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


Monday, January 31, 2022


❤️ Thanks so much for all the happy anniversary wishes. ❤️

Another walk inside today.
Hoping to be able to walk in town again one day.

Anni - this picture of Ken's train layout shows the waterfalls 
he made with plastic wrap.

We went in the truck this morning to church to pick up the church
trailer and load it up with the Roman's books we all put together
a couple of months ago.
We missed a couple of months assembling the scriptures
because the publisher was having trouble getting paper 
so couldn't print anything for us.
But now things a ready to go again.
Later in the week we will drive to Bedford, Pa and deliver
the finished books and pick up material for the next batch of books.

Our church has been saving up money for a new activity center
for some years now and the building is up now.
Just a shell now but we are so thankful to have
gotten this far.

Did a few house chores and then just puttered about the house.
Got some reading done and we worked on the puzzle.
Will do more of the same this evening.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Hope your Monday was a happy one. 😊
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️


William Kendall said...

Happy anniversary!

Lowcarb team member said...

Ken really has got a great train layout.
Enjoy the puzzle you are doing.

All the best Jan

Tom said...

..that's a fabulous building!

ellen b. said...

Looks like a nice big activity building. Congratulations on this expansion. Glad the books can start up again. We're heading out to Bible Study this evening. Have a nice evening!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Very Happy 50th Ann. Wishes!

Just amazing, that train setting of his. How long has he been working on this? It must have moved with you. It has to be a long in the making prooject.

Gentle hugs...

Kim said...

Nice waterfalls. Everything looks so realistic. Glad you are going to be able to do your Romans books again. Guessing the paper shortage is part of the supply chain issues? Congrats on your church finally saving enough to build the activity center.

Deb said...

Hi Karen. The activity center looks like a great place for lots of fellowship and service projects to take place. I love the waterfalls. Ken is a true artist, with his train layout. Charly and I will probably stay online for church for a few more weeks even though we are vaccinated and booster. Too many people at church aren't and they don't want to wear masks. Some have been very sick, including a man who got Covid over a year ago and died last week. He never recovered and has been on palliative care for that long. I think that exercise is a big key to staying well so I am so glad you walk every day! See you again tomorrow.

Rose said...

That is wonderful to have the building up, even if it is just a shell. It is a good beginning.

The waterfalls look like real water.

Mari said...

Ken is very creative. His layout is really nice!
Your activity center looks nice. Our church is saving right now for an addition, and we have done things in steps in the past, like your church did.

Martha said...

Those waterfalls are very awesome, he has done such a great job with everything. What a fun hobby too. Glad the new building is up, one step at a time. Stay warm!

Hootin Anni said...

I can't help it...but to the 'tune' of Lawrence Welk..."waterfall, waterfall"! (Wonderful, wonderful). Creative, crafty, genius. You both are so artfully talented.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Anniversary! Ken did an amazing job with the waterfalls, looks great.
The building looks wonderful. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The waterfalls look so realistic. Wonderful.

God bless.

Vee said...

It is always interesting to see Ken's layout. The waterfalls look very realistic to me.

Hopefully, warmer days are coming soon. We'll have to see what the groundhog has to say tomorrow. 😉

Eggs In My Pocket said...

When I first saw your photo of Ken's train layout, I thought it was a real village and was wondering where it was located! He did such a good job!
How wonderful that you got your new church building up. In no time, with all of the members helping, it will be complete! Stay warm!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Didn't mention the NEW HEADER!!!!!

How could I not?????????????????

Me, the Queen of "You Changed Your Header"!!!!!


Gentle hugs
⛄ Half way between 🌺

Bill said...

That's a really nice building, I like it.

Granny Marigold said...

Happy Anniversary ( a day late). May you be blessed with many more years together.
I like the way Ken used plastic wrap to look like water falls. Great idea.

Jeanette said...

I like the way the waterfalls look! I'm glad they finally got the chu4rch activity building up. Won't be long and you'll be attending all sorts of activities there!