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, May 21, 2010


A short time away from headache of computer problems and air card. Hope to return in about 10 days when problem is solved. So much has been going on in my life and I may have some good news to share at that time.

Each of you who have become my special online friends - I think of you and will catch up on your postings at that time.

Wherever you are on this planet - One Woman sends out warm wishes to you

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Winner Is ......

Thanks to all who sent in their name for a chance to win this special CD.

Tabor, email your address to me, and I will have a copy sent to you.

Enjoy - my special friend.

Fondly, One Woman

May each of you - who continue to read my personal journey - have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 10, 2010


They came, they laughed, they hugged, talked, and they cooked on the grill.
One Woman - watched with a full and thankful heart.

The one lone turkey continues to wander in the fields - I guess like One Woman!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Highlight Of Day

Busy morning as it was first time leaving the woods in almost two weeks. Still had to drive through some water which made me uncomfortable.

Errands in town - two groceries, gas in vehicle, post office, trash delivery, Goodwill drop off, stop at hospital for blood work, pickup at friend's home, and on and on.

Arrived home at noon (Callie sitting in front field waiting for her master to return which never fails to squeeze my heart) began awaiting man to place drains on downspouts to help water flow.

Groceries brought in, phone kept ringing, grass to be cut and on and on.

Phone rings and a voice says "grandma it is Gavin - can I drive to the country and visit with you?"

Needless to say grandma was pleased. Exams were finished yesterday and tomorrow he heads home for Tampa and think with this busy time he was going to drive to the country to visit.

What an exciting rest of the year is in store for this special grandson. A few weeks at home with mom and dad and then an internship in New York. Nice because his sister is in that area. Then this fall a term will be spent abroad.

When I think of the opportunities that unfold for my grandchildren - it surely makes me smile and pleases my heart.

Lunch at the local country drugstore and then on the Woodhaven. Such a delight to listen to him share and to see him just relaxing. Many memories of times in the past when visits were made to this property.

I wanted to post pictures of him from the time he was a toddler and would visit grandma in the country - but - alas computer and scanner acting up.

Just wanted to share that One Woman's day ended with a smile on her face and a thankful heart.

Safe traveling wishes and prayers for safety are going out for you today - my special one.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

After The Rain

Everything at Woodhaven looks so sparkling clean and the colors in the woods and in her first Spring garden are so vibrant and beautiful. Plants were moved last fall without much memory of what colors. All put in the ground in her new garden and she is pleased as all unfolds. As each plant blooms it is almost like a gift.

The ground is still damp and it sure makes weeding easy. No weeds in her small 12x12 kitchen garden as it almost washed away. Time will tell what seeds did not wash away.

A lot of water still surrounds the area where my youngest daughter lives.

Wherever you are may you have a day that is filled with peace.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sax Meditations by Walter Beasley

Anne, the marketing person, wrote me to see if I would listen to this relaxing music and write a review on "Sax Meditations" by Walter Beasley.

Walter Beasley is a famous contemporary jazz artist. Since 1998, he has been one of the ten highest selling sax men in the world while continuing his highly influential work as a full professor of music at his alma mater, The Berklee School of Music, where he began teaching the the mid-80s. In 2007, Beasley - also the highest selling full-time teacher ever-celebrated his 20th year as a best selling artist.

I like what is shared on the inside cover of the CD.

"There has never been a project in which I have been involved that has given me so much satisfaction and comfort. My intent was to make a project that from start to finish reduces stress and stimulates imagination."

The evening of the day it was received it was put on my Bose player. One Woman found the music very relaxing and peaceful. A new sound was introduced to her.

Send me a brief comment or just your name - I will draw a name in a week and have the winner sent a copy of "Sax Meditations."

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Instead of answering some of the comments on my last post and emails - I will do so with this entry.

The rain started and it seemed as if it would never stop. I do not remember it ever being so heavy that I could not see through it. Ongoing lightning and constant tornado warnings. I do not do too well with conditions like this. Kept having thoughts - may I be in the best place as this escalating time goes by.

Maybe when it happens again - I can rent someone to sit in a chair and not speak unless spoken too:) lol

I really try to remain calm and maybe it is a losing battle. It was difficult to remain peaceful
even with meditation, prayer and yoga.

Electricity out for 16 hours and when it finally came on about an hour ago - this is what I learned.

Interstates are closed, most of Nashville is flooded, many without power, schools closed tomorrow.

I am fortunate that the street the city home is one did not flood. When I walked outside a minute ago - it looks like I am surrounded by a swamp. But no flooding or standing water near my woods home. The homes on either side of this property - the old farm house and another home I built years ago - have ponds and they look like lakes.

Enough shared. I am thankful that a week of sunshine is predicted and the saturated earth will dry. I am thankful to have electricity:) Thankful that when the road clears I can go to the grocery - it has been 10 days.

Thanks to all who expressed concerned for this One Woman.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Touch Stones

Tabor used this word in a comment to me on my son's Buddha that is temporarily resting in my woods.

The word started the wheels in my mind turning. I began to think of some of the touch stones that reside with me in my woods home.

Clocks that were my mother's, grandmothers, and great grandmother's. A large platter and a number of items that were my grandmother's and great grandmother's. A wooden mirror that my oldest daughter gave to me years ago. My little granddaughter's love using it, and I always tell them to be careful that they do not drop and break it. Quilts upon the beds that my mother lovingly made.

Strange when I think of this - I never saw her quilt. I always peeked in her quilting room, but her quilting time was early in the morning or late in the evening. I was never with her at these times. Books from all of my children.

In my bedroom is a pillow that a special friend gave me. It has a woman tending to a Wisteria vine. I also have a pillow that has "Happily Ever After" embroidered on it. I was with this dear friend when I spotted it in a shop window. After I purchased it she put heavy fringe on the pillow.

She died of a brain aneurysm about 10 years ago. These items in my bedroom keep her ever in my heart.

I have some special items from my children's father that will be passed on when the time is right. A few special items from some that One Woman was close to - at a different time in her life.

The beginning garden at the edge of the woods is filled with pieces of flowers that through the years came to me from special people. A bird feeder from my mother and some rocks from her garden. A small stone "Miracles Happen Only To Those Who Believe In Them" from a daughter. A sign that says "Relax" (I need this).

Now that my son has sold his home and for a while will be home free - mom is keeping some items for him. So - in every room I have reminders of this special son.

This list could go on and on - so - Tabor - on this rainy and stormy morning - you gave One Woman a trip down memory lane.

I am sure that everyone who reads my rambling this morning can relate to this sharing.

Have a great day!!!!!