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, June 20, 2016

A busy day outside

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We had a lovely visit with David, Hannah, and Charlotte.  I liked Hannah right away and we got along great.  She even went with me on my morning walk on Saturday.  Only 3.3 miles because we did more talking and looking at birds than walking. : )
Her daughter Charlotte is 5 years old and a delightful child.  Not a shy bone in her body and she is so smart.  She loved Ken's trains and even ran them with the controller!!
We look forward to their next visit.
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A perfect morning for a walk today.  51 degrees and sunny.  I walked first to the library and dropped off a book in the slot and then on to the post office to mail off a birthday card.

Walked all over town this morning, up and down all the streets as well as both cemeteries and the ball park loop.

Kathy once out again and I saw Mike walking and two young ladies running.

Walked 6 miles.
Found a dime and a penny.
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This morning we went to Lowe's to get dirt and sand for the other two raised garden beds.  We use a cement mixer to mix the dirt, sand, peat moss, and vermiculite. 
 Ready for planting.  
After supper I planted eggplant in one and bell peppers in the other.
These other raised beds are Ken's garden and he is going to plant tomatoes and lettuce in them.  We have started all our plants this year from seeds.
After we finished with the beds we went up to Happy Trails and crushed some rock with our rock crusher.  I never get tired of throwing rocks in it and watching them get crushed.
We put some of the crushed rock on the ramp that leads up to the rock crusher.
Took quite a bit crushed rock home too and also harvested some more flat stones for the patio back at the house.  It is coming along nicely and should be finished soon.  I'll post a picture of the progress in the next day or so.

After all our work today we treated ourselves to a supper out at Brenda's of pizza.

The weather for this first day of Summer was perfect.  Sunny, in the 70's with a breeze.

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
"One of the most delightful things about a garden
is the anticipation it provides."
~ W E Johns
Comment replies:
Ruta - Double yellow line down the middle means NO PASSING.  A yellow line along the edge means no parking here too.


  1. Glad you had a lovely visit with David, Hannah and Charlotte.

    Love the selection of vegetables you've planted, they should be great.

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely time with your visitors.
    Your gardens look great. Please keep us posted on its progress!
    We have been having warm, humid weather for the last few days. It was nice to wake up this morning to cooler weather.

  3. I'm glad you had such a lovely time with your visitors. I really like what you are doing with your raised beds. I can't wait to see the photos of your vegetables. Yum! Have a great day.

  4. Hello, Lovely images. Sounds like a nice walk with your son's friend. Glad you all had a great visit. Your garden looks fabulous. I love the quote. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

  5. I've never seen a rock crusher before

  6. oh wow, you have been busy. Nothing like a bit of hard landscaping to keep you fit. Don't work too hard :)

  7. That does sound like perfect weather. I'm amazed at your morning temps, this late in June -- I wish!! :) Glad you had fun with the company. I bet the little girl loved that train room -- it's amazing! Anybody could play in there for hours. I bet it got her imagination running. Such a good thing for children.

  8. That's a lot of work. Love all the green in nature where you live. The header is gorgeous.

  9. Your very own rock crusher . . . I am impressed! I love how neat and organized your raise bed garden is. Beautiful!!!

  10. My, my, you are walking circles around me...I've just gotta get out there and make it happen. Can't wait to see a post when the gardens are full of glorious-ness! Nicely done. You inspire me to walk more, and to plant more...Thank you! Aloha!

  11. What a great idea - to use the cement mixer! I bet my grandkids would love to see that rock crusher in action. Your patio is going to be so nice!


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