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

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

All Is Well

The Aster in my new header was given to me about 25 years ago. I have shared it with many and have moved a clump to 5 different homes. The first of the year when this home was started I brought a piece of this plant and put it by my mailbox. It never disappoints me. It will bloom - almost until snow falls.

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
Maya Angelou


MsGraysea said...

The asters are just beautiful. How nice to have the remembrance of your friend, Anna Lee. Nice that their beautiful colors come in the time of year we are fading in to winter. They leave us with their bright memory.
So happy to hear Callie is OK and you, too. Panic attacks are very frightening. Hopefully, that is the last of them for you!

lilalia said...

Things like that happens and the doctors always say to take such situations seriously. It is better to be told all is well than it is not to react quickly or properly when something is wrong.

angela recada said...


Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Our mutual blogging friend Mermaid is special, isn't she?

Your asters are gorgeous! I've never had luck with them, up here in Wisconsin. Too cold, I think. It's wonderful to be able to share flowers over the years with special people. Such a lovely way to be reminded of friends and loved ones.

Best wishes to you (and your little Callie),

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

Marcia, lilalia - thanks for commenting. I have had several attacks but nothing like this one.
I refuse to have one again!!!
Angela, thank you so for commenting. I relate to so much you shared. Invisible I am and a few years back decided to start anew. I am finally beginning to be the real "me".

kenju said...

Love the asters - we call them montecasino - the color is great.
I've had a panic attack, and also thought it was my heart. It was very stressful!

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

kenju, thanks for visiting. I love this color. You are right panic attacks are no fun. Hopefully another one never happens. Have a great day.

Sharon said...

Thank you for your comment over at my place. It's nice to meet you. I am glad your heart is strong.

It took me a long time to settle in when we moved to this house. We left our home of 29 years. There were things to sort through, but it was the emotions and memories that took the most time.