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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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A day out

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40 degrees this morning as I started on my walk.  It was a sunny morning with a breeze.  I walked down the main road and turned in the road that heads to Happy Trails.
This road sign always makes me smile.
I turned around here which is about 2 1/2 miles from home and then headed back to town.
Once back to town I walked around one of the cemeteries and the ball park loop before going back home.

I used to see Kathy walking around town last year pretty regularly and then I didn't see her for a long time.  Today she was back to walking. : )
Walked 6 miles.
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We drove down to La Vale for the day.  It was a beautiful sunny day and instead of driving on the highway we took the back road.  A nicer ride and it really didn't take that much longer.  We went in and out of quite a lot of stores and had lunch at Wendy's. 

Still on my quest for a denim skirt.  Tried on four of them at Goodwill.  Two were too small and two were too big.

I did find a nice pair of sandals at my favorite shoe store in town and in Lowe's we got a nice selection of vegetables for our gardens plus some sunflower seeds.  One packet is for mammoth ones and the other are different colored ones.  Ken will be growing the tomatoes and lettuce in his two raised beds and I'll be growing the others in my garden.  I'm planning on starting the seeds inside and then planting the plants outside the beginning of June. 
Some of you asked about the rhubarb and what I'll be making with it.  A few mentioned pie but I like to make a cobbler out of it.  I remember eating rhubarb right out of the garden when I was a kid.  It is very sour eaten that way.  Last year a friend gave me a bunch of rhubarb from her garden and also some plants to grow my own and the picture from yesterday are these plants. 
I wrote a post last year about rhubarb and have the recipe there for the cobbler plus one for muffins.  Here's the link to the rhubarb post.

Time now for supper and then we'll be off to church.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
If someone were to pay you 10 cents 
for every kind word you said about people
and collect 5 cents for every unkind word,
would you be rich or poor?
~ Jacob M Braude


  1. Hi K! I love those big sunflowers, too. You'll find that denim skirt one of these days.

  2. I definitely prefer taking the back roads and enjoying the countryside! And lunch at Wendy's is nice too, for a change!
    Love your new sandals!

  3. Great to have lunch out. Loving your new sandals. I remember dipping my raw rhubarb in sugar as a child, not very good for your teeth! Have a great weekend :)

  4. Hello, I like taking the back roads. The scenery is pretty. Your new sandals are cute. Good luck with the planting. Have a happy Thursday!

  5. What a cute sign....I really enjoyed 'walking' with you! ☺ Hope you have a great day!

  6. What a nice day you had! I was wondering if you found a denim skirt yet. When we were visiting Kim recently we just didn't have time to go searching. Hopefully on our next visit.

  7. There was a small rhubarb patch in my back yard where I grew up and I remember biting into a stalk of it too. Very sour! Mix some sugar and strawberries and pie crust and that's a different story. I'll bet your cobbler is wonderful too!

  8. sounded like you had another great walk. I Love the shoes! Now Im going to check out that recipe. Thanks!!!!

  9. Love your new sandals. I like the wedge, good for dressing up and also good with jeans. Have you looked at LL Bean for a denim skirt? I was just on line the other day and saw several. Some were even on sale. Looks like you will have a great garden. I would like to try to grow some sunflowers. They are one of my favorites.

  10. Sounds like a good day. It must have been great to see an old friend!

  11. Very cute new shoes. They look pretty and comfy. Always a good combination when it comes to footwear. It looks like you will have a plentiful garden this season. How wonderful to have the rhubarb doing so well.

  12. I think it was two years ago I tried growing flowers. It sprouted and grew and grew. I noticed it looked kind of weird. Not like I expected. It kept growing and I kept the water coming. I put it in a bigger container. I was wondering what kind of flower did I buy as the flowers would never bloom.

    Then I saw something on the branch.

    It was a tomato.

    Never buy seed packets at Dollar Tree.

  13. The perfect denim skirt is elusive. I, too, would like to get one. I got a great twill skirt at Belk, I've never had one that fit so well! I'd hoped to get a denim one, but not in my size. Hope you find one soon! Will have to check out that rhubarb muffin recipe. I haven't had rhubarb since I lived at home. There was a row of it edging dad's garden.

  14. Love your road pictures. There's something about a good road picture that stirs my sense for adventure. Love the new sandals too.

  15. Sometimes it is just nice to take the quieter roads ...
    I love the big sunflower plants, such fun to see them grow.

    Do hope the rest of your week was good,and that your weekend has been peaceful and enjoyable too.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

  16. I have missed your posts for a few days. I hope that all is well. I like those sandals. Hope you find a denim skirt you like. I have been looking for one of those too. Enjoy the week ahead!

  17. Hope you are okay,look forward to your next post.

  18. Hope all is well - sending a prayer your way -missing your posts too-they always lift my spirits-

  19. Stopping by to see if all is okay with you, since it's been almost a week since you posted. Saying a prayer for you, sweet Lady.

  20. I,too, am stopping in to check on you. When a "daily" blogger misses a few days it can be cause for concern. I am hoping that all is well and you are busy doing something enjoyable. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you.


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