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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Thursday, June 5, 2014

What a beautiful day

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Ken left for his adventure at 6:15 this morning and that's when I headed out for my walk.  After a rainy night it was 60 degrees and still cloudy but eventually the sun came out.
I walked the farm loop.  In the picture you can see that the hay as been cut and now awaits to get rolled up.

The corn has started to sprout in some of the cornfields and is about 4 inches now.

I usually see some red winged black birds but today there were a lot more than usual.  Also saw a few bobolinks again.

Walked around town too and came across the woman walking the German Shepherd again.  This time we stopped to talk.  Her name is Peggy and the dog is Saxson.  She owns the B & B that is for sale that I mentioned the other day.  She told me they are selling the house but keeping some land to build a smaller house closer to the road for themselves.  Peggy likes to talk and told me a lot about herself already especially for just meeting her. She is nice and has invited me to stop up at the house for a cup of tea sometime.

As always enjoyed my walk.
A little farther than usual today and walked 7 miles.
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The day has turned out to be a beautiful one.  Lots of sunshine, blue skies and big puffy white clouds, and 65 degrees.
A good day for clothes drying on the line and mine were out there blowing in the breeze.
Did house stuff in the morning and read my Bible this morning sitting on the front porch.

After lunch I went outside and started on a project I've been wanting to do for quite a while.  I have 6 dining room chairs to paint and today I painted 4 of them.  White, green, and two blue chairs are now black.  The other two are up at HT in the shed and I'll paint them another time.  It is nice to have 4 chairs that match.
It was too nice to go inside so I did some weeding in the gardens and pulled up two more shrubs.  I can't believe how many shrubs we have dug up and there are still plenty left.  I like things much better thinned out and now there is some room for flowers.

I've done enough work for today so now I think I will relax and read my book.
Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
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When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green
and everything flowering,
I saw to myself, " Yes indeed,
all that belongs to me".
~ Henri Rousseau
 Three Thankful Things
  1. And I can't help but thank God for making this beautiful world
  2. Blue skies and puffy white clouds
  3. My front porch
 Comment Replies:
Beth F and Kim - Thanks for identifying the Weigelia.  I went on line and found out it is Wine and Roses Weigelia.  Are you the Beth I met on RealAge?

Linda - I did see that video on your blog but watched it again.  Love it.

Lindy - A bit eerie walking through the clouds but really cool.

Kerri - Your right, the humming birds do like what I now know to be weigelia.


  1. Another new friend...Peggy. Great! I knew you were easy to get to know.
    We have a beautiful day too. I walked today, but it was mall walking with a friend. Mary Jo

  2. Well, I should have been able to recognize the weigelia! My grandmother had some of that, but that was apparently way too many years ago for me to remember how it looked.:-)

    Love the cows eating breakfast! Also, it's nice that you met Peggy.

    Such a worker you are! I'd say you sleep well at night.

  3. Your new friend sounds very nice. What a friendly town you live in! I love the chairs - what a great look. So glad you have had such a good day!

  4. It is always such a treat to meet a new friend!
    The cows in the picture look very contented!

  5. We do live in a beautiful world. Sounds like you had a nice walk and talk with your neighbor.. I always enjoy seeing cows, not sure why. They have pretty eyes! Have a happy weekend!

  6. Yes, Karen we met awhile back on Real Age. (You have a great memory!) I have visited your blog on and off for a few years and followed your house moves and walking adventures. You motivate me to put on the walking shoes!
    BTWay...weigelia are loved by hummingbirds.

  7. Oh you did have some gals who knew! That's what I love about Blogdom...someone always knows. You may not be gathering much money, but you're gathering friends. =D

  8. The world is beautiful, and yesterday was really nice, but I spent most of it indoors at work. Today, I plan on remedying that! I am glad that you enjoyed the day. You got a lot done, starting with that walk, of course. Enjoy your Friday. Art

  9. It was a beautiful day, wasn't it?! And as always, your pictures captured it. I have also been enjoying the beautiful weather to work on gardening and a couple of days ago spray painted an antique stool for my front porch. I'm not very handy with a spray can, but I like the end result! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  10. Sweet 'breakfast' photo. :)

    You are so energetic and productive! Your chairs look very nice.



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