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, April 13, 2017

First mowing of the season

The other day an old dead pine tree was cut down by the town pond. 
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39 degrees this morning so I was back to wearing a couple of sweatshirts.
It started out cloudy but sunny after a while.  
I got warm and took one of the sweatshirts off.

Walked straight through town and up Barn Sale a ways and then
down toward Happy Trails.  Back in town I walked around both cemeteries
and the ball park loop.

The new  birdhouse at the cemetery might have residents living there.
Didn't see any birds but walked around and peaked in and saw there was a nest.

The bunnies were around again.  
Lisa was out running and Gail was out walking again too. 

Walked 6 miles
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Left at 9:15 this morning and met some of the seniors from church 
for our monthly outing for the 'Super Senior's' at  the Simon Pearce 
glass factory and store.
Amazing watching them make the various glass items.
I was surprised that everything was clear glass and there were no colors 
and was told  Simon Pearce just prefers the clear glass.
 Leaving I realized that I didn't take any pictures.

Next we headed over to The Cornish Manor for a delicious lunch
and a good time with friends.
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We got back home around 2:00 and we spent the afternoon outside in the yard.
It was a beautiful sunny day in the 60's.
I got the lawn mowed for the first time this year.
As most of you probably know I enjoy cutting the grass on my 
riding mower.  😊

Next I worked on getting two of the flower beds turned over and
ready for planting.  Still have lots to do but at now there is less.

And so the day has passed and it is evening already.
Plan on getting some reading in, knitting, and watching some Netflix
and of course having my ice cream snack.

It's been a good day and hope your day has been a good one too.
happyone 🍭

Peace is not the absence of affliction,
but the presence of God.
~ Unknown


  1. I bet you had fun cutting the grass!

  2. ...I like the white church peeking out from behind pile of logs. My lawn is too wet to mow!

  3. Your little town looks so pretty. I love seeing the white church in the background.
    I mowed our grass, or weeds, for the first time this week too. It was enjoyable.

  4. ☀️πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ‘πŸ»Brighter, better, warmer days...ahhhh...

  5. You had a very productive day! When I get home I'll have to mow the lawn lickity split. Looking forward to more sunshiny days!

  6. Hello, lovely series of photos. Sounds like you had a busy day! Happy Friday! Enjoy your day! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  7. That sounds like a fun outing and lovely lunch!
    Wishing you both a very blessed Easter!

  8. I've never seen tree trunks like that before, an interesting picture. I saw a hare sitting and watching us the other day as we passed by, how lovely to have the bunnies running about xx

  9. Aaah, what a nice photo. I Always love the scene behind the trees. All that WHITE (houses and church) That is so special for me to see.

    I love to see "glasblazers" making various glass items too. That's so amazing.

  10. Karen,
    You could not have known how your quote would speak to me when you wrote it! I was writing my post at about the same time you were writing yours last night according to the time stamps. Although I sometimes felt scared, I am positive that the peace I felt during my "affliction" can only be attributed to God. I believe God gave you a word, too!

  11. Hi Karen, I was wondering when you were going to mow your lawn for the first time. You usually do a few weeks before we do.
    Sounds like a great day at the glass factory.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. My first real job was when I was 15 and it was mowing lawns for a real estate companies model homes. I have always loved mowing the yard . . . there a satisfaction in the smell of the grass, being outside and getting the excise. We have a mower tractor, but I like to mow it with the walk behind. It has a grass catcher and grass clipping make the best garden mulch :) I hope that you are enjoying a happy Easter weekend.

  13. Quite the interesting chunks of logs!

  14. it's hard to tell with birdhouses if they are vacant or occupied. I hear they only use it once and leave forever

  15. sounds like a great day...I love that first photo.

  16. Hello Karen, that first photo is lovely and interesting to see the colours and markings within the log cuts.

    All the best Jan


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