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


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The rumor is true

Cloudy when I started out walking this morning at 6:30
and 47 degrees and still.  Looked like rain so I wore my rain pants and slicker.
A very light drizzle started about 2 miles into my walk.
 Nothing much though and it was no big deal.

Started my walk on the streets behind my house.
Then walked through town and back, around the ball park loop a couple
of times and both cemeteries, through town again and home.

A couple of fishermen at the pond, people coming and going
out of the Rolling Pin Bakery with their boxes of donuts,
and all the school buses driving about.
Just a typical early morning in town.
Walked 6 miles
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Quite a while ago I mentioned that a rumor around town was
that we were going to get a pizza place in town.
Months went by and I figured it was just a rumor.
Then the other day I saw this sign go up.

I peeked in the windows and work is still being done inside so it's not
quite ready to open up yet but I sure do look forward to when it does.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

We went out this morning to do a few errands and went to Walmart
to do some shopping.

Had lunch at home and then Ken went back up to the new house
to do some more work.
The wood floor is now done.
The two bedrooms will have carpeting in them.
I think tomorrow more painting is getting done.

In the last two days all the dandelions have popped up in the lawn.
I'm one of those people who like dandelions in the lawn.
 Nice to see a green lawn filled with yellow poke-a-dots.

Life is Good
Count your blessings
happyone ๐Ÿ’•

"He who trims himself to suit everyone
will soon whittle himself away."
~ Raymond Hull

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


I had a rainy walk this morning.
It was 44 degrees and very windy which made for a not so pleasant walk.
Sometimes the wind was behind me and then it wasn't bad.
It just pushed me to walk faster.  For some reason that always makes me laugh. ๐Ÿ˜Š
The other way though the wind blew the cold rain into my face
and it made its way down into the front of my rain slicker.
There were three fishermen standing around the pond.
I've heard it's better fishing in the rain, but wonder if that is really true.
Only walked 3.5 miles this morning.
Nice to get home to a dry house.
At least it isn't snowing.
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Had my usual routine morning and then went through some stuff
deciding what to do with it, move it or toss it.
It rained the whole day and I enjoyed a good part of the
afternoon reading.

Made baked Ziti for supper.
David stopped by after work and stayed and ate with us.

Ken was up at the new house giving Ronnie and Walter a helping
hand installing the wood flooring.
The kitchen/dining room is finished and about 3/4 of the living room.
Should be done tomorrow.
Ken took these pictures.

That's it for today.

Life is Good
Count your blessings
happyone ๐Ÿ’•

"Sometimes we give up a dream
to play a larger role in someone else's dream."
~ Robert Brault

Monday, April 23, 2018

Barn Collective

Linking up with Tom today for the Barn Collective series.
Took these two pictures a couple of weeks ago on the way 
to get a trailer load of stone.

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A mix of sun and clouds this morning for my walk today.
I'm liking these great walking mornings.  I've had quite a few of them lately.
It was 42 degrees and no wind.

Walked through town and up Barn Sale Rd and went to the end this time.
 Well almost to the end.  I turn around here at the last bend in the road
because there are a couple of mean dogs that live in that house
and sometimes they are lose.
Walked down toward Happy Trails again too and then back to
town and around one of the cemeteries and the ball park loop.

Saw some red winged black birds, swallows, cardinals, and killdeer.
A bunny hopping around too.

Walked 5.5 miles
Found a penny
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Ken was gone to the new house when I got back from walking.

 I was at home getting house chores done.
Sheets washed and hung out on the line and the usual
every day stuff.
Then headed out side to get the lawn mowed for the first time this year.
Turned the key and nothing happened, not even a click click.
Ken had put the battery charger on it for a while on Saturday
and it was working then so didn't know what was up with it.
Decided to just wait for Ken to come home for lunch to take a look at it.
In the meantime I went back inside and ended up reading till lunch time.

The battery charger went back on the lawn mower after lunch
and I waited an hour or so and then went to check.
Turned the key and I'm happy to say it started right up and
I got to mow the lawn.
When I first started mowing the lawn on the rider it was a lot of fun
now, not so much.  I'll be glad when I don't have to mow any more
lawn at the new house.

Monday came around fast and once again we went
to Brenda's for half price pizza with David.

Stopped at the new house before coming home and Ronnie is
working on the wood flooring now.  He got about a quarter of it done
and it looks great.  I like it much better than the other wood flooring.
Waiting till more of it is done before taking a picture.

Home now for quiet evening.

Life is Good
Count your blessings
happyone ๐Ÿ’•

The reason old souls enjoy spending time alone
is because they never really are.
~ unknown

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