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, October 12, 2020

SOON

SOON
THIS ONE WILL SHARE

"LOVE WALKED IN THE DOOR"

I BELIEVE THE HAPPIEST TIME IN MY WHOLE LIFE.\\\\

BIRTHDAY TIME
THE BEST  IN THE WORLD

COVERED WITH LOVE

'GOD IS SO GOOD'

SO MUCH LOVE SHOWERED UPON ME

DIFFICULT TO FIND THE CORRECT WORDS.

ALL THE SAME HEALTH WISE
JUST CRIPPLING ARTHRITIS
A LOT OF PAIN - HATE MEDICATION, BUT IF YOU CAN REACH 80 PAIN-FREE YOU ARE
ONE LUCKY LADY

AND REMEMBER -- NO MORE BIRTHDAYS
MIDDLE 80-S WE STOP - NOW WE WILL SEE
HOW MUCH LONGER, , MAYBE LONG, MAYBE SHORT

DO NOT CARE, IT HAS BEEN UP AND DOWN, 

BUT COULD E BE MUCH WORSE

I AM ONE HAPPY LADY GAINED 5 LBS, CLOTHES BEGINNING TO FIT

LOVE TO ALL

WILL RETURN AND SHARE IT ALL

I AM ONE HAPPY LADY........................


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Another Time and Place

 Mama (me) and baby Jimmy in Hendersonville, Tennessee, first home after leaving Michigan.






Saturday, September 19, 2020

Last Night Fall and Frogs in Cottage

 How it happened I do not know, fell against the front door, lost my balance - I guess.

Scrapped right arm, so painful,  Was fortunate with new Hospice I was able to stay home

with no costly ambulance trip to ER, test, and maybe a  short hospital stay.

So much want to share, no details, just continuing onward, one day at a time.

Arthritis I do not like you

but thankful

started in my later years.  So much I have to be thankful for, so need to stop complaining.

The pain you are not welcome.

My nightly trip up I spot 2 frogs on the wall, was able to toss a hand towel over them, and toss outside.

So, the current new Hospice of 2 weeks is disappointing, did not do something they were to do, much to share

later, so many stories to share concerning this life of mine.

Fall is on the way, you can feel it in the air, love the cooler weather and missing the many Hummingbirds,

saw 3 this morning,

Need to send and this sharing and continue later.

Oh, a call from my son in Thailand, mss him so, but my son "stay safe and well"









Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A New Journey Beginning

 Yes, a new journey is beginning for this one, and hoping to learn more about this life of mine.

This is different from the old Hospice.

Will be writing more as time times by

I am excited about this, may seem strange to some.


Thank you from my heart to all who have contacted me  and means more to me then you will

ever know,

Life is good

at this time and learning much.





Sunday, August 30, 2020

Brown Corn

 

It has been a long time since I checked in, so much has been happening and weary of sharing not pleasant happenings,   Doctor and hospital times continued and now I am looking at the assets or none of Hospice.  May sign in with them in a few days.  More people around me, I am at home (my comfort zone)

Will share more soon,   Finally mastering computer and camera.  Seems UTI's (ongoing) do bad thing to

the mind.   An antibiotic for my condition has not been found to help me as of yet,



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Monday, August 17, 2020

Will Share Much, Later

 Sent to this one from son in Thailand.  Love it,  I have not been sharing as cannot figure out much on

this new computer,  

Will share soon

Healthwise, so much not good but I am still on the planet :)


Saturday, August 8, 2020

Birthday Girl

 Hundreds of pictures, none in order, new computer, always thought I was organized

My youngest and a birthday girl on the 10th of August

So proud of my Jamie,

Love, mama

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

More News

Missing my son, still in Thailand, not able to leave.   Missing what mama's do    All is waiting for you my special son.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Checking in.

Computer crashed
and the new one
still difficult in some ways

Have not been able to communicate with all of many online friends

So sorry

missing everyone

Arthritis pain is horrible
just keep moving

Missing everyone and hopefully soon

will be back online

Love and best wish to everyone


Ernestine

by the woods

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Another very hot day

along the road
a horses head
an old favorite
I have had for years
traveled from home to home as I moved many times over the years.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Thailand

Picture sent to me from my son in Thailand
celebrating a birthday,

I smile
as I glance at the fine-looking group of people


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Hot Afternoon

Tried sitting outside for a short time
oh my
way too hot so came back inside.

The local market was grilling ribs, wanted to share with family
but no one available.

The way it is for this ancient one,




Friday, July 3, 2020

Old Barns

Love old barns, quickly disappearing.

Today a quick trip with driver and camera in pocket.

Love this image




Thursday, July 2, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hope it is Tasty

Purchase from last trip to Trader Joe's, hope I like it

difficult to cook for one
who does not east much and needs to gain weight.

Keep dreaming of fresh Lobster, all you want to order
is too much,

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Graduation Time

Gradation for one of my young granddaughters
and my Callie

her special one
grandma likes him :)

My special daughter

I have a lot of pain
but a lot of blessings :)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Baby Fawn

Not my image, camera not handy

but the perfect image of what was in my yard

early this morning :)

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Trying

Wish I felt better
maybe it will happen.

So much is changing
as aging continues.

Do not like it
and will share soon.

Through all of these changes'
I still have so many blessings
just so many simple chores I enjoy
can no longer accomplish.

I ask myself "does it really matter"
yes, it does to me,

Filling bird feeders, watering flowers, weeding,
all outside work, enough said.

Just part of the life process.

Love to everyone and your
special thoughts,

You are more dear to this one
then you will ever know.

Know I will feel better when
my son can return, hopefully
in August.



Monday, May 25, 2020

She Was the Last Grandchild, My Baby

She is testing her driving skills.
This is my last grandchild
so bright,  Greats now beginning :)

Her chosen language in school is Chinese

Photo of her
is header




Sunday, May 24, 2020

MY GRANDSON - GRADUATION

Gavin
so proud of you, MBA FROM NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
and also  Proud of Missie.

Remember the day you brought her and introduced
me to her

Love you,
grandma

Wonder if you will ever be able to return to your apartment in New York.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Rain

Sprinkling rain continues
like my blooms
Love the
Yellow Iris
from a friend,


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Another Early Morning

The image received from a friend this morning, she is the one who brings me fresh eggs every week.

Lana, thank you, memories surface of over  40 years ago when a new life began and I raised
every kind of animal, even bottle-fed baby calves.  It was a new beginning for this one.

I always loved my life that began at that time.




Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Early Morning

Early morning and captured this beauty
almost enough
to make me forget
dental emergency appointment in one week.

Was so fortunate my writer daughter Jamie was able to make it with an oral surgeon I have used in the past - just horrible experience 3 years ago, he was called for an emergency ane new young man pulled a tooth and it caused
shingles

a blessing that my driver could take me.


Monday, April 27, 2020

New Blooms

What a difference a day makes
yesterday cool and rainy
and today is delightful
sunny and reasonably warm.


May this continue.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

FOOD

Difficult to cook small amounts
did discover something on NYTimes

Meatballs cooked a little differently, so I tried and really tasty

I made 1/2 the recipe and still will be 3 meals.

Ground Beef mixed with soy sauce, crushed ritz crackers, chopped onions, and garlic, make golf ball size and cook in the oven on a greased sheet for just 15 minutes.  I used 1/2 lb of meat and it made 8 of the meatballs.

I cooked rice,
cabbage with vegetables and a  side of asparagus, a tasty meal.

Would also be good instead of rice use egg noodles

Tasty and simple.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Something New and My Callie

The new header image is taken at my daughter Jamie's in the big city of Nashville at her home.

My Callie is the smaller dog, I miss her so and with a walker and balance not good she is at
Jamie's hoping it will help me not have a fall and trip over her.

I love that little dog so much, rescued and taken from the animal shelter 11 years ago

Callie, I love you.


New to this one is Koto Music from Japan.

I play Mozart constantly, I like it but nice to have something different that is relaxing.

Enjoying this, thank you to my son for introducing me to a new kind of music.

Missing him so very much.


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Strolling

Morning and I am at the computer
look over my shoulder and out the window
and see a family of turkeys strolling by.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

New Blooms

Beginning of this Clematis bush being covered with blooms.



Evening picture last night.


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Pots Filled With Herbs

   I love this, so proud of her artwork.  My daughter reproduced the picture in this pen and ink sketch. Original image was taken on a trip to France.


Friday, April 17, 2020

TODAY

First Humming Bird spotted

Next door, where I remodeled an old home 43 years ago.

Enjoyed the scene from my window just now.


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Rainy Easter

In my past, I collected all types of stationery and cards.   Enjoyed sending them.   Remembering when I began writing online and sometimes would receive cards online.   I did not think people should do this and then as time went by and I developed arthritis in hands I started sending notes and cards online. 

So time changes much and 15 years ago should have not been so quick to criticize.

I always enjoyed this picture by Vermeer.





Thursday, April 9, 2020

BOSE

I liked my Bose player
but after 20 years stopped playing and no repair available.

Ordered the following from Amazon, a fraction of the cost of my Bose.

Sound is incredible, as good as a Bose.   Reviews right on target.

All I play is Mozart :), Nature tapes and music to relax this one.
many old CDs's going to GoodWill, they are over 20 years old.
I have always loved music and always on in my homes, now difficult to find peaceful music.
All these beautiful days
now a few days with mornings in the '30s.