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, June 26, 2015


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It was a cloudy morning and 62 degrees as I started on my walk at 6:20.  Walked through town and down about a quarter mile past the turn off for HT and turned around.  Then went up Sale Barn Road.  No cows up in the field again there on the left.  The farmer must have moved them all to another field because I haven't seen them there for quite a while.
Someone stopped as I was walking and asked me if I ever get tired of walking.  Said he sees me all over the place.  Quite a few people have said that to me over the years.  Walking has become such a part of my morning that I really don't think anything of it.  I really could just keep on walking. : )

I saw the bobolinks out in the open field again this morning.  I see them along Sale Barn and along the farm loop too.  A deer ran out in front of me right across the road. I've been seeing quite a few deer along the side of the road that have gotten hit by cars.

Walked 5.3 miles.
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Once again Ken went out for breakfast and then to the auction with Edd.   This has become his Friday routine.  Today though he didn't come home with anything.

I was happy to stay home and get some things done around the house.  When we go up to HT to work I still have to do my work back at home too so I like having some time on my own.  I finally got my car washed this morning.  It's been hard to find time when I'm home and it isn't raining.  It was cloudy and looked like rain but it didn't and it actually was great weather for car washing.  Without the sun on the car, I can dry it before the sun does which can leave water spots.

I got my ironing out of the way while watching a couple episodes of I Love Lucy.  Don't have much ironing to do anymore with Ken not working and I have a tendency to let it pile up.

Walked on over to the library to pick up a couple of books that were on hold for me.  Both books are book club books for July and August and I don't remember which is for what month so I'm just going to read the smallest one first.  Also picked up another book and two magazines.  It's supposed to rain all day tomorrow so I'll have my pick of what to read.  : )  Book club books are The Aviator's Wife and The Boston Girl.
Last year on 4th of July they started selling bricks to put around the Veterans Memorial with the names of people who served in the military, with the branch of service and years served.  I bought one for Ken, my Dad, my Step-Dad, and Ken's Dad.  They are now getting the area ready to put all the bricks in around the memorial which is right across the street from our house.
So that's been my day so far.  I think it's time for a little sitting out on the porch.  : )

Hope your Friday has been a happy one.
happyone : )
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard,
just keep putting off doing it.
~ Olin Miller


  1. I love the little pink wild flowers in your top picture. What a nice, peaceful scene. You have quite an array of books to read now - bring on the rain. I need to wash my car today. It is really dirty, but when it is this hot, I can't really get motivated to do much of anything outside, except my early morning walks. Have a great weekend.

  2. I love the peaceful scene in the first picture.Grant it,the next one is just as peaceful.Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. The bricks for the Veteran's Memorial are a very nice tribute. Glad you could participate in that. Enjoyed your blog and pics. I'm going now to send you an e-mail. Mary Jo

  4. That's a well deserving tribute. Lovely photos and walking is indeed a great and enjoyable habit. Best wishes!

  5. Lovely photo of the wildflowers near the little stream.
    Your days always sound like such a nice mix of work and pleasure.
    The memorial looks like it will be very nice. How great that you can see it from your house and be reminded of the many special men in your life.

  6. Love the picture at the heading. Nice that you were able to wash your car! The memorial sounds like a really good tribute to those who served our country. Have a great week-end!

  7. That will not be rustic brick laying...mortar and everything. It's going to be a nice tribute. Seems as if I have trouble finding the time to do all that I want to do. Maybe, I am playing too much, but that can't be your problem...you work too much! Well there's one less curious person in your town. Imagine how long he has been wanting to ask you what you thought you were doing walk all over. Ha!

  8. I love the pretty flower and scene and the memorial is nice. It will look wonderful with the bricks. You sound like you were very busy and the walking is wonderful exercise. It is raining here this morning, so I will be walking on my treadmill. Have a happy Saturday!

  9. Love your photos. I am still adjusting to Chuck being retired and home all the time. I find I sometimes get behind in the housework because we are doing renovation projects.
    We have a similar project at our Air Force Museum with bricks too. Chuck and I both have one there.
    Have a great weekend Karen.

  10. How nice that the memorial is so close by, looking forward to you sharing.
    Your walking has always inspired me, for I am one who has not been dedicated this year, when I was younger walking was just a normal part of my day, it seems age makes one a little lax, at least for me. ~smile~ Your dedication has probably inspired others too!
    Always enjoy your photos, Have a blessed weekend,

  11. Your regular walks sound lovely -- a good time to think, pray, and observe. So much better than sitting inside, away from the heat :)

  12. Gorgeous photos...the first one is my favorite....I love those darling pink sweet peas! Such a peaceful, country scene. I hope you are having a good Monday!

  13. That's a really nice thing with the bricks to honor veterans.

    I wish I had time to walk more but another 4 letter word beginning with "w" interferes a lot!


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