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

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday

The beetle is a Red Milkweed Beetle
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Chris's back surgery was postponed until early tomorrow morning.
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It was a cloudy morning today when I walked and the temperature was 67 degrees. 
 A little bit of a breeze.

Walked up the roads behind my house and then around the ball park loop and the two cemeteries.  Walked a little ways up Barn Sale Rd.
 This is another little cemetery I walk past some days which is just on the side of the road.  Some very old tombstones and hard to make out the names and dates on them.
Pretty quiet around town.  Didn't see anyone else out and even the cows were far up in the field and didn't bother to come down to see me.

Walked 6.4 miles.
Sunrise 6:19
Sunset 8:27
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I did a little more dead heading of the daisies this morning.  With so many daisies around the yard that is no small task.  But it is easy work and today it was a nice cool summer day with a breeze.  Very nice!!

In the afternoon I went with Ken to have the car serviced.
We walked around for a while looking at the new cars and then settled down in the lounge to wait for the car.  It was a pretty nice place with comfortable chairs.
I finished reading my book for next weeks book club meeting.
It was A spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.
Book was good but nothing special.


Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
"Seek to do good,
and you will find that happiness will run after you."
~ James Freeman Clark

24 comments:

  1. It looks like it was a very pleasant morning for your walk!
    We have had bother with our car and were in the garage yesterday also.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Weather was great yesterday for walking and the whole day too.

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  2. What is the creey crawley on the plant!!
    Good Luck for Chris's back surgery, I hope all goes well.

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    1. I have no idea, maybe someone will tell us. : )
      Thanks!!

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  3. I almost didn't notice the bug at first

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    1. There are actually two of them, but you can only see part of the other one and it is hard to spot.

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  4. We have a cemetery on one of our walks too. Very interesting headstones from the 1800's.
    I tend to bring a book when I take one of our cars in for servicing. They always seem to have the T.V. blaring so I find a quiet corner to read.
    Have a good day Karen!

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    1. There are 4 cemeteries I pass. There are more dead people in town than alive ones. : )
      I always take a book too. The TV was turned off there!!

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  5. Hello, pretty images from your walk. Good luck to Chris, I wish him well. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  6. I think old cemeteries are so interesting. St Augustine as one with ancient tombstones. Pretty plant but that is an interesting bug. Praying for Chris and his back surgery. Have a blessed day.

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    1. I love walking through old cemeteries. I'll do a little research and see if I can find out what kind of bug that is.
      Thank you for the prayers.

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  7. Love the photo of the beetle and the milkweed. Milkweed is so important if we are going to keep having monarch butterflies. Good luck to your friend Chris.

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    1. There are quite a lot of milkweed around the farm loop.
      Chris is my step-brother. : ) Nice to be back in touch with him again.

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  8. Hope all went well with the surgery today. Love the beetle picture.

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  9. I don't believe I have ever seen a red milkweed beetle before, very interesting, I love to walk through old grave yards and view the old tombstones!.
    I hopI will be praying for Chris' surgery that all goes well!
    Thank you for praying for me too!
    Blessings.
    Sue

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  10. I meant to say hope all goes well with the surgery, my eyesight is still not right, please forgive my error,
    Sue

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    1. I had to do a little research to find out what the beetle was.
      No apology needed. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
      Will be keep praying for you!

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  11. I somehow missed this post yesterday. I hope that Chris' surgery went well. I will keep him in my prayers.

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  12. Weeds can be very pretty.
    I like your beetle photo.

    All the best Jan

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  13. One of my milkweed plants has a TON of those beetles on it. I read an excerpt of that book a while back, and wondered what the story was about.

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