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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

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, December 5, 2018


22 degrees this morning when I went for my walk.
Light snow falling and no wind.

Stayed around home this morning and walked up the lane 
and around Happy Trails.
Just me and the deer.
Walked up my neighbors driveway and back down again.
It is quite a hill but nice coming down.
It is their vacation home so aren't there very often.
Their driveway is on a strip of land between HT and my cow neighbors.
I stopped walking at one point and just watched the snow and it was
so quiet I could hear the slight sound of the snow hitting the trees.
So peaceful.
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I baked a double batch of cookies today.
German Chocolate Cookies
My turn to bake for the Wednesday evening service for the teens
at church.
These cookies are really good and I ate two of them.

I know it hasn't been that long since we moved here but
today already I moved furniture around.
It's a fun thing to do for me.

It snowed on and off all day but we only got a few inches.

Leaving a little early to church this evening because we are
stopping off at the library on the way there.
Usually closes at 5:30 but open later to 7:00 on Wednesdays.

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  💕

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"Off to one side sits a group of shepherds.
They sit silently on the floor,
perhaps, perplexed, in awe, no doubt in amazement.
Their night watch had been interrupted
by an explosion of light from heaven
and a symphony of angels.
God goes to those who have time to hear him,
and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds."
~ Max Lucado


Michelle said...

I think there is nothing like the quiet that snow brings.

Pom Pom said...

How wonderful to stop and listen to the snow, Karen! Yum! The chocolate cookies sound delicious!

Tom said...

...oh, I love your first image.

William Kendall said...

That second image really stands out to me.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those gentle snows are so pretty. We had those of and on throughout the day.It felt like I was in a snow globe.

Granny Marigold said...

The cookies look great and the recipe seems quite easy.
The fact that you were changing your furniture around already made me smile :)

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

beautiful sceneries.
have a great day

Henny Penny said...

This is a beautiful beautiful post!! Felt like I was there walking in the snow with you. I used to love moving furniture around. Loved it!! Now it seems like everything is too big to be moved. :) The end of your post, about the shepherds, oh, I just love that. It is very touching, especially, "God goes to those who have time to hear him". Thank you.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your snowy scenes are pretty. The snow has missed us this week, maybe next week. The cookies sound delicious, yum! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Aritha said...

You are writing so nice. I enjoy it every time.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a beautiful snow scene in the first photo...with the barn! Hope you have had a good walk this morning. I'm waiting until the afternoons now to walk in the sun! heehee! I'm a wimp! Holiday hugs!

Kerin said...

Such pretty scenery.

Have a happy day.

Ivy Green said...

Pretty snow scenes.

You must have a strong back due to all your walking. I can't move furniture by myself like I used to.

Melanie said...

I love the sound (or more like lack of sound) when I take a walk in the snow. I don't get as much as you but when it comes, I love to walk in it. So lovely and refreshing!

Debby Ray said...

So lovely and peaceful are your photos, Karen. I am looking forward to getting some snow here this weekend!

Lisa said...

You had me at "Cookies".
Its finally cold here. It was in the 60's last week and has dropped in the 30's this week. It was 24 degrees this morning. They are calling for a big snow this weekend here. If I get snowed in, Im baking some cookies!

Nawm D Gerr said...

Beautiful post. Sounds like a nice day. Love the thought of the snow making tiny sounds. When I hear the story of the scripture you mentioned, I always imagine the silence of the bright star! Have a great weekend!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful and how lovely to pause and enjoy the quiet of snow.