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 27, 2016

Back to blogging

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No need to worry, I'm find and dandy, but thanks for your concern.  : )  
Last Thursday was a busy day at church all day with the Fingerprint Ministry and when we got home that night I just didn't have time for blogging.  Was nice to just come home a plop myself down.  Then one day turned into another and then another and  before long a week had gone by with me not blogging.  So I had a nice blog break but I'm back now.  I've missed you all and look forward to getting around to visiting you, though it will take me a while to get caught up.
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We've had some really nice weather and I spent Monday up at Happy Trials with Ken.  I have my own project of cleaning out the little brook that is on our property which runs into the little pond and then down on to the road.  I'm working on the top part of the brook.
Before I went to work. 
 After I spent a few hours clearing the debris and throwing lots of rocks up on the bank.
This is the start of the brook where the water comes out of the rocks and where I ended.
Next time I'll be working down toward the pond.  I guess I'm about a quarter way down to the pond.  Just a little brook but still nice to hear it babbling along. : )
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I've been walking each morning.  Some days in the sun, some just clouds, and some rain like this morning.  It was a warm 60 degrees this morning with some light drizzle.  I walked straight through town down toward Happy Trails, a little ways up Sale Barn to see the cows and then around town, including both cemeteries and the ball park loop.

Stopped to chat for a few minutes with another walker who is visiting family and saw the man walking his big white dog.

Saw the usual birds around and the geese down by the Drane house pond, and a couple of rabbits chasing each other around at the cemetery.  Probably won't be long before I see a few more rabbits around there.  : )

Walked 6.2 miles.
Found a penny.
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 It's my turn for providing the snack for the Sunday school kids this coming Sunday and this morning I baked chocolate chip cookies.  I usually bake them in a couple of batches ahead of time but baked all of them today. 

Ken snatched one when he came home.  I didn't eat any cookies but did eat some of the dough. : )

I'm hoping that the grass will dry enough so I can go out and mow the lawn but it isn't looking good.  May have to wait for another day.

Have a few things to do around the house this afternoon so I'd better go.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
~ Kenyan Proverb
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  1. Your post is so bright and cheerful! You have made quite a difference in the little brook already. It is beautiful there. Welcome back!

  2. Glad you enjoyed your break. Love what you are doing at your brook. The cookies look delicious! Cute chipmunk!

  3. Hello, so glad all is Ok. Blogging breaks are good. Your photos are pretty, the brook looks nice. Is that creeping phlox, pretty purple flowers. The cookies look delicious! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  4. I enjoy hearing about your walks and what you see.Great to have pictures as well.The cookies look wonderful.

  5. Glad to see you back, Karen! I understand how one day leads into another and the work keeps getting done...you were missed though. :)

    Loved all of your pictures!

  6. I like your chocolate chip cookies! Is it hard to make?

  7. I know that feeling.... I have let my days slip from one to the next without blogging too. I love the first and last photos with the animals, the Chipmunk is adorable.

  8. enjoyed the pictures, glad your back

  9. Yes, I kept coming across and was hoping that all was/is ok ... and it is!
    Lovely happy post to read, and you are doing well by the brook.
    Now those cookies look nice the kids will love them on Sunday.

    Take Care ...
    oops nearly forgot to say - love that chipmunk photo!

    All the best Jan

  10. I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation from blogging, Happy-K. Welcome back. The little steam is lovely.

  11. Hi - welcome back! You are missed when you are away! You have been a busy woman with all that baking and the fingerprint ministry and working at Happy Trails. Looks like you are having a very nice spring. See you again tomorrow!

  12. Good to have a break. I thought you'd gone on holiday with your new sandals.
    Great images, loving the bird on the gravestone and the cute chipmunk.
    When I was young my Mother would say I'd get worms if I ate the uncooked dough!
    Have a great weekend ahead :)

  13. The little creek is worth your effort...beautiful. Just wish there is sound

  14. First of all....I'm soooooo glad you're okay! I was getting really concerned, and then when I saw that first pic before reading, I felt really worried! :( By the way, I do like that picture now that I know it's from your walks. Glad you enjoyed your break...but you've been busy, busy. You needed some time just for yourself. I love that property you all are working on. Can't wait to see "final results" pictures. Happy Thursday to you.

  15. That sounds like a lot of hard work cleaning out your brook but I'm guessing the sound of running water is worth it all. I just think your property at Happy Trails sounds so pretty! Have a great day!

  16. Your pictures are beautiful as well as the countryside you live in. I'm your newest follower and look forward to keeping up with your posts. r/sharon

  17. Gosh, I had no idea that you hadn't been blogging. Glad that I didn't know or I would have feared that whatever is going around in Blogdom is catching. A break every now and then is a good thing, but I am glad that you are back to it as anything else doesn't seem right. I know...look who's talking!

  18. What a cute little buddy you have there! I'm staying with my grandkids and not posting until late next week. A break is kind of nice, but I miss the daily visits.


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