WE CAN BUT TRY... "Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed."  Get up and get going, Susan! Hello and good morning dear bloggy friends! I am trying to think happy thoughts today. The closer the time comes for me to return to Maine the faster the days disappear from my life here at home. Before long I will be crossing the bridge again to the Island to spend the winter with my aged mother, bless her heart. She is a trouper.   But today is  not the future so I'm trying to concentrate on today. Do you have days like this?    Roger is very busy this time of year working with  my son. He has a swimming pool business, Mark's Pools, LLC. They do everything concerning pools and he is super busy April through November. Roger, who has been working with him Spring, Summer and Fall every year since he retired 10 years ago,  mostly only does openings in the Spring and early Summer and closings, winterizations after Labor


  Welcome! Happy Sunday again. The house above is a B&B a short distance from where we live.  I thought today I would take you on a trip to the Poconos. Yesterday Roger and I took Lucky back up to his house high up on a mountain in the Poconos. My daughter, Judi, did not go to Florida with the rest of her family last week due to health issues. She has  an autoimmune disease that has affected her lungs and other parts of her body. It all started about 8 years ago.  Erick and the boys  will be arriving home tomorrow. Our trip up on the turnpike was made very enjoyable because of the spectacular foliage! Here in Bethlehem we are very blah and our leaves are already dead and falling off the trees. Anyway, we certainly enjoyed our leaf peeping trip!πŸ’– So, we left home, drove through our neighborhood to see if anyone had decorated for Fall, took a few pictures, and drove the hour or so up through the mountains and the Lehigh tunnel. I took most of the pictures from inside the moving car.

Happy Sunday!

 Hello  there! I hope all is well with you and yours! 🎢This is the day that the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it!🎢  Do you remember that chorus/round sung in Sunday School or even church sometimes? It's amazing the nostalgia that visits me at the strangest times. It's a beautiful day here in the mountains of Bethlehem. I just love Fall. 🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎  I am  thankful today for: *I am thankful that we are not persecuted by fires as so many in the western part of the country are. I pray for them often.  * I am extremely thankful that we are all well. No positives for the virus. I pray that it stays that way and that my Mother's caregiver stays negative  because she has two other jobs now besides my mother's. Many of us are praying for the President and the First Lady, and those that have tested positive with them. * That I live in such a beautiful setting where I am never bored. I will be sad to leave here at the end of the month.  B