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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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Walk and a day at Happy Trails

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Perfect spring morning for taking a walk.  60 degrees and sunny.  
I was up and out right on time at 6:30.  
Walked around town, both cemeteries and the ball park loop.  
Don't usually walk around the little town pond because the grass is wet 
but it was dry today so walked around the pond.  

Pretty daffodils along the way
and forsythia.
The snow and cold didn't seem to bother them.

Lisa was out running and today I met the woman I saw walking yesterday.
As I was leaving one of the cemeteries she was just getting there.
Her name is Gail and she used to walk few years ago and is
now tying to get started again.

It sure was a beautiful morning to be outside.
Walked 6.3 miles
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Though it is Tuesday and bowling day we didn't go.
Just too nice out to spend it inside so right after breakfast we headed
up to Happy Trails and spent the day there.
 Ken had fun digging up rocks with the tractor and I helped
load rocks into the bucket loader.  Then they were dumped over by the
rock crusher and await there to be crushed another day.

Ken got a fire barrel going and I fed it scrap wood for a good part of
the day.  It was nice to see the huge pile disappear!!

Walked around like we usually do figuring out what other
projects need to be done.

Didn't get back home till a little after 5:00.  Didn't feel like cooking
so after showers we went to Brenda's for supper.

A couple of squirrels come to the feeders in our back yard too
and here is one of them.
That's it for today.
Hope yours was a good one too.
happyone  🍦

"Few people can accept happiness if it means change.
We want the life we have now,
only happier."
~ Robert Brault

16 comments:

  1. It is so good to have you back blogging again. I missed hearing about your daily walks. The pond is beautiful. Glad you met the new walker...have a lovely evening after your day of working up at Happy Trails. xx

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  2. ...the scenery for your walks sure has brightened up.

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  3. What beautiful photos. It's so nice to walk at those temps. I'm walking in the evenings now and it's in the 70s with a breeze...perfect! Enjoy your evening! Hugs, Diane

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  4. I remember when my dog was still alive she'd often try to chase squirrels. She was never fast enough

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  5. Me too. P.S. Hi Adam!��

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  6. Happy to see you back from your break. What a beautiful morning you had for your walk. I read your post from yesterday while holding Addy so I did not have hands to type a comment. Love the beautiful spring color you enjoyed today!

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  7. I love that pond...just something about it appeals to me.

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  8. Hi Karen, what a lovely day you had. Weather-wise you must be a couple weeks ahead of us. No daffodils or forsythia blooming quite yet here!
    What a productive day up at HT. You and Ken deserved dinner out.
    Have a good day!
    Robin

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  9. So nice to see you here again, Karen. I hope your blog break was most enjoyable. Your walk looks and sound absolutely delightful. Our weather has been so nice these past few days. I need to get out there and take a walk :).

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  10. Hello, pretty daffies, the yellow blooms are cheery! It is great having the pretty weather days. Sounds like you had a productive busy day! Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  11. Finally you have some warm days . . . goodbye snow (I hope. I love seeing the daffodils and forsythia in bloom . . . then come the tulips and lilacs . . . Doesn't God paint a lovely Spring canvas :)

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  12. What a beautiful walk you must have had. Nice.

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  13. Looks like your spring is coming along nicely. Enjoyed your photos and of course being a squirrel lover I thought yours was super cute.

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  14. Lovely to have you back blogging again and sharing your walks! Lovely to find spring springing up around you!
    You and Ken had a happy time at HT! Great work!

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  15. Good for you, spending a nice day outside instead of in a bowling alley!

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