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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Thursday, September 1, 2016


Sunflowers in my yard.  There are still a lot of them that haven't bloomed yet.  Some like this one has many flowers on the one stalk.
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64 degrees this morning under cloudy misty skies.  It didn't rain while I walked but felt like it would at any moment.

Walked around town up and down all the streets, around both cemeteries and the ball park loop.

Walked a little ways down towards Happy Trails too before turning around and heading back home.

Saw Kathy out there walking too but in the distance.  

Walked 6.3 miles.
Not a very good coin month during August, just 35 cents.
3 dimes and 5 pennies.
Maybe September will be better.
 Sunrise 6:46
Sunset 7:48
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 Today was house cleaning day, at least in the morning.

The last half of the day was sunny and in the 70's.
In the afternoon I went outside and did some more weeding.
This time I weeded the garden next to the house on the front right side.

Still getting cucumbers and zucchini and brought a another batch over to my neighbor Connie because I still have some in my refrigerator.

Tonight I made Manicotti for supper.
This is one of my favorite meals but I don't make it that often.
I don't know why because it is very easy to make.

Later I'm going to make some more weave-it squares,
watch something from Netflix and have my evening snack.
Just a little ice cream tonight but it will be atop
Rhubarb Strawberry Cobble.
Life is Good.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
"To be interested in the changing seasons
is a happier state of the mind
than to be hopelessly in love with spring."
~ George Santayana
Comment Replies:
Prunella - Yes, that is corn but not for people.  It is feed for the animals.


  1. I was going to skip my ice cream tonight, but you just gave me permission to have some so I can experience that "life is good!" feeling!
    I'm sending you an e-mail in a few minutes.

  2. Yum! I have an apple pie setting on the stove waiting for the oven to get up to temperature. It's my birthday, so I'm having a big piece of pie and ice cream. Staying home safe and sound with my hubby watching movies . . . it's a simple life we live, but there is no place I would rather be than home safe with him :)
    Happy Labor Day Weekend!
    Connie :)
    P.S. Your sunflowers are beautiful!

  3. Beauty is seen in the sunflowers as well as in the misty/foggy scene.

  4. My and wife enjoy Once Upon a Time. We were glad to see the newest season finally arrive on Netflix.

  5. Rained here all afternoon so I didnt get to walk. I hula Hooped instead. The sunflower photo is frame worthy.

  6. Your sunflowers make me smiling. They are so beautiful. Great photo!

  7. Sunflowers are the cheeriest flowers! I love your photos!

  8. our sunflowers are very pretty. I planted some, but they are a smaller variety.
    Manicotti sounds good. I haven't had it in years.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Hello, I love the sunflower photo. Your manicotti sounds delicious. Happy Friday, have a happy weekend!

  10. What beautiful sunflowers! My kitchen has a sunflower theme. Please tell me when you make manicotti again! I don't want to show up late. LOL

  11. Love your sunflowers! So pretty.
    We have been enjoying the cooler morning walks too.
    Tha gardens here are still producing lots. A friend gave us two buckets of tomatoes and another of potatoes. Lots of yummy meals!
    Have a great weekend.

  12. Just love those sunflowers ...

    All the best Jan

  13. The sunflowers are so pretty. I bet you get a lot of birds. Wow, good thing you don't have to live from those random coins!


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