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, April 11, 2016


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This morning it was 30 degrees warmer than yesterday morning at 44 degrees.  What a difference.  All snow is now gone and I hope stays away until winter.  Off and on again light rain for my walk today.

Walked down the main road towards Happy Trails, then back to town and walked all over town, including both cemeteries and the ball park loop.  Heading back to town in the picture.

I saw 4 deer just to the left of the picture.  Looked to be two adults and 2 young ones.
Just at the edge of town there was a dead deer across the sidewalk that must have gotten hit by a car though I didn't see any blood on it.  So sad to see.

Nice to hear all the birds singing again this morning again.  The three killdeer were by the town pond again as well as the red winged black birds.  No geese today.

Walked 6.2 miles.
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Yesterday afternoon (it had warmed up to the 36) we went up to Happy Trails.  Walked around a bit and Ken wanted to show me what he did up there the other day.  There is a very small pond on our land and Ken has started making it a bit bigger.
Today Ken is at church installing a few new lights and I've been home doing a bit of baking. Next month some members of our church will be helping a church in WV get started and Becky and I will be bringing the refreshments.  We needed something that is easy, doesn't need refrigeration and will travel well.  We came up with idea of making a nice variety of cookies.  Nice too because we can make them ahead and freeze them.  I'm making 5 different kinds and the first kind I baked today was German Chocolate Cookies.  A picture and the recipe you can find on an old post HERE.

Finished reading Wonderful Lonesome, the first book in the series that Olivia Newport wrote.  The next book awaits me at the library which I will get tomorrow.

We had supper this evening at Brenda's for half price pizza.  We usually just get a plain cheese one but today we got one with green peppers and onions.

A happy day to you.
happyone : )
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
~Martin Buber


  1. It sounds like you covered a lot of territory on your walk this morning. Always sad to see dead deer.
    Once again I am impressed by the amount of things you and Ken accomplish in a day. I must check out the German Chocolate Cookie recipe. I love the cake and so does Brett.

  2. I like the pond. Very cool.
    It was cold where I was but not as cold as where you live. Of course, I was sleeping in a tent and maybe that made it colder in effect. I would guess that it got down to the low 30's. It felt cold enough, anyhow.

  3. You inspire me all of your daily walks! I need to be that disciplined! Glad your snow is gone :)

  4. I usually just get plain cheese too. My wife eats meat but sometimes if she can only get 1 topping due to a coupon, she'll get a mushroom topping.

  5. Morning walk always gives energy to us. Sweet sound of the bird, good climate all makes us feel good...

  6. I've been listening more to the birdsong recently & enjoying their activity. Hope you enjoyed Wonderful Lonesome!
    Chocolate cookies are sure to be a hit! I'm making a chocolate cake today for my daughters birthday!

  7. Lovely shots and a lovely blog altogether. Spring is never still.

  8. Hopefully Winter is done for all of us!
    Sounds like a good trip you will be enjoying next month. What a lovely thing you are doing.
    Have a good day.

  9. Hello, I enjoy my walks listening to the birds singing. Lovely photos. It is so nice of you and your friend to help out with the new church. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  10. Happy Tuesday to you....Hope you have an awesome walk this morning and God blesses you with lots of pretty sights...love those old steps!

  11. Nice to see the snow has gone again. What a lot of land you have and your pond must attract so much wildlife.
    Don't eat too many of your home baked cookies! The German ones look delicious :)

  12. I love those steps in your first photo - they somehow invite you into your post!
    Glad that the snow has gone - you did well with your walking.

    I love green peppers and onions, we make our pizza base using almond flour - but pizza's are yum to eat and a joy to share and enjoy.

    All the best Jan

  13. Helping to start a new church. You're always up to something! I know your cookies will be a hit.
    Nice big pond on your property at Happy Trails. I see Ken still likes to play in the mud!

  14. I like the photo of the mossy steps. Some people think steps look better cleaned off, not me, I like the rustic nature look about old steps.
    Oh, and be careful walking on that road!

  15. Aha! Curiosity satisfied. I didn't know that you folks had a pond. It'll be a lake by the time Ken is finished with it.;>


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