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


Follow by Email

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kept busy today

Picture is the back of the old building which was posted on Saturday.
 Kim, in answer to your question, I think it is an old chicken coop.
 ๐ŸŒป     ๐ŸŒป     ๐ŸŒป
 Woke up to a rainy morning and it was supposed to clear up so 
I put off my walk till later.

We went out in the morning doing some errands.
Got home mid morning and by then the sun had come out so I headed
out for a walk. It was 65 degrees.

Walked over to the post office first and mailed off a package
to you BettyC.   

Passed by the day care center on the way to the cemeteries and all the kids
were outside playing.  There must have been a dozen of them about 4 years old
all running around and laughing.  
One of the little boys saw me and yelled,  "Hi Gramma."  I said, "I'm a
gramma but not yours."  and we both laughed. 

Walked around both cemeteries and the ball park loop too.
 Walking down the street a street away from my house
I looked at my house and there was Ken sitting on the porch.
I zoomed in and took his picture.
 Don't know what these little flowers are called but
they sure are pretty little things.
 Got back home a little after 12 noon.
Walked 6 miles

After lunch we went out to Tractor Supply and picked up
some farm gates that were on sale.
Next stop at church to do a few little fix it jobs that needed to be done.
We had a nice little break and stopped at McDonald's and had ice cream cones.

Then up to Happy Trails to put up the farm gates at the entrance.
 By this time I was almost supper time so we came home and I made supper.
One of my favorite meals is Sweet and Sour Chicken but
I made it with shrimp instead of the chicken.
Added a green bell pepper and some chunks of pineapple too.
It was very good.
 So now it is about time to relax for the rest of the day.
Reading, Netflix, knitting and even though I already had ice cream today
I'm going to have it again.  ๐Ÿ˜Š
Hope your day was a happy one.
A smile from me to you.
happyone ๐Ÿฆ

"Always be a little kinder than necessary."
~ James M Barrie


  1. ...you seem to be busy everyday.

  2. How fun to see the back of the chicken coop too. Thank you for answering my question on that.
    I'm not sure that I have noticed the gingerbread trim on the front of your house. It is charming!
    It sounds like you had a very nice and productive day. Dinner looks yummy and I would say you earned a double dose of ice cream today :).

  3. I love the look of that front porch on your house.

  4. A person after my own heart...I love ice cream. any time, any where. And I love a float made with Butter Pecan ice cream and coke or pepsi.

  5. I like those farm gates! Perhaps the Ponderosa needs some. I notice that all the leaves are out on the trees. That's a good sign.

  6. For a Monday, you guys were really productive.

  7. It's been a long while since we've enjoyed 65 degrees. We are all waiting for that day. Your sweet and sour meal looks real good! Happy week to you.

  8. You get so much done . . . Springtime does seem to breed more energy, doesn't it. I like your farm gate, too :)

  9. Thank you

    Love the farm gates

  10. Hi Karen, I think the purple flowers are a plant called "Dead Nettle" I could be wrong!
    What a wonderful day you and Ken had.
    Enjoy your day today!

  11. Hello, pretty photos, Nice to see your Ken on the porch! The entrance gate looks nice. The flowers are pretty. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  12. O yes, the little flower is called Dead Nettle in your Language. Or: Creeping Lamium. I love the soft salmon-pink flowers. Thanks for sharing them!

  13. Adorei as imagens.
    Linda casa.

  14. Sounds like a good day! Mama and I used to stop at McDonald's for their little ice cream cones. That is a pretty little flower.

  15. Yes indeed a very busy day, but one you seemed to thoroughly enjoy.
    Love the colour of those flowers... and great to see Ken on the porch.

    All the best Jan

  16. Your photo of Ken sitting on the porch is so sweet and you have a lovely home!
    Love your dinner too!

  17. I call my co-worker grandma when she can't lift something. She's close to being a grandma, so I do it to tease her a little.


Hello my friend.
Thanks for stopping by.
I'm hoping you will leave a comment.
Thanks. : )

My Recipe Blog