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, November 9, 2015

Day Nine of Thanks and HT Cabin Update

Giving Thanks Post Day Nine

I am thanking God today for all the beautiful colors He used
in creating our world.
How drab things would be without color.
He has given us a beautiful blue sky
Puffy white clouds 
Pink, red, yellow, orange sunrises and sunsets
Green, gold, yellow, red leaves
Rainbows of all colors
White snow
Flowers of every color
Fruits and vegetables of red, green, yellow, orange, purple
Birds and animals of many colors
You just have to look around and see all the beautiful colors.
God has created a beautiful world
for which I am truly thankful.

By the way my favorite color is RED
with BLUE a very close second.
What's yours?
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We've been up at HT and I thought you'd like to see the latest pictures of the work that has gotten done.  We have made our goal of having the cabin closed in before the snow comes.
The entrance way door
The little bump out in the front now has a roof
This is what we decided to put on the outside of the building.
We are using old pallets.
Taking them apart, painting them with watered down blue plant,
and cutting them into shingles which get nailed up.
And here's a little fun thing that Ken made.
A bird house to match the cabin.  : )
A happy day to you.
happyone : )


  1. Bet you know my favorite color, but I'll tell you that it is yellow! Wow those shakes are going to be labor intensive, but frugal! They look very nice and I also like the birdhouse!

  2. Yes, the colors during this season truly give one a reason to be thankful! Such a beautiful world around us! Great idea for the cabin, and great progress! You will be busy to have that done before the snow might come!

  3. Another lovely post,Karen. I love going to the Farmers Market during the growing season and seeing all the colourful fruit and vegetables. I don't know that I have a favourite colour, I like so many!

  4. Hello, my favorite color is blue! Wow, the cabin is really coming along nicely. I like your door, it will let the light inside. Thanks for sharing! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  5. I'm colorblind so my favorite color is gray

    just a joke, I can see every color. I actually work in the paint industry, so being colorblind would make that rather hard.

  6. Love the birdhouse! And teh cabin too. My favorite color used to be red but now it is pastels mostly - pinks and lavenders and blue. I love the vivid colors that God has created!

  7. I love these posts reminding us about all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for. Wow - I love how much progress you are making on your cabin!

  8. Yay! The door is up...and what a clever idea of reusing pallets to make shingles! You guys come up with some of the neatest ideas! The bird house is darling!

  9. You are SO thoughtful! I really enjoy the things you think of to be thankful for.

  10. I am also thankful that we have color vision to see all those wonderful colors with. My favorite is green, although I like all of them - blue, purple, red, orange, yellow, etc. The cabin is looking great! Using pallets is a great recycling idea!

  11. I love the things you are doing to the cabin! VERY creative!

  12. Thankful for a thankful friend to remind me to be thankful! The bird house is precious. The cabin is looking cozy. I know you will enjoy it. MJ

  13. Always enjoy seeing the progress on the cabin. The pallet shingle walls will look great. Very creative & resourceful idea.


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