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, January 18, 2016

Back home and blogging

A couple of rotting apples still hanging on the tree.
Took the picture last week.
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I'm back and ready to get back to blogging.  During my break we drove down to Florence, South Carolina.  Left on Monday and came back Saturday.  Kim and I have been blogging friends for years and since we were passing right by her exit on our way to Florence I just had to stop and meet her.  We met her and her husband at a Chinese restaurant, The Lotus at 1:00.  We arrived first by a few minutes and when she walked in the door we hugged like old friends. : )  So nice to finally meet her and Brett in person.
We had a delicious meal and had our server take a picture of the four of us.
 Kim and I brought each other a few goodies.  She knows I like ladybugs and gave me a round box with ladybugs on it and inside were homemade banana chocolate chip muffins which were delicious.  Wasn't long before they were all gone.  Also in the box was a small white vase, a bird, and blue and white boy and girl.  I love everything.  Thanks so much Kim. : )
Meeting Kim was like meeting an old friend and we had a wonderful time and all too soon it was time to say good-bye. 
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No outside walk for me this morning.  It was 5 degrees, windy, snowing and icy, so first thing this morning I walked 3 miles in the basement.  Before lunch I walked another 1-1/2 miles and now I'm off to walk another 1-1/2 miles before supper after I'm done here.

Back home and back to housework and got a good start on this weeks work.
Just before we left for SC we finished the jigsaw puzzle and this morning I took it apart.  I also started another one.  Just a little one this time and should be finished in no time.
After lunch I got on a few layers of clothing and went outside.  It was 12 degrees and windy so was only out for 1/2 hour.  Shoveled a little snow and put out bird seed and by then my hands were cold.

I'll tell you about our trip to South Carolina and what we did tomorrow.  See you then.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
~ Mary H Waldrip


  1. It took me a bit of clicking to get this form to show up. Weird. Anyway, it is cold here in Virginia too. Stay warm!

  2. I've never been to Florence, though I might pass through it if I go to Myrtle Beach this year. I live in Spartanburg, been to Greenville countless times (and was born there), Anderson a little, Columbia a few times, and my brother used to live in Charleston so we went there a lot.

  3. That was such an enjoyable treat, Karen. So very glad you contacted me so that we could meet. Brett and I were just saying that we can hardly believe it's already been a week.
    It's gotten colder here, but nowhere near your temperatures. Glad to hear you still got your basement walk in.
    Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip.

  4. Meeting blogging friends is the best.I have met a few of mine and hope I get the chance to meet many more.I'm glad you were able to do this and have a good time.

  5. Yay! So wonderful that you and Kim were able to meet after all these years of being dear blogging friends. Kim reads closely so she knew exactly what to bless you with. Nice pics of you all! Looking forward to finding out more about your trip.

    (I am sorry that you missed DA, but happy that you saw no pretty blue lights this week.)

  6. How wonderful to meet a blogging buddy, it sounds like you had an enjoyable time together.


  7. How neat! It would be fun to meet a blogging friend...or all of our blogging friends!

  8. Glad you had a nice break; look forward to hearing about it.

  9. We are cold here, too, but not as cold as there. No snow here, either! It sounds like you had a really good trip! Welcome back!

  10. Welcome home! I missed you! :) Glad that you were able to meet up with Kim and her husband in SC! What fun!

    These temps have been something else, haven't they! We are supposed to get possibly a foot of snow this coming Friday and Saturday. Stay warm!

  11. Welcome back! You were missed! I also read Kim's blog - so neat that you two got to meet! I am hoping that we get to meet one day...I am sure we will! It looks like a fun trip. Enjoy the coming week!

  12. Good morning, welcome back. It was nice you were able to meet your friend Kim on your trip! Your snowy yard is beautiful, we only had a dusting here. Wonderful photos! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your new week!

  13. Kim's blog is on my blog list so I see her often. When I heard of you two meeting, Karen, I just had to come on over and check you out. Nice visit. Hope to see you again. I didn't see a place where I could follow you... wish there was.

  14. That's so fun, that you could meet your blogger friend! Jig saw puzzles remind me of when I was a girl...we often had a big one on the table over Christmas and throughout the winter. We liked to hide the "last piece" so we could be the one to put it in place!

  15. Sounds like a fun trip! So nice that you were able to meet up with your blog friend too!

    Warm wishes..

  16. Meeting blogger friends is the BEST thing about blogging. George and I have met about 20-25 different bloggers through the years... AWESOME.


  17. How fun that you were able to have lunch with Kim! She's so nice and SO ARE you! I'm glad you are back. Your hair is growing out nicely! Yay!

  18. Hi Karen, nice to see you back! So glad you got to meet another blogger. What fun!
    Looking forward to your photos from your trip.

  19. I should have known you and Ken were up to something good while you weren't blogging. How very nice that you and Ken got to spend time with Kim and her hubby.
    It's awfully cold here too. MJ

  20. The muffins sound yummy! We don't realize how well we get to know each other through blogging, but I've found meeting someone in person after blogging is much like running into an old friend. It had to warmer in SC, right?

  21. I always smile at your posts but this one made me smile extra wide!


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