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, May 5, 2009

Busy Tuesday

I baked banana bread this morning, 2 loads of wash, cleaned some silver pieces that I wish I did not have. They are left over from another lifestyle. Beautiful to view, a continual cleaning to keep them shiny and no daughter wants to take on this commitment. Some housework and then outside.

Just came in from some cleaning in the garden. This is a small cottage garden but still a lot of work. Guess I am feeling past 3 score and 10. Took several images and will use one for my header and one is another favorite Iris in bloom. My small yard is ablaze with color.

I will make a peanut butter sandwich. No energy to do anything else. Do not feel like toasted cheese. Wish I had a part time cook. lol. Guess I will add a Coke float. Need the fat!!!
I had some thoughts this morning. Some blogs I read the writer's are in their 80's. I am in my 70's and I have reader's from 30,s through the 60,s. The single ladies from 40's into their 60's are involved in a lot things I use to be. Yes, there were a number of relationships. Sometimes I think that I wasted a lot of time but guess I had to learn. Decided to stay solo as the right one never came along and there is not enough time at this stage of life to do all I want to do. I use to think this age sounded ancient "but surprise is that I do not feel ancient ". I read somewhere that we are a sum of all the ages we have ever been. Some days I feel young and silly, some days middle age - whatever that is - and some days like I have pushed this aging body too far. -I just tire more easily". My mind tells me I need to spend more time sitting. That happens in the winter but when Spring arrives there is so much I want to do and I am an outside person. I have to share that inside this One Woman there is a deep peace and sense of contentment. It is almost like my heart is smiling and saying "you have experienced a lot and have come a long way and I am proud of you". Probably does not show on the outside, but I promise it is there. I will add that never in a million years would I have thought that I would be building another home and returning to my country home. So maybe I can be some type of encouragement to those younger and they can see that I have a busy life and I find it exciting. I need to stop and eat lunch and hopefully I am making myself clear.

Morning and thoughts from One Woman


Darlene said...

Save a piece of that Banana bread for me. I used to bake it all the time, but do not the energy to bake at all now - being one of those 80+ gals you mentioned.

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

Darlene, if I lived close - I would share everything I bake with you. I am running on empty at the moment. Serves me right. But did accomplish a lot. You are dear to me.

Balisha said...

I made banana bread to take to my son and just had a piece of bread with peanut butter on it. It seems our tastes are the same today.

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

Balisha, a busy day. But I have to have something sweet in the house and to carry for lunch when I go to country. I only like homemade. Thanks for commenting to me

Meredith said...

You are certainly an encouragement to me.

--one reader in her 30s.

ps--my mom sold her silver tea service without even passing it along to me. She said she was tired of polishing it!

Marcie said...


Your garden (as shown in your header photo) is looking so lush and beautiful! I love all the fresh color.

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

Meredith, thank you for your compliment. This is old silver and has memories. If anyone is interested I will sell them. You are so smart and I always learn something from reading your site. Aisling, thank you. Just a lot flowers transported from my other homes. Now I am doing the same again.

Sky said...

beautiful garden filled with enticing colors and so many blooms! i am sure looking out upon this scene fills you with great joy on spring mornings!

Judy said...

Ernestine, I think you are an inspiration to anyone you come in contact with in any way! I feel like you in that I feel at peace with myself and my life.