one so far.
Hope your having a happy day this Monday.
happyone : )
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It's all about attitude.
If you could trade lives with a happy person,
they would be just as happy with yours.
~ Robert Brault

Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Pretty flowers
  2. Eating lunch on the front porch
  3. Cornbread
Comment Replies:
Deb - If you click on the auction picture you can see all the book titles.
The prison letters are to people who are taking a Bible course and I write to them with some words of encouragement.  Each month I'll get around a dozen names of people to write to.  They are in different prisons around the country.  I got some more letters last night at church.  Kathy, the pastor's wife had asked me to do this and it sounded like something I'd like to do. 


  1. Sounds like you had another great walk.. The shadow shot is cool and the flowers are pretty. The garden tour sounds like fun! Great post, have a happy week!

  2. So nice to find the flowers on your walk.
    I'll have to check out the store that you linked.
    We have a cheese maker and shop near where we live, and they are quite expensive; from $25.00 to $30.00 a pound!

    Catch ya later.


  3. Karen - I love the picture of the poppy. The garden tour sounds fun. Now I am also curious about what Ken is going to do with the rocks. Writing words of encouragement to prisoners sounds like a really kind and Christ-like thing to do. Enjoy the rest of the day. See you tomorrow!

  4. We have not had any AC on either except in the car. I can't stand having my hair fly around with windows open.

    Now you are going to be getting a speeding ticket if you get any faster mowing that lawn!

    I love house and garden tours. Take lots of pictures and/or notes.

  5. What a lovely walk you had! I love the sound of that cheese shop! I'd be sorely tempted to buy cheese.:)
    Ken's project sounds like a lot of work. That cornbread and chili sound great! We've had our a/c on for a number of weeks. Our temps have been near or into the nineties!

  6. OH that poppy is Gorgeous! and your shadow made me smile too :)

  7. This post was actually relaxing to read. Life has been so hectic here that lunch on the deck would be a welcome easy break.


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