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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Friday, May 5, 2017

A rainy walk

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It was 46 degrees and raining buckets when I left.
Definitely a morning for wearing my rain paints and slicker today.
I even wore my snow sneakers because there was no way to avoid walking in puddles.  
So glad I finally found something to keep my feet dry and still be able to walk at a good clip. 

Walked all over town up and down all the streets, around one of the cemeteries and the ball park loop.  Walked up the road to the little park too. 

No one else out walking or running on this rainy morning.  

Four miles into my walk it started getting very windy with some strong gusts.  The kind where you get pushed along or going against the wind it pushes you back a step.  It always makes me laugh when that happens.  The good thing about the wind is that it blew the rain clouds away and the last mile there was no rain.  Late morning the sun came out.
 Walked 6.2 miles
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We ended up having a beautiful sunny day though it did stay windy.

I finally got a nice neat edge dug around the one front garden down by the road.
Got some logs out back moved out of the way.  They were big and heavy
so I rolled them out of the way.

Some friends (2 couples) of ours stopped by this afternoon to take a look
at Ken's trains.  We also sat around and visited a while.
 My cone flowers have started poking their way up out of the dirt.
Both women said they like cone flowers so I dug up a bunch for each one of them.

When they left we went to pick up the tractor from the dealer.
FINALLY they were done with the service on it.
Nice to have it again.  Ken really missed it!!!

Ken made us cheese nachos for supper this evening.
It's been another good day.
Hope you had a good one too.

A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you."
~ James Freeman Clark

Comment Replies:
Giselle - Yes, the missionaries did like the arrangement.  It has been a good week getting to know the missionaries.  They have some wonderful stories to tell. 


  1. Hi Karen - it does sound like you had a nice day. A little rain is always good for the soul I think. Make the world seems fresh. Hope your weekend goes well. :-)

  2. Sounds like a good day! Hope your evening is nice and happy weekend!

  3. Your day sounds lovely.
    So pleased the tractor is now OK!

    Enjoy the rest of your evening and have a lovely weekend too.

    All the best Jan

  4. ...here today you could have used a canoe.

  5. We need rain but didn't get any...we did get the wind though. I'm glad you enjoyed your walk. I skipped mine tonight and hubby and I stood outside and watched the sunset. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

  6. Bless your heart! You are like the postal service, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps you from your walks".
    Happy Weekend!
    Connie :)

  7. So glad to hear that the sun has come out. Hope that it sticks around for you. It is so chilly these days even way down there! Love seeing the spring robin perched on the planter. I have only seen one robin this spring.

  8. I had to laugh (at myself) I was happy to have walked for 17 minutes this morning (and that was not a 15 minute mile for sure, more like 1/4 one). You should be so proud of your long walks, it is amazing that you keep them up like that. And what a great way to record them.

  9. You are one dedicated walker, my friend. How fun to have two couples stop by to see Ken's trains. He certainly has put a lot of work into them.

    Are you having snow today? Maybe that is tomorrow that we are supposed to have snow flurries. I'm ready for the warmer temperatures to come and stay!


  10. Hi Karen, sounds like a wonderful day. glad you saw the sun. Could you please send some up to us???
    Love the photo of the Robin.
    Have a good weekend!


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