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, September 25, 2015


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Back to a later walking time this morning - left at 6:35.  50 degrees with sun and clouds but VERY windy with gusts.

I walked around the Farm Loop.  Going up the road by the school there are usually one or two cars that pass me, sometimes none at all. Today there were about 10 of them.  Very unusual.

Farmer Georg has finished harvesting one of the corn fields 
and I can now see into town. 
This picture came out blurry because of the wind but I still like it.
 I've heard the wind described as howling and that is just what I heard coming across the fields - a howling wind.  Sometimes the wind made me take a step backward and at other times it pushed me right along.

Once back to town I walked a couple of loops around the the ball park.
I walked 5.5 miles.
Found a penny.
Sunrise -
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Ken went up to Happy Trails and I stayed home this morning to get a few things done around the house.
Did a load of laundry. It was so windy that I decided to hang it inside.

Ironed - only 4 shirts so it went fast.  Watched an episode of I Love Lucy.  It is one of the later ones that were an hour long and they lived in Connecticut.  This one was about how Lucy and Ricky met.

Baked a loaf of bread.

Baked chocolate chip cookies - another batch for the kids on Sunday - that makes 120 cookies in all.

Finished reading the second book in the Outlander series - Dragonfly in Amber.  Ken had a haircut appointment and I walked over to Sherry's with him.  The book was hers and I returned it to her.  She talked to me about growing my gray hair out.  She said when I can't stand the two colors anymore she recommended that I get my hair layered and have some highlights added.  It will make the growing out a bit easier.  I was going to just let it grow out but I'm going to take her advice.

The wind blew a couple of the sunflowers in my yard blew down today, so I decided to just cut them all down.  It was time anyway.  Here they all are.

The biggest one is 15 inches across.
Picked the last of the tomatoes and pulled the plants up.
That's it for today.
Hope yours has been a good one.
happyone : )
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others
than you can by what others say about him.
~ Leo Aikman


  1. Great photos, and quote. Nice weekend!

  2. Wow! Lots of wind! That's good advice about your hair!

  3. Gosh, you are an early riser l love the Outlander books, though for some reason the first one is called Cross stitch over here. Sounds a very productive day, have a lovely weekend xx

  4. Just looking in to say 'yes, they are giant molars in my header picture. They stand at the top of the harbour and were commissioned by the city in 2009 and made by Regan Gentry. I think they are quite fun but were not on the top of some peoples popularity list when the were put in place'.


  5. What a great walk, minus the wind. The sunflowers are huge. Your blog color and image is pretty. Sounds like you had a great day! You will have to share a photo of your new "do" when it is done. Have a happy weekend!

  6. Love all your photos.
    My cousin has a small farm and grows sunflowers too. He cut them down the other day and by hand took all the seeds out. What are you going to do with your sunflower heads?
    Looks like you have enough tomatoes for a few meals. Enjoy!

  7. I, too, am curious to know what will happen to your sunflowers now. Those are some huge flower heads.
    Sounds like a nice, productive day. I remember when the Ricardos lived in Connecticut. Love that show.

  8. Windy days are not my favorite. I must prefer the rain, but you kept a good attitude about it all! Huge sunflowers. Will you take the seeds out and roast them? I have to do some ironing today and I haven't watched "I love Lucy" for a while, so maybe I will get my Lucy dvds out and watch them while I iron. Seems like a good idea. :-) Have a really lovely weekend.

  9. Well, you had a busy day. I love all the pictures and will miss the home grown tomatoes. The ragweed is killing me.


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