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 14, 2018

Hens and Chicks

Got ready to go walking and was just to walk out the door when it
started pouring.
I waited a few minutes and the rain stopped so I left with my umbrella.
It was 70 degrees.
Happy to say the rain never did come back for the whole of my walk.

Walked behind my house on the streets, then through town, up
Barn Sale, down toward Happy Trails, back to town, and around
both cemeteries and home.

The lilacs around town have started blooming and it smells so
good walking past them all.
There are pink one and white ones.
Seems to me that the pink ones have a stronger smell.
The ones in my yard haven't bloomed yet.
Walked 6 miles
🌼     🌼     🌼
 Ken went up to the house to work again today on the tractor
moving dirt around.  

 I stayed home.
 Grass is growing like crazy and had to mow it again today.
Sure glad I have a riding mower.
One time before we move I'm going to mow the whole yard
with the mower you have to walk behind.  Just curious how long it would
take.  That should give me a good step count for the day.

I have quite a few more hens and chicks to dig up here at the house
to plant in the crevices of the stone walls up at the new house.
I mention it again because of what Angie said in her comment,
"Hens and chicks - my Mom used to have them and they have a very special place in my memory bank!!!"
Here's the story of my hens and chicks.
 These hens and chicks of mine started out many years ago from the ones
my mom planted in NJ when I was a kid. 
When she moved to NY state in the 80's she took some with her.
By this time I'm living in VA and took some of hers from NY.
When we moved to MD some of the hens and chicks came with us.
And then took some again when we moved to another home in MD in 2009.
By now my mom moved to PA and again some of the plants went with her.
When we moved here to western MD some came with me.
Mom moved back to NY again and more went with her.
Now the hens and chicks will be up at the new house too.
These hens and chicks have a special place in my 'memory bank' too. 😊
The last move my mom made was to heaven this past year.
I like to think that she has some hens and chicks up there too.

It's Monday and we will be meeting our son David
at Brenda's this evening for supper.
We missed it last week because he was down in Alabama 
with his kids.  Pretty sure he will be bringing us the latest
school pictures of them.
 A happy day to you.
  Life is Good
Count your blessings
happyone 🎈

"People may hear your words,
but they feel your attitude."
~ John C Maxwell


Tom said...

...your hens and chicks need legs!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow. What a story on the hens & chicks. They sure did move around, lol.
Pretty scenes and photos. I have a lilac that just will not bloom, I think we are going to take it out. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Sandi said...

Hens and chicks? I am confused! ;-)

Hula La said...

Yeah...Life is Good! And you make me want to get out there and walk more!!! I love the hens and chicks...easy to grow, and they multiply quite well! Finally the lilacs are in bloom here. Seems everything is late because Old Man Winter was abit clingy this year! Ah, but GLORIOUS SPRING HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! And I love your Maxwell quote. I have lots of his books. If you haven't read Bob Goff, look him up! I promise you'll love him!

Granny Marigold said...

Your family seems to move around a lot! And the Hens and Chicks move with you which is great.

Lisa said...

What a sweet hen and chick story!

Ruth Hiebert said...

The Lilacs are so pretty.I love Hens and Chicks but for some reason can't grow them here.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

It took me ages looking at the first photo for the hens and chicks. Still can't see them.

God bless.