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, June 14, 2009


One Woman is very weary. I know in the future that my grandchildren will comment that grandma used that word a lot during this transition in her life. Ahhhh - returning to the country life is taking time and my energy.

Yesterday was spent in the country. All is going well but not as fast as I have wanted it to.
My contractor/carpenter had two teeth extracted and that took a few days for him to feel like working at a normal pace. Then the rain returned along with the MUD. Also a problem with my finished floors. I will share about this later. At the present time, in light of all that is happening in my life, this does not take priority.
Although it bothered me and caused one sleepless night. Yesterday I continued to plan my gardens and plant. Planted a dozen green Monkey Grass (no time to look up correct name and spelling -lol) and Coral Bell plants (they are one of my long time favorites) along the walk going to screen porch. Placed a red Japanese Maple, Crepe Myrtle, Hawthorne bush and several other bushes and plants on the ground to visualize and will plant tomorrow. I have moved about 3 dozen pieces of plants from this city garden and all seem to be doing well. Next Spring will tell the complete story.

Anyway, I am in the city cottage today. Need to restock my dwindling pantry and make lists and more lists of what to begin to take to the country cottage.

I was not going to write anything and clicked on twitter - which I know nothing about.
My daughter shared that it was a good way to keep up with her and family on their adventure at the Renaisance in St. Augustine, Florida. They are on a special 5 day trip.

Adventures of flying for my 4 and 7 year old. They are so excited and I smile at the stories they will share with this grandma. I do not think I have ever seen two children so excited.

My morning smile when my daughter shared that Caity made the comment "why can't we just live in a hotel, it is so comfy". Smart girl!!!!

Also, Jamie said that since hubby and Amelia both snored all night that she could foresee Tylenol PM and ear plugs in her future. I could comment "there are many things that you cannot even begin to foresee in the future - with these two lively and beautiful little girls".
This put a smile on my face and brought back memories of travels with my little ones in another lifetime.

Some new memories for One Woman


Cloudhands said...

I see that you know how to put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. That does leave one to drag a foot now and then. No Scarlet O'Hara procrastination heard here. May you find moments of deep peace to help restore your energy.
Also loved your reflections about your Dad. It affirmed for me that indeed dreams can and do come true. What a good thing to hold onto when things get rocky.

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

Cloudhands, thank you. I truly do not know anything to do but put one foot in front of the other. My children are quick to remind me that I made the decision to build and relocate and I am pushing myself. At the moment a home for sale and I am trying to remove any help from my new property as soon as possible.
Again, thank you. Your online friendship and prayers are appreciated