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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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Pond

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 Had quite a bit of rain last night but by morning it was just cloudy
and 64 degrees when I left for my walk.

A random walk for me all around town this morning on no particular route.

Look what they've done to the little town pond.
A lot of the water has now been drained out and
ALL the cattails are completely gone.  I can't help but wonder
where all the red winged black birds and killdeers have gone.

Saw Kathy walking in town but I was up on the other road and she didn't
even see me.

Walked down the road toward Happy Trails.
This house at one time had a family living in it and they had
chickens, goats, and dogs.
Then one day, it must be more than a year ago now, I walked passed it and
they moved out and everything was completely gone the next day.
I couldn't believe they could get all the animals out of there so fast.
Anyway, the house sat empty for all this time.
The house is in pretty bad shape.
 There was a for sale sign in the yard and now that sign is gone and there is
another sign in the yard.  
It will be interesting to see what they do with the house.
Looks like there is a new horse in the pasture down by the Drane house.
I've not seen this one on the left before. He is all black with no white at all.
 Walked 6.3 miles
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 I mowed the lawn this afternoon and mowed down some of my meadow.
The grasses were quite tall and I had to go back and forth quite a few times
to get it all mowed.  I probably had enough to make a rolled hay bale.  ๐Ÿ˜Š
Then it had to be raked and I put all the grass around
the forsythia and lilac bushes that border the back.
Still have a little bit of meadow but I thought when we try to sell
the house next year most people aren't going to want a meadow in their back yard.

Heard some thunder and it got pretty dark and thought I'd get rained on
but got my work done and the sun came back out.

I sat on the porch for a while making some weave-it squares.  Made 5 of them.
70 squares go into a baby blanket and I now have 28 of them done
for the current blanket.
I enjoy having a porch and glad that the new house will have a nice
big one.

We got that thunderstorm while we were eating supper.

A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

Proverbs 3:11 & 12
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord;
neither be weary of his correction.

For whom the Lord loveth He correcteth;
even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.


  1. ...another busy day for you!

  2. Oh...I'm glad your are planning on adding a nice big porch. That's a good plan.

  3. Sounds like a fine day to be out mowing. Having a nice and big porch is everything, and hope it turns out well. Warm greetings!

  4. That would be something, to have a hay bale in your own backyard!

  5. Looks like you've got changes going on in your little town. Glad to see the house is getting redone. So sad to see a house sit and decline.

  6. I so love that sunflower...another year that I did not plant any...I do not know what is wrong with me! Wondering how you connect the weave-it squares together...do you use another piece of yarn and whip the edges together or use crochet hooks and loop it together? Inquiring minds want to know!

  7. Our homes take on a different look as we begin to think about prospective buyers. You are getting a jumpstart on it! I doubt that you and Ken will have much to do, though.

  8. There's a tiny ranch plus house near the path I go to walmart. Sometimes I see the horse out and about. So fun

  9. The houses in your part of the world look lovely. I could picture myself living there.
    Loving your happy sunflower.
    Have a great week :)

  10. Will you be able to see the road from your new front porch?
    Why did you decide to downsize?
    Will you have any sun? We've lived in our house for 45 years. We planted skinny little trees and we now live on a wooded lot. I've learned what to plant in the dark and I love it.
    Thank you for starting my day.

  11. Hello, you do keep busy! I love the sunflowers and the pretty horses. Sounds like the birds had to move on from the pond due to the work. Have a happy day!

  12. LOVE that beautiful sunflower! I'm like you, I wonder where the red-winged blackbirds and the killdeer are now that the cattails have all been removed from the town pond. I know how much you loved your meadow behind your house, but you are probably wise in your decision to begin mowing it down for when you put your house on the market next year. Looking forward to seeing you soon. :)

  13. I think it is a darling house . . . I love the stone, you just don't see that anymore. Maybe they will get it ready and soon you will have a new neighbor :)

  14. I love that stone house! and that big sunflower too!! I almost forgot to plant a sunflower seed or two this summer. Finally did, and it looks like it might bloom soon.

  15. Too bad about that pond and I think it's sad to see an empty house that was once full of life...unless I wanted to buy it and then it's emptiness would be a good thing...maybe :D I am actually looking forward to having a meadow in the front yard of our future farm house :)


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