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 20, 2018

Morel Mushrooms

Morel Mushrooms
this one knows nothing about them.   I do remember building several times on this land
a truck would pull in and someone getting out and inquiring could they hunt for them.
Years ago
I would always reply "yes."
but stopped when I had a little more knowledge about this special mushroom.

The young woman now helping me ------ and have to share that I could not make it without her
She arrives in the evening for a few hours and I think I will adopt her.
She
shared some information I did not know.

These unusual looking Mushrooms usually surface about the time the May Apples


are blooming and they are blooming everywhere in my woods.
Love the look

When you pick the mushroom,  never put in a paper bag
they must go in a net bag like onions or potato's come in at the store.
She shares that when you pick them
many seeds you cannot see are falling to the ground and will become the mushrooms next year.

Checked online and this mushroom about $30 a lb.

She is coming early this evening to hunt for the Morel.

Tells me they are delicious
a delicacie in restaurants
but going through so much with health at this time
probably will not chance tasting them.



Different types of the Morel Mushroom...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Shingles at 7 Weeks

They keep saying
it is ending
but has not yet...
Most pain I have ever known in my 83 years, maybe it is the age when on the face.
Eye sight and hearing returning.....

Now down to 2 inch on right side of face,  strip from lip, up the cheek, hair line and ear.
So very painful.....
Can put glasses on and hold right side out to write some and yesterday first time in weeks
read N.Y. Times.  interesting article on o to do list.
Mine is only healing..

So good to see most of family on Friday and Saturday, a lot of good food, hugs and I am so proud
of them as I look around the room.
Tried to get some good pictures, not possible as seems relearning much, even my camera.

My youngest granddaughter's, oh my so grown up and my mind set in the time zone of them
being much younger then - now 15 soon 16 and one just turned 13.  Now a boyfriend for the soon 16 year
old, seems all pictures had them of him  and this one could not say "will you move."

My oldest daughter-my Laurie from Florida and her husband and my son.

What would I do without Jimmy, 2 weeks with me now (more to come)  and his guiding me through meditation,
his voice  put me in a trance.  Told him he needs to make a CD.
He guides me through relaxation, walks through my flowers and into the woods with its
towering trees.  Has taken me to doctor, eye doctor and dentist, checking all.  The best dish
washer in the world.   God Bless you my son.....

So just checking in, so good to be home March 2nd , never will I leave my woods again.

Thankful for those who pop in for 10 minutes and my special young lady who comes in the evening for a few hours, a special one who has spent many Saturday nights with me, sleeping on my recliner and bringing me breakfast Easter Morning, God Bless you Linda.....
and helps me have a restful night and my ever faithful Major, who takes me to appointments, does
grocery shopping and more when Jimmy is not here,  the young man who went to school with Jamie - who grooms the yard.

My blessings over flow, but wonder will I ever be like last November, driving, doing much myself.

I do all I know to do, off of pain medication, do not want.

Love to all the many who have contacted me and my special family even through at times they
could not stand their mama's pain and were silent for a while.  It is alright as I understand as all I have
been in many ways seemed to stop for a while, never needed help and now do and all of family
so busy.....

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Going Foreward

Now, 8 weeks since oral surgery

6 weeks with horrible shingles

somewhat better

told I am at the end....

thought that painful spasms had left 5 days ago
then one this morning
frightened visitor
but helper Naney
helped me through it

So at the end
need to gain 10 pounds

Thankful
son arrriving on Sunday
safe travel wishes
over the water......

All
will share at the moment

love and thankfulness for each of my online friends,
people coming and going from this cottage

Bits of food, prayers and so thankful for them

God is good.

One Woman

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Off Blog For a While

Because so many have been with me for 14 years
will not abandon you.

Rash is gone

now post neuralgia

affecting nerves in right side of face, ear, head, eyes
the most pain I have ever experienced

with severe spasms
3 or 4 times a day and sometimes at night

helpers come quickly pray with me, massage my shoulders
saying your fine - last 3 or 4 minutes
started last Tuesday

I want no more medication, cannot be drugged, laying bed
some relief, I never stop praying
I am a strong women, I will recover but may not be the same
Thankful I have a good mind

this will pass, may take time

Dr. at 7:45 in the morning

Dentist - cannot brush teeth, still painful
Eye Dr., tell me  it will go away
I have gone 1/2 way
but with weakened immune system - it takes longer

eating small bits every 3 hours - ensure

cannot lose any more weight - 102 lbs

Excellent ladies in and out and one half the night

they are healing Angels, I have been through nothing like them

Anne arrives and does an ancient healing practice with Frankincense oil on her hands
over my face
I feel tingling in my face and ears - I ordered some

My precious Jamie, busy work schedule, helps husband, children amazing and involved in much
they will win scholorships
and out of town for a week.
she has a family - they come first - I love her
she wanted me in Nashville also when you call might be 10 or 15 min to respond

Jimmy in 2 weeks, bless him, so much paper work

I will never leave my home again, my nature retreat

Therapy ordered
I thank God I am in and out of my bed

So I will return when I feel better
Thank you for being there for me............


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

FRIGHTENED

TODAY, MY DENTIST, YESTERDAY DOCTOR

TOLD ALL IS HEALING WELL

6 WEEKS FROM DENTAL EXTRACT
4 WEEKS SHINGLES STARTED

SOMETHING NEW
SO FRIGHTENED

PAIN NOW LOCALIZED ON RIGHT SIDE OF SCALP
CANNOT TOUCH EAR OR ANY AREA

DRIVER TOOK ME TO HAVE HAIR WASHED
HE HELPS ME IN
JUST TOLD THEM TO RUN WARM WATER OVER MY HEAD
5 MINUTES OF SEVERE PAIN
I RELAX AND PRAY AND IT FINALLY EASES
THEY COULD NOT WASH MY HAIR

FIRST ONE 4 NIGHTS AGO
THEN LAST NIGHT
YOUNG LADY WHO STAYS WITH ME A FEW HOURS
HELPED ME THROUGH IT

A MINUTE AGO
ANOTHER ONE

TOLD TO TAKE PAIN MEDICATION AND HAVE STARTED
1/2 .25 HYDRO CO DONE
AND LATER 1/2  .25  ZANAX

HAVE NEVER TAKEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS

ALSO WEIGHT LOSS

DO NOT LIKE SHARING

HOPING ALL HEALS SOON

AGE AND TRAUMA
HAS MADE THIS WORSE

SO MANY EMAILS AND PRAYERS

THANK YOU




Saturday, March 10, 2018

posting soon

deathly sick
hope to post soon

dental and shingles
horrible

another 4 weeks to heal

Tuesday, February 27, 2018