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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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day (observed)

Memorial Day. 
When we remember the brave men and women who died so we may live free.  
Thank You.
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Woke up early to thunderstorms and heavy rain but by the time I walked
it had stopped and was just cloudy, and finally the sun made itself known.
The temperature was 60 degrees.
How nice to walk in the sun for a change.

Since it is a holiday it was very quiet around town and I didn't
encounter any people.
The rabbits, geese, birds, a deer or two, and some cows were around though.

I walked around both cemeteries, the ball park loop and down toward 
Happy Trails before walking back to town and home.
Walked 6 miles
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Since the sun came out I did a load of laundry and hung it out on the line.

Then I made a Cherry Dessert Cake to take along to a BBQ that
we went to late afternoon.
I have had the recipe for years and this is the first time I've ever made it.
I had that in the oven and went outside and planted
Brussels Sprouts
Cucumbers and Zucchini.
It was then that I remembered I had a cake in the oven.  Ran back inside
and there were 2 minutes left to go.  That was close.

Got the cake out of the oven and then went back outside to continue
with my planting.  I planted a bunch of petunias out back.
Weeded some out in the front garden and it was time to get ready
to go to the BBQ.

At the BBQ there was good food, laughter, played a few games
of table shuffle board (lost both my games) and had a fun time.
Oh and the Cherry Cake Dessert was a big hit.

Home now for a bit of reading, Netflix and a quiet evening.

Hope your day was sunny and bright.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry,
show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
~ unknown


  1. If you only Knew! It has been quiet here today, too. I cannot trust myself without a timer...if I'm going outside while doing something timed, I take a timer wits me.

  2. How fun to finally make a recipe you've had around for a long time. Glad it was good and glad you remembered it was in the oven!

  3. ...we perhaps had the same weather,but a little earlier than you.

  4. Sounds like a good day. You sure do walk a long way. I'd be proud to get in a mile. lol Our day was pretty here today.

  5. Hi Karen, another good day! We received rain around 5:00 a.m and it was heavy so no early morning walk for us.
    Glad you had such a fun time at the barbecue.
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Hello, sounds like a lovely day! The cake sounds delicious and the BBQ a fun time. We had clouds and drizzle most of the day. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  7. Whew, that was a close call with your cake. Glad it all worked out well in the end. It sounds like a good recipe which I will be checking out. Your day sounds like a lot of fun.

  8. Glad you remembered your cake as I've had a few times when I was too late and the cake was ruined!!
    Lovely photo of the mist over the mountains!
    Wishing you a lovely week!

  9. Sounds like a nice memorial day. I love the picture of the misty clouds hanging over the hills. The BBQ sounds like it was a lot of fun. I love how you and Ken are always out being social and making friends! Enjoy the week ahead! P.S. Just want you to know that you and Ken and your move to your current home a few years ago were our inspiration for our upcoming move to Utah. We decided that we wanted to live some place we really wanted to live as we come up to retirement, so found and bought a house last year and are starting with the move this year! I thought, if Karen and Ken can do this and make it work, then so can we! God has been involved all the way too. Many miracles taken place and strong answers to prayers. Thanks for your great example and inspiration!

  10. 60 degrees is probably hot for your area. Right now it's 74 C here

  11. It sounds like a lovely day, with cake and all. Great photos too.

  12. Love the look of your cherry dessert cake.
    Great planting with the Tomatoes, Peppers, Brussels Sprouts, Cucumbers and Zucchini. They will taste so nice ...

    All the best Jan


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