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, August 15, 2022

4 miles

 62 degrees this morning and cloudy.

Walked around both cemeteries and the ball park
and down to see the bulls.

Some bulls were still in the pasture where the horses used to be
though you can't see any in the first picture.
As you can see the bulls were pretty good lawn mowers. 

There were three bulls in the barnyard.

I saw Roger walking his dog and we stopped for a little chat.
Bill (town worker) was spraying something all around the edge of the pond.

Went passed the bank to see the progress being made on the drive thru.

Another house in town to watch being worked on.
This part in back has had a couple of layers taken off and is
down to the original boards.

Walked 4 miles and I think I'll do that the rest of this week.

☁️    🥾    🌻

It was supposed to rain today so didn't wash the sheets
but it was just cloudy so could have washed them after all.

Got the house vacuumed and then did some shredding for an hour or so.  
We keep the things to be shredded in an old box and it was getting pretty full.
Didn't finish but made a good start.
I don't know why I let the pile get so big before doing it because
I like to shred.

Made a few weave-it squares.
These are for my yellow and white bedspread I've be been working
on for ever so long.  I just work on it in between baby blankets.
Can see the end coming soon though..

Supper tonight was one of those salads with everything.
toasted croutons
red bell pepper
cheddar cheese
Topped off with Ken's Lite Walnut Raspberry dressing

That's all I have for today.
Happy Monday to you.🙂

Kindness in words creates confidence.. 
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.. 
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu -


Tom said...

...you are making great progress.

Debby said...

Rain sounds so good to me. Cloudy weather sounds nice, too. You're doing good, soon you'll be walking your full 6 miles.

Hootin Anni said...

I love ALL of Ken's dressings!!! That salad sounds perfect.

This yellow & white bedspread is for you?? I bet it will be lovely.

Deb said...

Hi Karen. Your salad looks delicious! I really like salads of all kinds. So glad that you are back up to four miles for your walk. I like to shred things too - until the shredder gets jammed ;-) . Have a good Tuesday. See you then.

William Kendall said...

The bulls seem quite at ease.

Mari said...

Hooray for getting in 4 miles! You are doing good.
The bulls did a great job of mowing.

Galla Creek said...

Hope your ankle will heal completely.

Rose said...

I like the quote...so glad to hear you got to walk. It is amazing how quick accidents happen.

It will be fun to watch the house and see what they do to it.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Yeah! You are slowly getting back to your six miles a day.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am glad you are able to walk even longer!

Ann said...

You're doing good at adding more miles on. That salad looks really good.

eileeninmd said...

4 miles is great to me, you are doing well. I love the photo of the bulls.
The salad sounds yummy, I might try that dressing. Take care, enjoy your day!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Take it easy and don't overdo the walking.

God bless.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad you are getting to walk again. Take it easy and go slow...like me! heehee! Enjoy your day!

Vee said...

Four miles! Things are going well. My shred basket is overflowing, too, but I dislike the job. I did find a check for $13 last week so it is worth checking those envelopes. ☺️

Lots going on in your town. I always think of it as a bustling place.

Jeanette said...

I put all of my stuff to be shredded into a box and then a few times a year they have a shredding company come to our town and I bring everything there! The only bad part is I don't watch them shred my stuff but it's a reputable company so I trust them!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Great to have something in progress, to keep tab s on!!!

Great salad!!!!!!!


ellen b. said...

Good for you for taking it in steps to get back to your full 6 miles. Your salad sounds delicious. I got some bug so I'm working at 1/4 speed right now.

Aritha said...

4 mijl is ook goed. Glad for you!!! Walking again is such a blessing.

Granny Marigold said...

We actually burned out the motor in a shredder by using it for too long at a time. Now we try to keep up-to-date with shredding.