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, November 19, 2018


A lot has improved and some things no different.

I read what I write and all looks well and it is really not so.

Still, struggle with Shingles on the right side of the face, so much research done about nerve damage
and it may disappear or never,  It affects my sight and hearing on the right side.  It is what it is
and have to accept.

Walking and balance not good, need to keep moving but better when I rest more and seems difficult for me to learn something
so simple.   Always up by 5:00, stay busy until noon and then energy ceases.  I rest a while and seem to be better.

Thanksgiving will be different, I only like my dressing and will make, contribute fresh Brussel Sprouts,
fresh fried corn from a friends garden,  tea, and fresh rolls.   Girls will bring the turkey, more sides, and pie.

Looking forward with all my heart to seeing those who are local, miss family who are a long distance away.

I have the thought  "what did you think it would be like when you passed 80 and I reply to myself "not like this" unrealistic I was, never thinking I would have to stop or slow down much I have loved to do.
So onward I go trying to do everything I need to do

Ever thankful for so much.
I am up, on computer, reading, the view from my windows is amazing, using my camera,
trips to market with limited help and
so thankful to be in my home surrounded by nature


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Once again dear Ernestine you have inspired me by your thoughts.

I love your new header photo, very pretty. I'm glad to read you are still doing what you can, and your heart is thankful.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving ~ FlowerLady

Sallysmom said...

Hope your Thanksgiving is the best.

Mitzi said...

You are such an inspiration! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your near by family.

Joared said...

You surely have the right idea, focusing on what you can do which is what we all need to remind ourselves of from time to time, I think. Can be hard to do with persistent medical issues and shingles that surely are trying your determination. Getting up at 5 a.m. I would think a rest for a bit is very much in order. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for keeping it real! So many people sugar coat everything to such a degree that one is shocked (or shamed) when they experience pain or difficultty personally. You keep it real and show by example the struggle AND the way through adversity. Have a blessed Thanksgiving celebration. ❤️

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

Rebecca, no sugar coating here, just reality. Thank you always for your kindness.
Yes, a lot a struggle but will keep moving, praying, smiling and being Thankful...

Judy said...

You sound marvelous!!!
How happy I am you will have people to be with on Thanksgiving.