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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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Another year older

These lilacs are on one of the 4 bushes that I have.
For the past 4 years they have only had a few blossoms on each bush,
this year they are covered in blooms.  
I can smell them all over the yard.
I took some cuttings and put them in a mason jar and now the
house smells wonderful as soon as you step inside.
🎈     πŸŽ‚     🎈
60 degrees and sunny for my morning walk.
It was a beautiful morning for walking and I walked my usual route
through town and down toward Happy Trails and all over town.
Both cemeteries and the ball park loop too.

Still one way traffic through part of town as the sidewalks get
replaced.  Some of the sidewalk they are ripping up look perfectly
fine to me and wonder why they are putting new ones in.

Saw someone walking I haven't seen before.
No one else out walking.

Spotted this bird but don't know what kind it is.
Picture not so great because I had to zoom in.
Walked my usual 6 miles
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Today is my birthday and I am thankful that the good Lord has
once again gotten me through another year.
I am so blessed to be 67 years old with good health.

Not doing anything special, it really is just another day
and every day I try to make the most of it and enjoy it.

After breakfast we went out and did a few errands.
Tractor Supply Store
Green Acres
Shop and Save

It was still late morning when we got home so before lunch I mowed the lawn again
while Ken started getting ready for the men's getaway.
Every year some of the men from church go in the woods for 3 days
to ride ATV's, fish and just have a good time.
Usually 15 or so of them go but this year there will only be 8.
They always go to the same place in WV a few hours away.

After lunch I baked some more Snickerdoodles.
This time for Ken to take with him tomorrow.

The daisy garden out front needed weeding again so I decided
to do that.  The weeds that grow among the daisies I call sticker
weeds.  Don't know what they are but they sure like growing in my yard.

Soon it will be time for supper and then off to
Wednesday night church service.

Hope your day was a good one and you smiled often.
Life is Good
happyone  πŸ’•

"The first fact about the celebration of birthdays
is that it is a good way of affirming,
that it is a good thing to be alive."
~ G K Chesterton


Tom said...

...Happy Birthday, I travelled down Route 67 several years ago!

Ruta M. said...

Happy Birthday. The lilacs must be celebrating. I love flowers that have a good scent (apart from paperwhite narcissi which remind me of air freshener in public toilets!)

Pom Pom said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dearest Karen! Happy birthday to you! If you were my neighbor I would bake you a cake and come over and share a cup of tea! I would also tell you all the sweet characteristics that God created in you!

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday, happyone!

Granny Marigold said...

Happy Birthday!! It sounds like you had another lovely day.
Those lilacs are so beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! I am one year older than you and feel the same way...very thankful for good health and the ability to get out and walk and do things I enjoy. You inspire us all with your healthy lifestyle! Hope you had a special day. Birthday hugs coming your way, Diane

Terra said...

Happy birthday. I think the scent of lilacs in a home is heavenly, how nice your lilacs are in full bloom. That getaway for the men of your church sounds like great fun and bonding for them.

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday, Karen.
Your lilacs are providing beautiful birthday bouquets for you. I can only imagine how wonderful they smell.

Dianna said...

Awww...happy birthday to you, my friend. You are a blessing.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Happy Birthday to you.Hope your day has been a fantastic one. The bird in question is a Bobolink.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Adam said...

Happy Birthday

also bobolink is the bird

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Happy Birthday Happyone. Wishing you great joy, happiness and good health.

God bless you always.

o2bhiking said...

Happy Birthday, Happy-K. I hope that it was a good one. I was going to tell you that I think the bird is a bobolink, but someone beat me too it. I love the lilacs. Wishing you the best for the year ahead. I am right behind you. I will hit that same age mid-July.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day was great. The bird looks like a Brown-headed Cowbird. Your lilacs are beautiful. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

happyone said...

Thank you so much for those kind words. It would be nice to be your neighbor. : )

happyone said...

Thanks for letting me know the bird is a Bobolink. : )

happyone said...

Thanks Adam, for identifying the bird. Saw a couple more of them today.

Kerri Farley said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Henny Penny said...

Happy Birthday! a day late. I'm sorry! Hope you enjoyed every minute!

Michelle said...

My Lilac bloomed just a little this year, its first year. I adore their smell.

Vee said...

Happy Birthday week, Karen! You’re a testament to what regular exercise and a positive outlook does for a person. πŸŽˆπŸ¦‹πŸŒΊπŸ“πŸŒΈπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘‘πŸŽˆ

Joyful said...

It seems you've been doing a lot of weeding. it's great your health is good and you can do that kind of work. I'm a bit late to wish you a happy birthday but i can see you try to enjoy every day. That is a good way to live.

ellen b. said...

I missed your birthday. A very happy belated birthday to you! My lilac took about 4 years to finally put out a nice batch of blooms, too.