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

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

After receiving this card from Jamie
I realized she had taken this on my property
before leaving
and that is my Callie :)

Family time today
and the hours go so quickly.

They are already missed
as they pull out the drive.

So this card
is my message to each of you....


Saturday, December 19, 2015

A New Day Begins

Yes, a new day and not many left in the year of 2015 and it seems to this one that the year went
by so quickly.

A cold morning, in the 20's, a good at home day and a lot to do.


on the mat and since a lot of pain was not easy - but not stopping.

Callie is still sleeping and usually she watches me

A hearty breakfast of waffles covered with blueberries, cherries, bananas, flax seeds
and maple syrup
Made a list for the following week, something I have always done and my oldest daughter
in Tampa sent me her list.   A busy one with her daughter and husband and son and friend
visiting for several days.

She recommended this after I shared about cramps in hands and feet at night

magnesium never entered my mind...

Need to clean all drains this morning
with mixture of baking soda, vinegar and boiling water.

On my list for market I need to add apples as I am going to make a fresh apple cake
for family when they visit on Christmas Eve for lunch.   Lunch will be easier for me
instead of breakfast or an evening meal and seems everyone anxious to return
to their homes for Christmas Day..

I smile every time I remember my son in Thailand, in his recent phone call to me  sharing that a childhood friend
who I knew well, now living over the ocean also - named new baby girl

I wish
all of my children and grandchildren
could be here for Christmas.

Maybe someday.....

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

By Faith and Lesson Learned

I ordered a new large mailbox from Amazon, it arrived and could not use, too big and would not
fit my post.
Always with orders I could return with free shipping and label sent to me
I did not read the fine print, returns on this third party seller, you pay the return fee and no label was sent.

Rain due tomorrow and appointments, a painful day but decided to take to UPS.  Box was heavy
but was able to put in my car.  Had no idea when I arrived at UPS if I could unload, hold it,
and go to store and open door.  I knew I would need help especially with cane in hand.

I just took off  in my car and when I arrived next to me was a young man loading his vehicle he glanced my way and I asked "could you please
help me get this into the store".  He smiled and said sure.   So very thankful as I thanked him.
I noticed when this item shipped to me it was$ 8,00 and as delivery ticket was made was informed
it would be $15 to return.   So let me think, returning this item with no credit it was a losing deal.

I have learned a valuable lesson, always read the fine print as I did do after all of this happened
and it stated buyer was not responsible for return shipping.

I once again in my lifetime relied on my faith and drove off to town and UPS store not knowing if I could even
enter the shop for the return and might just have to
return home.

Many times in my lifetime  I have done something similar and many would remark to me
that they
would not take the chances that this one does.

But then I know who watches over me and have faith in that one.

So another day ends
and I smile
and very thankful..

Monday, December 14, 2015

My Girl

Jamie's entry this morning
I smile
so true....

Now mom
is same height
but she says I am shorter :)
Do weigh less then Jamie
and mom
still loves jeans...

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Early morning at dawn
I looked out the kitchen window
such beauty.
Onto deck with camera
and this is it
came inside to download
walked back to window
and this view had disappeared
so quickly.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Busy Day, Ancient Trees and Spaghetti

The young men who promised to come and clean in front of woods
arrived this morning at 8:00.  This project is something I did not anticipate
when building by the woods.  Storms and wind over the months leave many branches from the old trees.
They filled a long trailer and pickup truck.   In the past as I walked daily this one would
always have an armful of limbs to add to location where they would be burned when ground was
damp and no wind day.   For a number of months my walking is limited  by the woods and miss it so much but with
uneven ground and an unexpected occasional hole I cannot chance falling

They worked for almost 3 hours and I also pointed out some cutting with their saws.
A project I do yearly as I try to keep it neat about 20 back as you pull in the long gravel drive.

I was outside with them most of morning and soon lunch time and decided to make spaghetti.
This is something I made often when a family at home but had not made in quite some time.
Fresh mushrooms on hand and freezer supplied meat. green and red peppers and topped with
freshly ground Parmesan cheese, was so tasty...

My rural postman delivered mail to me for almost 40 years and recently retired.
New young woman pulled up to cottage with several boxes from Amazon.
A new tea that I ordered,  Black tea, flavored with fruit and a hint of lemon.

Also ordered something that may be better for pain and inflammation then what
I am now using - hope so

My busy day has ended and would love to sit, have a cup of tea and read
Mary Oliver..

Thursday, December 10, 2015

On This Day

A foggy morning
The sun has never shined
feels so damp
and rain due tomorrow.

"Bless the notebook that I always carry in
my pocket.
And the pen.
Bless the words with which I try to say
what I see, think, or feel.
With gratitude for the grace of the earth.
The expected and this exception, both.
For all the hours I have been given to
be in this world."

I read this from Mary Oliver's new book
"Blue Horses"
and I wrote on the page under this
"Thank you"

Problems with signing into blogger
too long to find out why.

signing off...

Friday, December 4, 2015

First Week of December

Cold, rain and now sun shining and a little warmer for a few days.

Car serviced for the first time and over the top treatment.  Raining, but stopped at market and then
across the street at the auto dealer.   Pulled in and told the young woman I had a trunk full of groceries and should I return another time and she replied "your fine will have the service man
put your groceries in his vehicle, take you home, help you unload them and then will bring your car
back to you later this afternoon."    This was great since left home in the pouring rain at 7:00AM
that morning, dental work, was weary and wanted to return home quickly.  So appreciated this special treatment.

Last trip into town I delivered a small gift to this young woman :)  She replied "you did not have to do this"  oh but I wanted too.

I do not like canned soup but keep some on hand for emergencies.   Like my homemade soups
the best and especially through the Winter months.
Noticed this Pea Soup on the shelf
and it was sooo good.   Buying a few more to keep on hand.
is about the same
with this one.

One day is excellent
and seems another day
I crash.

The tooth problem was not pleasant as one being attended to was on one side and one on the other side - so really could not enjoy the Thanksgiving meal I prepared.   Soups, jello, yogurt and even Jr. baby
food kept on hand and it was surprisingly good :)

As the dreaded prednison
becomes less and less in this body
all will become a little more normal for this one.

The mat never leaves my floor
and 3 times a day for at least 15 to 20 minutes
is good for me...

Monday, November 30, 2015

All Continues

Blueberry bread with an addition of cranberries - cooling
Two orchid plants full of buds :)
At this time
I do very little decorating but table looks festive...

Thanksgiving time with part of family (rest were missed) was a good time.   My granddaughter
the chef brought a friend another chef from this upscale Nashville restaurant and I did a little more
could not serve them on paper plates and cups.  Wish I had taken an image of the way Sarah carved
the turkey as it looked so nice on the plate - a little different then the way it is usually done

I needed another large platter for my dinner and then I spied it sitting on the shelf where I have
placed it for 20 years  "my great grandmother's large platter which I have treated like royalty
and not anymore - My great grandmother used it for Sunday dinners, my grandmother used it
and my mother used it and now I am going to use it.....

My girls cleaned the kitchen, but next day I continued onward putting up a lot and washing
tablecloths and napkins.

It has rained for 3 days and kind of nice because there was finally time to rest.   Dread soon dental
appointment which was not planned but then most of them are not planned.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Grandma's Girl

A wonderful Thanksgiving family time
and will share more later.
At the moment very weary
and still on clean up detail...

Wanted to share this picture I took of my youngest granddaughter
reading on my screen porch
after dinner and everyone is sleeping, in a chair, sofa, floor
but this one
wanders around
looking at them
and is so very aware
of her blessings...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Process and I did it....

Difficulty with the weight of this frozen turkey
and just carried on.
Put a chair by fridge to put 1/2 frozen turkey on and slid chair to sink and was able to lift it.
Running water over it for about 30 minutes to somewhat thaw, patted dry, put in pan
and covered with my herbs and now back in fridge until cooking time at 7:30 in the morning.
Pecan pie with added chocolate chips for my Jamie, is done...
Dressing of dried corn bread, old bread and biscuits in covered bowl ready to be mixed tomorrow
with broth and my Sage.
Pumpkin pie will make this afternoon and kitchen floor is a mess.

I do not say this lightly
but with all I have experienced for months
"I am proud of myself."
girls wanted to bring everything and I said "no."

Someone asked me
"why do you continue to do this?"
and I replied so my children and especially grandchildren
have special memories and
remember coming to mama's and grandma's home  on Thanksgiving, Christmas,
special occasions,
 birthdays and home made meals she prepared...

Girls are bring a dish to add to what I have prepared...

Blessings continue
and crew arrived yesterday to clean all leaves around this cottage by the woods
also cleaned gutters and so pleased
as rain arriving for days later in the week.

I am thankful for so much
and could fill pages with the list

All who check in
and read my rambling...


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Family Time

Turkey is thawing, bowl is filled with cornbread for dressing, baking and chopping day.   Making sweet tea that my youngest granddaughter asked how I made it "grandma I love it."
Fresh green beans from a garden and canned are on hand.
Pumpkin and Pecan pie soon to be made...
Simpler table setting, my girls will bring the rest of dinner, so I smile as I anticipate seeing them.

Callie watches and I mix up pimento cheese while potato soup is simmering for lunch yesterday.
Turkey out of fridge tomorrow and will cover with herbs (still have Rosemary, Thyme
Parsley, Sage and Bay leaf) with salt and pepper to be uncovered in fridge until time to bake
on Thanksgiving.    Last year read about this simple procedure from Nan at Good Food Matter's
and the turkey was out of this world, so moist..

Some better as Prednison is working, balance still off  and looking forward to not leaving the woods
for the 6 days and then dreaded dental appointment.
Just not where I want to be but then may never be
if I am realistic  - but life is good.    So on the mat 2 or 3 times a day, eating continually, resting and life goes on.

It may only be me
but seems my body and mind are
 still on the old time....
It is dark when I go to bed
and dark when I arise in the morning....

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sharing In The Night and Thanksgiving Thoughts of You

I said almost 4 years ago that this one would never go on a high dose of prednison again.
Horrible memories of that time and here I am again finishing 2nd week with 4 more to look forward too
and then months of very low dose to come off of this medication with no side affects.

So prednison is a miracle drug, inexpensive, usually successful but you endure much.

Was told "this is really going to be difficult for you and please be careful and do not fall being
so medicated"  would have been difficult just with the oral steroid  but several weeks ago cortisone shots in shoulders, so it doubly difficult.
 Every side affect you can experience has been going on.
Some sleep for a few hours is better then no sleep.  Difficult to focus at time and guess
just a medicated feeling with so many ups and downs physically and emotionally
Cortisone totally dries body up and continually taking care of this plus drinking tons of
coconut water, probotics so I do not become dehydrated,  Daily Ensure and trying to eat healthy.
Thursday a crown came off of a tooth, has to be redone and today another tooth broke off
all of this to one who never had a cavity until age 60.  Soup and super soft food guess will
be my diet until dental appointment week after Thanksgiving.

Steroids lower your immune system and hopefully all successful with dental visit.

Much more has happened over last 2 weeks but will stop with this sharing.
Did not want to share what is going on at this time
but so many special ones writing and sharing over the years and did not want to just disappear
for weeks.

Have not been answering phone most of day and on computer once a day to keep in touch
with my children,   Just keep moving, resting, discomfort level comes and goes daily, do not like
the extreme ups and downs
but so thankful for so many who think of me with encouraging words, write, call and make offers of help
Thank you, Lana, Lisa and son, Lorene, Dan Green, Polly, Anne and Cindy....

It is best for me to just stay busy and focus on thankfulness as it could be a lot worse.

So continuing on and know with Thanksgiving soon arriving with family there would not
be time to share.   Will cook turkey, dressing, green beans from the garden and pies and my girls will bring the rest and can set the table.

Friend with nursery near her property brought yearly Christmas flowers, they give her and requested not as many this year.
They are on the loft with house plants brought inside and look so cheerful.   After Thanksgiving
will bring downstairs and girls will pick up their plant on Thanksgiving day.
Frost nightly
and brought some Sage and Parsley inside,  Nothing equals fresh Sage for dressing

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Then and Now

Jamie and I had recently moved into the old farmhouse
older girls in college and my son was staying part time in the city
where I wanted him to finish his school years.
Construction still going on
in fact
there were plastic walls
between the old original part of the home
and the new addition that was in the process of being finished.
I remember well, not feeling afraid in this new lifestyle,
it was wonderful to hear the frogs and all the night sounds in this open country.
I have shared many times - then and now this land feels like home and peace
in the core of my heart....A dream this one always had when being raised in an
apartment building in Detroit, the only place my young parents could find work.
I lived and worked as secretary at Ford Motor Company, met and married another
one working a simple life with large construction equipment.
Marriage, children, opportunity opened and a dream happened with hard work and
economy was booming - as it went to the top - a business grew for a few years
provided much.
A recession came, was a horrible time, business went downward fast, yes there was a recession
but I took care of business issues, we could have pulled out but I  could not handle the other ones spending or personal habits and it was destroying me,
so all continued downward including a marriage.
Finally I could live a life I always dreamed of....

What a different lifestyle
from the gorgeous English Tudor in the classiest part of Nashville,
that I had directed a lot of the remodeling a few years earlier
of this home that had sat empty for over 5 years - guess no one else
wanted to tackle the tremendous task of restoring the beauty that was
still there under vines, overgrowth of surroundings and an inside sitting abandoned
that many years.
I took one look at that home and knew what beauty was under
all that other's viewed..

So this mom left  the country club membership, private schools for her older brother and sister
and all that most considered the good life and left it behind.
With no regret.   I went back to me, my dream of living in the country and all it involved.

I started over  out in the middle of farmland and began the process of remodeling
this neglected over 100 year old farm house.
Which was the love of my life
from the first sight and when pulling in the dirt drive - I almost jumped out of the car
without it stopping - the one I begged to drive me to the country, the one that I was leaving
remarked "you must be crazy to like this old house".
Oh yes
I was crazy  and could see my new life unfolding.....

We really took to the country with a big garden, fruit trees, bought an incubator
that held 100 eggs, chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys and guineas and peacocks
roamed our surroundings.

Enough of this as I have shared many stories in the past.
With all of the hard times, wonderful times
I have experienced a number of lifestyles
and now nearing the end
I am happier then ever and have so many blessings
just wish the body would obey
but then realistically
it is not suppose to be as it was 20 or 30 years ago
but seems my mind is :)

Bought Jamie a handmade sun bonnet that she liked wearing
With the aid of my wonderful new  computer helper was able to enlarge this old photo.

Now this next image
was posted on an article she recently wrote
and on her Net flex site
She looks like a fashion model :)
Guess that is the way
mama's like me think....

Busy days
much to share
was not going to post
until Monday
but when successful
with the farm image of years in the past,
so many memories
hope I can sleep tonight
could not wait until Monday...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Once again the Sun is shining...

Sunny, warmer days have returned and so welcome

Before daybreak I mixed up batter for Molasses cookies and what I like about this new recipe
is you put it all together, kitchen a mess and then put the bowl of batter in refrigerator to
chill.   Will bake after lunch and they usually make almos 4 dozen.
 This done, kitchen tidied and prepared breakfast, finally a more normal one then the
yogurt, banana, green tea and some apples sauce.

An avid tea drinker, probably 3 times a day.   Like my pretty tea cups, not a mug kind of person
but seems I need more then one of these small cups to satisfy me and tea does not stay warm long.
Discovered this new tea cup with a cover - oh my - how wonderful as with cover being taken
on and off my tea stays warm for almost an hour - now my favorite cup...
Another busy day
guess they are all busy
but I smile
as I am blowing leaves of terrace early this morning
it looks like
my turnip greens have returned :)

and the woods have returned to their show - so beautiful...

Wherever you are
have a good day.....

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Big City

Friday I met my daughter Beth half way to the big city.  Helped me as it is increasingly very tiring
for me to make the trip into Nashville and back to the country on my own (can do it - but this is better.)   I drove as I go a special way and my children drive the interstate - which I do not like.      We went onward and was able to make
quick stops along the way.   First the bakery I like and bought Sour Dough and Tuscan bread.  Had them slice, double wrap and will put some in freezer.   I eat very little bread except if something like this on hand and brings back memories of years ago when I made sour dough bread

Next stop the Army Surplus store, have been stopping at this store for many years for some quality
items that I do not see in store.   Inside this home I go barefoot most of the time, this time of year my feet
stay cold and wanted some  really  warm socks with the little things on the bottom to keep me from slipping
on finished floor,  I found some, nice and thick, reasonable price, all I have seen in stores
have been so thin.  Also bought another pair of long underwear :)  seems with cold weather
arriving these are great (now never in the past with all of my pretty gowns on hand :)

Next stop wanted to make a quick trip into Trader Joe's,  A few different items purchased
and they have the best price on Manuka Honey from New Zealand.   I read about this honey
several years ago and it is suppose to heal everything imaginable plus be so good for you
Less expensive at T.J's then Amazon.  Still pricey at $10,99 for 8 ounce jar, but if it does
what it says it is suppose to do - this one may have some quality years left on this planet.
Also, I like good cheese and they carry some that is not at my local market.

Next on to  the a special new restaurant that Beth and G/G like.  Now it is  only a little bigger then my
bedroom, very small and Asian food.   A line outside, so knew it must be special and in about 8 minutes we found a table.    I  usually like this type of food but after arriving home
after this  birthday meal with my Beth - I was sick all night... and still not quite normal.

I do so well with my food, love to cook, and really like my food the best :)  but my Beth I wanted to spend time with her on her
birthday and this was choice for her birthday meal.

So onward home, very tired, drinking an Ensure as I traveled down the road to my special
place by the woods.

Saturday - I made chicken soup, chopped chicken breast, carrot, onion, celery, very small potato,  parsnip and
chicken broth, always remember my Laurie's motherinlaw makes the best chicken soup
with her homemade Matzo balls    I have tried to make them but not successful.    An addition
of a small can of chicken broth with 3 Matzo balls (so good and pleased I discovered this product
a few years ago.)  Also an addition of a very small handful of pasta.   Special warming my
sour dough bread and dipped in olive oil....

Soup so good, yesterday, today (Sunday) also tomorrow and freeze a carton.

A damp, cloudy and sprinkling rainy day.   This has been a good day to sit still (but still did a lot)
and read N.Y. Times, drink coconut water, discovered a new one with an addition
of pineapple - so good, some yogurt to try and settle what is going on in my system.

Enough shared :)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Look

Electrician arrived on Wednesday to see what he will need for work on Thursday,
 had him remove the glass doors off two of the cabinets
I really like it...

Could not take a proper image - glasses on 2 top shelves are clear and some colored they looked gray in this image.
Everything on these shelves has history and the 2 sets of dishes almost 60 years old.
Not worried about dust collecting as everything is used often.   I like glasses and dishes :)

Early this morning,  glass boy :) arrived at 9:30  to replace glass in old truck.   Was told it was not the front
window but back window.   A substance used that usually takes care of it and told if problem
returns this young man will return and do back window for 1/ 2 price :)   Rain has stopped
needs to dry to blow leaves on porch and deck.

Electrician returned before glass man to install some special lights, new bulbs in cottage
and to think it has been 6 years, they are fine but not pushing luck.   He and helper
using high ladders and I asked if the helper could remove some of the leaves from gutters, saying
if you do not have time or want too that is fine..
He said "sure" when paying this special one that has helped me with electrical work
and lately other requests I make for 12 years - noticed nothing listed for gutter cleaning.
I inquired about it and he said "no charge."
I thanked him and felt like crying as it seem lately so many little gifts are given me.
The last 3 years has been difficult to find someone reasonable to do this chore and usually
has to be done several times.    When building by the woods this chore never entered my mind.

So thankful is this one,
lately so many special gifts are given to me,
I take nothing for granted as I work with a tight budget.
Much I do not share, seems lately someone is opening a door, helping me with groceries, handing me
something from a high shelf , I sometimes hear "be careful" because I am always moving at a fast
pace."  Other times no help received, do not really expect it
 I carry on...

This one
prays continually for wisdom, clarity, pacing herself and ability to accept this stage of life.
Some days
on cloud 9 and other days not that way....
The burst of energy for 10 days is coming down - but sure accomplished a lot and still
a lot of desk work.   Sometimes I have the thought "how can I have so much to do at this stage
of life - calendar in kitchen and one on personal desk - looks like I am running a business for
there is not an empty space

All of the houseplants that were on the screen porch have been placed on the loft
(with some help) and it looks like a greenhouse.    They always do so well on this
warm area.

All workers  left by 1:00 dinner time, I drive out the gravel drive to pick up mail and
a dead tree had fell across drive, was able to push enough out of the way for truck
to continue next project finding someone to move this tree to my brush
pile and later burn.  Really does not matter if it lays there until Spring...

So I have discovered that my plan 7 years ago for a simple lifestyle, smaller home,
less to do
has not happened as of yet....

Also noticing that every day as it begins to get dark
the deck usually has a squirrel or two chewing on the rails.
I wonder
why ?
Do they like the taste of the paint ?

Posting this evening
and planning on trying to stay off of my friend
the computer
for a few days.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday Very Early

Last night I could not fall asleep, got up and remembered premier of "Super Girl"
now this one watches a little news weather and PBS, all very seldom.
This was a new experience up this late watching a film that I know my little granddaughter's
were watching.   Also I had a bowl of potato chips cooked in coconut oil and 2 cookies
and a glass of milk as I watch away - thinking "weight you have to come on with this snack
Now this is something I have not done in many many years
but thoroughly enjoyed and immediately fell asleep after this excitement.

An all night a soft rain and continues through the day.   I love it and it is not going to stop
me from a 5 minutes drive in the old truck to take of trash.   This is the day they are open
from 6 AM until 10:00.

Yesterday Callie was returned from trimming, it is around the corner and young man
brought her up on the screen porch and asked me what is that stunning flower in full bloom
Rain and some cooler weather has not stopped this vine.
or the only rose bush left by terrace
Yesterday I copied this image
as it is what I want at this time
"open shelves"  too late to do
but I am taking glass doors off some of the cabinets
Also just discovered
this, another gift from visiting daughter.
I use Chia seeds and Flax seeds, love coconut
and will try this product this morning on my oates :)
Day begins
still dark outside
and need
to turn my friend,
the link to the outside world
and family

Monday, October 26, 2015

Peaceful Sunday and Monday begins

Was such a peaceful Sunday with an all day sprinkling of rain.

As day began
I brought a few more items inside for Winter rest, out the gravel drive for paper, Sunday N.Y. Times
always so good,
inside before beginning Yoga, candles are burning, incense burning,
I glance around the room and everywhere I looked I see beauty.   Worn items, some need dusting,
but each brings back a special memory.
Callie watches me as I go through a simple routine
I glance to my right and see the opened book
where my son placed it and encouraged me to do do this relaxing pose
several times daily.   I do manage once, if I do more have the thought am I being lazy.
Monday beginning
and someone is coming later in the week to this property to install new seal and front window
in old truck, $150 and have nothing to compare it too, but coming here and said it would take
about 1 1/2 hours.   So seems reasonable to me.  A good day later on with no rain on that day.

Early, like 6:00 AM, did some ironing.   Not many like me, I love to iron especially when
it is raining and ironing board stays up all the time in storage room on loft area.

Neighbor who grooms dogs just picked up Callie, she is shedding really bad and do not like..

With all the light and continuing showers, I may spread some grass seed that is on hand this
afternoon even if it is raining....

So life continues on
for One Woman who lives at the edge of the woods...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Begins With a Slower Pace...

Early Saturday morning made my upside down cake, so easy, put more on it this time
chopped apples, raisins, walnuts and cranberries.  The first time ever almost dropped the cake
as I was flipping it over, heavy iron skillet and guess I am not as strong :)    Did not drop it
but it slid to the side, that's alright but for a moment thought was it going to land on the floor:)
 So good for several days with hot tea,
coffee or milk.
After breakfast
drove to town to have my much loved old truck serviced and now it is ready for Winter.
Window on drivers side is leaking and need to find someone to replace the seal around the window.

Early morning sun streaming through my laundry room window,
so much beauty outside....
Almost will be glad
if it rains as this Sunday begins and for the rest of the week,
as I need to slow down,
a lot of desk work needs to be attended too,
also thinking of changing insurance plan
and need to read a lot of paperwork
so I do not make a mistake.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Another Good Day

Outside on cottage, windows and doors are many Lady Bugs, just seems more this year.
My mama always said they were good luck - if true then I will really have a lot of luck :)
At 12:30  cooked my favorite, fried chicken, collard greens with red peppers and mashed potatoes,
now do not have to cook - maybe for 2 days.   Want to make an upside down cake today
using apples, walnuts, raisins and cranberries instead of the usual pineapple.
Rain coming in late today and suppose to be an all week rain and cooler.
Wish the soybeans in front would be cut before it rains on them.  May still happen....

I have been staying so busy, a lot accomplished inside and know this energy is
a cortisone high and it will soon go away - but nice at the moment.
The last shot received 4 1/2 months ago and for a short time felt as though I could run to the big city
instead of driving my car...

I like this unusual soap dish, so pretty and  was among presents from my daughter's visit,
Bought on her recent trip to France.

This may be the day that energy level returns to normal....