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


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Dentist

A clear morning and 44 degrees for walking.
Once the sun rose it was sunny.
Sunrise  7:10
Walked 5.8 miles 

Walked through town and over to the Dollar General.
Then it was around the ball park a couple of times,
and both of the cemeteries.

 Saw Lisa and Dwayne at the start of my walk and
Rebecca at the end of it.

Kermit has some logs out in back of his house.
Now he has to split them all.

They started putting the siding on the barn.
Happy to say it is red.

A nice crisp sunny walk - feeling like Fall.

☀️    🥾    🍁    🍂    😀

We both had dental appointments this morning.
Just the regular 6 month cleaning
but still not my favorite thing to do.

I went first and got a very good report.
In and out in just 35 minutes!!

Ken was up next and the same thing for him.

So HAPPY that that is over for another 6 months.

🦷    🎈    🦷    🎈

This afternoon we went to church to put away the stuff
at our table from the open house.
Taking down goes a lot faster than putting up so it didn't take very long.

Before supper I did some reading and a little knitting.
Supper was easy this evening.
Homemade pizza that we made last week.
Nice to make two so there is one to freeze.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Happy Tuesday😊

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No, my friend, I am not drunk. 
I have just been to the dentist, 
and need not return for another six months! 
Is it not the most beautiful thought?
- Agatha Christie -

My dental hygienist is cute. 
Every time I visit, 
I eat a whole package of Oreo cookies while waiting in the lobby. 
Sometimes she has to cancel the rest of the afternoon's appointments.
- Steven Wright -

Monday, September 26, 2022


 52 degrees this morning when I left on my walk.
A mix of sun and clouds.
Walked 5.5 miles
Sunrise 7:09

Drove the Jeep to town and parked at Accident Garage.
When Don got to work I stopped in and gave him the key.
We had a 10:00 to get the two new tires put on.

Walked over to the laundromat and took down the flyer I had put
up for the Church Open House that was this past Saturday.
Which by the way turned out to be a great day.
Quite a few people came by!
We were there from 9 - 4.

Yesterday I walked over to the barn and took a couple of pictures.

Saw Lisa out walking and stopped to talk to her.

Bill has been raking the scum off the pond with a big rake
and is doing a great job.
I stopped to talk to him and asked if he would mind if I took a picture.

I walked all over town and around the ball park and the cemeteries
too and then headed toward home.
Texted Ken and he picked me up about a mile and half from home.
He was kind enough to pick me up so I didn't have to walk up the 
very steep hill by our house.

⛅️    🥾    🍁    🚗

Last Wednesday I took a picture of a circle of mushrooms.
Did a little research on line and came to learn
that it is a called 
a Fairy Ring.
Click HERE to learn about them.

After lunch we stopped at the library and then on to the garage
to pick up the Jeep with its new front tires.

David and Liz stopped by this afternoon.
We all decided that Thursday would be a good time to have a game night.
We haven't figured out the food to eat or what game to play yet.

It was very windy today with sun and clouds.
David and Liz said when they were working they ran into hail.
Didn't have that here at the house.

That's all I have for today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Monday🙂

Sunday, September 25, 2022


 Happy Sunday

Pink Skies from earlier this week.



📖 Psalm 33:6-9 📖
King James 

 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; 
and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: 
he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

 Let all the earth fear the Lord: 
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

 For he spake, and it was done; 
he commanded, and it stood fast.

A Blessed Sunday to all.
Jesus Loves You❤️

Friday, September 23, 2022

A chilly start

Walked down to the end of our driveway last evening and
captured the sunset.

A chilly start to the day with it being only 39 degrees.
Nice to see the sun come up at 7:05 and shed glorious
sunshine over town.
By the time I had finished walking 5.7 miles it had
warmed up to 44 and with the sunshine it was great to be out walking.

I walked all over town, the ball park, and both cemeteries.

Lisa and Dwayne were out walking and I saw them a couple of times.

There is a woman in town that I see every once in a while when
she is out in her yard.
We always say good morning.
Today she was at the ball park (she lives across the street)
and we stopped to talk.
Must have spent 10 minutes getting to know one another.
Her name is also Karen. 🙂

I love these cool Fall days for walking and it is my ideal walking weather!!
Air is so crisp and clear.

☀️    🥾    🍁    😊

It was a beautiful sunny day all day long and the afternoon
temperature made it up to 58 degrees.

We made a trip out to the dump to get rid of our garbage.
Stopped at the Shop and Save on the way home and picked up a few things. 
Had to get fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and a tomato to put
on our pizza which we had for supper.
A Margarita Pizza

Made some weave-it squares this afternoon and now
have 30 of them done and sewn together for next month.
Too cold to sit outside so I sat by the window in the sun and read.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Friday😊

Thursday, September 22, 2022

60 Years

 On this first day of Fall I walked in a misty rain for a while
and then it was just cloudy.
Pretty windy out there too.
64 degrees so on the warm side.
Walked 5.6 miles
Sunrise 7:05

It is nice walking early and watching a new day come alive.
Dark now when I start walking so stay on the main street
under the street lights.
I watch the lights go off one by one as it starts to get light.

Walked all around town, the ball park loop and the cemetery
up on the hill.

Even in the misty rain the guys were up on the roof working on the barn.
One side looks done and they were on the other side today.

I saw both Lisa and Rebecca out running instead of walking.

🌧    ☁️    💨    🥾

It was Blankets for Babies work day at church.
A week later in the month then usual because it was cancelled last week.
A few people were out of town so there were 8 of us there.
Jane brought breakfast and Dorothy gave the devotional.

This Saturday we are having an open house at our church
for its 60th Anniversary.
In our brand new building tables have been set up with all the 
different ministries that go on at our church.  
This will be a way of inviting people around the area to see what 
our church is all about and inviting them to become a part of it.

Ken came along to church today with me and got started setting up the
Fingerprint Ministry table.
After blankets I helped.

There are 14 different ministries represented.

We got home early afternoon but by that time I didn't feel
like doing any work so just puttered about the house till
it was time to cook supper.

That's all for today.
Happy Thursday 🙂
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A sunny day

Another great morning for walking.
Temperature was 56 degrees with sun and clouds.
Walked 5.5 miles
Sunrise 7:04

 Walked up and down the streets in town and
around both cemeteries.

Went down to see the bulls.
One resting and three eating.

A house on the main road is getting a new roof.
Today they were taking the old shingles off.

Thought the mushrooms looked kind of neat in almost a complete circle.

I saw Lisa walking and stopped to talk to Lena when she was
by the church dropping some things off.

Work continues on the barn roof.
This is a poor picture but I zoomed in and cropped it.
Yesterday I thought they were sheathing it with plywood.
On a closer look today, they put up purlins and rolling some material out.
I guessing then it will get a metal roof?
The roof line has one side higher than the other - for air?
Will be able to get a closer look on Sunday 
when there will be no workers and will walk up to it.
I like watching the progress each day.

The only animals I saw out today were the bulls.
No deer or rabbits about this morning.

🌤     🥾    🍁    🙂

A sunny day but cool.
Got some more clothes washed and hung out to dry.
More housework got done this morning.

Afternoon was a nice time to walk around outside a little.
Did some reading and making a few weave-it squares too.

Posting a little earlier than usual today because we have
to get to church a little early and will be leaving right after supper.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Happy Wednesday😁

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Blog List working properly again

 Happy to say my blog list is back to normal once again. 😀

62 degrees this morning with a mix of sun and clouds as
I took my morning walk.
Walked 5.6 miles
Sunrise 7:03

Another great morning to be out walking.
Went through town and back.
Then over to the ball park to walk that loop.
Walked around both cemeteries too.

Heading up to the cemetery here.
If you look closely you can see a dot of orange.
That is Dwayne.  Lisa is there too but wearing a dark color.
I caught up with them at the cemetery.

Trusses all put up on the barn and now the sheathing has begun.

Kermit was out in his yard when I walked by and stopped to
talk to him a little while. 

Finished up my walk and went back to the Jeep and home again.

☁️    ☀️    🥾    🍁

A sunny day so got the sheets off the bed and in the washer
before we left to do a bit of food shopping at the Shop and Save.

Sheets were washed by the time we got home and hung them
out on the line after putting the groceries away.

Some wind today but lots of sunshine.
Spent some time this afternoon outside.

That's all for today.
Thanks for popping in for a visit.
Happy Tuesday😀

Comment Replies:
NanaDiana - I am still able to add blogs list to my Blog List - It is just different than it used to be. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

The List of Blogs to read gadget

A walk mostly in the sun this morning and 58 degrees.
Sunrise 7:02
Walked 5.2 miles

Walked through town and back again.
Then around the ball park loop and both cemeteries.

Lisa was out walking as well as Joy.

Some trees are staring to turn colorful though most are still green.

A couple of mushrooms sitting in the grass.

Trusses were being put up on the barn this morning.
They got an early start.
This was 7:30 when the first one was being put up.
You will have to enlarge the picture to get a good look.
Tried zooming in but this phone doesn't zoom very good either.

Didn't see any deer or rabbits about today.

As always it is a joy to start the day with a morning walk.

🌤    🥾    🍁

We went to town and dropped off a couple of library books and
stopped in at the Accident Garage.
Now we need some new tires on the Jeep.
The front ones are just about bald.
The tires are ordered and should be put on in the next day or two.

Blogger is doing some strange stuff with the 
List of Blogs to read gadget.
There are bunch of blogs at the bottom of my list that
when I click on them it comes out in the HTML form.
That list on the bottom gets different blogs on it from
time to time.
Very Strange

Got started on this weeks house work in the morning.
Had periods of rain and sun all day.
Had some bananas turning brown to turned them into

That's going to be it for today.
Thanks for popping in for a visit.
Happy Monday😀

Sunday, September 18, 2022


 Happy Sunday

A couple of sunrises from this week.

📖 Philippians 4:4-7 📖

4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: 
and again I say, Rejoice.

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. 
The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing;
 but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving 
let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, 
which passeth all understanding, 
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

A Blessed Sunday to all.
Jesus Loves You ❤️

Saturday, September 17, 2022

47 for 99

 52 degrees this morning and once it was light out it
was a mix of sun and clouds.
A little bit of a breeze.
Walked 5.6 miles
Sunrise 7:00

Felt a little chilly starting out but took my sweatshirt off after a mile.

Walked through town and back.
Once around the ball park and then headed up to the school.

Just passed the school which is behind me on the right.
Walked down here a little ways before turning around and coming
back to the school.

Walked around the school parking lot and then back down the
hill and over to the cemetery on the hill.
Wanted to check out the barn build.
The trusses have been delivered.
WOW there sure are a lot of them.
What a job it is going to be putting them up.

Walked around the cemetery a couple times and back to the Jeep.

Lisa and Dwayne were coming down from the cemetery as I was going up.
Noticed they again left a smily face on the mirror.
I was in the Jeep leaving when I saw Joy walking, she spotted me too and waved.

🌤    🥾    🍁

Scrambled Eggs for breakfast this morning and I had a piece of
pumpernickel bread too.

A quick trip to the Dollar General after breakfast.

The other day I was reading Terra's Blog
and she recommended a book to read.
Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope.
I'd never read any of his books so thought I'd give him a try.
Was checking if our library had any of his books and had no 
luck with that.
Then I checked on amazon if I could get any on my Kindle.
Bingo - Found them and what a deal it was.
All 47 of his books for $.99!!

A lovely sunny day.
We spent some time just walking around Happy Trails
and Ken trying out his new hatchet.
A nice sit out on the porch for a little while too.

Thanks for popping in for a visit.
Happy Saturday😊

Comment Replies:
GrannyM -  I do enjoy walking the country roads but at times I miss the lake I used to walk around where we used to live.  Us Walkers will walk wherever we are though won't we!!  🥾 🙂 ❤️

Friday, September 16, 2022

Walk Home

 51 degrees on a foggy morning walk.
Later in the morning the sun burned through the fog and we had
a nice sunny day.
Sunrise 6:59
Walked 5.2 miles

Drove to town as usual but didn't park at the pond.
Parked at the Accident Garage because had an
appointment at 9:00 to get the oil changed.

Walked around town till I saw Don in the garage at
7:00 and went in and dropped off the Jeep key.
Walked around town for a just a little bit more and
then headed home.  Town is just over 2 miles from home.

Didn't see any others out walking.

Saw a couple of deer and rabbits on the way to town
and also on the walk home.

This street is where I turn off the main road from town.

I live at the end of this road.

The sun didn't burn off all the fog till after I was home.

☁️    🥾    🚗    😊

We went to town after lunch and picked up the Jeep.

Stayed outside when we got back home. 
 Picked up a bit more deadfall 
and also got today's strawberries picked.
Think we will keep getting strawberries till the first frost.

Pizza day and Ken made it in the pizza oven outside again.
Went more smoothly this time with a bit more planning.
Can't remember who but someone asked if we could bake other
things in the oven.  Probably could but would be hard to regulate
the temperature.  I might try breads.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit.
Happy Friday🙂

Comment Replies:
Ginny - Yes, I do walk in the winter when it is below freezing.  

John and GrannyM - It is rare if words aren't passed between people here where I walk.  The man who didn't say anything for a while is friendly he was just shy.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Blankets cancelled

Lots of comments about the pile of apples from yesterday.
So thought I'd start off with that.
No, they weren't put there to lure deer for hunters.
The pile is in a residential area.
On the right side of the street are all houses.
The left side is a field between the road and the industrial park.
People from the houses dump their yard waste there.
Someone has an apple tree in their yard and picked up all the
fallen apples and just dumped them there.

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57 degrees and cloudy this morning for walking,
and like yesterday later on in the morning the sun came out.
Walked 5.6 miles
Sunrise 6:59

Had a nice cool walk all around town, the ball park, and both cemeteries.

A few people out walking this morning.
John and Prim

Saw a couple of deer and rabbits on my way to town.

Workers were putting new siding on the big Victorian house in town.
It was started a while back and nice to see it is getting
worked on once again.
I'll post before and after pictures once it is finished.

A few pictures along my walk.

☁️    🥾    😊    🍁

It was a Blankets for Babies day but it was cancelled.
The church parking lot is getting repaved 
so we will meet next week.
Though I couldn't go to church and make weave-it squares I did make 
some at home.

Went outside and walked around picking up some deadfall
and adding it to the fence. 
I've said before it is a never ending job
but I enjoy it.

That's all I have for today.
Thanks for popping in for a visit.
Happy Thursday😀

Comment Replies:
Deb - Ken ordered the socks and I don't have the link but the brand name is YUEDGE and he got them on amazon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

A pile of apples

49 degrees when I first started walking.
It was cloudy but later in the morning we saw the sun.
Sunrise 6:58
Walked 5.4 miles

Usually I have a route in mind how my walk around town will go.
Today I had one in mind when I started out but didn't stick to it
and had a very random walk.
Went around the ball park, around town, and around the industrial park.
Walked down the main road a ways too.

Spotted this pile of discarded apples and thought when the
deer discover it they will have a feast.

Remember that shy man who wouldn't talk as we passed each other.
Today when I said good morning he smiled and said good morning back.
That made my day. 🙂

A few pictures along my walk.

☁️    😀    🥾    🍁

Finished washing the rest of the hardwood floors
but didn't wash any more windows.

Made Potato Salad early in the day so the flavors would
blend together nicely and we had it for supper
with hamburgers grilled outside.

New socks came in the mail today.
They are soft, comfortable and I like the different colors.
Got 3 packs of them.
They should last me awhile.

That's all I have for today.
Happy Wednesday🙂
Thanks for stopping by.