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


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Walking to town

 52 degrees and sunny this morning when walking.
A little different walk today.
Instead of driving to town 
I walked there.
It is a tad over 2 miles to town.

Had to mail a couple of things so when I got to town
went to the post office.
From there it was to the ball park and walked that loop.
Then up and down the main road and then headed
back home.

The workers are still working on road paving so I picked a
good day not to drive there.

Didn't see anyone else out walking though I wasn't
in town for very long.

Saw a few deer, rabbits and a ground hog on the way home.
Some of you may remember the little pesky dog Kai
who ran out after me when I walked past her house to town.
She was there again today barking her fool head off.

Walking home once I left the main road.

It was nice walking to town for a change but I still would
rather drive to town and walk around there.

Two miles to town,
two miles around town,
and two miles back home again 
for my 6 miles.

☀️    ๐Ÿฅพ    ๐Ÿ˜Š

Did a few chores around the house this morning.
Afternoon spent walking around outside and 
reading on the porch and then just sitting there
listening to the birds and feeling the breeze.

We've been watching White Cottage Company on YouTube
and I love watching Mary do all her crafts.
She is amazing in all she does.
Watched her make soap a little while ago and was surprised
today when a package arrived in the mail.
Ken bought me some.
I love home made soap!!

Liz and David spotted this sticker and couldn't resist getting it for me.
They stopped by for a few minutes to give it to me.
Perfect isn't it?
Going to put it on my Jeep.

I made Spicy Chicken for supper tonight.
It was delicious with a side of macaroni salad.

That's all for today.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy day to you. ๐Ÿค—
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿฆณ happyone ❤️
๐Ÿ™‚Be the reason someone smiles today.๐Ÿ™‚

Comment Replies:
Vee - I'm sure there are restrictions on the size of the house that can built on the lot.  Was thinking that maybe one of the neighboring properties would buy it.  Will be interesting to see what happens with it.


Tom said...

...corn should be knee high by the 4th of July!

William Kendall said...

The corn fields remind me of the area where I grew up.

Mari said...

I love the sticker from Liz and David. It is perfect!
We had spicy chicken yesterday, a little different recipe than yours, but close!

Vee said...

Oh I watch Mary, too. It's how I was persuaded to purchase a Sunday plan. I am hoping for good results because my front lawn is a mess.

Debi said...

You have such beautiful places to walk around. I'm going to check out Mary at White Cottage Company... her channel sounds interesting. And it might help get my crafting mojo back!

Dianna said...

Your pictures are always so good, Karen. Love the sticker from Dave and Liz. Perfect for you! I watch Mary also. She's a dear. How sweet of Ken to order some of Mary's soap for you.

Hill Top Post said...

I love seeing the corn fields...lots of beautiful pictures today, especially of your Happy Trails Home. The new sticker is so perfect for you. I will check out White Cottage Co. Thanks!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I hope that little dog doesn't bite!!

Granny Marigold said...

I like the collage that you made of pics of your driveway and home.
I went to White Cottage Company to check it out and will be going there from time to time I'm sure. Thanks for mentioning it.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Lovely photos of your walks to town. Love the sticker.

God bless.

Ann said...

The top picture in that collage is such a breathtaking view.
How thoughtful of Ken to buy you the soaps. Those little surprises are always so wonderful.

eileeninmd said...

the sticker is perfect for you and your jeep. I would like the homemade soap, Lemongrass is a lovely scent. Nice views of your home and rock garden.
Take care, have a happy day!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Thank you for your comment!!!

How sweet of Ken and your son and his wife, to surprise you with gifts!!!!!!!! Really sweet!!!!


Hootin Anni said...

Perfect sticker for you!! Great surprise gift from Ken!! And, I enjoyed the change of pace for your walk today!!

Bill said...

Nice photos of your walk. That sticker is perfect for you. :)

Happy@Home said...

That sticker is perfect for you.
I watch Mary too and am so inspired by all that she accomplishes. After watching her clean windows with those Norwex cloths, I ordered some through her rep. What a fun surprise to receive some of her handmade soap.

Rose said...

I did enjoy the photos~! I was wondering which you liked best...walking it all in town or walking there from your house. I can see pluses to both.

There is a channel The Last Lonely House...she does a little bit of everything. Not sure if you would like her, but I sure enjoy seeing what she gets up to. And I am going to go check out White Cottage Company.

Rose said...

I had a feeling i better come back and check my comment...the name of the channel is The Last Homely House...

ellen b. said...

I like the collage of your walk and the view of your home. I don't know how people put up with yappy dogs.