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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Thursday, January 16, 2020


Once again I drove the Jeep to town and started my walk at 6:45.
It was 37 degrees, cloudy, with a pretty good wind.
Sunrise 7:35

Had my usual around town walk,
both cemeteries, and the ball park loop.
Nothing out of the ordinary but happy to be able to enjoy
a walk outside.

Didn't take any pictures on my walk but here is one
from the other day.
One of those nice sunny days with a pretty blue sky and white clouds.

Walked 6 miles
By the time I got home the temperature was starting to fall and
it was 32 degrees.

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It was Blankets for Babies day at church so just had time to get
home and change and leave again.

There were 13 of us working on the blankets today.
Marilyn brought us cinnamon rolls and muffins for breakfast
and Helen did the devotional.

This past year 243 blankets were made and given out
to the newborns.

Got a few things done around the house this afternoon
then did some reading and knitting before supper.

That's all for today.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy day to you.
happyone  🥰


Tom said...

...what a wonderful idea those blankets are!

Deb said...

Hi Karen - this blankets for babies project is so cool. I must have missed the post where you explained where the blankets go. Are they donated in your community? Given to needy families? I just think it is a wonderful project to participate in. :-)

William Kendall said...

I like the look of that sky.

Rose said...

That is a LOT of blankets...showing love through action.

It was bright and sunny here, but so cold. The cold just went to the bone when we went outside for anything.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I'm sure it must make for an enjoyable time, when you ladies get together to work like this.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Making the blankets is such wonderful work and I know they are appreciated. Glad you got out for your walk. We hiked this afternoon and it was nice....temps are supposed to get cooler in a few days though. Enjoy your evening! You deserve a break...or some ice cream! Hugs!

Sandi said...

That is a beautiful picture!

Happy@Home said...

That is an impressive number of blankets. How wonderful to think of so many newborn babies being wrapped in a warm blanket lovingly made by you and the other ladies at your church.

Hill Top Post said...

Lucky babies to have such a wonderful group ladies working hard to keep them warm! I love the weaving you do to make these little blankets. Our weather took a turn for the worse, so my heavy coat got its first use this week. Looks like there is more to come.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I love cinnamon rolls. You should post some on your blog sometime. Now I have to go and buy some.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...


Beautiful sky shot. The blankets for babies is a great idea. I love cinnamon rolls, yum! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Those blankets are a wonder idea and a blessing to so many.

Debby Ray said...

That is such a wonderful ministry! Have a lovely weekend, Karen.

bill burke said...

Awesome sky shot. Lots of babies will benefit from receiving one of those lovely blankets.
Have a great evening and weekend.

ellen b. said...

That's a lot of blankets. What a wonderful ministry. Glad someone brings treats!

Adam said...

Nice cloud

Retired Knitter said...

wow, that blankets project is a quite an effort. The picture gives it substance. Good work is done there.