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 13, 2019


Well I did get out to walk this morning.
It was 45 degrees F, no wind at all with a mix of sun and clouds.
Things are starting to green up all over now.
Can you spot the bunny sitting up ahead in the road?
He wouldn't let me get any closer.
Walked to town and as I was passing by the bakery on the way to
the old house I saw something that caused me to smile.
Two construction workers were just sitting down at one
of the tables that are out front with their donuts and coffee.
Before eating they paused, bowed their heads and thanked God.
 The plan was for me to walk to the old house in town and
Ken was going to pick me up there.
It would have been a 2 1/2 mile walk to get started again.
When I reached the house
I should have called Ken to tell him I would be heading back
home and he could pick me up along the way.
But I didn't because I thought for sure he would spot me.
I didn't know that he planned to stop at the bakery
to surprise me with donuts for breakfast.
While I walked passed the bakery going home he must have
because we never did see each other.
When I got down to the turn off to go home
I texted him and asked where he was.
He answered at the house in town.
So he headed back home and stopped to pick
me up on the way.  
By that time I'd walked 4 1/2 miles.
It all worked out good though, because I wasn't tired and
could have walked all the way home
and it was great having the donuts.
A picture of spring.
Not mine, but a garden in town.
A beautiful sunny day and 70 degrees.
Ken spent another day working on the water feature.
It has a water fall, the water flows under the footbridge,
fills up a small pool, which overflows into another pool,
which flows into a third pool.
Still needs lots of rocks around it but it is coming along great.
I try to help but Ken has the plan in his head and changes the
plan as he works so I just let him go.
Sure is nice to have all the rocks needed for it!!

Sure was a nice day to put my clothes line to good use.
My big job this afternoon was to wash our VERY DIRTY car.
Most every time I wash a car I think of my mother.
She once told me that she NEVER washed a car in her life!!!

One last thing.
Some people came for a look at the house for sale this afternoon.
Haven't heard back anything yet.
This is the third weekend it's been for sale and this is the
first viewing!!
But then it only takes one.

A happy day to you.
happyone  ❤️


Joyful said...

It looks like the weather is now changing for the better where you live and it won't be long now before everything is growing and green. It sounds like you've had a lot of walking done after being sidelined for awhile. Usually when I am sick it takes me a few days to feel up to par physically again. Have a wonderful Sunday :-)

Granny Marigold said...

Nice that you feel well enough to get back to walking.
I hope the people like your house and make a good offer!

Tom said...

...sometime surprises just don't work out well.

Vee said...

That spring garden is so charming. Nice that you didn’t miss out on the donuts! Yay for viewers...hope they are the ones. You might want to add an h to “was.” I had trouble figuring it out! I even thought of that old sitcom “My Mother the Car.” Ha!

I have washed my car, but I usually run it through the car wash, which is something I must do next week. Looks as if spring might be here.

A blessed Palm Sunday to you and Ken🌿

Ruth Hiebert said...

You are ambitious on your first walk after a bit of a break. I do hope the old house sells quickly.

Rose said...

Love the photos, and yes, I saw the bunny. You re doing great to be able to walk that much. I can't wait to see thecwater featurewhen it is finished.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty view and sky shots. I saw a bunny this morning, it was so cute.
The flowers are beautiful. I am sure you felt good being able to go out for your walk. Enjoy your Sunday, have a great new week ahead!

Lisa said...

Fresh doughnuts after a long walk sounds awesome.

Sandi said...

I enjoy the peaceful walks you share with us.


"...they paused, bowed their heads and thanked God."


William Kendall said...

The garden is pretty.

Pom Pom said...

Prayers that that darling house sells!

doodles n daydreams said...

The sale will go through when God brings the right people along :)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

It is not often you see people saying grace before eating.

How do you hang the car to dry after you wash it. Must be a very strong clothes line.

God bless.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't washed my car many times. I had 4 sons and that was one of their jobs! I'm glad you got out to walk. The weather here is nice today so we're planning a hike for later this afternoon. I mentioned you on my blog today! Hugs!!!

susan q said...

I enjoy your blog, especially the walking part. It's free therapy. More people should give it a try. I'm stating the obvious to you. lol thanks for sharing your pics and walks. Have a wonderful week, Karen:)

ellen b. said...

What did we do before we could text each other? Glad you got your paths united. Hope the right people see and buy your house soon!

o2bhiking said...

Glad you are feeling better and getting out for a walk. Donuts - yummy! Always good to remember to give thanks.

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased you were able to get out for a walk.
Loved your photographs.
Praying that the right people will see and buy your house soon.

All the best Jan