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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Ending - A Beautiful Day

Still not confident planting herbs in their outside pots.

Seeds I planted, doing so good,
 take out during the day
and bring inside at night.

Always through the years  hung clothes outside to dry, weather permitting,  line now on a slight slope and no longer can risk falling
but with the bright sunshine I hang on 2 racks on deck.
Last of 4 small loads and whites so very white and back on bed with the sunshine scent.'
I rarely see this done in this rural community, hung clothes outside, all through the years loved
doing this and when my girls would visit they liked using my line and wooden clothes pins.
They would  share- it brought back memories....

Alone today and finished vegetable soup I made with my pimento cheese for a sandwich, had not made in a while, kept thinking of it and made.
Day is ending..
I sit on the small front porch, I love sitting here,  many birds flying in and out of the feeders.  I notice a black bird
and finally see the small gold and red stripe on its side, captured an image of a Red Winged Blackbird
Googles image

Friday, home therapy started once again, over and over it is recommended that I use a
walker.  After Arthur explained, arthritis, aging and the fact that 13 years ago fractured
instep and ankle, stupid me thinking it was a sprain, did not go to doctor and it was painful.
When I finally went to have it exrayed months later was told it was fractured, healed
and surgery no longer an option.  Has not bothered me much through the years
but last 4 years severely affecting balance - my fault.
I want to be outside, nature is like therapy to this one and this will keep me safe in yard and drive with the big wheels
and basket for phone, water, camera and more will keep on porch or garage so I do not have to bring down steps.
Ordered yesterday and Arthur the therapist found it online and said he would assemble.
It was the least expensive on Amazon and if not pleased can return it.
Less then ordering through insurance and and takes forever to receive :)
Finally gave in because I have to be outside and hopefully feel safe with this...
Never the  thought in the past of using something like this
but seems everything changes...


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love the smell of line dried laundry. I have one of those twirly clotheslines. Looks like your racks are doing the job for you.

Your walker on wheels with seat and basket looks just right for you to be able to be outdoors. Being outside in God's beautiful creation is healing.

Love, hugs & prayers for you dear Ernestine ~ FlowerLady

Judy said...

I have one just like that. It was Fred's. They ordered for him while he was in hospital, Medicare paid for it and he had it in two days. It sure saved my bacon after my hip surgery--I could sir when I got tired out.

Candace said...

If that walker does not work for you outside do not give up! Try one with wheels of 8 inch.
They will roll over grass and gravel if not too loose.
I have used a rolling walker for more years than I care to think about and would have been relegated to short walks on flat surface if I had not sucked it up and started using a rolling walker. I have walked on hard packed beaches in Wash and Oregon, "hiked" the dessert southwest, crossed grassy fields to see grandchild play sports etc etc. It is well worth changing my image of myself so that I could get out and around.
Try it, Better than holding on to furniture and keeping to the house, truly. : )
Have a lovely Sunday.

Rebecca said...

What wonderful, creative adaptations you've made to your environment! Keep it up. I've used a walker after both hip and knee surgeries. They are stabilizing AND useful :) You'll find the basket quite handy. The seat, too! Several in my Red Hat group just sit on their walker seats at restaurants.

Rebecca said...

Oh! I meant to tell you that laundry hanging outside is a common sight in the Amish countryside where I live. It is one of my favorite sights along with the beautiful horses and large, neat gardens they cultivate.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

thanks so to each of you for your comments.
Candace, tried to respond to you by email
could find no profile or address :(
you are all so helpful...

Pienosole said...

So much beauty in nature, and you are in a beautiful place to observe and enjoy it. I admire your determination and resourcefulness. Sending hugs. :-)

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

Pienosole, thank you - now computer problems - hopefully Jimmy can remedy
you have a good day...

Wisewebwoman said...

Adaptability is the key and you have turned that key. So proud of you. No shame in this. And we do model successful aging for our win-win.

This will increase your outdoor life. 💜💚


My Journey To Mindfulness said...

WWW - :)

Candace said...

I tend to be a lurker not leaving many comments where I read. My email is :) I do hope you are finding more mobility/stability with a walker.

Sky said...

I know 3 people who are using the walker you have ordered, and all 3 love theirs! So glad you decided to do this. :) Hope you have a nice Easter weekend.