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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Monday, June 29, 2015


I spotted this baby bird who hopped into this bush when I walked by. 
 He just stayed there and let me take this picture.
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It was only 49 degrees this morning when I left on my walk, but sunny and beautiful.  It did make it up to 70 later in the day. So nice to be out walking in the sun for a change.  We've had so much rain the last week.

I walked around the Farm Loop and went in the opposite direction again.  I never get tired of seeing this beautiful countryside and feel so blessed that I get to live here.
Saw Farmer Bill out in his field and he waved hello.  Just passed his farm I turned left off the Farm Loop route and walked up Spear Road for a ways.  Doesn't look like it from the picture but it is a pretty steep hill.
I wanted to see how the tree was doing so walked to the tree and then turned around and went back to the Farm Loop road.  It is amazing how many years it has been growing like this.  I've taken pictures of it in all seasons.  It just keeps hanging in there. 
Everywhere I walk I see a lot of rabbits.  I'm wondering how many are out there.
I walked 5.4 miles.
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As I walked passed the gas station this morning, I couldn't help but think of the horrible accident that happened there last week Wednesday.  A father of three was pushing his little son in a stroller when they were hit by a car.  The little boy wasn't hurt but the dad was killed.  Oh so sad.  Ken and I have sat on our porch and watched him with his little girl laughing and joking as they walked by many times.
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I stayed home this morning to get some work done around the house while Ken went out to buy a part for hooking up the tractor to the rock crusher so we can get that working.

After lunch we met 6 of our friends at the Rainbow Lanes in Keyser, WV for some bowling fun.  We played 3 games. (Mondays games are only $1)  We did a lot of laughing too. : )  The scores of my three games were, 88, 143 and 128 in that order.  We've made plans to come back in two weeks to bowl again.

We worked up an appetite bowling and went to eat at a place called Chat N Chew in McCoole, Maryland.  Pretty cool huh.  : )

On the way home we went to Martins and did our food shopping.  Got the ingredients for a new recipe that I'll try tomorrow for supper.  If it is any good, I share the recipe.

We've had a busy day but it was a fun one. : )
Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape,
it would be the shape of a boomerang.
~ Charley Reese


  1. We've commented about the number of rabbits around here, too, this year. We aren't accustomed to seeing them be so plentiful!

    How sad about the accident. I cannot imagine what the wife must be going through right now. I'll be remembering the family in my prayers.

    Looking forward to hearing about the new recipe!

  2. How very sad to hear about the accident. It must have been very traumatic for the little boy and devastating for the family. My heart goes out to them.
    Your day of bowling sounds like a lot of fun. Your score really shot up after the first game.
    Hope the recipe is a good one. I'll stay tuned.

  3. Good morning, I love the views of the countryside, just beautiful. Cute baby bird. It is very sad to hear the father was killed, my prayers go out to the family. The bowling sounds like fun, I have not been bowling since my son was a child. I hope your new recipe is good. Let us know. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  4. Hello, K! The bird is precious. I love birds.
    I'm so sad about the father that was killed.
    Keep on walking, good girl!

  5. Oh, Karen! How sobering was that! I am so sorry that this goung father was killed leaving behind young children. It must have affected the entire community.

  6. Sounds like you and hubby have been having some fun with friends. What a fascinating tree! What good life lessons we might learn by applying its tenacity for life to our own selves. So sorry to hear about the man who was killed. That's horrible -- so early, so unexpected. It's been a rather sorrowful month in many ways.

  7. So sad to hear of such a tragic accident. Prayers for that family.

  8. How sad to hear about the dreadful accident. Such a pointless waste of a life. I can only imagine what his family must be going through. You hear about these things happening to other people but never imagine it will happen to someone close to you. I guess that there is support for the family from the local community.

  9. I think your high score is higher than my personal record!

    That is really tragic about the accident. People need to seriously slow down and take more care. The way that people drive just horrifies me.


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