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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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A suprise in the mail

The geese are back at the pond down by the Drane house.
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Rained during the night and when I left on my walk at 7:10 there was 
still a very light drizzle so wore my rain pants and slicker.
It was a warm 52 degrees and very windy.  The rain soon stopped and 
I saw the sun and blue sky.
The clouds were racing across the sky.
 Walked behind my house to start with and then all around town.
Both cemeteries and the ball park loop.
Walking around the cemetery up at the top of the hill
I stopped to pick up some of the flowers that blew around and put
them back by the graves and straightened a flag by a grave too.

I didn't see anyone else out walking or running.
No school this week so none of the school buses around either.

I could feel the temperature drop a bit as I walked and it was 45
degrees when I got home, still warm for December though.

Walked 6.2 miles
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I was puttering around the house this morning when the door bell rang.
The mail had come and with it a package for me.
It was from Debbie, a blogger friend. 
What a wonderful surprise to open up the package and find a
beautiful blue tea pot inside.  Debbie knew I collected blue plates to hang
up in my kitchen and thought of me when she spotted this teapot.
I LOVE it.  Thank you so very much Debbie.
Along with the teapot came a letter that she wrote me that I read with
tears in my eyes.  Such kind words she had to say.  She is a dear friend.
We haven't met in person YET, but we will, of this I am sure.
Here my new teapot sits on a shelf in my kitchen.
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Finished  another puzzle.  This one was an easy one with only 300 pieces.
Puzzle number 8
I got some new measuring spoons and here they hang in my kitchen
in plain sight which makes them convenient to use.
 After lunch we went out to do a couple of errands.
Such a beautiful sunny day.

A happy day to you.
happyone 🍭

"One true friend adds more to our happiness 
than a thousand enemies add to our unhappiness."
~Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenback
Translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister in 1882


  1. Karen - that is the perfect spot for the teapot. So glad you like it! I am also glad it arrived in one piece! ;-) Enjoy the rest of the week!

  2. My 6 year old granddaughter loves puzzles and always has. She's now doing 100 piece ones.

  3. That's a lovely lot of geese you've pictured.

    I like your teapot, such a sweet gift.

    Sending my good wishes for the remainder of the week

    All the best Jan

  4. Sweet friend, sweet gift and a letter, too. So special. I'm glad you were blessed!

  5. Wow what a nice friend and that tea pots goes perfect in that spot. Love the measuring spoons!

  6. what a gorgeous teapot. Almost too pretty to use...almost!

  7. I was just thinking about the weather you all have, how it seems to go from one extreme to the other....kinda sounds like East Tennessee!! ;-) Although, we've had no snow yet, at least not in the "lower elevations". I'm ready for a beautiful snow...then, spring! ;-) HOPE you had a wonderful CHRISTmas...Happy New year!

  8. Jouw theepot is zo mooi / your teapot is so beautiful. Love it. Also the other blue things. Wonderful. Do you alos love Delfts Blauw?

  9. What a lovely gift and it looks wonderful with your dishes :)
    Happy New Year!
    Connie :)

  10. The teapot is beautiful and goes so well with the rest of your decor.

  11. What a sweet gift from your friend Debbie. That was so sweet of her! Your measuring spoons are not exactly in plain sight. =D

  12. Can't tell if that puzzle is a photo or art

  13. Your teapot is so pretty and goes just perfectly with your plates. Online friends are the best, aren't they? Pretty puzzle. What do you do with them when they are finished?


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