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, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

 57 degrees under sunny skies this morning when I walked.
Walked around both cemeteries and the ball park.
Saw Rebecca and John walking their dogs but both
were far away from me.

Every year Flags are put out at the gravesites of all the Veterans
on Memorial Day.
All the Fireman from town get red flags too.
A very special Thank You to all Veterans

Lots of wild daisies are now blooming along the roadside.

Pretty quiet on this early morning Memorial Day around town.

Just walked 4.5 miles

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Another quiet day around the house for us.
Got a bit of work done.
So nice and sunny so I spent a good part of the day
sitting out on the porch and deck.

This year Memorial Day falls on the REAL Memorial Day
which is also my Birthday. (71)
Ken usually bakes me a chocolate layer cake with whipped cream icing
but that is being put on hold for a little while and 
will be something to look forward to
when we are feeling back to normal.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your day. ๐Ÿค—
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿฆณ happyone ❤️


Rose said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Memorial day! Quiet days are good.

Debby said...

I bet it looks really nice with all the flags - and those daisies blooming off the side of the road are also beautiful. The mornings are so unique, aren't they? Quiet and just the promise of a new day -

Happy you're feeling better.

Hootin Anni said...

Happy, happy birthday sweet Karen!!! Hope your day was special. Too bad the cake has to be put on hold!! But as you say, something to look forward to in the near future!

Love the pretty daisies

Tom said...

...Happy Birthday, Karen.

Nellie said...

Happy birthday to you! Look forward to celebrating later! Sounds like the perfect cake!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Happy Birthday!! Sending big hugs your way. We are close in age; I am 73. But you are much more fit than me! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Granny Marigold said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope very soon you'll both be feeling well and up to making ( and eating) that chocolate layer cake.

Mari said...

I never heard of the red flags for firemen, but I like it.
Happy Birthday! Hope you are both feeling better soon.

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday, dear Karen. That cake will be something to look forward to.
I hope you enjoyed your day and will both be feeling all better real soon. Hugs!!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Flowers, beautiful..

Community spirit, also beautiful...


YOu Youngin' you!!!!!

Gentle hugs...

Deb said...

Hi Karen. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you had a wonderful day and that you enjoy the coming week. I hope you know that you are STILL a great role model for me. Have an amazing year. You deserve it, my friend. :-)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

We owe them a great debt. May they rest in peace.

Happy Birthday and God bless.

eileeninmd said...

Happy belated Birthday! Love all the pretty flowers.
I hope you and Ken are back to normal soon.
Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

KEV. Robertson. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen...we're on the same day us two - I turned 66 and I'm happy to have made it. Best Wishes. KEV.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday! Your birthday cake sounds wonderful! Something for you to look forward to. I always enjoy "walking" with you.

Jeanette said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting is my son's favorite cake. I make it for him every time he comes into town!

ellen b. said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! You are a few months younger than me. I know you'll enjoy birthday cake when you are both feeling tip top! Blessings.

Vee said...

It is important to me that all veterans are honored with flags on their graves. It gives me pause when I look over the cemetery and see all those who served their country.

Yay for cake to look forward to. Praying that you and Ken feel much better with each passing day.

Happy belated birthday ๐ŸŽ‚!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs.
I hope you had a Happy Birthday and a Happy Memorial day.

All the best Jan

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Our graves tend to have remembrance crosses with poppies in the 11-11. Happy Birthday enjoy the cake when you get it.

William Kendall said...

Happy birthday!