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, August 30, 2014

Checking In

I am not a television person
and do check the weather and news at dawn each morning.
Much is so depressing and realize more and more the issues
I am dealing with at this time of life are nothing compared to what is
going on world wide.
Have finally cleared 2 desks of much mail and clutter, keeping home organized
but garden is full of weeds.   A school boy is helping once a week
after school and most now under control.
Have found many who say they will help when I have an emergency
do not show :(
Trip to the market this morning and purchased a rotisserie chicken just off the grill.
Will make a big salad, add some black grapes, tomato, avocado and cucumber.
My one big squash plant is still producing and turnip greens are growing and I will be able to
pick a serving next week.
The tobacco barns are smoking, love the scent and always a reminder of Fall.
Corn in front of cottage will probably be cut in about 2 weeks and once again will be able to see the distant road.
My girls are all busy with their schedules this weekend and seems traveling soccer is always going on.
Looking forward to my favorite New York Times in the morning.

So this one is better
but not where she was months ago.

That's alright because I realize more and more
that my time left on earth is a gift from God
and want to use it wisely.  Will just keep moving and doing all I can.

My pleasures are so simple at this time of life,
my books, writing, gardening, flowers (outside and a plant is in every room of this cottage), cooking,  healthy food.  Must have a mango every other day, yogurt, tea
and a treat of Lavender hand lotion and soap, and
hearing from children and grandchildren so I know all that is going on in their lives.
They are busy and just the way it is suppose to be at this time of their lives.

So at the moment it is starting to rain
and temperature will drop.
Settled in for the weekend
and thank you to all who thought of me....

Enough said......

12 comments:

Chip Butter said...

Just simple pleasures. That's the good life, I think! I would love to see and smell the tobacco barns.

Nancy said...

Glad you gave us an update. I wish you peace and contentment.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Simple pleasures are the best!

I hope you have a lovely, peaceful weekend.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Pienosole said...

Thinking of you and wishing you a joyful Sunday!

Judy said...

Nice and quiet around here. I think many are off on vacations up north. A beautiful, breezy and sunny day.

Tabor said...

Wisdom. Knowing when to slow down and when to give up things that you always do...I am slowly learning to accept this as well. Being thankful for the joy in others' lives.

Balisha said...

I hope that you have a beautiful weekend doing what ever you love to do.
Enjoy the day!
Hugs from Balisha

nancy at good food matters said...

September is here, the month of transition, the shifting of light, the movement of dry air
Wishing you much contentment in your day-to-day activities around your cottage. be well.

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

Mary, Nancy, Lorraine, Pienosole, Judy, Tabor and Balisha :)
Nancy, love the new recipe on your blog, fried tomato skins must try and love eggplant.
Thank you for your special words.

Anvilcloud said...

We do watch tv but we're always picky and nevr watch live if we can help it. We record what we want to watch and skip commercials. Lately, we have been on a West Wing kick on Netflix. We missed the program back in the day but are quite enjoying it now.

Sharon said...

I hope the weather stayed cool for you, Ernestine. We had a blast of humidity today and looks to be warm temps for the rest of the week. I'm not complaining because the heat during the day is balanced by the cooler nights. It's good to read your updates:)

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

A/C and Sharon, :)