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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Easy To Please

Wonder why she takes the time to share
Do children and grandchildren
really care about mom and grandma's day
But then the thought
they will know
there is  a different life after all that
is happening in earlier years
If you choose that lifestyle
the desire of all that the world
offers is gone
Should it not be this way
near the end
A peaceful flow of living with nature...

A busy day in the garden
deadheading and tidying up
Some touch up painting on
Woodhaven sign
Cleaned grass out of gravel drive
Sheets on the line at dawn
in the sun all day
smell so fresh and will feel
so good when the day ends
Tractor in yard all day
just to hot for me to cut grass
Phone calls from all my daughter's
Evening meal of zucchini, yellow squash
and potatoes from the small garden
My fresh dill on salmon
Cookies and milk...
A busy day - but
could anything be better?
Maybe I am easy to please....


sallysmom said...

My mom is gone so reading your blog kind of makes me feel like I am checking on her.

Anonymous said...

Your yesterday sounds wonderful -- I ask: what could be better than home-grown vegetables and line-dried sheets? These, such simple treats for the soul; yet I hope to indulge in both at this new place I'm calling home.

Isn't it funny how we must call something by name a number of times before it begins to grow into its name and roll off our tongue without thought? Who knows what two years will bring?


Beverly said...

that dinner sure looks yummy.....

Elsa Louise said...

You serve as an inspiration. I love reading about your life at Woodhaven.

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

SM,EDL,Beverly, thanks for visiting.
Elsa Louise, your words are special.

Sky said...

wish i were there! :)

Laura said...

sounds perfect to me my friend...absolutely perfect!

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

Sky and Laura, thank you for visiting.....

Unknown said...

Looks like a delicious dinner and very attractive dinnerware!

I would have enjoyed it. love fresh vegies. ;-)

Tabor said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!!

Judy said...

Line dried sheets--the best smell in the world. You have such a lovely life. I keep written journals and wonder if someday my daughters and grandchildren will read them--as I once poured over my grandfathers journals. I doubt it. Probably throw them into the trash, but...I like to go back and read and see how far I've come--so they are useful.

mermaid said...

I'm glad you have let go of all the inessentials. If you are easy to please, you know joy as the greatest thing because you know yourself.

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

Millie, Tabor, Judy and Kaveri,
Thanks for visiting....

the wild magnolia said...

It matters that you chronicle your life, we need a glimpse of a day in which deadheading and paint touch up of Woodhaven is a part, and a meal of zucchini, yellow squash and potatoes from a small garden accompany fresh dill on salmon.

Your life is constantly punctuated with well-being!

Sharon said...

I can't think of anything better:) I like that you've named your home Woodhaven.