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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Saturday, March 14, 2015


Tons of Buttons
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A rainy morning walk today.  Temperature was 48 degrees with a bit of a breeze.  Dressed in my rain pants and yellow slicker.  Left the umbrella home but should have taken it with me because the wind blew the rain into my face where it ran down my neck and  dripped down to my shirt. I was pretty wet by the time I got home.  At least it wasn't cold and I was walking outside.

Walked around town and the cemeteries and the ball park loop, all traces of snow gone from there now.  Then I headed over to the industrial park and then home.

Didn't see anyone else out today.
I walked 6.1 miles.
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Had a good time with the ladies last night and my Black and White cookies were a success.  There were a few kinds of soup and my favorite was a homemade chicken noodle.  It might just be the best I've ever eaten.  Someone brought a salad that I really liked.  It had nuts, cranberries, oranges slices mixed in with different kinds of lettuce with a delicious dressing. 

It's been a rainy and dreary day and but I've been inside where it is nice and dry doing some cleaning, reading and working on the weave-it square baby blanket.

Hope your Saturday as been a good one and you smiled often.
happyone : )

Update on my mom -  This coming Thursday the 19th, is the date set for my mom's open heart surgery.  Please keep those prayers coming.  Thanks.

When we put our cares in His hands,
He put His peace in our hearts.

Comment Replies:
Kerri - Would you believe I have watched all the shows you recommended and liked them all. : )  Thanks for the suggestions though.


  1. How about Bletchley Circle?
    I will be praying for your Mom!

  2. Oh I love buttons! :) I have a few tins of my grandmother's buttons. When our granddaughters were here from Maine last spring I planned an art project using some of those buttons. The project was a hit! :)

    I will surely be praying for your mom this week!

  3. Your day sounds lovely! I love the rain. What will you do with the buttons? Have a great day tomorrow!

  4. Hope all goes well for your mom.

    That is a big deal surgery. If I remember correctly she had excellent health through most of her aging years. Maybe that base line will help her in recovery from this surgery. I remember my husband's Grandmother had abdominal aortic surgical repair of an aneurism in her 80's and she recovered - it was very hard, but she did eventually get well. She had excellent health before the surgery so it was like money in the bank when she needed it. Hoping the same for your mom.

  5. I just love the buttons! I collected them when I was a little girl and so did mom. Sweet memory.

  6. I will surely say prayers for your Mom.

    Chicken noodle soup is my very favorite. Especially this time of year and when it is homemade! I also love black and white cookies, though it haven't made any in a very long time. So thank you for reminding me of them!

  7. Hello, Just got home from a nice trip to Arkansas to celebrate George's birthday. I will blog about it tomorrow.

    Now--it's time to start working in the yard, cleaning up all of the 'junk' from the ice storm. What a mess!!!

    Hope you are doing well. Glad your snow is finally gone and that you can walk outside (despite the rain). We had a gorgeous day here today (SUNNY and WARM).. YEAH!!!! Spring is coming.


  8. Thursday the 19th? I'll know my answer when I read the font... Yes, praying for your mom to come through with flying colors and to feel better than she has in a long time. That's what I hear from others who have had it done...that in spite of the surgery the results are so good that folks feel better right away.

  9. Catching up and praying for your mom, hope it went well.


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