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 1, 2015


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47 degrees this morning, cloudy, no breeze and it felt like rain though again it didn't rain on me.  I must have needed a little extra sleep because I woke up an hour later this morning.

Walked right through town and up Sale Barn Road.  The above picture is taken from the top of the hill near the end of the road.  It is quite a trek up the hill to get there but worth it see how pretty it is, and then I get to walk down hill.  : )

I'm walking back down the hill on the picture on the right and you can see the cows in the distance.

Here I am passing by the cows.  Only one of them came over to the fence today to see me.  I've noticed that most times one of them is up on the dirt hill and I've seen that in other fields too. 
After walking back down to the main road I walked down toward Happy Trials, turned around, walked through town again, around the ball park loop twice and home.  I didn't see anyone else out walking.
I walked 5.2 miles.
I usually total up the coins I find each month but realized I haven't been doing that so here it the total for the last four months.
57 cents - 1 quarter, 1 dime, 2 nickels, and 12 pennies.
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Did a few things around the house in the morning.

Pastor wanted to rent a boat on the lake and take the missionary families around the lake this afternoon but the weather report said it was supposed to be a rainy day.  So Ken thought that they might like to come over and see his train layout for something to do.  Well, the weather turned beautiful and we enjoyed a nice sunny day so we figured they all went out on the boat.  So we got in our grubby clothes and went outside after lunch to do some yard work.
About 1:00 we looked up to see the church van and three cars pull up in the driveway all coming to see the train layout.  We all laughed about it so it was no big deal but still we weren't looking our best. : )  I put out the cookies, Ken got the trains going and all went well.

We stopped at Ace's Run for supper on the way to church.  The service ran a little late and we got home later than usual.
Now it's ice cream time.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
You block your dream when you allow your fear,
to grow bigger than you faith.
~ Mary Manin Morrissey


  1. That looks like an especially pretty walk.
    I chuckled at your unexpected surprise and admire how you took it in stride and graciously extended hospitality to your guests.

  2. You and Ken are great at dealing with the unexpected! You are such nice an friendly hosts. I love your thought for the day. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I'm going to guess that your Pastor thinks you and Ken are some of the best members of his church ... how lucky he is to have you two entertain visitors with an unexpected visit! You guys are truly kind people. Have a great weekend.

  4. Good morning, you do have a lovely view while you are walking.. The cow is cute! You and hubby are gracious host. Have a happy weekend!

  5. I'm sure the missionaries and Pastor enjoyed the trains and the cookies, no matter how you two were dressed. It's funny though! Mary Jo

  6. Unexpected visits sometimes are the best, though I am not one for them,~smile~ Always enjoy reading of your day! Your cow photos in your last post are absolutely beautiful as is this beauty staring at you, cows are so inquisitive!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. That Morrissey quote is so applicable to a situation that I know is going on now with some acquaintances. Sad to let fear take over.:-(

  8. Cookies, friendship, hospitality, and model trains - sounds good to me.

    Love the shot of the pastures and hills with the fog.

  9. Beautiful scenes you see! I would have loved to see your faces when the pastor and missionaries showed up! LOL!


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