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, November 29, 2021

Christmas Mantel

It was 24 degrees and snowing when I drove to town for my walk.
I didn't stay though and came home again to walk inside.
The main road was fine but the sidewalks and side streets
had a coat of snow and I was afraid of hidden ice.
Most very time I've fallen have been in these conditions.

So today it was a 6 mile walk in the basement split in three times.

πŸ›€ This is the cemetery I walked passed today. πŸš‚


🌨    πŸ™‚    ☁️

The Stocking Christmas decoration in town hangs by the other
church in town.


We went to the Dollar General this morning and also
dropped off a book at the library.

Have been making weave-it squares for the baby blanket for December.
Kelly Green
Lime Green
White


Afternoon brought a bit of sunshine with it. ⛅️

I cleared off the mantel and decorated it with my little village 
and some other Christmas things.
It looks a lot nicer in the evening when it's dark.




Another day zooms by.
Plan on reading and sewing some squares together this evening.

Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Monday to you. πŸ™‚
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone ❤️

19 comments:

Tom said...

...now that's quite a mantel!

The Furry Gnome said...

Amazing trainn layout!

William Kendall said...

I suspect I'll be quite wary of falling again after the last time.

Kerin said...

You are fortunate to have a nice place in which to get your walk done, and the bonus of enjoying your husbands model train set up :)

I really love greens and whites together...so that blanket is sure going to be a pretty one!

Nice job decorating the mantle and when it's nighttime I'm sure it twinkles so pretty.

~K.

Rose said...

It is best to play it safe where ice is concerned....ask me how I know. LOL

Love your mantle...and going to really love the new baby blanket. Nice colors.

Mari said...

The mantle looks great with that wreath above it.
I like the blanket colors.
Good for you for walking even when you couldn't do it outside.

susan q said...

Last January I fell on an icy patch in a local park! I am going to try those clip on traction cleats this year so I don't fall on the ice. Great job on your mantle decorating. December blanket colors are very pretty. A very warm walk past Ken's village and no ice!

Sandi said...

You must feel like a giant when you walk in your basement! 😊

Hill Top Post said...

That’s a great looking mantle. Your village and Tom’s wreath give it such a beautiful festive look. It is wonderful that you have such a fine place to walk when the weather outside is unfit.

Deb said...

Your mantel looks just lovely. You are smart to walk inside on a cold and icy day. I always enjoy pictures of Ken's train layout. See you again tomorrow!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Love your mantel and all the decorations. I am sure it looks lovely at night.
Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love everything on the mantle!! And the Santa's! Of course Christmas is a happy holiday filled with good things like a Christmas village.

Jeanette said...

Love the cute little cemetery! Your mantle looks beautiful. In our old house I had two mantles I used to love to decorate.

Bill said...

The mantle looks very nice, Falling on ice always raises my concern. We usually don't have ice but once in a while it does show up. Be careful!

Happy@Home said...

Always love to see the sights on your walks whether inside or out.
I can imagine how magical your Christmas village looks at night. I really like how your mantle curves. A perfect spot to show off your decorations.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The mantel looks very festive.

Vee said...

The village looks very nice on the mantel...sort of like a little train village that Ken may have made. You are wise to avoid those frigid, icy mornings and walk in Ken's World.

ellen b. said...

What a nice big mantel. Love how you decorated it. I smiled at the cemetery you walked by. A nice detailed train display for sure!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your mantel looks very nice.
I like the colours in the baby blanket.

All the best Jan