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, May 12, 2018

Saturday's Critters

Happy Saturday.
Linking up with Eileen for Saturday's Critters.
Cat on the roof.
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Warm this morning at 60 degrees when I left the house.
Mix of sun and clouds with a breeze.
Walked on the streets behind my house, through town, up Barn Sale,
and down toward Happy Trails.
Back through town, around the ball park loop, and one of the 
cemeteries and then back home.

Bit of an incident with a dog but nothing bad happened.
Walking down the road past a house when a big black dog came running
out of the yard and into the street.
Hair up on its back, the stiff wag of the tail that does not mean he's happy,
and growling at me. 
I stopped in my tracks and didn't look him in the eye.
Then I hear his owner calling to him.  The dog didn't listen right away
but eventually he ran back.
The man yelled 'sorry' as I walked passed the house.

 Though I carry pepper spray with me I forgot all about it till
when I got home, Ken asked me if I had the pepper spray ready to use.

Walked 6 miles
Found 3 pennies

Spent the day up at the new house.
We made a fence out of 4 x 4's and some rebar by the wall
by the basement doors.  

I dug up some hens and chicks out of my garden at home and
planted them in crevices of the stone wall that Ken made in front at the new house.
I have lots more hen and chicks and there are lots more
crevices I can plant them in. 

Ken put gravel in by the drain pipes that he put in this week.

We patched up the driveway that leads up to the cabin
with dirt and gravel.

Collected more burnable trash and dumped it all by the burn pile
out back.  Couldn't burn because it was too windy.

Ronnie got the second bedroom/office painted today.
It is the same color as in the laundry/mud room
which is just a hint of blue.

Working all day never thought to take any pictures.

Nice sunny day all day and good weather for working.
We were home for just a short while and
some thunder storms rolled in.

And that's been my day.
I bet you know what I'm thinking of about now.
If you thought ice cream, you're right. 🍦

Life is Good
Count your blessings
happyone  🎈

All mothers are working mothers.
~ unknown


Tom said...

...kitty has a nice view.

Rose said...

My cats were getting on my roof for a summer or two! Then they would cry like they couldn't get down. (they were going up the wisteria...Roger got one down once, but then left it to them to find their way.) You had a busy day...good thing nothing happened with the dog. In taking photos, I have only ever met close at hand dogs that were happy to see me, and one that I could barely keep from getting in the car and going with us. But I have seen a couple in the distance that I don't think would have been friendly.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Have a great night and a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow.

o2bhiking said...

I love dogs but aggressive ones can be scary. I was bitten once totally minding my business by an aggressive dog. Regarding pepper spray, I carry it when I hike solo in the mountains since running into that black bear, but have not seen a bear in the mountains since then.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I think Tom is right the kitty has a great view from the roof. I wish people would keep mean dogs in their yards, they should not be running loose. The new house is keeping your busy! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Mother's Day, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

Adam said...

The look of pride and fear, only a cat could do so.

A Colorful World said...

What a lovely day! You found a lot of lucky pennies! Glad the dog backed down!

Lisa said...

I bet thouse hens and chicks are beautiful in the stone. You must show us those sometime.

Jann Olson said...

Your new home is going to be wonderful! Sounds like things are getting close. Dogs running out scare me to death! There's one down the road from us that runs to the edge of their yard and barks. I know it's there, and it never comes out into the street, but it always scares me. I think he must have a shock caller. The cat made me laugh. Glad it's not a hot tin roof! lol! I love chicks and hens tucked into crevices.

Michelle said...

Funny to see that cat on the roof.

Angie said...

I used to run in a neighborhood with a dog that could scale a 5-foot fence. It was scary to see it scrabbling for purchase and then come right over the fence at me! Never bit me but I started going a different way …

Hens and chicks - my Mom used to have them and they have a very special place in my memory bank!!!

Have a wonderful week!

Granny Marigold said...

I'm glad that dog didn't harm you; I'm so afraid of mean dogs!
I like the idea of sticking Hens and Chicks in crevices of a rock wall. Wish I had such a wall because I have a lot of Hens and Chicks.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Half a penny a mile?

God bless.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Sly cat! It can see everything from above and it's safe =)