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, February 21, 2017


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A little cooler this morning than when I walked yesterday but still nice at 38
degrees with some sun and clouds. In the 40's when I got back home.

Stayed around town and walked the Town Route.
Made a stop at the Post Office to mail a card.

Seems to be more geese every day at all the little ponds.
I saw three Killdeer flying around chasing each other
and it is so nice hearing the birds back to their morning chirping.

Didn't see any people out walking.
I wonder where Kathy has been.  Haven't seen her for ages.

Walked 6.2 miles
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Got another load of laundry done today and once again hung them
outside to dry.

We went back up to Happy Trails today and this time we went in the morning.
Not as warm or as sunny as yesterday but it was good to be up there again.
I got some more dead fall picked up and clipped back a lot of the
sticker bushes.
Ken got some more license plates put up on the peak on one side
 and started on the other side.  Will take a picture when done.

We brought lunch and ate it on the picnic table.
Had another walk around and just enjoyed being up there.
Our goal this year is to have the cabin completely done, outside and inside.
Then once we don't have to have building materials around I'd like
to get things neat and tidy.

Our HT neighbor Ron stopped by to say hi.
We were back home around 3:00 and at 3:20
I walked over to Sherry's and had my hair cut, same style, just a trim.

I finished reading The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure the other day and Ken 
finished it this morning.  He liked it as much as I did.
 A page turner for the both of us.

Looking forward to my ice cream this evening.
Will watch Netflix and sew the last strip of squares 
on the latest baby blanket.  Will post a picture of it tomorrow.

A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"A hug is a great gift,
one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange."
~ Unknown


  1. I heard geese flying over this morning. Your pictures of them are so nice! If the Killdeer are back spring can't be far away.

    I love hearing (and seeing) about Happy Trails and the progress that is being made.

    Have a lovely evening. I'll look forward to seeing the picture of the finished baby blanket tomorrow.


  2. You spend your days well. Happy Trails looks cool. Hope you have a good rest tonight.

  3. Always enjoy the updates on Happy Trails!

  4. The sound of honking geese in spring is music to my ears.

  5. ...the license plats are a nice touch!

  6. Licence plates look great!
    Very windy here today, storm Doris is on the way.
    Have a fantastic Wednesday :)

  7. I agree that its lovely to hear the birds chirping in the mornings and they seem to keep me comp[any when I'm hanging out the laundry!

  8. Hi Karen, great photos of the geeses. We posted similar photos again! I have been hearing flocks flying over just before supper but can't get a photo.
    Your cabin looks wonderful, lovely you have this spot to get away.
    I love your quote at the end. My Dad heard years ago that three hugs a day were good for your health so he always made sure to hug my Mum three times a day. I often wonder if she misses that. I always make sure to hug her a few times when we visit her.

  9. I'm eagerly waiting to see Happy Trails when it's finished. What a wonderful retreat that will be for you two! I'll not seen killdeer and we don't usually have geese here in Florida. We have cranes which love to congregate in bunches and visit different yards in the neighborhood.

  10. Hello, wonderful shots of the geese. HT is looking good, I like the license plates. It will be a nice retreat for you and Ken. Another great quote. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  11. Your cabin is beautiful! I love the whimsical colors and the license plates, that adds so much charm to the exterior. Looking forward to seeing your finished baby blanket.
    Keep Smiling!
    Connie :)

  12. Just loved the photo's of the geese.
    Look forward to seeing pictures of your baby blanket.

    That quote is perfect:
    "A hug is a great gift,
    one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange."

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

  13. I also love you geese! Is so nice. Never seen this sort here.

  14. We don't get geese here but I really do love the variety of birds we get on the farm. They are very special residents and visitors.

  15. "And I say a prayer, that the wild goose will come to me". In Scotland's Iona Community the wild goose is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.....

  16. I haven't seen those geese in awhile

  17. Nice to see the progress on Happy Trails! I think it's a good day when I can hang clothes outside :)


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