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

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday N.Y. Times and Dental Experience

Before I begin
have to share
just received

My boy in N.Y. with my Jessica


Interesting articles in this Sunday's N.Y.Times, really enjoy the Sunday paper delivered to me
and always have it delivered when a special price which is almost always.

The Tyranny Of Convenience

"when everything is easy
the only skill that matters is the ability
to multitask"

If interested you can read

as I read it came to mind that I always did and still do things the old fashion way.

A lady that helped me once
I asked to chop some veggies
and she replied "I do not do it this way always use an electrical chopper, do you have one?)
I always liked chopping by hand, paring knife in hand and my old cutting board
on the counter.

Another article
on Yoga Pants
and it asked the question
"does anyone wear sweat pants anymore?"

I wear both
sweat pants so warm on cool days, love the deep pockets for my phone, trimmers and gloves.

It went on to say "why do we have to look sexy at the gym"
now I do not not go to the gym, always just exercised at home.
With my petite frame when exercising I like yoga pants
and a new practice for me
wearing them with long tops when the weather permits
almost daily.

If I was not a small size would not do this.

Jamie's words this morning

"We all need Grace and Kindness
in this world
especially as we grow Older"

I say yes to this....

Horrid dental experience late Friday
a back tooth not feeling right
and since the weekend
checked to see if it was alright with my dentist
just to by pass him and go to the near by oral surgeon
that I have gone to in the past.   Was told fine
as I did not want to go through the weekend with maybe pain.

Exrayed and yes the tooth needed to come out.   Now an extraction usually takes 5 minutes
after sedated.  New young doctor, usual one not there.  Well it begins, close to an hour
as tooth is crumbling in pieces, finally out and they want to talk to me (and I am a basket case)
ask for my Jamie to come in room with me.   Told tooth behind would eventually have to come
out and since sedated they recommended taking it out also (I think it had been damaged)
so the next tooth comes out good.

Was told since a problem would charge me for just one extraction, I comment "that is kind"
Today, swollen jaw, a little black and blue and not feeling the best.

Doctor did call yesterday to check on me and I said is there any chance you did not get all the
pieces of crumbled tooth, he replied that it was all removed.

Sure hope so and hopefully I feel better tomorrow

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FLOWERS

THEY MADE ME SMILE

WILL SLEEP GOOD TONIGHT

IN THE DINING ROOM
NO APPETITE

ONE FROM DESK IN LOBBY
COMES IN
CARRYING THE MOST MAGNIFICENT
BOUQUET

SHE STANDS IN FRONT OF ME
SAYS
THEY ARE FOR YOU

I SAY OPEN THE CARD

FROM MY JIMMY IN THAILAND

THANK YOU MY SPECIAL SON


VALENTINES DAY

HAPPY
VALENTINES
DAY

TO ALL OF MY SPECIAL
ONLINE FRIENDS

AND MY CHILDREN
IF THEY CHECK ON ME

OH MY
LOOK AT THE PICTURE OF
CAITLIN AND AMELIA
I FOUND IN MY PICTURE FILE
MAKES THEIR GRANDMA SMILE AND HAVE GOOD THOUGHTS.




TIMES IN THE PAST
BY EACH OF MY CHILDREN'S MORNING PLATE
I WOULD PLACE
A SMALL BOX
OF CHOCOLATE'S IN
A HEART SHAPED BOX

IT CAME DOWN TO ONE AT HOME
AND MY JAMIE WOULD RECEIVE ONE

LOVE TO ALL OF MY CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND MY NEW GGS
ON THIS EARLY RAINY MORNING....

Saturday, February 10, 2018

RAINY DAY

RAINING ALL WEEKEND
hoping for computer and camera help sometime soon
from my brilliant youngest granddaughter

who welcomes the rain
like my header.....


JUST READ THIS

"HE IS HAPPIEST
BE IT KING OR PEASANT
WHO FINDS
HAPPINESS
IN HIS OWN HOME"

I have always been happiest in my own home
really would dream of other places but when it came
right down to it
did not want to leave my home
guess never a traveler.

At the present time
it seems
I have two homes
back and forth between them
and
both with excellent perks.

At the moment it seems I never stop
doing, writing and organizing,
Days go by quickly
time seems faster then ever
so is it me or my imagination.

Narrowing down the advantages
and disadvantages
as this cannot go on forever.

But
I am taking my time,

So many stories in this beautiful place
and sometimes feel I am here
to help and uplift others.

Then sometimes I think
"what about me"
now
One Woman
that is not nice,

Friday, February 2, 2018

THIS SAYS IT ALL


TODAY

TRY TO

LET GO OF THE PAST

LET GO OF THE FUTURE

REST

 AND RELAX

RIGHT NOW

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Memory Room

A cool drizzling day,
I go to the dining room with my special tea cup and ask for a cup of hot water for ginger lemon
tea in my room.  Glenda says "let me carry it for you to your room" she is a prize.  They are so accommodating.  I return and sit with my tea and a cookie
and reflect.

I sit and look around in this room I created, outside is a large woodpecker on the tree outside my window.  I look around and see memories

On a chest is a mirror my son gave me years ago, I love it, it looks like a mirror in a hat dept
of a store,  I see the quilts I have brought here that my mother made. Several of probably over 40 she made.    Now I appreciate her handwork
 she did daily at dawn every morning.  Looking at these stitches and  I bless her

In my bathroom hangs a wooden hand mirror that my Laurie gave me many years ago at the
old farm house.   Always wanted the initial E placed on it.

On the wall next to my computer is a framed print of a man sitting by the fireplace, reading and a dog is near by.   I have always love this print, it was my son's
an item he passed onto me.

A pillow of a woman trimming a Wisteria Vine given to me by a special friend who passed away
of an aneurysm is on my bed.   I miss Clarice, when I would visit her, she would greet me with a hug (which was so welcome)  invited to stay for dinner every time  and she never wanted me to leave, would say "don't go, we have an extra bedroom.

Special books have been brought and one from a friend Polly last year for my birthday.
The thought I need friendship and where in the world did this bonding come from.
So many I have been close to have all past on.  But that special bonding from the heart does
not happen often.  She is so special and our emails mean so much to me.


Several small things still at the country.   A sand dollar in a glass case.  I found that sand dollar
while walking the beach either in St Thomas or Jamaica years go.  Where in the world will I place it, do not want this room cluttered.   Also a small plaque that my Beth gave me that says
"Miracles only happen to those who believe in them."

By the door to this room is St.Francis (my son's) boulders from my mother's garden and  plaque
that says "one is closer to God in a garden then anywhere else on earth"  on my door hangs
a small pillow that says "I'm in the garden."  A gift from a young woman I raised in her young years which was a stormy time with divorce in the future.

So need to stop writing as memories keep surfacing and I will be crying :)

One more, my New World Thesaurus, the book I use constantly
I open up
and inside these words "Jimmy gave me this book the year he did not have extra money to buy
 a Christmas present - Date, December 1980 - now this is a treasure...

Two  new ladies have arrived and are neighbors, each with their stories
and have brought their dogs.   In between them is Helen the 104 year old retired teacher
who in her wheel chair is amazing and she has her cat of many years named Cricket.

So far my youngest granddaughter seems to be doing well with recently broken arm/

New pictures will soon be arriving of this 6 week old great grandson who is plump, healthy
and is doing great, my Laurie is visiting them in New York.

Yesterday, my Jamie took me to the dentist where I have been going for years "so appreciated'
and picked up Soul FoOd for lunch (carry out) oh my, fried corn, turnip greens, squash and corn bread "my kind of food" thank you my Jamie.

Enough shared.... soon lunch in the dining room (sometimes not my kind :) of food :(

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pub Table

Helper arrived
and brought my 50 year old pub table from storage room
now mine for about 50 years but it is very old.

Looks better then the white table
gave him the white one
Also brought a few things from pantry
and my iron lady with the metal lace skirt.

So at this time
nothing else to be brought from country home
this special room is complete, seems it took 4 weeks
for me to be pleased with it,
This table fits in more with other furnishings I have in this room

Now helper drove my old truck
and I was concerned that it would make it
but it did, he said "no problem."
Do not know what I would do without him.