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, September 23, 2011

Morning Smiles

First thing in the morning
I always check my email and
seems that is the time the
 inspiration to write makes
an appearance.

I smile this early morning
at these special notes.

One from my grandson who is
attending local university
He is coming for lunch tomorrow
So I am planning on cooking.

A welcome letter from my son in
Thailand. He tells of a visit to a
riverfront hotel and watching the
river taxis, wooden boats and barges
go by.   Oh how I would like
to visit that beautiful land.  On days
that I feel good - like this morning
I am ready to go.  On other days'
it is a dream that will not materialize.
Wish there was someone to fly
with me.   What a major accomplishment
if I could do this solo.

Another letter from a granddaughter in
New York.  In music school for her
loved French Horn. Is vegan vegetarian
loves to cook and guess what she now
has a job in the morning like 4:00 am
at a bakery. 
I tell her what wonderful
experience even though she shares
she has burns on her arms and is making
mistakes.  Grandma told her if she had to do this
for nothing it is wonderful experience.
Then she goes on to school.  So proud
of her for undertaking this challenge.
She shares of a morning photo shoot with her
woodwind quintet and an upcoming performance
at a wedding for the first time as a group.

My youngest daughter is recovering
from horrible fall where she passed out
so thankful she did not have major

Up at 4:30 and it is still raining
the rest from gardening and outdoor
work is welcome.
Banana bread in the oven
hummingbird sugar water simmering on stove
they will be visiting for a while.

What would I do without my computer.
at this time of life?

Sharing words and the love

A lifeline to the woods.....


Sharon Lovejoy said...

Loving words ARE a lifeline.

Much love,


the wild magnolia said...

A wonderful visit with you this morning, I imagine your voice. The fact your family keeps in touch with you, speaks will of them, speaks well of you.

Could be someone will come forth and join you for a trip to Thailand.

I'm off to check out the link you provided.

This is one of my lifelines to the woods, and a faraway friend. :0)

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

sharon l. and sharon h.
thank you for for visiting and
your comments.
I repeating - I am welcoming this rainy morning. Nice to be inside.
A good day is wished you both :0)

Judy said...

French Horn? The most beautiful, wonderful musical instrument in the world! I have played it for 60 years--in school, in a city orchestra, a college band and lastly in a community band. Now my grand daughter plays it in her school band. I can't fly to Thailand with you as I am scared, but I could take a quiet walk in your woods with you. I love your words--I can almost feel I am right there in the peacefulness.

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

Judy, you bless me with your words
What a coincidense - you and the French Horn. I always wondered why Sarah loved this instrument.
She has practiced daily since about 10 years old.
You can walk in my woods anytime
Have a good day - you and your Fred

Laura said...

returning love to you beautiful friend...thank you for reaching out to me this have lifted my rainyday spirits:-)

Tabor said...

So many different experiences and interests with your children. Isn't it nice at this time of life to visit vicariously?

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

Laura, have a good night.
Tabor, welcome home. So pleased to see your comment..

Balisha said...

Wonderful hearing from the kids. I know just how you feel. I just read Jamie's post and hope that she is feeling better.I love a rainy day...a day off for me to do what I want. Soon, we will have so many "days off" I guess we should enjoy the nice weather while it's here. I must go down to the freezer and get a loaf of cranberry bread out. Your banana bread made me hungry. Have a nice weekend...Balisha

Sharon said...

I so enjoy the stories you share from your cottage in the woods. I have a friend in town who is getting more comfortable with her computer ~ I am going to show her how to find your blog. We all benefit from connection with like-minded souls.