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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Busy Day By The Woods - Some On Spring Break

Purchased a small table, 1/2 the size of a card table from Amazon, wanted something bigger then
a TV tray and sturdier.  Enjoy sitting by the door inside when I cannot go outside because of the weather.  Like viewing nature when I am eating.   Will be able to view woods, birds and garden.  Whenever
the weather is over 50 degrees  it is a joy for me to eat my meals outside.
Image taken yesterday.... like seeing the prayer flags blow in the wind.  Soon many
signs of Spring will be popping up through these leaves.

I the idea of sitting at this small table (sometimes) instead of sitting at the end of a really big family table. Many ways this table will be used in the future.
I could not push the spring loader in bottom of table to put the legs in place - really upset me as it seemed I did not have
enough strength.  I tried and tried and would have been no problem a couple of years ago
A frequent thought lately  that when someone comes down the drive to cottage I will ask them too
help me with something.
I have always been so independent and not asked for help - that trait has left....
Was not long until the Fed Ex truck was pulling in with new umbrella I purchased for deck.
The young woman was the same one that delivered the table last week and I asked her if she would help me - she was able to push the
spring loader in place and made the comment "this is not easy."  I will probably place the table
differently - but day has ended and will not take another photo.

A trip to the convenience center to leave trash and do not know what my helper who was
here for a few hours on Tuesday
put in these bags but they were so heavy I could hardly lift them - driver behind me
stepped up and said  "do you need help." 

Thankful and I am well aware that there is
someone looking after me when I need help, they just seem to appear.....
Sometimes it is not on my time frame and another trait that is leaving is that everything
has to be done immediately - guess you call it developing patience :)

Do not like a lot that is going on in my life over the last couple of years,
better adjust and accept where I am on my pathway of life as it is not going to change.

Home and put a quick early dinner together, small piece of the best steak, baked potato, mixed green salad
with a dash of olive oil and Gorgonzola cheese sprinkled on top and mushrooms cooked with a splash of Sherry.  Have enough for tomorrow also.   Seems I make such a mess in my kitchen whenever
I prepare meals for just one.  Memories surface of many years ago when there were 7 being cooked for, plus I was doing a lot of desk work for a family business.

I like to cook and enjoy my food more then eating out.   Many months since I walked into a
restaurant and no flu or cold this Winter...
Last night
will share an image just sent to grandma of her oldest daughter who lives in Tampa, my youngest granddaughter spending part of her Spring Break with her along with my oldest granddaughter.


Tabor said...

This post really fits with your blog title exactly. It is a journey and we slow our pace as the road gets more rough and we appreciate the rustic road while we remember the busy highway we used to travel on. AND if you look ahead and behind you, there will be bloggers going along the same trail at a similar pace.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great post dear Ernestine. You write about your 'real' life and that is encouraging to others.

Thank you and Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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

Tabor and Lorraine, your words this early morning make me smile and I say Thank You...

Sallysmom said...

Your comments on making a mess when cooking reminded me of my mom. It always looked like a flour bag exploded when she cooked. But oh how much I miss having to clean her kitchen up. It might sound silly but I wish I had taken a picture of all of that. But it will forever be in my memory and I guess that's all that matters.

lil red hen said...

Ernestine, I enjoy reading about your activities from day to day. I don't have as much strength either, but mainly, I'm becoming so slow at my work and projects. Seems no matter how early I get up, it's lunch time before I know what hit me; I hurry to fix a meal, squeeze in a couple of hours in the sewing room, then it's back to afternoon chores and supper. Thankfully I have good health so I'm able to do all this.

You have beautiful scenery to view while eating; we're surrounded by mud after so much rain.

PatK said...

You take the trouble to make each meal special - the presentation, the view... That's the magic to making each thing you do special for you and inspirational for us. The jar I cannot open is not as important as savoring each moment, each meal, each thing I do by Investing my whole self in the moment.

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

Sallysmom,Charlotte and PatK,
thank you for your kind words..

Wisewebwoman said...

I had to laugh Ernestine at our twindom at your table: it's exactly like one I set up in my living room in the winter in front of the fire for my meals, etc. Great table, I put a small table cloth on it to fancy it up and it holds my laptop too ;)

Pienosole said...

Happy Spring! Look forward to more of your stories and more of your photos.

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

WWW, I was planning on a table cloth also - Looking forward to enjoying this little table :)
Pienosole, always look forward to your comments and if you did not
I would come looking for you.
Happing weekend to you special friends also.

Hill Top Post said...

Love your new header photo! My favorite blogs are not those written about great things, but those written about just going along, day by day. A small table, oh-so-carefully placed, from which you can enjoy spring at Woodhaven...a great idea!

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

ChipButter, guess that is me -
day by day :) Can think of so many ways to use this little table. Thank you always for visiting..