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

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


It seems I continually struggle with balance in my life. Could being a Libra and born under the sign of the scales, have anything to do with this?
I have always had the ability to take a chance and go with my gut instinct. Always felt in my heart that when you are doing what you are suppose to do, everything falls in place. I do not go against the flow. Any major problem or something does not look right - then I stop in my tracks. It has always worked in the past for this One Woman.

Now at this later stage in life - I wonder do I continue to take a chance and go with my gut instinct? Then I answer my question - why not - I am not ready to sit and do nothing. At the moment I take one day at a time. I am aware that much could change but I am enjoying the process of planning and dreaming. Health issues or finances could stop this project from becoming a reality. But nothing will stop me from this planning project!!!
I have no answer on a number of things that are staying on my mind and taking up a lot of time. The process of planning and visuallizing a finished project seems to make my energy level soar and my creative nature takes over. When project is finished on paper, I will continue sketching a small fenced area and what I will plant. Since this home is at the edge of the woods I am going with Rhodedendrums around the house. Less flowers then I have in this city garden but must have a small vegetable garden and a swing in a tree for my little girls. Clarity regarding an image continues to surface. It always does.

So I continue to sketch the floor plan of this country home. Measuring where the furnishings that I keep will fit it. If this falls in place it is another downscaling project and a number of items will have to go. A challenge for this home to blend into the wooded area and to use the most economical products.

Destiny, the path that gets you exactly where you are suppose to be.

I truly do not know any other way to go through this life. So this One Woman will continue on her pathway through this life - until the last leaf has fallen

More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity
Francois Gautier


Tabor said...

I thin when we reach this age, going with our gut is a pretty safe bet. We know what is good for us and we know the downsides of nothing is going to be a big surprise. I think you should definitely blog about this adventure. I did that when building my house. I printed out the blog at the end before I deleted it on the net.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Our journey begins with instruction and experience which builds confidence and wisdom in those of us committed to staying true to who we were created to be. I was raised by a woman who had NO confidence in her own decisions and ideas -- I on the other hand emerged from childhood with a passle of ideas, a different calling, and the spark to keep on going. I admire vision and determination. There's no harm in following a dream, in fact there is life therein. I look forward to walking with you in this newest leg of the journey. If I were a neighbor I'd be there with my truck to help you out. As an e-neighbor, I will lend you my prayers and encouragement. EnJOY yourself! : D

L. said...

I admire your drive and passion so very much. You are such an inspiration to me as I read your beautiful words...

All I can say is: "You go, Girl!"

: )


kenju said...

I agree with Tabor. And planning things on paper, whether we do them or not, can help us keep our minds active and young.

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

Tabor, Debbie, Grammie and Kenju,
Thank you so much for your comments and encouragement. I have always kept written journals and will continue to document my dream.

Judy said...

Since I am a Libra, too, I tend to want everything to balance in my life as well. I think we should go with out gut feelings. I connect my gut feeling with God and what I am meant to do in life. It has almost always worked out for me.

Beverly said...

it sounds like to me that you should go with your gut feeling. Plan, draw and design. It sounds like you are trying to decide to live some more, or settle down and exist. You are happiest when you are doing, so go ahead and live. Live and build. You see how I can tell you to build, as I sit here and
I know you will choose the right path.

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

Judy and Beverly - your comments are special to me. Thank you dear online friends.