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, October 21, 2014

With A Glance

with a glance
this one could pick
out her special son
(on bottom)

Never would I have imagined
a few years ago
with him living across the street
from me
in the big city
that in the near future
 he would be living in Thailand
part of the year and teaching.

Also that one granddaughter working in a busy
office in New York would trade that job
for teaching special children in a school
in New York.

Another granddaughter has arrived nearby
to be with her mom (my daughter) for a while.
She changed from wanting to play her french horn
in symphony's to pursue her love of cooking.
Home from Cape Cod to return in the Spring
unless something else opens up.

Callie seems to have recovered :)

I have not been eating very well, taking care of her
and not up to cooking.
Kept thinking of a meatloaf and smelled so good in the kitchen as it was cooking.
Yes,  today made a small meatloaf, my turnip greens and turnips
and mashed potatoes - good comfort food and can eat on it for
several days.


Judy said...

Glad Callie is better!! Looks like you had a nice supper.

Hill Top Post said...

Yay for Callie! And yay for you for taking such good care of her! Your supper looks delicious.

Sharon said...

That's good news about Callie ~ thank you for sharing. Now I'm hungry for meatloaf:)

thewiildmagnola said...

Happy to hear Callie is better.

Your meal looks delicious! I love to see what you are eating!!

Take care of you!!!

Pienosole said...

Happy to read the good news about Callie! Glad that you're taking care of yourself. I can almost smell the meat loaf, etc. from here :-). Enjoy this day!

Sallysmom said...

I am glad Callie is better. Take care of yourself as well.

Balisha said...

Meat loaf is one of the best meals to have as leftovers. Meat loaf sandwiches and just warmed good and tasty.
It sounds like your family is scattered, but in the right spots for their happiness and successes. Hearing from them is something to look forward they tell about their lives.
So happy that Callie is improving. Very stressful having a pet that is ill. Take care, Balisha

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Your meatloaf looks delicious! You always make the best comfort food. I am so thankful and relieved that Callie has recovered. :)

MsGraysea said...

So happy to hear that Callie is better, Ernestine. I laughed when I saw the meatloaf. As I adjust to living with my son and family, I find myself cooking many meals for them. Today I made a meatloaf and froze it uncooked to be a meal some night next week. I was craving comfort food, too.
Mary Oliver is so thought provoking and always seems so deeply personal to me. I think that is the beauty in her writing - that each of us can identify so deeply. Such talent!!
Where was your granddaughter on Cape Cod?? It is such a lovely place to be but work is sketchy in the off-season. Tonight the winds are howling and the pounding surf is very loud. Great weather to sleep.
I understand your longing about things you wished and thought you would do. The pensiveness of aging fills a lot of my time these days, too. It is my quest to stay in each of these precious moments and be happy with what comes my way each day, and the more I allow myself to sink into the reality, the happier I is when I veer off that I forget how fortunate I am. I do so appreciate you sharing the realities of your life right now. It is a constant source of strength for me. Sending you sunshine and warmth to get through the winter.

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

Judy, Mary, Sharon, Sandy, Pienosole, Sallysmom, Balisha, My Jamie and Tabor,
thanks for dropping in :)