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


Monday, April 19, 2021

A sunny day

A nice sunny walk this morning, 38 degrees and no wind.

A quiet morning in town.
Walked around both cemeteries, the ball park, and town.
The bulls were all doing fine. Farmer Marvin put more
bulls in with the few that were left because there's a lot of them there again.
Happy to say that #55 is still there.

Thought the Drane house looked nice with the sun shining on it
and with the trees starting to get leaves.

Walked 6.2 miles

🌤    🙂    🌼

Ate breakfast, got the sheets washed and hung outside on the line
and then we left to get some errands done.
Went to the bank.
Truck had a tire with a slow leak so we stopped and got the fixed.
A stop at Lowes.
Dropped off baby blankets that I had made at the church.

After lunch it was still sunny and in the 50's so I went outside.
Weeded and churned up the little asparagus garden we have out back.
Then cleaned up the daisy and the cone flower gardens - weeded
and got rid of the dead flowers and leaves from last year.
Both daisies and cone flowers have little shoots starting.

Got a few things done inside before supper
and now it's time to enjoy the evening.
No ice cream for my snack later - having chocolate chip cookies instead.

That's it for today.
Hope your day was a good one.
Thanks for stopping by.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️


Debi said...

Doesn't it feel great to be able to work outside again? It does my heart good to see those little green shoots peeking up through the dirt! Have a great week!

Martha said...

Sure sounds like a busy and productive day! Enjoy those chocolate chip cookies tonight. :)

Anni said...

Mmmm, fresh steamed asparagus. I love it. And I love the photo of the D House. Great composition.

ellen b. said...

Happy to hear your bull is still around and that you could enjoy a sunny walk and day. We have sunshine today, too, and our kids had sunshine on their drive back over the mountains today which is good. I'm looking forward to a bowl of ice cream after Bible Study tonight. Got a Tillamook tub of Banana Split! Enjoy your evening!

Rose said...

I love that photo of the drain house...in the early morning light. Sounds like a nice day there...it was here, too.

Tom said...

...the lighting on the Drane house is wonderful.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful shot.

Deb said...

Sounds like a good productive day. Chocolate Chippers sound just right for a snack. That is a nice shot of the Drane house. See you again tomorrow.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is a beautiful picture of the Drane House.

Granny Marigold said...

My coneflowers are just beginning to grow and I'm happy that they came through the winter. They totally disappeared and I was afraid it was too wet for them in the new area but obviously they survived just fine. Isn't it exciting when things begin to grow again!!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

A very busy day, it seems.

God bless.

KEV. Robertson. said...

That is a very nice early morning photo of the Drain House. You are certainly busy there Karen.

Happy@Home said...

That is a lovely photo of the Drane House. It looks so peaceful.
Your day sounds very productive. Hope you enjoyed those yummy chocolate chippers.

Jeanette said...

So nice to have sunny days. It sure makes all the difference!

bill burke said...

A lovely photo, you captured some beautiful light.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, Glad to read that you out there still walking each morning.... I'm sure you have many new friends in those areas --as you walk the area.

I often think of you --and remember watching your little mountain cabin being built. Bet you have really enjoyed that cabin through the years...

Do you two ever go to Blackwater Falls area in WVirginia? It cannot be too far from you . We've been there a few times --and love that area...

Have a God-Filled Day.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Ohhhhh, you are going to miss your bull, when he goes off to his new home!!!

It's been precious, that you saved him, and have this sort of relationship with him, though.


Lowcarb team member said...

Certainly sounds a good day.

All the best Jan