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
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wish I had some lobster and a glass of wine. A glowing fire and a book would make it complete.
Maybe I will treat myself one early evening.
I just finished reading my daughter's entry at http://blondemomblog.com/
It dawned on me that "One Woman" needs some new sharper clothes. Everything I have is old old old. Classic and nice but "old". But then - most of the time I am in my comfortable jeans, sweaters, heavy jacket and old comfortable shoes or boots.
She looked so pretty in the fuchsia top. (remember she is my youngest)
One Woman may head for a few stores next week. Sounds good at the moment - but I will probably be reading some of the gardening catalogs that are starting to arrive in the mail.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
May you be Happy
May you be Well
May you be Safe and at Peace
Early morning thoughts from One Woman. A lot has happened this year (surgery, building a home, moving and on and on). She has a smile on her face and peace in her heart. What more could she ask for?
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
She will have help at the end of the week as her little granddaughter's are a whiz at puzzles!!
Wonder if there are any Woods Fairies in her woods?
The special holiday has left her very tired. The planning, cooking, cottage full of family, excitement and now getting things back in order, seems to be taking her longer then in the past. Guess that is part of the aging.
Her special son arrived safely in a far away land. These trips make her happy for him but make her sad. Missing him - she must remember - "you give your children roots and wings". She has to remember that is his second home.
One Woman sharing the day after Christmas
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
She was up in the dark - hey that is nothing unusual - she is always up in the dark at this time of year. Just think that little by little our days will become lighter. It is like a new beginning.
She has a sour cream pound cake in the oven, ingredients for a family favorite of over 40 years - fudge cake. Which family would rather have then candy. She has been cleaning veggies for tray and making sure turkey breast will be thawed out. A simple noon meal on Christmas Eve and she will make a mushroom quiche and spinach with artichokes .
Callie is doing great and is sleeping in the utility room with a gate at the door and IS NOT CHEWING.
Yesterday some workers came and continued cleaning on the woods as you approach her cottage. Huge brush piles that will be burnt when it is very wet or snow is falling. Do not want to set the woods on fire. Things are beginning to look presentable.
Wanted to share my daughter's recent post http://blondemomblog.com/ If You Just Believe.
This song speaks to the heart.
My little one has hair almost to her waist and I ask Miss J - why did you not pull it in front in this picture - since grandma thinks her hair is so pretty - she answered that she puts it in a pony tail for daycare and this picture was taken at a daycare function. Guess, grandma is fussy and always is arranging everything.
Special Blessings sent to you from One Woman.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I hope all is well in the countryside - is it frosty and cold there now? I would love to see some pictures of the place now that it's winter and my mom told me you moved most of your furniture into your new home. I can't wait until I have some time to come down and visit :) I am hoping for next Thanksgiving....
It is freeeeeeezing cold here and with the wind, it's rather nippy. I am lucky enough to be able to walk to work - the cold air definitely makes me wake up in the morning. I am finally settled into my new apartment, and I absolutely love it - my view is incredible, overlooking the whole city and Chrysler building. My roommate, although she is not around much and doesn't have a full time job, seems sweet enough and I have enjoyed the company. Otherwise, every night I am out with my vanderbilt friends considering we happen to all live in a one mile radius of one another - crazy, I kind of feel like I graduated to a larger campus ha. I also have a few friends from Longmeadow here which is always nice.
As for my job, I am slowly getting used to the 8:30 to 5:30 schedule and cubicle - I work with some talented, cool people which is nice. Last night they hosted a holiday happy hour which was fun (watching my boss get veryyyy drunk was quite amusing). But the most interesting part of my job is the multinational clients - the other day I spoke with people from Uruguay, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Spain, and Ecuador.So it's exciting! I've also gotten to put my French skills to good use :)
I do miss London a bit, mostly the people and job - I talk to the guys I worked with almost every day but I like NYC better as a city. Finally settling into 'real life' I guess...haha time is going by so fast!
Write me back and tell me all about the beautiful, serene country! I miss you and I wish I could see you over the holidays! What are your plans for Christmas? Is everyone coming to your house?
Friday, December 18, 2009
Callie is barking as the car drives down the long gravel drive.
Grandparents and two little boys step out of the car. They are singing a Christmas carol as they come through the door. Another song and a beautifully wrapped gift is handed to her. They warmed her heart.
Earlier in the day she received an email from someone that she admires so very much. Her writing and her images are beyond description. In the past there was a post she commented on, it touched her heart deeply. One Woman is receiving something special in the mail.
This morning she read something that started her day in a special way.
She must remember.......
bow deeply to the day
and embrace what
it is telling you -
this is all there is
Have a good day. One Woman has some quick errands before the rain starts in. She must remember to breathe, smile and walk slowly.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
If you have gone a little way ahead of me, call back....
"Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track;
And if, perchance, Faith's light is dim, because the oil is low,
Your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.
Copied from - Streams In The Desert by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
I underlined 12/15/87
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I feel great contentment
Completion means rest
Rest means renewal
Renewal means new beginnings.
365 Tao Daily Mediations by Deng Mins Dao
Smile, Breathe and go slowly
Thich Nhat Hanh
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Just finished reading some other sites.
Looked at mine and guess what?
There is some ad on "how to lose belly fat".
HOW IN THE WORLD DID THAT GET ON MY JOURNAL??
Have asked my computer wise daughter to please remove it.
New post in a few days. I am trying to decide whether to bring the balance of my furniture
to the country this Friday. I want this home to be complete. I have slept on a mattress on a frame long enough. Miss my high poster bed.
Would like my home complete for Christmas. My daughter tells me "maybe" wait until after Christmas - I am thinking!!!
Moving company tells me to let them know early Thursday??
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
There is one lone rose blooming and a few others flowers that will not give into winter approaching.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Just received a call about a showing of city home tomorrow. I try to keep this off of my mind.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
One of the latest products is Organic Maqui Superberry. After reading the literature on this product it sounded almost too good to be true. It is said to be the highest antioxidant fruit in the world with more nutritional value then Acai Berry/fruit, which I have tried, as well as Pomegranate/fruit, which I have tried. Also the blueberry, which most of us use.
It boast of supporting a healthy immune system, inflammatory function, provides energy, helps cardiovascular health and promotes healthy aging.
Hey, I will take it all!!!
Jamie recommended that her mom would be a good person to test and evaluate this product.
To make a long story - short - One Woman is going to begin taking this liquid dietary supplement at lunch today.
So who knows, this healthy, very active aging mom and grandma - may fly.
Will let you know over the next couple of months if I have more energy and have a healthy winter.
To read the entire story of this miracle antioxidant - log on to http://www.novelleinternational.com/
One Woman's Journey with Maqui Superberry
Sunday, November 1, 2009
There have been 3 heavy frosts, so I have been told. Sure could not tell it here under this canopy of trees.
I have roses in bloom and buds getting ready to open. Probably 50 Zinnias still blooming,
Ajuga, lavender and some yellow daisies still with blooms. Now they are not prize blooms but they have not gone into the winter mode. A beautiful fern on my deck is still in all of its glory. City garden is the same but it is almost an hour South of my woods cottage.
A little surprised at this time of year. It has been such a busy year that I cannot remember what happened other years. My mind "says" that the frost wiped out everything.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live a life which he imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours
Henry David Thoreau
Friday, October 30, 2009
One Woman just checking in before the weekend.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Let Callie out - stripped my bed linens and put in washing machine. Let Callie on screen porch and fed her. Made zucchini bread and it is in the oven. Made my bed up and put a load of jeans in machine. Went over floors with swifter. Did 30 minutes of Yoga - need to relax. Another load of wash. How can One Woman have so much wash. I love to hang outside and that is out of the question. Need to get out of my pajamas!! Took a bath and went over my hair with a curling iron - if I do this it usually looks presentable. Put on clean jeans and turtle neck - and now breakfast. Cereal with fruit, green tea and 2 slices of the best zucchini bread....in the world.
Callie is barking like a mad dog - Electrician has pulled up and going to reverse the blades on my ceiling fans. I cannot reach them - plus I do not see the switch. It is only 8:20 and I am glad I was dressed. 2 phone calls, finish cleaning kitchen and turn on dishwasher. 9:00 and will turn on computer. I am tired and the day has not begun.
Callie barking and I look out - a neighbor approaching in car. She bought a home I built 12 years ago on this farm. Interesting lady who is a retired, a professor from a University in Rhode Island. Interesting how she found my home. On the Internet. Another story in the future.
She is sharing the New York Times and News Week with me. Starting bringing it to me several weeks ago. I appreciate it as they are 2 of my favorites and I do not subscribe anymore.
Callie news - Saturday was such a rough day with her that I kept having on my mind that I would have to return her to the shelter. She has chewed up 2 leashes, a cable that secured her to dog house, will not share other things she has chewed. Finally I spanked her Saturday and sat down and looked her in the eye and told her she had better stop chewing and realize she has a good home or she was long gone. Who knows - from that moment on she has been calmer, has not chewed and minds me. I felt guilty yesterday with the thoughts that in 2 weeks, surgery twice and in a new home and is adjusting - just like me. Plus she is only 11 months old. In reality a puppy.
So - I will have to buy a cage for her to put in the garage when I am gone for a few hours.
If we were not going into winter it would be no problem.
Also plans are when city home sells I am building a carport for my truck with an enclosed area attached for mower and tools. I can build a pen on this with her doghouse. She will be in a secure area and have shelter when I am not here. All is fine when I am outside and she can run and aware of me. The problem is she is being given a home at a time of year that will soon be winter and her new mistress has never had a dog inside the house. I put her rug by the door and find as long as she can see me in the kitchen or great room area she is fine.
So we are still adjusting. I think I just expected to much from her in a short time - especially since I do not know her past 11 months. I think it was not to pleasant. I will add that she minds very well. Always comes to me when I call and will sit when I tell her - give her a treat.
She is very smart and her mistress is going to be in charge - I think she knows that at the moment.
Her mistress has done well in training many dogs and children in the past. l0l. Just thoughts of can she do it again - or rather does she want to?
Time to unload dishwasher, a few more inside chores - then I want to go outside - the sun is shining. I have a bag of buttercup bulbs to plant and want to walk with Callie in the woods.
After lunch this 3 score, 10 and more -lady needs to rest so will be enjoy her family this late afternoon.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
My first thought when reading this is "Angela you are too young to be invisible".
It brought to mind what I have been thinking about myself a lot over the past few years. Being invisible would seem to fluctuate at times. Might be where I am at that moment, dressed or how I feel that particular day.
But as time goes by - I am truly invisible. For most of my adult years I was not invisible. Young career woman, active social life, busy wife, mother, active role in family business, enjoying all the upscale places and travel. A divorce and starting over at age 42 was a new journey.
Life has been changing for a number of years and in most ways I like it.
Freedom is what I call it!! The peace and simplicity I have been experiencing at Woodhaven over the last months has been a long time coming.
Will add that when I moved to the big city almost 3 years ago - I was truly invisible. I made this comment to my son - he always has a witty reply: "there are people who spend a lot of money to go places where they are invisible." Now back in my old homeplace I do see familiar faces from time to time and may not be 100% invisible.
Wondered as time goes on - when do others begin to feel invisible? Also the thought - is my feeling more invisible because I am One Woman.
You might enjoy Angela's - October 14th entry. Love her self-portrait with the misplaced heart.
If you visit Angela - also check out "A Note From Your Mother" - mother being "Mother Earth"
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I will transplant sections to other areas around my home after it quits blooming.
Most of my plants have been shared with me by special people. Most of these people are no longer here and when I look at this purple Aster I think of the special lady who shared much of her garden with me. Anna Lee, I miss you.
Callie is doing wonderful. Only ---- she does not like me out of her sight. I bought a crate with the thought that if she would tolerate it, then it would be good for times I am not home.
Well, that did not work and I returned it this morning. I keep her on the screen porch, deck and when I am outside she is loose.
I am not an inside dog person. All dogs in the past stayed outdoors unless it was extremely cold.
So....Callie, please be good.
I do not know if I shared that last week I had heart test. 3 hours of tests resulted from a severe panic attack I had a number of weeks ago that unsettled me.
I was at the city home and all of a sudden I became "overwhelmed". Overwhelmed with all that I have done this year. Building, up and down the road, slowly emptying one home and bringing to another - loading my vehicle and unloading with no help. I remember standing and looking at what is left in that home and also the fact that it is for sale in a stressed economy (I know my children - said - do not do this). Anyway I had a panic attack and thought I was having a heart attack.
GOOD NEWS - nothing wrong with my heart. Enough shared on this subject.
Rained again last night and early morning. Lunch time and it has finally stopped.
Continuing to look forward to seeing my first born daughter and first born granddaughter next week.
The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer
Monday, October 12, 2009
So first thing this morning I took her to the vet and it was confirmed. She looked so sad when I left her.
This truly saddened me. I feel as though I am mistreating her. I do not think she has had much love in her 11 months.
Just called and she is doing fine and I will pick her up later this afternoon.
Some stitches broke loose from her being neutered - So they say. Only they know what happened?
Good news there will be no charge.
Callie I hope you heal quickly like you did from the procedure one week ago.
When I lost Sadie a year ago I vowed I would never love another little dog like I did her.
Guess it is happening all over again.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Mama and Grandma
Friday, October 9, 2009
On a lighter note. Last week I did something I have never done before. As I left a store, I could not find my keys.I thought maybe I have left them in my truck and I carry an extra one in my purse so all will be well.
I was right - there they were in the ignition - horrors - my truck was still running - but door was locked. Good thing it was a quick trip.
Where was my mind? Too much on it "I think".
Anyway, I put a note on my dash - pause - take a deep breath, turn ignition off, remove key - remember.
Sent it to my son and he quickly replied "add - put it in park".
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Cards are arriving.
Handwritten on my son's card is the following:
When the sun shines, enjoy it,
When it rains, enjoy it.
All things in life, let them come and let them go. This the secret of life that keeps one from getting upset.
The Buddha says that all things in life and in the world are in constant change, so do not become attached to them.
Callie news - I was so worried about her yesterday as she would not eat or drink. This morning she is herself. Stitches come out in 10 days.
One Woman experiencing her 70's
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Now home and excitedly awaiting my weekend guests. My youngest daughter and my two little girls coming for the weekend. We will will go to the pumpkin patch, corn maze and see if we are successful in taking some holiday pictures. Velvet dresses are arriving also. Have a few ideas and will see how this comes out. They are excited about meeting Miss Callie.
Jamie, is bringing games and books for the evening. I am still contemplating a television but truly do not miss it. I stay busy with outdoor chores, computer, reading and writing in my journal.
The one in the city I gave to my son as I did not want to move it and also - if I purchase a television want a smaller and newer model.
Callie is doing great. She has a new home. She sits for a treat, with rolled up paper in my hand she stops jumping on me. I am so surprised at how quick she is learning. I let her loose and she follows me everywhere.
Thinking of scheduling her surgery for next Tuesday. I sure do not need any visitors!!
Enough sharing from One Woman on this beautiful Saturday at noon
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This child was raised as an only child as the others were in high school and college.
Her sense of humor and the way she expresses herself still amazes me.
I think "is this the quiet little girl I raised - in the country - single handed".
Needless to say that mom is proud of her.
http://blondemomblog.com/ Click on The - Southern Humor Post
NEW HEADER - TAKEN AROUND THE CORNER AND DOWN THE ROAD
One Woman entry on a cold October lst morning
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
She bundled up since it was in the 40's and walked her new friend around the house . First time she had been outside with all the outdoor lights on and she liked it.
Callie secured with cable on terrace and she was fine and seemed to like sitting on the steps.
She has to leave at a little past 7:00 for an appointment and traffic may be a problem.
The idea that Callie would be fine on the terrace she continued on her way.
Appointment and then a quick stop at the city cottage.
Why does this make her sad? I guess like the other 3 homes before this that she created - there is a piece of her in this home.
This home was the finest she created. Not the largest but a lot of details were added that were special. Her plans were to never move again and be close to doctors and hospitals and all the city offers. Also to be near children and grandchildren. She discovered quickly how very busy their lives are and much was not different then when she lived in the country.
A comment from the doctor today made her smile "you do not need to move to the city to be close to doctors and hospitals - you are too alive and healthy".
Her car is once again loaded with some household items and the rest of her winter clothes. She contemplates the one load of furnishings that are in this home but they make it look warm and inviting for viewers. There are a few!!!
She also put her much loved orchid plant in the car. It has been in her possession for about 12 years. It usually sports 16 to 18 blooms after the first of the year. Hope it will like its new home.
She does an hours work in her city garden - pulling up plants and deadheading.
Time to head back to the country. She contemplates stopping for a nice lunch but just wants to get out of the city.
Why such a peace when she finally reaches the country roads?
Callie, hopefully you are fine. Oh yes you are fine and have had a good time winding around a number of plants and digging in the mulch. You are so happy to see One Woman that I think for a moment maybe you have Jack Russel in your veins.
The only way I have been able to calm Callie is to sit and pet her, rub her head and ears and talk softly to her. She is almost wild. Is this happiness to see me - or what.
Trying to understand what is going on. I think she has never had any affection before and is starving for a kind touch. Well it is happening but I have other things to do also. She has finally started barking and will stop when I go to her. So hopefully this will end when she realizes she has a good home and someone that will love her. Also I think when she is operated on this will calm her down.
She was so docile at the shelter and her personality has really changed. If she had been this needy when I first saw her I might not have brought her home with me.
So - One Woman is tired. All clothes have been put up and she wonders how someone that has not bought anything for several years still has such a wardrobe. I think it is because she never changed sizes and in the past always bought quality items. Would shop at end of seasons and pick up things half or less of their original price. Also she has always taken care of her clothes.
Enough of this. I looked outside and Callie has finally given up and is asleep by the doghouse.
The doghouse was moved to an area where she will have sunshine, protect her from wind and she can see who is coming down the drive - plus I can see her from my computer window. No more putting her on my terrace. Hopefully after a week I will be able to let her loose. I do not know and I am aware that with her color a neighbor would think she was a fox or coyote and shoot her.
Guess, One Woman will warm up a bowl of vegetable soup that she made yesterday and her day is done!!!
A final note - Just brought Callie on the screen porch and fed her. She is so content on the rug by the door and can see me going about in the kitchen. I THINK - SHE JUST WANTS TO BE NEAR ME!!! Her personality has changed to very "calm".
Entry from One Woman
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
They are either puppies, too big or none seemed right for me.
I stopped this morning and there is a little girl I am thinking seriously of going back and adopting.
Just a dog, a mixture of many - guess like all of us.
About the size of Sadie and will need no grooming as she has short hair and weighs about 30 or 35 lbs.
She was found chained to a tree and the chain will have to be cut off her neck. Seems her owners - if you can call them that - moved away and left her.
One Woman is operating on a close budget and I had thoughts of a television. I really have not missed having one and am only considering it because my little granddaughters keep asking if I have one - yet. Of course they also ask if grandma has found a dog.
I do not like to think that I have to go this route to "lure" them to the country. They are so busy in the city with school, birthday parties, special programs, soccer, church and on and on.
I put the pencil to it. Adoption Fee is $50.00 She is about 1 year old and will have to be operated on. I called the animal clinic and the fee for that is $150.00 plus other cost for special shots.
So I think I will go the route of "Callie."She will alert me if someone is approaching my home.
She will look at me with those soulful brown eyes and always be thankful that I saved her from
not being on planet Earth in 3 days. Most of all - she will love me and would be nice to have another heart beating in this home!!
Television - you cannot love me like this little creature.
Entry by One Woman
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
The young man who has helped me for years just called and has to have surgery.
So.....what does One Woman do? Did not want to invest in a mower and weedeater at this time with another home for sale. May have to or hopefully I can find a retired person or school boy to cut my 18 inch high grass. A small front yard and the rest of grass is cut with a tractor about 3 times a year.
Will the rain ever stop. It has rained almost daily for months. I am beginning to feel as though I live in a swamp!!!!
Checking my emails and this is something my daughter sent to me.
Cake looks tasty and thought I would share.
Entry on another rainy day from One Woman
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
And saw at a glance what I needed;
There were others who passed me or met me each day,
But never a one of them heeded.
Perhaps you were thinking of other folks more,
Or chance simply seemed to decree it;
I know there were many such chances before,
But the others --- well, they didn't see it.
You said just the thing that I wished you would say,
And you made me believe you meant it;
I held up my head in the old gallant way,
And resolved you should never repent it.
There are times when encouragement means such a lot,
And a word is enough to convey it;
There are others who could have, as easy as not --
But, just the same, they didn't say it.
There may have been someone who could done more
To help me along, though I doubt it;
What I needed was cheering, and always before
They had let me plod onward without it.
You helped to refashion the dream of my heart,
And made me turn eagerly to it;
There were others who might have (I question that part) --
But, after all, they didn't do it!
Grace Strickler Dawson from the book "Friendship"
Compiled by Ralph L. Woods
This was a special time and One Woman needs more of them. We have decided that we will do this once a month.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I was so fortunate that my urologist would run a culture and in the meantime I am on the "dreaded antibiotic". Hope this will clear it up and I do not have to change the medication.
I was asked to wait in one of the doctor's private office for a short time. I was so impressed with all his books on mindfulness, Thomas Merton and books by Thich Nhat Hanh. It helped restore my peace.
After appointment I made a quick trip to the city house and picked up a much loved old trellis and a laundry basket full of assorted items. Also an armful of cooler weather slacks and sweaters. Just in case I go somewhere "out of the garden". A little nicer looking then my favorite "old old" gardening clothes. They probably all need to be thrown away. I like the softness, faded colors and an occasional hole. "I will not throw them away".
Then headed for the country. Needed to eat and stopped at a new hot dog place. I am not a hot dog person but it was a turkey dog on a great whole wheat bun and covered with slaw. Guess it is half way healthy and I needed something in my stomach. Might add that I ate it driving down the road. It was good......
It will be a busy week. Have two other city appointments - they are just checkups that I have been delaying and they need to be taken care of. I Do Not Want To Leave The Country!!!!!
I did not sleep well last night and it may be because of the infection and not feeling well.
So much of my life went on and on - almost like a film as I tossed and turn.
Maybe that is just a part of the unhappy and painful times in life. They seemed to play on this film more then my happy times. I try to delete - like we can on the computer - to no avail.
I am so transparent and share from my heart. My grandchildren and on and on will certainly know my strengths, weakness, joys and sorrow. I want them to know me. So many things I do not know about my mother and my grandmother's lives and thoughts. Why do people fear to share their hearts. Maybe I am just different - who knows.
A few words from Thursday Poem that I read on "Beyond the Fields We Know", describe some of my thoughts.
"The places of my brokenness, the places of sorrow, the places where grief strung me out to dry".
Also in my journal a few lines from Cate "Rest little sister, it tells me in its hollow voice, rest you now, for all things turn in time, and we too, like the seasons, must await the time of our turning".
Cate is one of my favorite people and her writing and images speak to my heart. I jot down so many lines in my hand written journals.
Then my thoughts turned to
the wonderful times of love and happiness, the times when I created and felt I was a 1000 feet up in the sky, the times of precious stillness and solitude and the times I could and can feel God's hand upon me.
Enough sharing this Monday afternoon from One Woman
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So - once again I called Technical Support at AT&T. Probably the 15th call since last Friday.
I was taken through step after step after step - for 3 hours.
3 hours sitting with my pj's on and no breakfast.
Finally the conclusion that my downloading speed is 50% of what it should be.
I am being issued a new air card. I will have to make a special trip to Nashville for this.
I have missed my computer and now that I have it in my home this is so frustrating. Also have been spoiled with the fast DSL access in the city. I was told that I would be pleased with this system and it was very similar. So far it is not.
Fast DSL is available a few miles down the road lol. Wonder how long it will take to arrive on my edge of the woods?
Almost had thoughts during this 3 hour siege of just giving up and not having a computer.
But it has become an important part of my life and I love sharing, downloading my images and the interaction with so many new online friends.
AT&T is calling is Monday morning to see if my computer speed is back to normal.
I truly hope so.
I must add that every individual that I talked to about this problem was so "nice" and "apologetic" but it still did not soothe One Woman's frustration.
I know I need to be more disciplined about computer use. I do not need to get out of bed and turn it on. I need to do my yoga, have breakfast and maybe a few more important task and then turn "the thing on".
Computer problem on One Woman's Journey
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
So she is up and within 30 minutes the current goes off. She looks out her windows and goes out on the porch and there is nothing but "blackness". She has been made aware that she needs to have plenty of new batteries and candles in case this happens again. The current stayed off for 2 hours. Quick breakfast, green tea and off to the shop.
After her car was finished - since she was in the city - she did some grocery shopping. More pads were purchased to put under furniture so her new floors will not be harmed.
Time for an early lunch and she does not want to drive home and does not feel like making a sandwich.
So a small vegetarian pizza sounds good and one is ordered and as she waits she has thoughts to go to the local small park.
She smiles at what she views - a young man with 5 children. One pulling a contraption with her bike that holds 2 little ones. One riding a bike that does not look over 7 years old and the father takes off on a scooter you push with your foot with a little one in tow.
I wanted to say "you sure have your hands full". Helmets on their heads and off they went down a trail.
So, she sits at a picnic table eating her lunch. Thoughts arise that her country property is prettier and has no flies. But for some reason it was relaxing. Just think she would have missed this family on their trail ride.
Also would have missed driving past a 800 sf frame home on a beautiful lot that was over looking the park - priced at $59,000.
No - no - no - One Woman - forget your creative thoughts.
A morning in the life of One Woman