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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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The front wall

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The temperature was 70 degrees this morning when I left on my walk.  It was a cloudy morning and very windy.

I walked the Farm Loop but went in the opposite direction that I usually walk.

Over at Farmer Bill's place the Amish were there working on putting up another green house.

I was walking along and I saw a family of killdeers running along the side of the road.  Dad must have been in the lead, then three of the tiniest little killdeers were running along too, followed by Mom.   It was the cutest thing.  When the adults noticed me they ran the little ones in the weeds on the side of the road, then they ran ahead of me and spread their wings out like they were hurt.  They did that a few times and then finally flew back to see the little ones.  They were all moving too fast to get a picture.

I also walked through town and made one loop around the cemeteries and the ball park and then home.

Walked a little farther than usual to make up for no walk yesterday.
Walked 7.2 miles.
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While I was walking Ken was out buying the lumber for the front wall of the cabin and after breakfast we headed up to HT to build it.

We had a couple of thunder storms while we were there and here we sit under the floor of the cabin waiting for one of them to pass.
We finished building the front wall but didn't get to stand it up because of the rain.  What you see standing up is just some bracing so that when we go to stand the wall up it doesn't go over too far and just fall off the building.  This is how we left it today.
I'm baking some chocolate chip cookies now as I'm tying this.  I'm running back and forth as they come out of the oven.  I'm making them for the kids for Bible Time at our church which is the second week in July.  Getting started now because I have to make 20 dozen.  I'll just freeze them all. I'm not the only one making that many either.  A dozen and a half of these I'm baking tonight will go to our fried Ronnie for his birthday.  He had some of the ones I made for Sunday School this past Sunday and he ate some and told me how much he liked them.  I told him I'd make some for his birthday when it came around.  He laughed and said, "Actually my birthday is Tuesday."  So I'll give him them tomorrow at church.  I'm sure he will be surprised that I'm actually making them.  : )

Well that's about it for today. 
Hope your day was a happy one.
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A hug is a handshake from the heart.
~ Unknown


  1. LOve the photos,and reading of your adventure while walking. 70 degrees sounds so inviting, we have been in the high 90s and 100's for almost two weeks!
    I can only imagine the excitement you and you husband are having with the building of your own cabin, I know a lot of work goes in, but to watch it come forth is wonderful!.
    Wishing you ahead, of time a very Happy Birthday, may it be filled with many blessings, .

  2. That's funny that Ronnie's birthday came up so quick!

  3. Pretty shot of the grasses with the fence and the barn. Your cabin is making progress, is that a house in the background? Is your birthday soon too? Have a happy day!

  4. We have been having thunderstorms too. I love your photo of the tall grasses. Very pretty. Happy Cookie baking!

  5. Wow.. love that picture of that red barn... it's great!!!
    Baking so many chocolate chip cookies... good for you!!

    Have a wonderful day :)

  6. The scene you described with the killdeer family sounds so cute.
    You are really making progress now at HT. It's neat to see it all coming together.
    How sweet of you to bake all of those cookies and some for Ronnie too.

  7. Makes me smile to think that I know what your chocolate chip cookies taste like...very good! And not your typical chocolate chip cookie. You'll have to make the Parents Killdeer a miniature Oscar or something after all that drama. What fun it must have been to see.

  8. Hi Karen, Congrats on the progress up at HT. I'll bet the front wall went up yesterday. Your sunflowers are sure taking off. I recall when I was gardening there were always a few seeds that never came up so that seems pretty normal. A very nice daisy photo in the earlier post. I do hope you will have a chance to look at my most recent post ... mentioned you in there. Have a great day and thanks for sharing!

  9. That cookie gift will be so sweet :) That's generous! I love watching the progress on your cabin. (I'm kind of a house nut -- love everything about them.) I'm wondering if it's just a little getaway place, or if you're moving in there, or what. I hope the rain holds off so you can build!


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