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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Friday, June 10, 2016

Happy to be home

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We got home yesterday evening and let me tell you, it is so good to be home again.  It was a whirlwind of a month.  Thanks again for all your prayers, kind words, thoughts, and for caring. 
My mom is well settled in the nursing home and actually likes it there and wants to stay.  What a blessing that is with me being so far away.
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Went for my walk this morning around town.  I walked up and down all the streets, the cemeteries, and the ball park loop.  It was 50 degrees and cloudy when I started but not long after it was full sun.  Woke up a bit late this morning and didn't start my walk till 7:15.  I figured I must have needed that little extra sleep.
Saw a couple of people out walking their dogs and stopped to chat with the woman at the day care center.  All the kids were outside playing enjoying the nice sunny morning. 

Walked 6 miles.
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Got some laundry done and hung out on the line and then we went up to Happy Trails just to check things out.  Everything fine up there but it is a bit overgrown and we have lots of work to do there.

Had a couple of errands to run which we did after lunch.  Stopped at Walmart to pick up some groceries.

I mowed the lawn and then came in and cooked supper.  The weeds have run amok and I have a LOT of weeding to do. Have so much to do and just not enough time in the day, but it will all get done eventually.  Just nice to be home. : )
I'll be around to visit you all in the next few days to see what you've been up to.

A happy day to you.
happyone : )
"While we are mourning the loss of our friend,
others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil."
~ John Taylor


  1. Glad you made it home safely. I know how good it must have felt to you to be home again. There is just no place like home.

    So glad that your mother enjoys being in the nursing home there. What a blessing and peace of mind that must give you.

    LOVE the quote!

  2. Glad you made it home safe and sound. Great comfort to you to know your Mom is settled in her new home. Always so much to catch up on when you have been away for a few days.
    Beautiful quote. Enjoy the weekend.

  3. Hello, Lovely images and a great quote! So glad you are home and your Mom is happy at the nursing home. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. I'm glad to hear you are home safe and sound. I'm glad to hear that your Mom is happy and settled. You are right, that everything will get done eventually. It just takes time. Have a great weekend.

  5. Glad your home and your Mom is settled. You really have had a month havnt you? The weeding will get done and all will be back to normal soon. Dont rush it and enjoy.

  6. I do like all your photo's.

    I'm so pleased your Mom is settled ...

    It's always good to be home, take your time to catch up with things ...

    All the best Jan

  7. Hi Happyone, Glad to see you are back home. That sure is a nice photo of the spot by the side of the lake ... looks very peaceful! Have a good weekend!

  8. I know it makes you feel better about your Mom. Thinking about you always!

  9. I love that quote you have at the end there. A friend recently shared a poem about the death of a loved one. It compared it to a ship leaving port and slipping over the horizon, but just as we stand here and look and say, "She's gone!" someone else far away is just seeing her and is saying, "Look! She's coming!" It was such a comforting thought, and I love thinking that Jesus and the Father and the angels are all waiting eagerly for our loved ones and saying, "Look! Here she comes!"

    Glad you're home again. The weeds will wait for you :)

  10. My new lawn is terrible to cut. It took me days because I had to take turns because of the heat.

  11. There's no place like home. So glad your Mom is happily settled...that does give you peace of mind. Glad you're back to walking in familiar territory.

  12. Welcome back! It is a nice feeling to be home, but I am sure mixed emotions about leaving your mum.

  13. Great to hear that your Mother is beginning to settle and feel happier in her new surroundings :)

  14. The weeds never stop, do they? Have a blessed day.


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