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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Thursday, December 22, 2016


I zoomed in and took the above picture of the tractor from the town pond.
Then walked around on the road and took this picture from the other side.
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A warm 33 degrees this morning at 7:00 when I left on my walk.
No wind and I watched the sun pop over the mountain again.

Walked the hills behind my house and then went over to the post office
to mail a letter.

Continued on over to the ball park loop and Kathy was there and we talked 
as we walked around the loop a couple of times.
Then we went our separate ways.  We both like walking along but nice to walk 
a little way with someone once in a while.

I continued walking around town and the cemeteries.
Saw Lisa out running this morning.  Haven't seen her out running 
in a long time,  must be a year or so. 

Smelled a strong odor of skunk and then I noticed it just up ahead
in the middle of the road. He didn't make it across in time.

Nice walking in the sun for part of my walk again 
and I look forward to those mornings when I no longer have to walk in the dark.
Walked 6.2 miles
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The sun was out for half the day and then cloudy.

We went for a little ride today finding some more of the
Quilt Barns.  One was less than a mile from HT.
We found four more and you will be seeing them posted on future Mondays.

While we were out we stopped at Whispering Pines to look around.
There is a little lunch cafe in the store and we had our lunch there.

Stopped at the library and picked up the book for the
book club meeting for January.
Sounds like a good one and can't wait to finish the book I'm reading
now so I can start this one.

That's about it for today.
 A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

 Patty and her sister Janie and I have been friends since we were 
little girls and lived next door to each other growing up.
You may remember me telling you that Janie died back in October.
Today I got a Christmas card from Patty with two poems inside.
Patty found them in Janie's Bible.
Here's one of them.  Have a tissue in hand if you read it.

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me,
for now I'm free,
I'm following the path
God laid for me;
I took his hand when 
I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love,
to work, or play;
Tasks left undone
must stay that way.
I found that place
at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with 
remembering joy,
A friendship shared,
a laugh, a kiss;
Ah, yes, these things
I too will miss.

Be not burdened 
with time of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine
of tomorrow;
My life's been full,
I've savored much,
Good friends, good times,
a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed
all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now
with undue grief
Lift up your heart
and share with me.
God wanted me now,
He set me free.
~ Shannon Lee Moseley

Tomorrow I'll post the other one.


  1. Oh Karen, what a beautiful poem! I wish I had known about it when my Dad passed away. It would have been perfect. Thanks for sharing.
    Glad you enjoyed your walk today.
    Take care.

  2. ...it looks like a green Christmas for you.

  3. That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us :)

  4. Oh yes! That IS a beautiful poem.
    I'm glad the days will lengthen now and you will be walking in the light! (I know you are already REALLY walking in the LIGHT!)

  5. What a wonderful poem, I'm so pleased you shared it.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

  6. Beautiful poem.Thanks for sharing this.

  7. Those cattails sure are neat in the photo too. How nice to drive around and see the quilt barns! Enjoy your afternoon! Holiday hugs!

  8. What special poems found in your friend's Bible. They do make me misty. Lovely warm days you're enjoying and the light is beautiful.


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