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 18, 2016

Work Day

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Yesterday afternoon we went up to Happy Trails.  Didn't do any work but just walked around a bit and sat out on the cabin deck.

For the new readers of my blog that don't know about Happy Trials,  it is some property that we own just out of town 3 miles away from our house.  We think of it as our own personal park with walking trails that we have made and still are making.  It is a lifetime project. : )  Last May we started building a one room dry cabin.  It is not finished yet but we hope to finish it this year.  We got this far before winter set in.  Pictures taken yesterday.
Sitting on the cabin deck
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Another beautiful spring morning at 40 degrees and sunny with no wind at all.  I walked the Farm Loop. 

Farmer Bill was out and I stopped for a little chat.

For such a beautiful day I was surprised not to see anyone else walking. 

Once back in town, I walked around the ball park loop and made a loop around town before heading back home.

Walked 6.2 miles.
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Ken went up to Happy Trails today.  I wanted to go along too but had too much work to do at home and I got a lot accomplished.  Vacuumed the whole house, cleaned two bathrooms, and cleaned my office.  That was before lunch.  Then it was time for outside work.  I washed our car (Equinox) and then edged and weeded another front garden. 

Then I had a little while before Ken came home and I sat on the front porch and read.

Since we both had a good work day we decided to treat ourselves and go out for supper.  In just a little while we are leaving to go to El Canelo's for some Mexican food.  Haven't been there in ages.

Weather beautiful all day.  Sunny and by afternoon it was in the 70's.

A happy Day to you.
happyone : )
"It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth,
to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season."
~ Kate Morton


  1. Your cabin looks great! Another busy day for you. Too nice to stay too long indoors. We went for a LLOOONNGGG walk this morning and saw many other walkers. Hiope you enjoyed your supper.

  2. Hello, it was a great day to be outdoors. The cabin is looking great. Is that a house nearby your cabin on the next to last photo? I love Mexican food, YUM! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  3. Looks like you got a lot done on the cabin. What a great idea to have a place close by to get away to. I would love to make some trails here. I had started, but then all these weeds came in and now I will need the tractor guy to help.

  4. What a great day, weather and work wise! Just right to go out for supper! Hope you enjoyed!

  5. It sounds like a very productive day, K!
    I'm glad it's warmer there!

  6. Here's to getting stuff done!

  7. Awesome cabin...can't wait to see after pics. It's beautiful weather here...83° right now!!

  8. You've made wonderful progress on that property! What a great place!

  9. Working outside is so fun,especially in spring.I am anxious to get out as well and that should happen very soon.

  10. So glad to hear you're getting to enjoy Happy Trails! Cabin's looking really neat too.

  11. I love that you have made so much progress on your cabin. Sounds like you had a really beautiful day. Enjoy the week ahead!

  12. Hi Happyone, I love the photos today ... Looking up and then on your walk. And HT is just looking great!

  13. Happy Trails is coming along! By "dry" do you mean that you'll have no running water there or plumbing? Pretty rugged. Just like camping.

  14. Now that's the life! Little cabins, walks, and Mexican food.
    Cant wait to see the finished project!

  15. My, my, you are running circles around me this fine day! I love that you have your own special getaway, close by. And that you are taking advantage of the trail walking! Nice to meet you in blogland! Aloha! I look forward to seeing the finished cabin! Soooo, jealous!

  16. Your cabin looks good.
    You achieved a lot this Monday.

    All the best Jan

  17. Wow - look at your beautiful cabin! It's lovely, and that photo from below makes it look like a birdhouse up in the air :) The weather has been so nice, and we've gotten lots done outside too. Glad your big project is looking so beautiful. The door is very pretty, and the red trim is so fun!


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