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, April 21, 2018

Saturday's Critters

Sharing Secrets
Sorry about the line through the middle.
I zoomed in and that is the top wire on a fence.
Linking up with Eileen for Saturday's Critters.
Thanks Eileen for hosting once again. 
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23 degrees this morning at 6:50 when I left on my walk.
No wind at all and the sun was shining.
My new walking shoes were terrific.
Walked my full 6 miles and feet felt fine.
I've like everything  I get from LL Bean.
Their stuff is expensive but very well made.

Walked through town, up Barn Sale, down toward Happy Trails,
back to town, around both cemeteries and ball park loop.
Not sure if that is a cloud down the road or smoke from someones
chimney.  Didn't walk down far enough to check it out.
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We spent the day at the new house working in the back on the drain.
Ken dumped more gravel and I raked it out.
Then he dug out the ditch where we will put the pipe and then more
stone to cover it.
Here's a few pictures from today.

Out back at the burn spot was a huge pile of building debris and
I had the job of burning it all.  Walked around finding more junk
around the house and burned that too, plus a bunch of branches
and stumps.

I was planning on just spending half the day there but ended up staying
the whole day.  Never did get around to mowing the lawn and washing
my car like I had planned.
Guess that will have to wait until Monday now.

After supper I had to bake another batch of cookies for the
kids at Sunday school tomorrow. 
Also did a load of laundry - we were a bit muddy from our work
and all my clothes smell like smoke.

It's been a long day and I'm ready to go sit in my chair and
watch Father Brown and eat ice cream.

Life is good
Count your blessings
happyone 💕


  1. Love the colors in your bedroom and bathroom! SO pretty! I wanted to ask you how the sizes run with the walking shoes that you ordered from L. L. Bean's. Are they pretty much true to what you normally wear in a shoe?

    1. Yes, I've found they are true to size.

    2. Thanks so much for that information!

  2. ...it will be great to see the house when it's done!

  3. Good to hear that your new shoes are comfy.If you're like me than feeling tired after a good day of working is a somewhat satisfying feeling.

  4. Wow, your new house is really coming along!! I am in awe at how far you walk each day, glad to hear that you have good shoes to carry you. : ) btw, I love the cattle snuggles. so cute.

  5. Hello, love the cow photos. They are cute critters. You are busy at the new house, lots to be done. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

  6. You pack a lot into each day...I don't know how you do it! Nice to have new walking shoes. I wear Montrails and really love them...a cross between hiking shoes and walking shoes. Hugs!

  7. You put in a good day's work, Karen! I like those red window frames.

  8. It's still amazing how much work it takes to make one house.

  9. So many reat things here. I too like LL Bean, their stuff it great. Your house looks like it is really coming along. It will be so much fun when it's ready. Secrets picture is great.

  10. Pleased that your new shoes were comfortable ...
    You did a lot of work today, hope you enjoyed your ice cream and Father Brown!

    All the best Jan


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