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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Today a Surprise

Day begins with rain
and I plan on being home all day in old clothes
a lot of chores inside
and want to tackle big pile of ironing on the loft.
Ironing board has been move by big window
will be a delight to look at the country view.

Well did not turn out this way
at 9:00 phone rings and someone special
tells me she is pulling in my drive.

Now I like this
but this morning still in pajamas, a lot of clutter
and like home neater for one who has never made a visit before to this cottage by the woods.
Oh, if it was summer and all the flowers blooming would look lovely
but there are leaves everywhere, bare trees and landscape looks kind of barren.

She comes in the door, arms full, a pumpkin cake for me and homemade candy
she hugs me and goes on and on about special things in this home.
Love this young woman, she did Jamie's hair for her wedding and I now go every few weeks
for her to make my trimming look good, as I am continually chopping on my hair and she does
not scold me, tells me I do a good job:)  She is a dear and think of her like a daughter.

So, Cindy, thank you special girl, here it is your day off and you arrive looking so happy
and made my day....

Then another visitor pulls in right behind her with a wonderful Carrot cake, the best I have ever tasted that I ordered for Christmas, seems a lot of sweets in this home.  Everyone watching their diet
but mama as she never gains weight :)

At the moment still in pajamas, no breakfast but tea and a piece of her cake and at 1:00
my vegetable soup, cheese and crackers, another piece of cake and do not know when I ever did this and feels so good.
No ironing was done,  just sitting out a few more decorations, straightening drawers  just doing odds and ends  and thinking of my simple menu
for Christmas lunch, making grocery list and just a good day....

small table I am eating at - while I prepare big table for Christmas.

Life is Good


Rebecca said...

What wonderful (and tasty) surprises!
Guess I don't have to tell you to
♪Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now...♪

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a happy, bountiful post, filled with love and good food.

Blessings on you each and every day dear Ernestine ~ FlowerLady

Mitzi said...

It is so good to hear things are going well for you.
I live in Grand Rapids Mi. We have had a lot of snow the last few days. Artic temps and more snow due by the end of the week.
I spent my day baking and frosting cut out cookies and making pumpkin bread. Both in the freezer now for Christmas when the family all comes home.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Rebecca, Flower Lady and Mitzi
thank you for your kind words
my day has ended and saw your comments...

Wisewebwoman said...

I love surprise days like yours and your joy pours off the page. I have a small table like yours for eating in front of the fire.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Wisewebwoman, thank you, like this 1/2 of a card table.
Take care
feel better...