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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Yes, finally
maybe back to my normal busyness.

Nonstop over a number of days.
So busy seems I hardly had time to eat
but continued with a smoothie in the morning and it is loaded with veggies, fruit, protein
and healthy quick meal.

Shut car door on my index finger,
so sore but thankful did not break or cut it off.
Lost my cell phone, have looked everywhere
inside and out.  Still had my minutes unused
so apparently outside somewhere in the grass or weeds.

My car soon 15 years old and some small things need constantly attending too.
Started looking online with those I have worked with in the past.
Told them what I would spend and everyone so nice with vehicles brought to me.
Finally local dealer with great trade in and incentives now going on
I made a decision.
Thought of a different kind of vehicle but decided on another similar to what I have
but a 2015.  Last car I will purchase.

Do not think I could handle well
breaking down on the road.

So pleased with this car, much I will never use and do not know how to use but will be reliable
for me the rest of my years.   It is so pretty and almost afraid to drive it.
Another plus is it will be here when my son visits for him to use.

Early morning trip to Lowe's, mulch on sale for 5 bags for $10, bought 10 bags and this will
probably be all I need.

Rain on and off for a week and everything in my garden is beautiful even the weeds.

Thank you so much
to all who inquired about  me.
Many times I have the thought of not continuing to write
thinking who in the world wants to hear about the last years
this one has left on the planet. I am well aware that all who comment
on what I share are much younger then me - their comments please me,
and family far and near know what I am doing....

I am doing well at the moment
nothing new has surfaced and some bothering me with severe pain in the past seems better.
Crossing my fingers it does not return, probably will and just giving me a break.

I continue trying to stop doing so much and just be....


lil red hen said...

Uh-oh! Poor finger!! I know it must be so sore and painful!

You will certainly enjoy the new car; my Jeep is 11 years old, but is hardly ever driven since I'm a homebody and the farmer had rather drive a truck.

We just keep getting rain. Usually by this time we are in the middle of hay harvest but the fields are wet and the grass is weighed down almost flat. Did you see the picture I posted for you?

Hope you find your phone. Perhaps someone could come and call your number to make it ring then you could trace it down.

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

Charlotte, called myself with landline, but usually do not have cell phone on except in vehicle :)
Ordered another one online
just $16 from AT&T they transferred my minutes and my old number - so nice....

Pienosole said...

Great to read your latest news! A new car 😀 - enjoy.

Anvilcloud said...

Oddly enough, I found a phone this morning. So just tell me that it wasn't a Blackberry. :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Ernestine ~ You would be sorely missed if you quit blogging. You inspire me to keep on going each day.

I'm glad you didn't hurt your finger any worse than you did.

Sorry about the loss of your phone.

Enjoy your new car ~ FlowerLady

Judi said...

Please do not quit blogging. I enjoy your posts so much.

Rebecca said...

I, for one, can't be too much younger than you!

Maybe that explains why I have "lost" my phone many, many times...

I winced a bit reading about your finger and smiled at the thought of your new car.

Enjoy the sweetness of this day.

Mitzi said...

I love stopping in and reading your blog. Please don't even think of not writing.
I admire your ambition and wish I had your yard to putter in. I live vicariously through you.

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

AC, no blackberry, the simplest I can find out there :)
Pienosole, Lorrine, Judy, Rebecca, Mitz - thanks to each of you for inspiring me onward :)

PatK said...

Please keep writing. Your writings are a treasured moment of calm, peace and inspiration in my day.

Wisewebwoman said...

Ernestine I love your writing, I would miss it so much.

Ouch on the finger and boo on the phone and brava on the car. I too, have really low mileage on my last car, I tend to plan my trips more.


Sharon said...

I think it's good to be as busy as you feel able to be. I read everything you write and am glad you continue to share. There's no better smell than that new-car smell~

Sandra said...

"RELAX" is one of the best pieces of advice you can give yourself... the other is "LET GO"! When little annoyances seem to plague my day, I look at them in the eyes (as it were!) and then take several deep and calming breaths and then let them go.
Physical pain is more insistent and cries out to be noticed. I hope your finger is less sore now. I tell the parts of me that hurt sometimes that I love them and will nurture them so they don't need to attract my attention so much! It makes a huge difference. Love is magical!

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

WWW, really kept saying I would drive my old car until it stopped in the road - but can at this time handle new car better then in the future.
Sandra, "let go" I do the same thing and follow your pattern of love.
PatK and Sharon, :)

Jeanie/KY said...

I love your words..not many that I read without fail but you are one and I doubt you are too much older than I !

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

Jeanie,Ky, please continue to visit and comment
you made my day :)

nancy at good food matters said...

hope that you are relaxing now--and congratulations on your purchase, which I know you will enjoy. it's best to have a car you can count on. comfortable too. stay in the creative flow with your writing. all my best, Nancy