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, October 20, 2015

A surprise visit

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Quite a bit warmer than yesterday morning with temperature of 42 degrees.  Didn't leave until 7:30 this morning so even though the sun wasn't over the mountain yet it wasn't dark.  Nice to walk in the light and eventually the sunshine.

I walked the Farm Loop.  The dairy cows were out again and the chickens were walking around the yard too.  At the farm pond were a whole mess of mallard ducks and they all took off when I stopped to take a picture, so didn't get a good picture.

Farmer Goerg was out and so was Farmer Bill who both waved as I walked by.

Once I got back to town I walked a quick loop around town and then home.
Walked 5.4 miles.
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While I was walking I talked to our son David on the phone when he told me he was an hour or so away and was on his way for a visit. :  )

We visited and got caught up with news in the morning and then after lunch we took him up to HT to see the work on the cabin.
Here sit Ken and David.  
 We walked around the HT trails  and then went on to the state forest land which our land backs up to walked on one of the trails there.  I didn't have my camera with me so couldn't take any pictures of the beautiful scenery we came across at the top of the mountain.  We walked a loop that was about 4 miles.

What a beautiful day for walking in the woods and it was so nice to have David here to enjoy it with us. : )

Had supper at Annie's here in town and now we are going to play a game of Mexican Train.

Probably won't have time to visit with you in the next couple of days but will try to get a post up and visit when I can.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone  : )

Comment Replies:
Janet - No, I've never heard of Chicken Foot, but will look into it.


  1. How wonderful to have a surprise visit from your son! Love that picture of the white fence!

  2. It's so nice to spend time with family members. I love the first picture.it is spectacular.

  3. What a wonderful surprise. Great picture of the guys at HT. Your walk through the woods sounds lovely.

  4. Awww, Karen, what a wonderful surprise to learn that your son was only about an hour away! I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your time together and we'll look forward to hearing from you as you are able.

    It was 39 degrees here at around 8:00 when I left the house on my walk this morning. I surely did enjoy the beautiful autumn day. I layered clothing and wore my gloves and vest and thoroughly enjoyed being out!

  5. You have some warm weather coming. It has been in the 70's here. So good to see the progress on the cabin. The frosty rose pic in the last post is amazing, frame able!!

  6. Always so nice when the kids come home for a visit!

  7. Your cabin is shaping up and nice your son visited.

  8. How lovely for you to have your son come and visit. Time with family is so precious. Love the picture of the frost on the rose. It's still warm but very wet here.

  9. How exciting to get a surprise visit from your son! Your walks sound so lovely.

  10. Lovely lighting on the Autumn trees. Nice shot of your Hubby and son! Sounds like you had a nice visit. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  11. I've never heard of Mexican Train

  12. That is a stunning fence photo. The light on leaves is just so beautiful. Enjoy the visit from your son.

  13. I played Mexican Train last night with a group of friends -- we love that game! I'm glad you got this surprise visit, what a joy! And it's so cool that you can sit under you cabin -- that's like an extra room/porch/storage. Will you enclose it? Neat!

  14. Oh, I agree with the stunning photo comment. Your photos are always, ALWAYS amazing.


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