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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Friday, May 22, 2015


An old barn in West Virginia next to the auction house we went to today.
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A mixture of sun and clouds and no wind on my walk this morning but it was pretty chilly out at 36 degrees.  It was up to 40 when I got back home though and I think it made it up to 60 later in the day. 
I walked straight through town again but this time passed up Sale Barn and walked just passed the turn off to HT, then turned around and went back to town.  

I took a loop around one of the cemeteries and the ball park loop and then back home.  Kathy was walking around the cemetery too and we stopped for a little chat.  

The rhododendron are now blooming all over town.  They are so pretty.  It seems like everyone has some in their yard except for us. 
Saw quite a few bunnies hopping about.  Some in the cemetery and a couple by the ball park.

Walked 4.5 miles.
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My walk was a little shorter than usual because I had to be home by 7:30.  Ken wanted to leave to get to the auction early.  It was the same one he went to a couple of weeks ago with a friend and I wanted to go along too this time.  It was in Terra Alta, West Virginia and about 30 miles from our house.  This is a man auction with mostly tools so it wasn't that great for me but it was in a neat old barn.  I should have taken pictures but didn't think about it at the time. The first part of the auction lasts until about lunch time when they run out of stuff to sell.  Then it starts again at 2:00 but this time they sell cattle which is the part I wanted to watch and I really enjoyed seeing all the animals.

In between the two auctions we took a little ride out to a town called Kingwood and had some lunch and looked around town.  

Ken bought a window at the auction which was a new one and we will be able to use it in the cabin.  Also got a flat of tomato plants.  Gave some to our friend and we got some cabbage plants from him for my garden.
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I've been working on a couple projects.  One is another scarf which is not very far along yet.
The other is a baby blanket made with weave-it squares.  This one I'm making with a thinner yarn than I normally use and it gives it more of a lacy look.  I've had the yarn for a few years.  It was given to me by Robin, a friend in the knitting group I used to go to where I lived before. 
We've had some rain showers this evening and now the sun is out again though it will be setting soon now.  Hope tomorrow it is a little bit warmer.

It's been another good day.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
Some people, no matter how old they get,
never lose their beauty,
they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
~ Martin Buxbaum


  1. It sounds like you had an interesting walk! I'm glad the weather is finally warmer. Great knitting! Good job!

  2. I love the barn shot. It has been chilly lately! The rhodo's are beautiful, a lovely sight during your walk. The auction sounds like fun, I would love the animals too. Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  3. And let me say on behalf of your old knitting group ... We miss you.

  4. Nice to see the rhododendron blooming. We planted two in our yard and they are just starting to open up. I love the colours in your scarf. Have a good weekend! Robin


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