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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Life Changes

When arriving at the country home yesterday
you immediately went to the book case, opened the bottom drawer
and there they were, long forgotten and on this sunny cold day you sit at your table in the sun
and once again open the pages of these books.

Very relaxing and decided to do this instead of reading.

for the one who for a lifetime found it difficult to sit still
this is good for me at the moment.  But the mind every now and then says
"can't you find anything else to do" I just ignore these words.....

In my life a year ago, I would be cleaning, baking, walking or using the blower outside
never would have sat and done this creating and it would have been good for me

Times in the past my young grandchildren would pick up these books and want to create,
I always said "no" these are grandma's.

I think some of these books are 20 years old or older and  it  never entered my mind that one day I would once again pick them up in this setting.   I believe they were purchased at a time
there were issues I was struggling with and this is better then medication :)

Life changes in ways we never imagined.

Good to relax.....


Rebecca said...


lil red hen said...

What a treasure! I'm so glad you brought these with you. I've been working on a jigsaw puzzle and now that it is finished I miss the time I "relaxed" with it.

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

Rebecca and lil red hen
"you are treasures"

Wisewebwoman said...

I was reading the late lamented Ursula K LeGuin, some of her thoughts on aging and like she says there is no such thing as "spare time". If we are creating and colouring, it's useful and beautiful and we need to honour it more.

I honour your beautiful work.


Tabor said...

We all have ways of relaxing and removing stress. Writing, reading, drawing, talking on the phone, dancing in a room by yourself, gardening, this time in my life I do whatever strikes me as soothing, rewarding and effortless. This is our time Ernestine!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

How wonderful that you came upon these oldies but goodies.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

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

I get up in the night
bad habit
I turn on the computer
but I will return to bed
with a smile on my face
My son emailed me after reading this entry
and says
"this is great
he witnessed his mom's busyness throughout his lifetime....

Carolyn Marie said...

I love coloring books and have since I was a child! For years I kept my coloring a secret pleasure. Now, the coloring craze has moved me to release this secret. I love that there are so many beautiful books to choose. I find coloring to be soothing and fun.
Enjoy Ernestine!

Bluebird49 said...

Beautiful coloring, and it's such a good thing for us to do! I am so glad you found them, so glad you are posting! He well!!