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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Friday, September 18, 2020


 When I walked this morning it was 55 degrees and cloudy.
Started my walk from parking lot at the pond.
The lighted fountain in the pond - you can see how dark it is at 6:35.

Walked through down, passed our old house and over to the industrial
park and walked a couple of miles around in there.

This road runs between the industrial park and the main road.
A nice quiet road that ends in a court - walked to the end and back.

 Walked back through town and around the ball park loop a few times
and then back to the Jeep and home.

Lisa and Dwayne were out walking and also saw a man walking
his dog who I've seen once in a while.  Nice that the dog was friendlly
and on a leash.

Saw a couple deer on the way to town in the headlights.
Have to keep a sharp eye out for them in the dark of the early morning.

Walked 6 miles
Sunrise - 7:02
Sunset - 7:19

I spent the morning making Macaroni Salad and Chocolate Chippers.
Our son David and his girlfriend Liz are coming for a visit from
NC for the weekend and they will be staying in the cabin.
So this afternoon we went and tidied up the cabin for them.
I left the cookies on the table in the cabin.
I'm sure David knows that I'll be baking him the cookies
 (I do every time he comes) 🙂
but thought it would be a nice surprise when they walk in and see them.
The afternoon seemed long but that's because we were waiting for 
David and Liz.  
I kept busy around the house and read.
They should be arriving any time now at the house and then later
will go on up to the cabin.

Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Friday to you.
happyone  ❤️
A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
- Dave Barry


Tom said...

...I am waiting for the milkweed to split, the white fluffy seeds are a wonderful sight!

Vee said...

Oh how good to be expecting company this weekend. I'm sure that they will enjoy their stay and I know that you will love having them home. I was watching Hillbilly Kitchen and she was featuring macaroni salad and so I went shopping for macaroni salad stuff. Then, after working in the garage, I didn't have the energy to make it. Hope yours was yummy. I've got to check your recipe again.

Rose said...

Glad you get to see your son...always wonderful to see our kids.

Happy@Home said...

The colors in your 3rd photo are especially lovely. The road almost looks lavender. How exciting to have a visit from David and his girlfriend to look forward to. What a nice greeting those cookies will be. Enjoy your time together.

ellen b. said...

How nice to have a visit from your son and his girlfriend. The cookies will be a great treat! Enjoy your weekend.

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Karen- Pleased your having your Son and Girlfriend visiting - this is good news- hope they both enjoy the Cabin. REgards. KEV.

eileeninmd said...


The pond fountain light is pretty. The flowers and colors in the 3rd photo are beautiful. I always love finding the milkweed pods. Enjoy your visit with your son. The cookies do sound like a yummy treat.
Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I won't get a job as a waiter ...

God bless.

Hootin' Anni said...

I bet that fountain is very pretty in real time. Oh, enjoy the company!! I'm sure you will. Like you, when our son comes down here from Houston, I always bake him something special. Usually a pumpkin pie (that's his favorite)

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I hope you have a wonderful visit!

Deb said...

Yes it is dark in the morning here when I leave for work now. That is so nice that your son is coming for a visit. I am sure he and his girlfriend will be very comfortable up in the cabin. Have a nice weekend and enjoy your visit!

Lowcarb team member said...

Have a wonderful visit with your son and his girlfriend.

All the best Jan

bill burke said...

Have a nice visit with your son and his girlfriend.

Nellie said...

What a nice thing to leave at the cabin! Those cookies! Yum!! Enjoy your visit with your son and his girlfriend!

Inger said...

Have nice time with your son and Liz. I'm sure they will love the cookies and all the rest of the treats you didn't even mention.

Jeanette said...

Enjoy your visit with your son. I love when my son visits from NH and am always a little sad when he leaves! It's nice you have somewhere so private for them to stay!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am sure the cookies will be or were a big hit.