Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, July 8, 2013


Yesterday, my Jamie delivered my repaired computer.  Have missed being online, being in constant touch with my children, grandchildren,  interaction with special friends, downloading images and researching special information.

During this time I realized even more how undisciplined my involvement with the computer was escalating.  So it was missed but as the days went by it was kind of nice having more hours
for reading, being outside, yoga, prayer, meditation and trying very hard to "find balance" in
these remaining years.  During this time I also continued to learn more about myself and those close
to me. 

Rain almost daily for a week, cooler and my garden and surroundings could not be more beautiful.
Going off of prednisone slowly is causing the same discomfort as in the past and will not go
into all that is happening.   I truly like my new rheum...., she is so compassionate and next time
a inflammatory flareup arises she is suggesting a new medication which is not a steroid.
Of course with my beliefs I am thinking positive and maybe this will never happen again.

All the emails, phone calls, cards and even a special book received in the mail from "Balisha"
made me feel cared for, loved and aware of the special thoughts sent my way.

A few images I will share
and before I sign off
please continue sending me your special words - they are the wings beneath my feet...

my early morning visitor
have a wonderful day
and I will be checking your entries over the last few weeks....


Pienosole said...

Great to see you back :-)! Thanks for the beautiful photos. I wish you a wonderful day.

Nancy said...

How nice to see you are back on line. I check in every morning while enjoying my daily cup of coffee. Keep concentrating on your health, and the blessings in your life. Your desire to see the good in your life is what I daily strive for. Again, thanks for being such a good role model.

Sharon said...

Welcome back! Your beautiful flowers are a real treat this morning ~

Cape Cod Kitty said...

How wonderful - you are back!! These words and photos make my day. So happy you made the most of your time off-line. It is a relief sometimes. Being on the computer all day at work makes it almost stressful sometimes to be on when I go home at night.
Happy for you that your new doctor will offer an alternative, if need be.
Enjoy the day.

Balisha said...

Welcome back. So nice to read your news. Your pictures of things blooming are so pretty. Take some time to smell the flowers today.

Sallysmom said...

It is great to see you back! I am so glad to see your post. The flowers are gorgeous.

lil red hen said...

Missed you so much! I'm glad it was only a sick computer and not you! Lovely flower pictures.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I am so glad to see you back. You were greatly missed by many.

Your flowers are beautiful. You can keep your raccoon, I've got my own to deal with. What a pain they are! They look cute, but they are destructive and messy. Sorry for my rant. :-)

I hope you have a wonderful week, living your peaceful life.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Judy said...

I was just fretting this morning because your posts and your e-mail address are the only ways I have of communicating with you and I said, right out loud, "When is Ernestine's computer getting back!" Aren't the lilies gorgeous this year--in fact my whole garden is just so sumptuous. We had a wonderful spring and growing season--everything looks like it is suppose to, not like last year with such hot early weather. I am loving it. I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!!!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

How nice it is to see your new post...beautiful flowers and a friendly visitor ( we feed the raccoons daily to keep them out of trouble). You are such an inspiration to so many!

Laura said...

your photos are so lovely... glad you are feeling better and had a break to just "be"... even with the medicine in your system... so good to have a doctor you feel is listening and trying new things too.

gentle steps,

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosole, Nancy, Sharon, Marcia, Balisha, Sallysmom, Littleredhen, Lorraine, Judy, Mary and Laura,
thank you for visiting.
Each have a good night...

Aisling said...

Glad you are back! So nice to read your thought and see your lovely flower photos. :)

Lonely Rivers said...


Friko said...

Welcome back.
These are lovely photos, it’s always good to see what beauties there are around us.

Hope you will soon be back to a happy, fit and active you.

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh so good to hear your words and share in your vision of your lovely garden.

I have missed you my friend.


Beverly said...

I know what you mean about regaining time without a computer. I was without my computer when the milk got spilled on (into) the keyboard......

Hope the weaning of steroids goes ok.... think of you often!!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Aisling, WWW, Friko, Beverly,
thank you :)