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

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Rainy Morning

I have been up since 5
need the pain medication earlier then 8 breakfast in the dining room cannot take on an empty stomach
So I have first the hot water with lemon, Kefir, 1/2 banana, some cereal with raisins and honey, hoping to feel better.  At 8 I have requested green tea, oates or apple pancake to be brought to my room (one of the perks here that I have never used)  Pain and unfamiliar place I am at has surely makes me sad and I was doing so good.   When I have a flair up of arthritis or whatever else is going on in the body they tell me is so healthy (think their lying) I want to be at my home with familiar people I call for encouragement and those who drop in to visit. 
So it is what it is and this morning after humble meal I begin to organize my small table, it has
my grandmother's large cutting board on it.   An assortment of somewhat healthy snacks that came in handy this morning.
I then organize my table
next week having it taken back to country and bringing a much loved smaller wooden pub table
I have had for 50 years
the size of a card table that will replace this white table and will fit in more with the furniture
I have brought to this "room."
It has been a challenge to organize a room to hold all you like and need to be similar to your loved home.   But I am doing it and still have a weekly list of items for my helper to bring to me.  The list
is small at this time and may be the last.   The sink here has no stopper, the one sink and I can see
why because many might keep it running and it would over flow.  I need a very small bowl to
rinse limited cutlery even using a lot of plastic and some personal items.

I continue onward and seems I feel much better when receiving a wonderful email from one
who use to share as "lonely rivers" and at this time just reads a number of blogs and I am
honored that I am among them.

So uplifting was her email of how I inspire and encourage her and especially since I have seemingly
fell in a hole the last day or two.

Enough of sadness and now this
my two handsome grandson's and one my first great at 6 weeks, oh how I have so many blessings
"look at that smile on my Gavin's face."   I love you special boy......or now young man and this new great grandson who I have not had a chance to hug as of yet


Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see how your smaller, wooden table works for you there...
I, too, (though at a different stage of life than you) am making adjustments.
Working to make our space "work" for the three of us (hubby, father, and me).
We don't need more than we DO.
My mind and efforts are significantly "lighter" as I change what I can
and adapt to what I can't.
Hoping your pain diminishes quickly.

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

It is leaving :)
buying nothing
bringing the old that I love
trying to simplify
but still love writing, reading and order from Amazon
You take care
and thank you always for your comments and needed advice ;0

PatK said...

When we downsized dramatically I realized that it takes time to figure out what works in the new smaller space. I had become so used to just spreading out through the rooms no longer occupied by my sons. Now I believe that gradually things find their place and believe that it is OK to realize that something does not work and something else would work better. The good news is that it is much easier to find things now and by re-organizing my work spaces as they seem to ‘tell’ me I am more productive..

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

patK - :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I pray your pain goes away.

You are doing well with each new day, figuring out ways to make your life better in your new surroundings.

I'm in the process of getting rid of some cookbooks. Making space for a new convection toaster oven.

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


Nan said...

I am proud of you. You are really working at making this life your life, for now. What's the expression? Making lemonade from lemons. I think you are doing that. Thank you for sharing.

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

Nan, thank you
if I sit still, calm my mind and think of my past
it is still difficult for me to realize I did this.
But one day at a time
is all I can handle :)