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, September 15, 2010

Visit To The Nearest Big City

I have put off for months driving into Nashville. A dozen places are on my list.

My cell phone needs to be updated. It has been dropped more times then I can remember and I am surprised it even works. Even dropped in the toilet several times. I have a habit of sticking it in the back of my waistband as pockets are shallow and I might lose it. Consequently when I have to make an errand I forget the phone is in my waistband and it falls in the toilet.

Here are the results of the visit to the phone store. The young man asked me if there was something wrong with my phone. I replied "no." Just my contract was up for renewal and wanted a phone with larger screen and numbers. (plus my little granddaughter wants grandma's old phone to play with) I was told if I get that type of phone it has a lot of features I do not use and do not want to learn how to use - that my phone bill would increase.

The nice young man informed me that my phone was better then many on display and had greater battery time. So ---- I still have my old phone.

Have a gift card that is months old for the really big grocery. So I purchased a lot of small items. A pro biotic fruit drink that is loaded with vitamins - my favorite flavor - mango. Some items that my local grocery does not carry - tahini and miso. Guess what ??? I forgot to use the gift card - it is still in my purse.

Doctor appointment at 8:00; I left home at 6:45 and traffic was so bad I was 15 minutes late. Called to let them know I was on the way. Needed a booster tetanus shot and flu shot. Important since I might come across some old piece of barb wire. Callie has scratched me several times with her nails. Not meaning to but when she jumps up my arms are the victim. Also wanted to share about my fall 3 weeks ago.

It was impressed upon me once again that I should not hesitate taking the medication I have for this ongoing colitis. I just do not like to take anything. It is so severe lately. Lymphatic Colitis is inflammation of the colon. Just a nuisance and then stress makes it worse.

Was able to stop at the wonderful bakery for Tuscany bread. It is so good when it is slightly warmed and toasted in olive oil in a frying pan on the stove.

In the parking lot my best sunglasses fell off my face. Lucky, the optical shop in the mall put the part that goes over your ear - back on.

Did not go to 3 places on my list. Would like a new pair of walking shoes. Did buy a new pair of jeans. Will be my big city jeans - all I have very faded - which I love - but some I will take for doing work in the woods. I never fail to find slacks that fit me at Banana Republic. Will not share the size....

I love browsing in a shop where so much looks old. I could pull up a chair and just stay in Anthropologie.

Should treat myself to a nice sit down lunch ... but will probably grab something quickly at one of the eating places and head back to the country. Did just that - my favorite hot dog place.
Veggie dog on wheat bun with his homemade cold slaw - so guess it was not too unhealthy.

So I left the big city with items still on my list. Wanted to drive by my city home. Was getting late in the day and I just headed back to the woods and Miss Callie.

No one in my lifetime has ever ever greeted me with so much love as this little dog. I let her out of her pen and she almost dances!! Callie, guess I will keep you :)

I will return to the big city in a few weeks. My to do list will be smaller.

The mistress of Woodhaven is very tired. 4 messages on phone that need to be returned.

She is calling it a day. A busy day that started with her getting up at 4:30 a.m.

The wonderful picture of Nashville was taken by my daughter Jamie. I told her it looked like a painting.


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love Anthropologie! I think I got Sarah a gift card there for Christmas last year. They have beautiful things.

Next time come in on a Friday and we will have a lunch date with the girls. :)

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

I walked around just gazing at everything in that store - think I will ask them if I can just move in their shop :)

Judy said...

So nice you didn't have to get a new phone--so nice the salesman was honest with you. I did the same thing with a grocery gift card--got to talking with cashier and forgot. You have had a busy day--sleep well.

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

Judy, I was really surprised the salesman did not try and sell me a phone. Told me several times that I had exactly what I needed.

Jessi Cotterill said...

Hi Ern! You had fun in the big city!! And met a nice young man (at the phone shop)!! :D Sounds great!!

Sky said...

i hate buying new cell phones, too. i am not interested in music being part of my cell phone. so many phones focus on that aspect now. i don't text or use my phone online so i don't need one which functions as a mini computer. i do want speaker phone, camera, and a large address book, but those are all the features i care about. i like a flip phone design. my taste in phones, consequently, is no longer current/popular! it took me over a year of looking around to find one which pleased me. i am now finally familiar with it. i dread the day i'll have to replace it - usually happens about every 4 years. i will be older then and even more resistant to all the extras!

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

Jessi - been thinking of you and wondered if you were not home. Take care and as ever thank you for visiting me. Sky, you are so right but I still am going to check two other places about my phone. Waiting for another post from you :)

MsGraysea said...

Love that photo of Nashville. I've never been there and that makes it a place I must see some time!
What a busy day you had, and I agree about Anthropologie. We have no stores near us - just as well - but I do love their catalogue!
Glad you are feeling better.

Tabor said...

Your days in the city are very much like mine...missed things, favorite stores and exhaustion at the end. My daughter shops at anthropologie...I think it may be too expensive for me and only for those lovely think people such as yourself. (TAKE YOUR MEDICINE!)

Grandma K said...

I stopped by after you left your comment at Jude's blog. I could relate to so many things. I enjoyed your post, and I will be back!

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

Tabor, you are too young for exhaustion after a day like I had.
Anthropologie - I love browsing and always look on the sale rack :)
Did buy some cards that had pictures of 9 animals on them.
All the animals I have in the woods except the bear. Plan on using them for birthday cards from the woods. At the end of summer and winter in the past looked for something nice on sale to add to what I have. Have not done that in several years. Now I do not need anything unless I go to a funeral :) or out to eat with kids.
Love my new jeans - they were 40% off. I bet you are ready to return home....
Grandma K - thank you for visiting.
Visit again!!

Grandma K said...

I stopped by after you left your comment at Jude's blog. I could relate to so many things. I enjoyed your post, and I will be back!

Sharon said...

I smiled as I read this post because so many things resonated with me. Some days I head into the city to do errands and get them all done, and other days I start to run into obstacles and call it a day. I have learned to listen to my intuition when I need to head home, to the calm quiet of the woods. We always manage to do what needs to be done.

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

Sharon, I think you and I are similar in many ways!!