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

Saturday, December 14, 2013


I was so sad this morning
wanting so
to drive into the big city for my youngest granddaughter's piano recital.
Raining, balance issue severe, her sister has Strep throat
and could not chance it.
With days out of school during the holidays
hopefully I can drive to her home and listen to her play Christmas songs
on the piano my Jamie played at the old farm house.
Memories surface of last summer
when I attended her recital
A gift to me
 Marked down,
I quickly purchased
 and the scent is wonderful
For lunch today
tomato soup with Basil
which is so good along with batch of pimento cheese made.
Spotted the Basil plant and also purchased yesterday.

I planned on freezing many of my herbs
and seems it never happened.
In many ways
felt  like this year went by so quickly
and 2013 will soon come to an end.


Tabor said...

I am sure that a private recital for you will be a wonderful winter gift. Please do not be too sad staying at home. Put on some cheerful piano music and enjoy and think about your sweet little granddaughter. I am hoping your health improves, be patient.

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

Tabor, thank you for your kind words. Cold, dark winters are not that good for me.
It will pass and hopefully I hear from mri results on Monday.
Think all that is happening is just immune problem, arthur and aging - which I guess it is time for. Patience never been to good with that but am trying.
I cannot find my dozen CD's of Christmas music. I stored them so well that cannot find them.

Sharon said...

Your flowers and glass in the window bring springtime inside on these cold winter days. I hope you enjoy a private recital when weather permits - best to stay home when the weather turns treacherous. When I leave home I keep the thought that I can turn around if conditions turn dangerous. Be gentle with yourself, Ernestine. This is an emotional time of year. Take care of you ~

Hill Top Post said...

Money well spent, I think...a nice way to make the house a little more cheerful on a dreary winter's day.

I am sure your little granddaughter will be more than proud to play some Christmas songs for you and make more special memories. Christmas is almost here!

Judy said...

I was "off" today too--felt so off balance. I had no choice but to stay inside with 19 hours of continual snow. I did get quit a bit of stuff done inside though, so not wasted at all.

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

Sharon, Mary and Judy, :)

Pienosole said...

Thinking of you and wishing you a peaceful Sunday...

Balisha said...

I'm sure she wanted you there too.She's such a little sweetie...a private concert for grandma will come.
i didn't get my herbs done either. Too much to do at the end of a season of gardening. I have some that are OK...even in this cold weather.Love tomato soup with basil.Have a wonderful Sunday doing the things that you love to do.Balisha

Wisewebwoman said...

Love the photo, it is like a painting.

Yes, being good to ourselves takes practice. I love the idea of the lily-whites and basil on the windowsill.

She will give you a private concert. Remember to bring her a flower.


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

Pienosole and Balisha, thank you
and WWW - yes taking her a flower :)