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

Friday, April 8, 2016


Wind blowing and feels like 40 degrees.
May be freezing in the morning and early flower and ferns purchased
have been brought inside.
A good inside day after busy yesterday
I feel as though I have been on a long trip.

Busy week
and so welcome to have a smiling driver.
So much has been neglected for almost 4 months
and he is so quick in organizing much.
After dental appointment on Thursday
a drive to the big city.    Nashville is not the same city
I left 7 years ago to relocate in a rural area by the woods.
Construction on every corner and traffic is bumper to bumper.

First stop
2 stores that I last browsed in 7 months ago.
Needed smaller size jeans, no luck but did find 3 items
on sale - like 75% off.   Beautiful warm long sweater
and 2 blouses that will look great with yoga pants.
Just arrived, jeans from L.L.Bean and fit perfectly....

On to enjoy food that I became familiar with about 10 years ago.
So good and healthy for this Southern born now who refers to herself
as the Ancient one.   Wonderful broth that should heal you, loaded with
shrimp, crab, egg noodles and covered with bean sprouts,
Cups of special tea and this was all so tasty, but since I have never mastered
chop sticks there is no way to eat this type of food in a neat way.
Such large portions and enough for my lunch today.

Bought a tee shirt and it will receive attention in this small  Southern town.
Plan on returning to this good food at least once a month in the future.

I was treated to a Carmel sundae to enjoy as we drove home
Appetite has returned for 5 days and food finally taste so good,
hoping to gain a few pounds, has not happened yet :)

Prednison is being reduced
but seems evening dose keeps me awake most of the night
with so much energy.
My closet was finally put in order all through last night and a lot
put in bags for youngest daughter to maybe enjoy.
Hopefully I sleep tonight...


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I am glad that you were able to get out and about and enjoy yourself on a beautiful, but chilly, Spring day. It sounds like you had very good food and very good company.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a nice day you had even though it was chilly. A healthy, restoring soup is always good.

Have a lovely weekend dear Ernestine ~ FlowerLady

joared said...

So glad you could enjoy food taste once more. Sounds like a delightful outing on a brisk day -- perfect for soup!

Rebecca said...

Maybe hard to sleep with so much pleasurable experiences of the hours past!?
Then again, maybe the soundest sleep ever experienced :)

Pienosole said...

Hope you had a sound sleep last night. Wishing you a joyful weekend. :-)