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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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Goal accomplished! and yellow watermelon?

Took this picture on my walk this morning just before it rained.
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Never got around to posting yesterday (Friday), it was a fun but busy day.
Got up early just like the day before walked 6.3 miles.
It was a bit foggy when I started but wasn't long before the sun was
shining brightly.
The baby geese are getting pretty big.
 We spent another day at church doing Fingerprints.
I am happy to say we made our goal of 20,000 books.
We finished at 4:15 yesterday afternoon, 5 hours earlier that we had figured.
We had to call people who said they would be working at night to tell
them they didn't have to come.
Charlie, one of the men at church came in with a watermelon to share with us.
This watermelon was different than any watermelon I've ever eaten or seen.
It was yellow!!  
All of us thought it tasted better than a pink watermelon.  It is not quite as watery as
a pink one and it is sweeter and has no seeds.   
It sure was good.

There were 11 of us at the end of the day when we finished the work and we 
decided to eat supper at Denny's to celebrate. 
We had a fun time talking and laughing and eating too.
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This morning I slept in till 6:45.  By 7:00 I was out walking.
It was 52 degrees, with a mix of sun and clouds,
so I was a bit surprised to see the sky darken and hear thunder.
Then the rain came. 
I took refuge under the overhang by the bakery/deli till it let up
a bit and then continued walking. 
Ken showed up in the car with a sweatshirt and umbrella for me (isn't he nice?)
but the clouds were already breaking up and the sun was coming out.
So I said thanks but I'd just dry out while I walked and that's what I did.
By the time I was home it was sunny and I was dry.

Walked through town, around the cemeteries, and the ball park loop.
Then walked through town again, up Barn Sale a ways and then headed home.
This picture I took in one of the cemeteries of on of the Red Winged Black birds.
This year there are so many of them around.
 Walked 6.2 miles
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It was a beautiful sunny day the rest of the day, with a nice cool breeze
and temperatures in the high 60's, it may have reached 70.
So it was a good day to get caught up on some yard work.
Got some more weeding done, mowed the lawn, and planted  some more petunias.

A load of laundry was blowing gently in the breeze in the back yard too.
It was great to be out side enjoying the day.

Life is Good.
A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"Be like the bird that, passing on her flight
awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way beneath her,
and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings."
~ Victor Hugo

Comment Replies:
Vee - You're right I don't complain about the dogs, just let it go.  

Diana - Happy Trails is 2 miles from the beginning of town, so one of my walks will probably be to town, 2 miles around town and then 2 miles back to the house.  Lots more hills to walk up and down when we move.


  1. Hello, sounds like you had a great two days. I have been enjoying the sunshine lately, warmer weather too. I have never seen yellow watermelon. Love the redwing blackbird. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  2. ...how I miss the old fashion red watermelon with seeds.

  3. They are rare, in Japan they have square watermelon which is grown in a glass box

  4. Yellow watermelon! I've not seen that. I'll have to keep an eye out. Congrats for making your fingerprints goal. That is a lot of booklets. Have a blessed Sunday.

  5. I was going to ask if Charlie grew the yellow watermelon, but I'm sure it's much to early for that. How interesting that it tasted better than the pink ones.
    I don't see redwing blackbirds around here very often, so I enjoyed seeing yours.

  6. Glad you enjoyed the watermelon ... more details about them including the yellow type here

    Love the photograph of the redwing.

    All the best Jan

  7. My brother who lives in Oho grew these yellow watermelons in his garden at one time. You are right, they are VERY sweet and delicious!

  8. I have never heard of or seen a yellow water melon before, it sounds rather nice xx

  9. Way to go on getting the 20,000 done...I must say I totally love that second shot. Not that I don't like the others....I do. I enjoy all your photos...

  10. Wow! I've never seen a yellow watermelon before. 20,000 books...that's amazing. Well done.

  11. Congratulations on meeting you goal, must feel great!
    I've seen yellow watermelon but never tasted it, but now I want too!
    Take care.


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