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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Just Me

Just me and Miss Callie
this early morning
like 6:00 AM.

Up, Callie out, old clothes on,
fill bird feeders, blower you are great
to use on walk, terrace and porch,
planted a few more Kale and Spinach seeds
and watered flowers in pots and some of garden.
Seems hot weather has returned but the mornings
are a delight.

Inside, change clothes and hit the floor for yoga.
Now most of what I do would be corrected by my son
but I am stretching.  Then breakfast of oates, chopped apple,
raisins, green tea and my Tuscany bread with strawberry jam.
Made 1/2 dozen salmon croquettes (make in the morning and put in fridge
to firm - cook better for evening meal)    while pineapple upside down
cake is baking.  Used 1/2 cake recipe, there is nothing sweet in this cottage,
 there has to be and this is so easy.  Thought of making a coconut pineapple pie
but out of coconut.    Also made some pimento cheese which will be good for lunch.
Everything made was simple and quick...

I read my daughter's email from New York and I am so envious of the fine food she shares
about that she is enjoying.   Fresh fish is mentioned and I have thoughts that if I was to
experience some of the meals she talks about I would feel like I had died and gone to Heaven.

So it is still early in the morning and a lot done and I am through for the day
someone comes by and will put the blade in gear on the tractor.
I tried yesterday and cannot move it with this torn muscle in my arm.   Was able to in the past
but not now.

My mind and body say it is time to stop cutting grass
but I love being on the lawn tractor
"not listening to them"
my heart says
 not ready to give it up
Now only on tractor for 30 minutes where in the past
several hours.

All who visit
have a good weekend....


Judy said...

I think I will go up to The Farm tomorrow, after church. I need some REAL quietness and that would be the place to find it.

Friko said...

I think your food is quite heavenly. Anything fancier would just be fluff.

Your life sound wholly appealing; I really think you need envy no one.
In fact, I think, there are lots of people who would envy you.

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

Judy, go to the farm and sit under a tree and just relax...
Friko, thank you - I never stop
but maybe it is good for me in
these years :) Thank you...

lil red hen said...

Hugs for the weekend!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

I wish I had you early morning energy. I think you are finished before I really get started. You really should publish a cookbook from Woodhaven!

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

Mary, you know me by now, morning is my high energy time. After 1:00 I am finished.
Charlotte, :)

mel said...

You are an inspiration!

Wisewebwoman said...

I love this post. I am bluesy so energy is down and cooking is at a minimum. I will rise again, just being gentle with myself.

Wish I could have a cup of green tea with you!


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

WWW and Mel,
thank you for visiting.
Had a bad fall a few hours ago and brusied badly, nothing broken
but cannot put weight on right knee. If no better in the morning
will go to doctor to be exrayed.

the wild magnolia said...

busy day. take care of you, actually i'm sure you do. lovely post and pineapple upside down cake.

wishing you a good week.

Judi said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I, too, have recently embraced living mindfully. I was in the work field with a business of people pleasing every day and finally burned out. Retired now and when people ask me what am I doing now I say working. They look puzzled and to some I continue I am working on myself now and it is a full time job. Ha

lil red hen said...

Oh I hope you're not hurt badly! Let us know?

Lonely Rivers said...

Worried when we don't hear from you. Hoping that all is well. If you are laid up, maybe Jaime could send us a progress report. You are in my thoughts and prayers.