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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Cooler weather has definitely arrived and I love it.   Can finally sit on the screen porch and eat lunch
and enjoy a book.

Started reading again and such pleasure, sometimes looking at the dates of years gone by and the
special words I have underlined.    Will share some in the future.

It has been another difficult past week,  Tests at the hospital, transportation inconvenience for some
as I have to travel to the local big city hospital, the one my nurse daughter recommends. Also, this is near my two daughters.

A lot is different but will not begin my day sharing, will another time with thoughts who in the
the world wants to read all of this unless they are at an advanced age and may learn something.

I do know that this independent, always doing and creating, needing no help is now different, life changed
little by little and maybe I did not notice but I know it now.

Life after 80 began to change drastically, I fought it with meditation, prayer, natural healing
and kept pushing but now continual thankfulness for their words "you are fine, rest more, keep moving"

So a slower pace is trying to take place, not good at it and will be honest but onward I go.

A lot of rain, leaves are falling and everything growing is lush and green.
An early Fall is what my heart tells me.


Carolyn Marie said...

Ernestine, I am glad that the temperature is lower now and you are able to sit on the porch and read. I live in Minneapolis and the last week has been much cooler here too. No more AC for this year! I love sitting on my patio with a book and enjoying my flowers.
I am writing this from the North Shore of Lake Superior where I will be for a few days. It was supposed to be a biking and hiking trip but it seems that I have torn my meniscus so my knee is swollen and painful. I was dismayed when the doc told me that surgery for torn meniscus is not effective after age 55 so now I am stuck with this major change to my life at 68. I am grateful that I have my books and gardens. I am grateful too that I have learned so much from your wise words over these last years! It always seems to come as shock when we are told that such and such can't be changed because of our age. I will follow your example and enjoy the things that I can do and be grateful for what was.

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

Carolyn Marie, thank you so much for your kind note, do all you are suppose to do, but rest
good advice from one who usually does not follow it :)

Tabor said...

Could not comment directly to Carolyn above, but my husband had surgery for his torn meniscus at age 73 and is back being very active. She needs to research good surgeons. Our weather here is wonderful as well. Lots of fallen leaves and lots of cooler breezes. TONS of butterflies.

kerrdelune said...

Occasional rain and cooler nights, no more cicada songs here, my friend. It is lovely to be able to sit out on the deck with tea and a book, to be able to open the windows at night.

Wisewebwoman said...

I follow your journey with interest always Ernestine as you teach those a wee bit younger what to expect and how to handle it. I take nothing for granted with my health issues as I know it can snap in a second, no matter our health or precautions. So fire away. You are a power to be reckoned with. Grace under pressure all the way.


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

Kate, just wish my tea stayed warm
gets cold so quickly.

Bluebird49 said...

Finally out of the 90 degree temps here in SE VA. I am 70, and took good health for granted until it wasn't there! Not wise like you are!!