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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Monday, August 24, 2020

Busy Day

August Bible Verse Challenge

Day 24 - Womb

Jeremiah 1:5 KJV

 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee:
and before thou camest forth out of the WOMB I sanctified thee,
and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

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 64 degrees this morning and cloudy when I left on my walk.  Saw a little bit of sun trying to break through the clouds but it didn't quite make it.

The sun did come out later in the morning and we ended up having a beautiful sunny cool summer day. 

Counted 9 deer down the road from my house running away from the apple tree.  I seem to be always disturbing the deer having their breakfast!

Had my usual walk to town, around the cemeteries, the ball park and around town.

Saw Lena and her husband Jim out walking.

Walked 5.9 miles

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Got the sheets washed and out on the line and chili started in the slow cooker.  Ken was nice and cut up the peppers and celery for me.

Then we left to get a load of gravel.  I always say we went to the stone store but it is actually at the quarry.  There are two quarries near us and we live about 14 miles away from each of them in different directions.  The one in Maryland has the grey stone and the one in Pennsylvania has the redish stone.  We went to the PA one today.

We put the gravel on the path in between the rock that we crushed.  Once it rains the gravel will have the dust washed off and it will look more red.

 We had some gravel left over that we just put around where it needed a bit more.

We took a few rest breaks and sat on the porch.  Didn't see the deer in the yard today.

A couple of years ago our friend Dennis gave us some Wisteria that he potted for us.  Planted it along the rebar fence we made and hoped for the best.  After two years now it is finally looking good and growing well. Still hasn't flowered yet but maybe next year.

 This month we have been living in our new house here at Happy Trails for two years.  Previously we lived in town for 5 years.

 Nice that we had the chili cooking all day so didn't have to cook supper.  We used the chili in taco salad.

It's been another busy day here at Happy Trails which makes for good sleeping.

Thanks for stopping by.
A happy day to you.
happyone ❤️

15 comments:

Deb said...

Time goes so quickly, doesn't it? Hard to believe you have been at Happy Trails for two years. You are making great progress on your hard. I love the picture from your walk. Have a good evening! See you again tomorrow.

Tom said...

...that crossing sure is appropriate for you folks!

Hootin Anni said...

chili sounds delicious. one of my favorite "soups" and having on taco salad...even better! your yard sounds so terrific. sunrise is beautiful (best time if day for me)...and a wonderful bible passags.

Rose said...

I so love all the rocks--crushed and stacked. I hope your wisteria does start blooming.

ellen b. said...

2 years already! It will be 2 years here, too, come the middle of September.
Those slow cooker meals come in handy for sure. Your property is looking real nice. Thanks for that verse in Jeremiah!

Granny Marigold said...

You had another very busy day. Pretty soon you'll nothing left to do
( just kidding). I love Wisteria but we don't have enough room for one. I hope yours does well.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The rock path looks great.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty sunrise! The wisteria is a beautiful plant, I hope it flowers for you. The chili sound great on the taco salad. Love the railroad crossing sign. The paths looks great. Take care, enjoy your day!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Wonderful Bible verse. Thanx.

God bless.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've been so hungry for chili and I made cornbread awhile back and froze some...so it may be time to cook a pot of chili! Enjoy your day! Love all your home improvements and the sign!

Lisa said...

Taco salads sound good and so does chili. Here in North Carolina, its 76 degrees this morning and cloudy. The humidity makes it feel like 96!
Love that sign.
Lisa

Bill said...

I love taco salad! Your gravel path looks very nice.

Ruta M. said...

The gravel is looking good. That looks like a nice spot for the wisteria. It was at least 10 years before the wisteria at Dingles which had reached the upstairs windows , flowered. It was lovely and then the new owners chopped it all down.

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful sky.

Lowcarb team member said...

Doesn't time go quickly!

I agree with William, that is a beautiful sky.

All the best Jan