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, December 16, 2014

This Morning

Much loved, trusty old truck serviced and has been almost a year.
All is well except hose for window washer fluid plugged, hose good and in time will check it out.
Shared years ago how I bought this truck from a dealer I called in Nashville.  Shared exactly what
I wanted, no extras, my color, medium size and could not drive to big city.  Received call
and truck information was shared with me and told they would bring it to me with someone
following to witness sale and take driver back to big city.  Another conversation to be sure
they were bringing what I wanted.   Oh my, exactly my truck and on sale since end of year.
It was purchased and pleased every since except for 2 years it was given to my son for his
mechanic to drive (since I was in the city and did not need a truck) and at this time would have half the miles if I had kept it.

Next to bank to cash the really big check of $22.90 from my insurance company which stated
since I had all of my insurance with them and no wrecks for almost 40 years
this was a gift to me.   First time I ever received such a gift and probably is about .60 cents a year
for me :)   Thankful I am - also for the big $10 increase in my SS.   Another mistake because divorce never entered this ones mind, one check was written for 18 years in husbands name when I ran the financial end of business.   Remember sitting at that desk many hours over the years and even
worked from the hospital bed when my son was born.  Remember the nurse asking "why is an adding machine and checkbook being brought to you when you just gave birth to a baby :)
Loyal I was...

Next to Walmart for a few items and they did not have the suet for birds that I wanted.  What they had was too expensive and I can buy at farm store for much less.
Used my $5 coupon for lotion I like.  
Thrifty I am.
Also purchased some Rye grass seed to spread on areas that might wash in the next months.

Several times a year I stop at the pizza place.  It was almost noon and the weekly buffet has
excellent vegetarian pizza.  Always $5.99  in the past for all you can eat and I put 3 or 4 slices in a box.
Told it went up $2.00 at the cashiers and after warming when I returned home noticed no mushrooms like
in the past and something new had been added black beans.  It was still tasty but missed
the mushrooms.   Everything changing - even my pizza...

I wonder many times why I share, just like writing and family knows about my interesting probably is boring and repeating myself a lot lately
but will just keep writing.

The days by the woods continue to be cloudy, damp and cold.  Sun where are you?

My Beth sent this to me
and said it reminded her of me
and so right she is.
This is my home
and Peace resides here...


Tabor said...

Writing of your life makes for an excellent journal. You can look back on certain times and gain new insight into your life. Everyone should journal...whether on the Internet or in a small book! That card is just heaven!

Balisha said...

I'll bet it felt good to drive down your driveway to "home" after your errands. After being in a big city...I feel my shoulders relax...when I come to our road.
I never kept a journal before I started this blog 8 or 9 yrs ago. It is such a natural thing now.
Love the card...

lil red hen said...

Boring? Never!! It's like a visit with a dear friend.

I understand about the SS checks; everything was always paid in the Farmer's name, even though I've worked side by side all these years and get only half. Oh well ....happiness and good health are worth more than anything else.

Pienosole said...

I agree with "lil red hen" that your posts are like visits with a friend. And, writing is such a good practice for our well-being. "A win-win" situation :-).

Judy said...

Lovely. I too was so naive back 30 years at Divorce Time--that I signed off his pension and thus--now living on SS. Ah--but we are okay!

Wisewebwoman said...

I hear you on the SS, I could claim CPP (the Canadian Equivalent) off my ex husband due to child care years, I haven't done it though it has crossed my mind, don't know why and had forgotten until you mentioned.
Beautiful card. I love your writing, like someone up there said, like sitting down and having a coffee and some of your corn bread.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It's not boring to me either. It is real life.

It is always good to pull into the driveway at home. The roads are getting busier as 'snowbirds' arrive from the north and be that way until around Easter when they all head back where they came from.

I have kept a diary/journal for years, been blogging for 6.

What a lovely card, it suits you to a T.

Have a lovely Christmas week ~ FlowerLady

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

Tabor, Balisha, Charlotte,
Pienosole, Judy and Pienosole,
I have written a journal almost a lifetime but computer writing
started about 8 years ago :)

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

Lorraine, just saw your comment
and comment above is for you also :)

Anvilcloud said...

Write like Yoda, you do.

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

Anvilcloud, you bless me :)