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, December 19, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - A Letter To Grandma

Hey Grandma!

I hope all is well in the countryside - is it frosty and cold there now? I would love to see some pictures of the place now that it's winter and my mom told me you moved most of your furniture into your new home. I can't wait until I have some time to come down and visit :) I am hoping for next Thanksgiving....

It is freeeeeeezing cold here and with the wind, it's rather nippy. I am lucky enough to be able to walk to work - the cold air definitely makes me wake up in the morning. I am finally settled into my new apartment, and I absolutely love it - my view is incredible, overlooking the whole city and Chrysler building. My roommate, although she is not around much and doesn't have a full time job, seems sweet enough and I have enjoyed the company. Otherwise, every night I am out with my vanderbilt friends considering we happen to all live in a one mile radius of one another - crazy, I kind of feel like I graduated to a larger campus ha. I also have a few friends from Longmeadow here which is always nice.

As for my job, I am slowly getting used to the 8:30 to 5:30 schedule and cubicle - I work with some talented, cool people which is nice. Last night they hosted a holiday happy hour which was fun (watching my boss get veryyyy drunk was quite amusing). But the most interesting part of my job is the multinational clients - the other day I spoke with people from Uruguay, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Spain, and Ecuador.So it's exciting! I've also gotten to put my French skills to good use :)

I do miss London a bit, mostly the people and job - I talk to the guys I worked with almost every day but I like NYC better as a city. Finally settling into 'real life' I guess...haha time is going by so fast!

Write me back and tell me all about the beautiful, serene country! I miss you and I wish I could see you over the holidays! What are your plans for Christmas? Is everyone coming to your house?

Love you!
Jessica xo--


Darlene said...

You must be very proud of such a talented daughter, Ernestine. She is an exceptional young woman; I can tell from her letter.

Have a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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

Darlene, this is my oldest granddaughter, my first grandchild.
I emailed her and ask if she minded if I posted her letter.
She "do it grandma". They can sure put a smile on your face!!
Holiday blessings sent to you special online friend. You were one of the first to comment on my journal and encouraged me!!

Beverly said...

so wonderful when they think of grandmother....
it sounds like she has an exciting life in NYC...and to have such a great view from her apt....
Sounds like she really loves her grandma...

kenju said...

I hope that I will one day get a letter as nice as this one from one of my grandkids!

mermaid said...

This is so precious. You often comment on learning so much late in life.

I find that hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

I love to get letters from someone. I don't think we write enough letters anymore with all the cell phones, texting, etc. I am sure you enjoyed hearing from her very much and she wrote you a lovely letter. How nice! Looks like Callie has been

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

Beverly, Kenju and Judy, thank you for the nice comments.
Mermaid, yes, life is a journey. All was deep inside but I was too busy trying to be the perfect wife, daughter and mother. No time for me. It taught me - younger women - please take time for yourself!! Guess so much pain is worth the peace and contentment at this stage of life. What horrors to grow old and be unsettled.

Tabor said...

You did a good job in raising your children since your granddaughter is to delightful in her letter. You must be ready to burst your buttons!

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

Tabor, you are right. I smile everytime I read her letter. That is why I asked her if I could share it.
Just life is going by so quickly and I want to see her. Last time was her graduation in the Spring.

Mim said...

I love the header with your little house in the woods. You sound so happy... here's praying for your city house to sell!!
Merry Christmas.

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

Mim, thank you and special Holiday Wishes to you.

Sky said...

what an enchanting letter. in case i am too busy for posting in the next few days, let me take the opportunity now to say i hope your christmas is filled with every delight and that your first holiday season in your beautiful countryside home brings you peace and contentment. what a year you have had! hugs to you, ernestine.

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

Dear Sky, thank you so much for the warm wishes. Yes, you brought to mind - it has been quite a year.
Do not think my kids think of mom this way. But, I need some rest.
Blessings and the best of everything to you and yours also.
Love, Ernestine aka One Woman