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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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The start of our first pepper

An almost daisy.  There are lots of daisies in my yard all ready to burst into flowers any day.

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It was 70 degrees this morning with some sun and clouds when I went on my walk.  It was a random walk around town for me today.  

Around one cemetery I saw Lena and her sister in law again and walking around the other cemetery I saw Peggy.

Walked around the little town pond.
Some flowers along my walk.
And some pretty weeds too.
Passed my house and saw that the truck was gone so started walking down toward Happy Trails because I figured that was were Ken had gone.  I thought I'd meet him there and then just ride home with him.  But as I got a mile down the road I thought maybe he wasn't there after all and if not and I had to walk home it would make my walk 3 miles longer so I turned around and headed back home.  When I got back into town Ken did pass me on his way home.  He stopped to say hi and then went home.  Just a few minutes later I was home too.

I walked 6.1 miles
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Ken left to do some yard work at church.  They got a couple loads of mulch delivered and he borrowed the church trailer to bring our tractor there to help distribute the mulch around.  A lot easier with the tractor than wheelbarrows.  There goes Ken off to church with the tractor inside the trailer.  He had to remove the backhoe to fit in inside.
I decided to sit this one out since I wanted to do some things around the house.  

There are five of these shrubs in the front up near the house.  I don't know what kind they are and didn't realize they got these pink pretty flowers.   Since this is our first spring and beginning of summer here at the house we aren't sure what kinds of flowers will pop up and it's a nice surprise sometimes.  We took three other shrubs like these out because it was just too many of them.

The start of our first peppers are appearing so of course I had to take a picture.  See that cute little tiny one starting?
We've had mostly a sunny day but it has clouded up and we have been getting some gentle rain showers.  Good for all the plants and I'm sure all the farmers are happy too.

In the garage are some nice big cabinets and I was using two of them.  Today I emptied an entire one out and rearranged things and ended up only using one of them.  Ken can now have the extra room for some tools and garage stuff. 

Not sure what I'm going to do the rest of the afternoon yet.  Probably go outside when the rain stops.  Always weeding to do. 
Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
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If fifty million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
~ Anatole France
Three Thankful Things Today
  1. Having a yard and garden again.  I didn't realize how much I missed it when we lived in the townhouse
  2. The start of our first pepper
  3. That I was able to make an entire cabinet clear for Ken.
 Comment Replies:
Deb - No, the bunnies don't seem to be eating our plants, not yet anyway.  They are eating seeds along with the squirrels, chipmunks, and birds in the bird garden though. 

Vee - No, thank goodness!!!!!!  I don't know what bit me but I still have a big red itchy thing. I just went on line and tried to find out what it is.  I'm pretty sure it is a chigger bite.  After looking at some pictures of other peoples bites, I'm thankful that I only have ONE.  That can be number 4 thankful thing for today.


  1. What a fun and lovely yard you have. Beautiful flowers everywhere! So glad you and Ken have been able to get so involved in your church. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. Yay for your pepper plants! Soon you'll have peppers to harvest. Are you planning to make pepper jelly??

    Happy for you that you have a yard and garden too :)

  3. Your flowers at home are so pretty. I also love the photo you took of the sweetpeas. Such a lovely pink.

  4. The flowers and pond are pretty. Another nice walk! I wished I had planted peppers, we love them. Have a great evening!

  5. It really must be fun to see all that you have in your yard! Glad it is not poison ivy. The stuff is growing way out over the roads here so it would be very easy to get into up here.

  6. I love those pink flowers, too, but don't know what they are. We've some daisies that have begun blooming here, too! What a cute little pepper. You've been very busy today!

  7. I like that quote by Anatole France. It's pertinent for today's culture of super-communication.

  8. I live in a townhouse and really like it, but there are times I miss a yard. We did a lot of landscaping in our last house. But working full time makes it hard to find time, so I am happy with the townhouse over all. Cool to see the beginnings of the pepper and daisy.

  9. Is your pink plant "spirea"? I have been trying to think of it and just saw some at Deanna's (Creekside Cottage).


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