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


Saturday, July 24, 2021

A Puzzle

It was calm this morning and mostly sunny when I walked.  Temperature was 59 degrees.

What a difference from yesterday when quite a few people were out walking around - today didn't see anyone walking or running.

So many rabbits about that I lost count of them.  They were all over the place.

Had my normal walk all over town, the ball park, and both cemeteries.

Some geese were out for their morning walk but they all went running
back to the pond when I came up behind them.

Farmer Marvin stopped to say hi just before I came across the geese.

The 4 little horses were running around and around the pasture.
  They weren't just running but galloping fast!
At one point I thought they were all going to jump the fence.
I never saw them act like that before.  Looked like something scared them.
I mentioned it to Farmer Marvin and he was going to check on them.

Another Town Door
Included the window because it looked like it belonged with the door.

Walked 6 miles

🌀    🚢‍♀️    πŸ˜ƒ

Yesterday David and Liz dropped off a puzzle for us.
They work for Taylor Made at the lake getting houses ready
for the tourists.
There were a whole bunch of extra puzzles they give away so we got one.
It was an easy one and we knocked it off in a few hours.
Odd number of puzzle pieces - 432!!

🧩    🧩    🧩

Got a pot roast started in the slow cooker right after breakfast.

Then we went to the dump to drop off the weekly garbage plus
those two televisions that died the other day.

On the way home we stopped at the Dollar General
to use our weekly coupon.

This afternoon was a time for knitting, reading,
walking around outside a bit and sitting on the porch.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hoping your day was a happy one. πŸ˜ƒ
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️

Comment Replies:
Kim - Glad you made the chocolate cake and liked it.  If you like chocolate icing, the icing on the box is excellent too.  If Ken didn't put whipped cream on the cake it would have had the chocolate icing!!  Great for chocolate lovers!!

Jeanette - I am so surprised at the difference the Bombas socks make!!  Yes, they are pricy but I will only wear them when walking so they should last a while. I'm planning on buying some more on line.  I got the low ones and would like the crew size for winter.

Cousin Cathy - Happy that you left a comment! πŸ™‚❤️ I have a couple of other things from Gramma too.  Remember the old yellow dog planter that was always on the floor between the dining room and living room.  That is sitting on my floor now. The one big thing I have is the desk!!  My step father took the old dark stain off quite a few years ago and now it is in the natural oak wood. It's beautiful and now sits in my living room.

SusanQ - I'll post the hat pattern on my other blog once I finish the hat.


  1. Gorgeous sunflower puzzle.
    The door looks to be made of some kinda fencing. And the window.

    Pot roast sounds yummy delicious.

  2. ...another fabulous door. That old siding was popular years ago and I still see it on barns and house in rural areas.

  3. What a full day you had! How fun that there were so many bunnies.

    About the cake, I used the chocolate frosting recipe on the can as well. So good!

  4. I love today's town door and window photo, maybe my favorite so far. Glad you got one of the puzzles and enjoyed completing it quickly. I hope those little horses are all ok, keep us posted!

  5. Hello,

    Love the Black-eyed Susans. I have been seeing some bunnies around our yard. The Deep Creek Lake puzzle is pretty, nice to see a puzzle with a local photo. I hope the horses were ok.
    Take care, have a great new week!

  6. I really like that door and window and the background, very nice. That is an odd number of pieces for that puzzle. Sounds like a great variety of activities for one day!

  7. Glad to told the Farmer, about the little horses!

    You are amazing puzzle people.


  8. Funny about those horses! Wonder what had made them run around like that! I love cooking pot roast in the slow cooker. It's the only way I can get the meat to come out tender!

  9. Do you ever want to step into one of those puzzles and go for a walk? 😊

  10. The old door and window make a great pair. Nice captures!


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