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, April 5, 2014

One Woman's Journey is One Year Old Today - 2009

How could I have missed this date?
Reading old entries
and it seems I have been sharing for 5 years.
Oh my
that is a lot of words and so many wonderful people I have met along the way.
Met you online and not in person - but then the thought surfaces
that when we write
it comes from the heart and we are more open.

All who are still with me and new friends
thank you from the bottom of my heart
for your online friendship......

Written when I was 1 year old...

One year ago I started a blog but I like to call it a journal. At the time I thought "will I have anything to write about." Looking at the number of entries in one year I guess this One Woman had plenty to say. I have written for my enjoyment and from my heart. I think I will take the copies of this one year of rambling and have them bound. Maybe some grandchild or great grandchild might find it interesting to read.

The thoughts have surfaced maybe just write for a year and then just stop. Then as my thoughts continue I think I will continue but will probably be writing about the creating of my new cottage at the edge of the woods. Will write my thoughts on relocating to my home place, new garden adventures and images of all I anticipate seeing in the woods. I will enjoy the wide variety of birds at my feeders and any wildlife that might venture close to my home. That is hopefully they arrive.I have always had several dogs and have missed my Sadie since she passed away last September. Looking forward to making a home for several shelter dogs. I know my little granddaughters will enjoy the area around this home.

Hopefully I will not write about poison ivy. For years when I lived on this land I would get poison ivy several times a year. Always a shot and pills were needed to cure it. Maybe I have become immune - sure hope so.

So all of my dear online friends that have commented over the last year - Thank You from the bottom of my heart. Your friendship has been more meaningful to me then I can express in words. Writing, sharing and your comments opened up a new world for me. Many times over the past year the thought surfaced - how amazing that people world wide found something interesting in my sharing and took the time to respond to me. You will never know the times I have needed a special encouraging word and it seemed when I checked my journal - there it was and it put a smile on my face.

Again thank you and wish I could meet you in person and give you a hug. But feel the hug and sense my smile coming to you at this very moment.

Understanding heavy things can't fly, she let go of what was weighing on her heart, the things she could no longer control or carry. and she gave herself a chance. A chance to reach into the unassuming blue, to embrace the possibility of an open sky, with an open heart. She gave herself a chance to soar.

Jodi Hill - An Imperfect Life

---I read these words from Jodi on this early morning
5 years later - and realize I needed to once again read them, how very true they are
and need to give myself a chance to once again soar
through these remaining years on earth....

An entry this early morning from One Woman - who has a thankful heart for her writing experience this past year and now a thankful heart years later....


Gail said...

happy blogaversary! It's quite an adventure to blog! Even without blogging this year has been a journey of many experiences for you! gail

Nan said...

Congratulations on your one year of journaling. You are an inspiration to me, Ernestine. I look forward to this new adventure you are embarking on!

ugich konitari said...

The blog develops, just like your house on the edge of the woods. You put your heart in both. May both be a great testament to your life and times , your abilities, your house, your travels etc, as you bask in the love and care of your family. Happy blogaversary....

Grammie said...

Congratulations on one year's worth of blogging!!!

Here's to many, many more or your wonderful posts to come...


Tabor said...

A whole year already? I will bet you never thought blogging could grow into your mind and heart as much as it has.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Happy One Year Blogiversary! I love you and I am really thrilled that you have taken to writing and photography.


One Woman's Journey said...

Gail, Nan, Ugich, Grammie, Tabor and my Jamie - thank you for taking the time to read my entry.
You are special.

Judy said...

Congratulations Ernestine, and hugs back to you. I have enjoyed your online friendship and journal this past year very much. I hope you will continue to keep us up to date on all that is happening in your life. I can feel the difference in your since you started your new home. I know you are going to be very happy there.

Mim said...

Congratulations on your year of blogging!
And do be careful of that poison ivy.
I have the same allergic reaction to it as you and usually need shots and pills as well.
Exciting to watch your building project happen.

One Woman's Journey said...

Judy and Mim thanks for dropping in. Yes, plan on watching for the poison ivy.

Aisling said...

How wonderful it has been to get to know you through your writing this past year. Your wisdom, your thoughtful recollections, your interest in the world, and your special way of sharing those things that matter most... have been so meaningful.

warm wishes,

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, thank you for the compliments. You are a dear.
I am so pleased I have got to know you through my journal.

Balisha said...

Hi Ernestine...
Congratulations on one year of blogging.It seems that we start out not knowing exactly what we will be writing about. Can we post everyday...what will I say? But slowly and surely we get into a comfortable pattern and have followers who inspire us. It seems that we have so much more to say than we ever thought. I do love following your life in this way. The adventure that you are on is different from any other blog. I would have liked to do some of the same things myself at one time. I am really looking forward to the next year.Wonderful job.

Beverly said...

I was there at the start and plan on being here a long time. So, keep writing and we will keep on reading.

One Woman's Journey said...

Balisha and Beverly - thanks for checking in. I do wonder if I will have anything more to talk about. But the project of this smaller home and new garden will be something to share about.
Have a great day.

Sharon said...

I am so glad I've gotten to know you, Ernestine. I think about my "online friend who lives outside Nashville" and enjoy all you share. Your life is rich. Thank you for your friendship ~

Wisewebwoman said...

Happy blogirthday Ernestine. It has been a pleasure visiting you and getting to know you and sharing recipes and all the rest of life and its doings, its ups and downs.

I look forward to the reports of your clan gathering :)


Chip Butter said...

It was a good day for me, indeed, when I stumbled upon your Journal, for I have been so inspired by your sharing of words and pictures. Happy Blogiversary and many more!

kerrdelune said...

We are so blessed to have you in our lives, and thank you for being here and sharing with us!