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 22, 2021

Uniontown, Pa

36 degrees and cloudy this morning for walking.
Pretty windy too.
I walked 6 miles.

Walked up and down the streets in town and over to the
industrial park and walked around there.
Once around the ball park and back to the jeep.

Every year the town puts up Christmas decorations
along the main road on the telephone poles
and they were all up this morning.
Each day I'll post one of them.
Today is a Christmas tree


 I didn't see anyone else out walking this morning.

That old house that had the growing vegetation cleared away
from it might just be getting a renovation!
Yesterday I saw someone upstairs by a window and today
I noticed all the broken window panes have been fixed or
boarded up so nothing is open to the weather now.
I'll be keeping an eye on it.
Would be great if it could be fixed up again!!

It was mostly cloudy walking but the sun peaked out for a few
minutes and then it got dark and looked like rain.
A block away from the Jeep and it started raining
and when I got home it had turned into little frozen balls of snow.
Happy to say it didn't last more than 10 minutes.

☁️    🙂    ☁️

Thought I'd end the bench series of pictures with my own
three benches in the house.

Ken made this one back in 1991


This one came from an auction that we got for just $1.


And this last one was my mothers.


🦃    🦃

We went to Hobby Lobby and Home Depot in Uniontown today.
Picked up a couple of Poinsettia plants,
one for me and one for Liz.
Also bought my Christmas cards for this year.
Don't send many out but still do like to give out some.

While in Uniontown we went through the drive thru at Wendy's 
and got spicy chicken sandwiches for lunch.

Nice to get out and go somewhere besides food shopping!!
The sun made it out and we had a very nice day though
it was windy and the temperature dropped during the day.

This afternoon I read and started knitting again on the
white blanket that I started quite a while ago.
It is baby sized blanket and not sure what I'll do with it.

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

Comment replies:
Forgot to mention gloves when posted about all the layers I wear when walking and a couple of people asked about them. I don't wear gloves or mittens - they actually make my hands cold. I tuck my hands up inside my sleeves and that keeps my hands nice and toasty.  The only time my hands get cold is when I take my phone out to take a picture!

19 comments:

Deb said...

Hi Karen,
Sounds like a nice day trip to Uniontown. I love that picture at the top of this post with the big church in the background. Reminds me of the true meaning of the holiday. Hope your Tuesday is a good one. See you then!

Hootin' Anni said...

You saved the best benches for last! Each one is very nice. And $1?!! Incredible.

Your shopping day sounds fun...would be a great treat for lunch too.

William Kendall said...

That last bench is my favourite.

Lowcarb team member said...

Three lovely benches here.

All the best Jan

Rose said...

I love the bench from your mom, and I think it has to do with it was your mom's as much as anything. That connection. And I think I have forgotten to say that I really liked the past bench or two that you have shown. ...the one that was so big that looked like a good place to nap. I even could see it inside...and the one before it was super nice, too.

Tom said...

..it was too cold today for rain! The last bench is my favorite!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the benches in your home. You have some of the things I love to..the old rolling pins and all. Enjoy your evening! stay warm!

Happy@Home said...

Love all 3 of your benches and the cute decor you have displayed on them.

I agree about it being nice to get out for something other than food shopping. I enjoyed visiting Lowe's today and wandering through the outdoor aisles while looking at all of the pretty plants and breathing in the crisp cool air.

Mari said...

It sounds like a cold walk today! It was 23 degrees here when I left the house at 4:45 am for work.
I hope they fix up that house. What fun to watch!
I like your benches.

Hill Top Post said...

Your last bench is also my favorite. You got another great picture with the church.

ellen b. said...

The benches in your house are very nice. $1, what a steal! That's great that your town puts up those Christmas lights. Fun! Your rolling pin display is nice.

Granny Marigold said...

How lovely that you have a bench that was your Mother's.
I noticed that our town is also putting up Christmas decorations. The ones I saw were very large blue snowflakes.

Unknown said...

All you need is some snow falling and that first picture could be a Christmas card. So pretty. Loved how you displayed your rolling pins. I love, love, love that last bench. It would go perfect with my own home decor.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
We are seeing the local town here putting up the street decorations. They look pretty. I like all three of your benches. Your day out does sound nice.
Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Kerin said...

That would be awesome if they fix up the old house!
Being an 'old house lover', I am always happy when an old house is saved and the architectural history can be saved and not torn down :)

Love, love, all of your benches!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

~K.

Bill said...

Your benches are very nice. My favorite is the last one. I love your header too, it absolutely beautiful.

Jeanette said...

I like your little benches!

Ruth Hiebert said...

This should be fun, to see the Christmas decorations in your town.

Retired Knitter said...

You saved the best bench till last. Loved you mom’s bench.