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, November 6, 2019

A visitor for supper

Left the house at 6:30 and walked to town.
Saw three deer on the way.
It was 32 degrees, calm, with sun and clouds. 
Sunrise 6:51

Walked around the lower cemetery first and then the one
on top of the hill.
The cemeteries are pretty much surrounded with corn fields.
The corn was cut down a few weeks ago
but a little of the stalk was left.
It looks like what was left was made into rolled bales of corn feed.

Walked to the post office and down around by the
child care center and then back towards home.

Didn't see anyone else out.

Walking down the road on the way home I saw a big black dog
running down the side of the road towards me.
I crossed the road and so did the dog.
Just started thinking, I'd better get out my pepper spray
just in case when a pickup truck pulled over by the dog
and got the dog in the truck.
I breathed a sigh of relief and thanked God
and continued walking home.

Walked 6 miles

🌀     🌀     🌀

Did some more baking this morning.
This time I made Chocolate Chippers.

Our son David stopped by early this evening (just in time for supper πŸ™‚)
for a visit on his way from 
North Carolina to Massachusetts to spend some time with his kids.
I always have cookies for him and some to take to the kids.
We hardly ever get to see our grandkids
but I know they sure like those cookies. πŸ˜ƒ

I spent a good portion of the afternoon sewing weave-it squares
together and got 5 strips done which is half of the blanket.
Will sew some more later and should have it finished tomorrow.
That's it till tomorrow.
Hope your day was a happy one.
Thanks for stopping by.
happyone πŸ₯°

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Lady Blessington


Rose said...

Glad you got to see your son, and sorry you don't get to see your grand children very much...bet they love your way of showing you are thinking of them.

Happy@Home said...

Yikes, that was a close call with the dog. Glad it all worked out for the best.
It's too bad that you don't get to see your grandkids more. The cookies are sure to be a hit. I know this from personal experience :).

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views!

Tom said...

...now what kids don't love cookies?

Ruth Hiebert said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to not see my granddaughter regularly. Good to hear that you were able to have supper with your son.

Vee said...

How nice to have your son drop in in time for supper. He likes his mom’s cooking. I can attest to the fact that your πŸͺchippers are very good!

Hill Top Post said...

We enjoy seeing the fields of corn from tiny green shoots in the spring to rolls of corn bales in the fall. That's a nice red tractor! Thanks for the reminder that I need to carry my pepper spray. We never see another dog, but one never knows what might be lurking out there.

KEV. Robertson. said...

The 7250 CASE Tractor looks fantastic- very new looking- must be great to have farms about you to see and investigate what the Farmers are up to- have a great week.

Granny Marigold said...

You must have been so pleased to see your son and have a meal with him. How old are your grandchildre? It must be difficult being a long-distance grandmother.

o2bhiking said...

Our granddaughter lives in northern Michigan so we only see her a couple of times a year. So I hear ya! They grow up so fast. She will be 13 in less than two weeks. Glad the dog was not a threat and glad that you carry pepper spray. I carry bear spray whenever I hike alone but rarely see a bear.

Henny Penny said...

I think it's amazing that every encounter you've had with a dog while out walking, a little miracle has happened to protect you. I thank God for times like that too. That sweet of you to bake cookies for the grandchildren. I have two great grandchildren that I never get see.

Lisa said...

Glad you had some time with your son. I know you must miss him dearly along with those grandbabies.

Susie said...

Who better to come to supper, than one of our children. We love our families. I am so glad you had cookies for him and some for the grands. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

bill burke said...

Beautiful views! I bet the kids will love the cookies.
Have a wonderful day!

ellen b. said...

Always a treat to have our kids pop in. Glad you had some time with your son.