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, July 12, 2009

Checking In

Back in the city for a few days. Tidy garden, lunch with my son, baby sitting tomorrow and then early the next morning I have a skin doctor appointment. A friend calls them "barnacle's" whatever they are, a few have appeared. The skin that was almost flawless 10 years ago is now covered with all kinds of spots.

I enjoy checking in on my journal friends and sharing a little this Sunday.

My packing and transporting continues each trip from city to country. A few days ago I packed most of my baking items. Planned on baking once a week - guess what - I forgot my recipes!!

So a few moments ago they were placed in box to go.

I was thrilled yesterday as I saw a hummingbird at my country bedroom window. There are very few flowering plants surrounding my country cottage at this time. I smiled and felt as though a gift had been given me. A quick trip to Lowe's to purchase a feeder. It was hung yesterday and this morning before heading to the city - there were two hummingbirds at the feeder.

Plan on moving my computer sometimes in the next weeks. I am not in a hurry. It will have to take place when my soninlaw can help me. I really do not miss it in the country. Also have not missed television. I did have a landline phone installed. I have been fearful of dropping my cell phone while gardening and not being able to find it. All my time is spent outdoors but I know when the days are shorter and winter arrives I will be back online more and start reading my huge stack of books.

Thanks to so many of you who take the time to write me. You will never know how much pleasure it gives me to read your comments.

Have a great day.

Blessings and Peace sent out from One Woman this Sunday Afternoon


Tabor said...

Hummingbirds. I had a bunch last year and absolutely zero this year! I do not understand it. I am so glad your first regular visitors are those dynamite speed bombers.

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

Tabor, I still am amazed that the hummingbirds are at my new home. They also looked very fat. Must be finding food nearby.

Sarah Lulu said...

Sounds like you are really settling in and enjoying your new country space.

Darlene said...

We all start having weird growths on our skin as we age. I have some disgusting brown bumps on my body, but as long as they are not pre-cancers my dermatologist ignores them and calls them aging spots. Some things I have learned to live with.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Hummingbirds and butterflies -- no garden should be without them!
: D

Your journey keeps me in smiles and prayers. You adapt so well to the growing landscape of changes and choices. Last week my mother-in-law (72) came for a visit. SO stubbornly against changes . . . so opinionated on must-be-THIS-way. I found myself yearning to rush to the gardens each morning for air and change and beauty in the unexpected. Thank you for showing a different way. I drink in the beauty of your simple journey (and all of its complexities).

I celebrate the hummingbird beauty with you. Amazing!

Cloudhands said...

I am so happy for you in your contentment. The Hummingbirds are such fun to watch. It sounds like you picked an ideal place to spend your time and efforts.

Beverly said...

I am glad to hear from you....I know you are loving the country...I love hummingbirds. My brother and sil have so many they dive bomb as they sit on the deck....

Mim said...

Yes hummingbirds make a house a home. So glad they found you almost before you are moved in.
Your house will sell soon, it is good you can move gradually.
enjoying your updates.

mermaid said...

You sound like you are settling in beautifully. May you be graced with many more opportunities to watch the hummingbird.

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

Sarah, so good to hear from you. Darlene, I have not been to a skin doctor in years "it is time". Debbie, Cloudhands, Beverly and Mim, thanks for commenting and dear Mermaid you truly speak to this One Woman's heart and thank you.

Sky said...

as we age we must stay on top of the "age spots" we find. glad you will be making an appt to have that beautiful skin checked out. i have had several skin tags frozen.

it is so refreshing to hear you are moving happily along in the transition and that your life in the country is exactly what you hoped for. i hope you will post more photos of the house and gardens along the way. such a lovely, lovely place.

Marcie said...

You need to get internet in the country! :)

I'm checking in on you, but it has been quite a few days since your last post. I trust you are enjoying the slow pace of life in the country; filling cupboards, finding a place for things,lingering in the woods, immersed in the beauty of it all.