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

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Soon To Begin

Green wheat fields on my country road
Buttercups peeking out of soil
One granddaughter skating in New York's Central Park
Another granddaughter amazes me with her creations on a plate.  I thought this
was a mushroom "no grandma it is a poached egg."

A new year that I need to work on my posture, pace myself, rest more and just "be".
 Hoping for not as many health issues as in 2012.
A deep desire to not be so addicted to computer and to post less on my journal.
Then the thought surfaces that I find so much joy in my writing, downloading images, reading other's thoughts from around the world,  enjoy continually looking up new
information and what would I do without Amazon for items that save a trip to town and supplying
my books - so what would I do without this item that sits on my desk....

Looking in the mirror it seems I many times see my mother and this is strange because as a child and as years continued we were never really alike.

Time you are going by so quickly and when I mentioned to a friend who is older then me that these were the last chapters or pages, she quickly responded "please do not say that."  My thought "realistic I am." 

Share the same thought with another that not much has been left out of my past living experience.
The marriage, children, dances, parties, trips, careers,  relationships, highs, lows, good and bad and they all left something to be desired.
Tonight just me like some years in the past and it is wonderful to never be bored with yourself or desire something else.
It is a gift in these last years.

My Spring vegetable garden will continue with an addition of a few items and by the looks of the economy this is good planning.    Expanding my herb collection and may do more in pots since the soil is so damp here by my cottage.

All in all looking forward to another year in my cottage by the woods and visits from children,
 grandchildren, daily communication on computer and life continues about the same.

A deep sense of Peace covers my heart and soul
at this moment and
this is still a Miracle to me
so what more could one ask for in her personal world.
Might add that much is needed locally and worldwide
but my world seems to be set apart here in the woods.

Wishing all that read my thoughts
A  Healthy, Safe and Peaceful


Sky said...

Hope the new year is gentle and kind to us all! Boy, do I need that break this year - 2012 wore me out. And, yes, we both need a year of better health!

We don't usually go out on NYE since so many are drinking. We'll snuggle in with a good movie, and I'll probably have a Margarita or 2. Right now hubby is out in the garden planting bulbs before winter's freeze makes her first visit. Hot chocolate will be on his mind when he comes inside.

Sending good wishes and love to you on this special night,

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely post. I wish you love, peace, joy and good health in 2013.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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

My Special Sky, thanks for checking in - I drink hot chocolate in the middle of the night almost every night. Go to bed so early and wake up about 2:0 and that is my snack time :) At the moment making stirfry with shrimp for my evening meal. I return your wishes to me to you
and your special one...

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

Dear Lorraine, thank you and healing and good wishes sent your way...

mel said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. May your peace continue in the new year.

Tabor said...

What a perfect place you are in your life. So many struggle and worry and you have found what you love, accepted your interests and learned new things. May 2013 bring long healthy days for you!

Beverly said...

Happy New Year!!!

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

Mel, Tabor and Beverly, thank you for your special words on the dawning of a new day in a New Year that is beginning. Your friendship is priceless to me...

Lynn said...

Wishing you a happy new year in your cottage of contententment as I've grown to call it. We will enjoy time honored black-eyed peas and greens today. We, you and I, are so blessed. Thank you for your journal entries and allowing us to read them along with your family. To traditions . . . and to 2013.

Balisha said...

"Soon will set in the fitful weather, with fierce gales and sullen skies and frosty air, and it will be time to tuck up safely my roses and lilies and the rest for their winter sleep beneath the snow, where I never forget them, but ever dream of their wakening in happy summers yet to be."
by Celia Thaxter

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year, my friend. May you spend many cozy hours thinking about the coming year and your garden plans. Hugs...Balisha

Hill Top Post said...

Your writing is filled to overflowing with inspiration; so much to take to heart. My wishes are with you, too for a healthy and happy new year.

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

Lynn, Balisha and Mary, thank you..

joared said...

Happy holidays! Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Judy said...

I've always enjoyed being by myself--maybe because essentially I was an only child, raised on a farm with no other play mates? People around here very concerned I was going to be alone the last few days--I didn't mind a bit--refused invitations for New Year's Day. we begin another chapter.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love love your pictures! :)

Happy New Year. I love you!

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

joard, Judy and my Jamie :)
thank you...

Anonymous said...

Ernestine, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your thoughts here. You seem to have such a full and open heart and always ready to invite life inside. I sense in you a deep appreciation for both solitude and connection. I bring my best wishes for a year, 2013, of many adventures, much peace and good, good health.

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

Ellen, always so good to hear from you. A good year wished for you.
Come and visit me :)

Sharon said...

I wish you health, safety, and peace as well, Ernestine. Happy New Year! Your cozy cottage by the woods sounds like the perfect place to plan for spring.