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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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Red Christmas Balls

 This morning the temperature was 20 degrees - 30 degrees colder than yesterday.
A slight breeze with a mix of sun and clouds and a morning
for wearing my nice warm coat!!

Walked all around down, the ball park, and the lower cemetery.
There were a couple of rabbits hopping about.

Didn't see anyone else out walking.
But still waved to the bus drivers, some cars and trucks who see
me each morning.

I got back to the Jeep and realized I didn't take any walking pictures
this morning.

Walked 6 miles

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Another town Christmas decoration.
Yesterday I said the bells were my favorite but
this holly is tied with it.
It is at one end of the Dollar General.


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Food shopping day at the Shop and Save and as usual we did 
that first thing after breakfast to get it over with.
Also hardly anyone in the store.

Didn't do any house cleaning today either!
Spent way too much time working on the puzzle.
We are still doing the ice cream one.
It is pretty easy just haven't been working on it much until today.

I picked out 11 of the painted Christmas balls to hang on the mantel.
These all have names on them.


Some close ups of the balls.

David and his children
 

Debbi and her children


❤️ This years ball is for Liz as we welcome her to our family. ❤️


This picture is from a few years ago and shows a sampling 
of the balls Ken has painted.
We now have 49 painted balls.




Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Tuesday to you. ๐Ÿ™‚
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿฆณ happyone ❤️

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, 
a time when the love of God 
and the love of our fellow men 
should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, 
a time when our thoughts and deeds 
and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.

- George F McDougall -

Comment Replies:
GrannyM - Yes, the tree is a real one from out back in the woods.

21 comments:

Tom said...

...what a nice tradition.

Hill Top Post said...

Red balls and lots of memories. How special is this!

Rose said...

Oh, wow, those are all nice. Did you start blogging in 2007? That is the year I started. What do the ones that say Christmas Puerto Rico mean? Were you there at Christmas? And how about the one for Scotland?

I don't think it got above 25° here today. And the wind was so, so cold.

William Kendall said...

You do take the season seriously.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your pretty poinsettia too! Enjoy your evening!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those painted balls are so special. They will become treasures as the years go by.

Mari said...

Those ornaments are a real treasure! And 49 of them - so many wonderful memories.

Sandi said...

What is Japhy short for?

Anita said...

Wow wearing a warm jacket at 20 degrees..Wow..we have 10 minus and fire in the chimney..
Lovely those christmas balls..never seen such a thing before
Agree with you..We should think more of others..All the time..And of course understand what Christmas really is about
Greetings From Norway

Retired Knitter said...

My favorite image of your Christmas - those red balls!

Granny Marigold said...

It must be special to be able to go out in the back woods and cut your own tree.
And then you can hang those hand painted ornaments on it. Lovely.

Linda said...

A sweet post. Our temperature dropped also, but not quite to that degree. (Ha, see what I did there?)

eileeninmd said...

The painted Christmas balls are so pretty, what a great idea.
Take care, have a happy day!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What lovely decorations - personalised too. Brilliant.

God bless.

Hootin Anni said...

The red ornament collection...INcredible!!!

Deb said...

The red balls are a great tradition and they look just great on your mantle. :-)

Bill said...

I love those red Christmas balls, what a fantastic tradition.

Jeanette said...

I remember reading about the personalized Christmas ornaments last year. What a great idea!

Lowcarb team member said...

Your painted balls are so special ... lovely.

All the best Jan

Happy@Home said...

I have just scrolled back to get caught up on your Christmas preparations. Love to see what the newest red ball will be. How wonderful that Liz has joined the family and what a wonderful way you have them displayed. Looks great!

ellen b. said...

Love your Red ball Christmas tradition. Very cool.