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

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Journey Continues

A tumultuous week. My mindfulness, meditation and prayer did not seem to help much. I had difficulty in being peaceful. So many thoughts on my continued journey. Memories of the past, thoughts of where I am and wondering what the future holds. I know better then this - I try to take one day at a time and let it unfold. Did not do to well this week.

Just received a call about a showing of city home tomorrow. I try to keep this off of my mind.

Also a week that I did too much outdoor work. This left me with very little energy for a few days. I know better and also know I have a problem pacing myself.

Spent time working on a Thanksgiving letter and my computer did not cooperate at times.
Almost gave up on it - it is finished and most have been mailed.

A lot of errands today, the sun is shining and I seem to have recovered.

Callie is the proud owner of a red harness. Maybe this will keep her from trying to follow me.
Every time I leave this property she pulls her collar off. How she does this I do not know.
When I return from errands she is sitting at the end of the drive waiting for me.
So, Miss Callie - I will see if this harness secures you.

My youngest daughter shared some beautiful pictures with me. They are from their trip last week end to a state park in Kentucky. Some special college friends met for this outing.

Two new books that arrived are on my reading table "Awakening the Spirit Within" by Jan Forrest. " A Path With Heart" by Jack Kornfield.

For I know the plans I have for you sayeth the Lord. Plans for good not evil - to give you a future and a hope Jeremiah 29:11


Sharon said...

You're right to take it one day at a time and let things unfold. Life is a journey that continues and we do the best we can along the way. Take care of yourself and allow yourself to rest for the days ahead.

Tabor said...

It is hard to pace ourselves. We know we are at the end of days and we have so much we want to do and to think about. I hope you get back to inner peace soon.

Beverly said...

I wish you a more peaceful weekend and coming week. I hope the Thanksgiving holiday will be happy and not too stressful. Are you cooking?

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

Sharon, Tabor and Beverly, thank you for your kind comments. I am fine this morning. Overwork does this to me. Seems when I have to slow down that my mind starts to overwork. Thanksgiving will be here in the country. The table will be full of people and food!!

MsGraysea said...

Just thinking about you as your settling in process continues. You can almost find yourself like the squirrels who race around to get everything in place for the long least that is how I see myself sometimes. I then have to force myself to be still for a bit and recover. Balance....the age old struggle. I send you peace and calm for today. It is beautiful and sunny, as I hope it is there. Your Thanksgiving plans sound so nice. A grand celebration of how much you have accomplished this year. You are amazing.

Darlene said...

have a Happy Thanksgiving with your lovely family. Relax and enjoy!

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

Marcia and Darlene, thank you for checking in. What a beautiful day in my area. I have been out in the sun all day. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you!!

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

Hope you will enjoy both books, Ernestine. I adore the Kornfield book and his other, "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry" is a perennial favorite. May your Thanksgiving week be blessed. May you be at ease. :-)

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

Jan, have a wonderful Thanksgiving week. Blessings to you!!

Anonymous said...

Callie looks nice in her new red harness! Sounds like she is already very attached to her new owner. Looks like your daughter visited Cumberland Falls maybe??
Have a great Thanksgiving Ernestine.

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

Judy, yes - that is where Jamie and her family visited.
Callie and I have bonded. Love her but guess what - she wiggled out of the harness. She is an escape artist. Someone will have to help me tighten. Have a good day. Thank you for your online friendship. We have a lot in common.

Lonely Rivers said...

Happy Thanksgiving week! Breathe in peace and calm, breathe out stress and turmoil.

Balisha said...

Hi E,
Is the harness made out of leather? It doesn't look like it in the picture. Maybe a sturdier one would do the trick.You should have named her Houdini :)
I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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

Lonely Rivers, thanks for visiting and the good advice.
Balisha, I bought this at our small town store. This also what they sell at the vet's office. I will have to go to the pet store when I go to the big city - next week - will buy a leather harness and collar. I worry about Callie when she gets loose. Now that I have bonded with her I do not want something to happen to her. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and thank you for visiting.

Marcie said...

I love the rainbow arcing over the water in the last photo. Just beautiful. I wish you a joyful family gathering at Thanksgiving.

Liza on Maui said...

Aren't we so similar ;) ... I think it helps that we are able to be transparent of our struggles and yet also be a testimony that God is in control. One day at a time, and moment by moment ...

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

Aisling, I love that image. Jamie captured it. Liza, yes sweet girl we are so similar. Jamie mentioned that when I started online. Blessings to you - always!!