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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Saturday, May 28, 2016

A day outside

Two more pictures from NY

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60 degrees this morning with sun and clouds, just like yesterday.  Walked right through town and down the road toward Happy Trails.  Nice walking along seeing all the wild daisies along the side of the road.
Quite a lot of cars going through town towing boats and a jet ski or two, and RV's.  All headed to the lake for the holiday weekend.

The cows still aren't out up at the pasture along Sale Barn Road and I've just about given up seeing them there the rest of the year.  Must have been moved to a pasture I can't see from the road.

Saw another family of geese.  These are by the little town pond.
 Continued my walk around both cemeteries and the ball park loop.  Saw one other woman running/walking a few different times.  Never saw her before and we didn't stop for a chat.  She just ran right past me, though I did say Good Morning and she replied back.
Some pretty irises along my walk too.
Walked 6.3 miles.
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Had a nice time last night at the BBQ.  Not only was it a birthday surprise for Bettye ( she wasn't surprised because someone let it slip) but it was a surprise for me.  My birthday is Monday and they had a cake for both of us. : )  I got a balloon too and a gift certificate for the bowling alley.   If you're reading this Tricia, Thank You so much for the special evening. : )
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A beautiful sunny day outside today and we spent the day outside.  I planted all the seeds for my garden in little plastic containers and will transplant them to the garden when they start to grow.  Shouldn't be any more frosty nights!!   I had planned on starting them long before now but with the traveling back and forth to NY I just didn't have the chance.

I also did more weeding and got Ken's two raised gardens cleaned up and ready for planting.  Planted a few sunflowers out front too.

Ken got some logs from Happy Trails and lined an area in the back yard by the bird feeders with logs.  That will be the little meadow part of the yard. 

The lilacs in my yard have started to bloom and it smells so good out in the back yard.
In the afternoon we went up to Happy Trails to get a couple more logs to bring back to the house.
Saw this birds nest with a couple of baby birds in it up under the eaves at the tractor barn.
Back home to do a little more work in the yard and then we sat on the porch.  It clouded up and we had a brief shower and then sun came back out.  I am so thankful that I have a front porch.  : )

A busy working day but a good one.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )

Peace is not the absence of affliction,
but the presence of God.
~ Unknown


  1. I love the Lilacs,they are a pretty flower and smell so good.

  2. Enjoyed your post, lucky you having a surprise cake and gift. By the time you read this it will probably be your birthday, so Happy Birthday to You :) Have a lovely day.


  3. Hello, gorgeous photos, the ducks, geese and goslings are adorable. Pretty daisies. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Memorial Day! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. The lilacs certainly got my attention! My favorite flowers. Happy Birthday to you a day early. How nice to be included in the surprise party. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Such a lovely post to look at and read, a great selection of photo's, thank you.

    Many Happy Birthday Wishes to you ...
    Enjoy the weekend

    All the best Jan

  6. You are busy! Finally flower time is coming! I hope you have fun on your birthday!

  7. Love the quote with the definition of peace. So true. The irises and lilacs are beautiful. Love all your photos. So glad folks celebrated your birthday. I'm celebrating it too...I'm so glad you were born and we got to know each other!

  8. love the mallard and the lilacs!

  9. You are very welcome Happy One! It was lots of fun celebrating yours and Bettye's birthday! I thank God for you all my wonderful awesome friends! So glad we were able to surprise you even though I had left it slipped with Bettye and wasn't able to surprise her! LOL


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