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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Saturday, July 20, 2019

My break is over!

My few days extra blog break turned into a week but now I'm happy to be back. 🙂
Just like when you go away on vacation, its nice to go but good to be back home again.
That's how I feel about my blog break.

I've been taking my usual morning walks and the weather has been on the warm side.
This morning it was 70 degrees at 6:30 when I left with no breeze.
It's been the hottest walk so far this year and I was soaked when I got home.
We've continued to work out back. 
Ken on the waterfall and I must say it is coming along beautifully.
I've continued to clear some more and will soon be done with the section I'm working on.

The deer are still coming around every day and getting more comfortable with us around them.  
The older fawns spots have disappeared but the twins still have them. 

This past Thursday was Baby Blanket Day at church and this is the blanket I made for this month.  The squares that look black are actually dark green.
Had some good news on Wednesday!!
We got a contract on the house for sale in town.  
This one looks good and we both feel good about it.  If all goes well, we go to closing in a few weeks.

The other big happening for us this week was that we got our driveway paved yesterday.  They were here bright and early and were done by 11:00.
Here is looking up the driveway.
And this is from the top of the driveway looking down it.
We can't drive on it till Monday.

Posting earlier than usual today because we are going out in just a little while to our friends Linda and Chester's.  They have a shuffle board court and today is the annual shuffle board tournament.  We all bring something to eat and enjoy playing.  Most of us are not that good at it but there is much laughter and always a lot of fun. 

Nice to be back to blogging.
I've missed you!
A happy day to you.
happyone 🥰


Happy@Home said...

Glad to know you had an enjoyable blog break. Congratulations on the offer on your house. Just said a little prayer that it will go through without a hitch.
Your new driveway looks great!
Have fun at your friend's house.

Tom said...

...a closing sounds great and 70f sounds like heaven!

Inger said...

I love to read about your life, it's so inspiring. All the best with the house sale. Your driveway looks great.

Carolyn said...

so happy you're back! Hope contract goes without a hitch! Stay cool!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy to hear someone wants to buy your house! I'll keep my fingers crossed for it to go well! Enjoy your weekend!

Sandi said...

Welcome back!

Adam said...

If I ever redo mine, I guess I'll go on vacation.

Ivy Green said...

All good! Glad you're back.

Pom Pom said...

I missed YOU, good Karen! Wow! The driveway looks great!

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad you had a good break!

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased you enjoyed your blog break.
You've certainly come back with some great photographs and great news too.
I wish you well with the house sale :)

All the best Jan

Rose said...

So glad to see you back...I miss hearing what you do every day...just to hear normal daily activities. The baby blanket is pretty.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Missed hearing from you as well. Good to hear that things look positive about the house sale.

Granny Marigold said...

I missed those lovely sunrise pictures!! Sure hope your house sells this time.

KEV. Robertson. said...

HI Karen- The Driveway looks very good. Glad your back from a little break from posting. Cold here- down to 3 deg C this morning...problem is once you become cold it tends to stay with you no mater how much warm clothing you pile on. Cheers. KEV.

Rose said...

I forgot to tell you I am happy about your other house!

eileeninmd said...

I am glad you enjoyed your break, congrats on the contract and offer on the house. I pray all goes well. Your daisies are beautiful. It was 82° this morning when we took our walk. The heat wave needs to go. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

Retired Knitter said...

I marvel at your ability to maintain regular blog postings, take a break and come back and pick it right back up again. I never know when a break is coming or for how long. And I appear to be in the middle of a blog break right now. Ha!

Kerri Farley said...

The Baby Blanket is beautiful! and the driveway looks Great!

Michelle said...

Nice to hear that you have had an offer on your house. I know you are feeling relieved that it seems promising.

Sue said...

So happy you have an offer on your house in town, prayers all go well!, Welcome back, I do enjoy blogging but have had so little time this summer, but things are slowing down maybe! We have been under such an intense heat wave, hopefully we will soon get a break.
You and your Dh have done so much work on you home and property, you must feel so gratified. I alway love completing projects, of course we have a running list and it grows all the time. ~smile~

Joyful said...

Congratulations on the house sale, the driveway and the baby blanket. Everything is looking great!

John's Island said...

Great to see you back. Happy for the good news about the house. Good looking driveway. Some lucky family will love your blanket. I love your first two pictures ... very nice captures. Have a happy week ahead!

ellen b. said...

Woohoo, on your house contract. Hope all goes well to closing. Your new driveway is great. That's a good investment for sure.
Welcome back from your break!

Rose said...

I have been meaning to tell you about a blog I visit..it is Outta His Mind's Eye...he has been featuring train photos since June 23...I thought maybe you would want to show them to Ken since he is into trains. Then again, it might not be anything he would like at all. They are passing trains, not detailed images or anything.


William Kendall said...

You were certainly busy!

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