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

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Weekend News from Woodhaven

One Woman has returned from trip to grocery and a hot dog cooked on a grill for a church fund raiser. They smelled so good as I passed by the corner lot on the way to the grocery. After shopping and a man running after me saying "you left your purse on the counter". Thank you Lord - where is my mind. I stopped at the grilling. They had stopped grilling and all were wrapped in foil under the large grill cover. I kept thinking - I do not need a hot dog - but they sure smell good. A man struck up a conversation with me and I babbled on that I wish they had been on the coals instead of wrapped in foil. I preceded to put my hand over the coals to see if they were still warm (see how fussy I am about my hot dog). He told me they were still hot and just finished cooking. As I stood there contemplating this major decision and about to leave he said "the hot dog is on me". I replied "no way -just do not know if I need something I view unhealthy". He went on to share that he was the new pastor of this church and asked me to please visit. A small church with about 200 members in an area that I know well and know some of the people attending. Anyway to shorten this story, I accepted the delicious hot dog that I loaded with all the fixings and thanked him for the gift.

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


Tabor said...

This post makes me somewhat jealous. Your life is sounding perfect. Loving family, loving dog, new church (although I am not a church-goer) and hot dogs. Sigh.

Darlene said...

Lovely photos of four lovely females. You all look so happy.

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

Tabor - when I read your great entries and view your images - I wish I were you. Also you have a wonderful hubby. For a few years I am not a church goer - but the invitation was nice. But thank you with all my heart.
Darlene, thank you. Viewing the pictures - we do look happy.

Beverly said...

Hope you have a nice sounds like you might.....

kenju said...

A lovely family photo!! A hot dog every now and then will certainly not hurt you - especially when it is free!

Susie Hemingway said...

Your pictures are perfect,your tale of the hot dog sounded much fun and a nice invitation to a new church too! I enjoy the service at our little village church - like you, I did not attend church for a great number of years but I so enjoy it now, particulary the singing. The quiet peacfulness of our very old church imparts a sense of calm which I enjoy. Our tiny village has only 210 persons but it is lovely to see everyone and to know all is well in the village, catch up on news, all rather social really.
You look so contented in the pictures, what a beautiful family.

Lonely Rivers said...

Lots of hugs in these fine fall pictures! Concerning hot dogs - Lonely Rivers treasures her expired Costco card - as it allows her to slip in from time to time for one of the best hot dogs in town. I so love following your days! LR

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

Beverly, kenju,susie and LR - thanks for checking in this early Sunday morning. Love your comments. My daughter just made a run to Walmart as the battery went out of my home phone. Also - my heating unit is not working. Will post on that later.

Cloudhands said...

I just wanted to add my note of delight on reading your hot dog dilemma and the wonderful day with your girls. It looks like a loving time of togetherness.

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

Cloudhands, thanks for checking in.
It is rainy and cool. I thought we were suppose to have sun. My family is on the way to their home.
Country home is quiet once again.
Just me and Miss Callie!!

Sky said...

oooohh - gotta get that heating unit working before the cold nights arrive. glad you found out early enough.

all you girls look quite attractive by the pumpkins!

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

Sky, thank you - the heat is working.