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

Friday, February 28, 2020

He is a Beauty

He hangs around all the time

on the deck this morning

and was able to take an image.

2 more weeks and my special son will be here,

wishing him safe travel wishes from that far away land.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Way It Is - Eating

One who has loved to cook, big meals, baking, canning in her past and now has to rely on something brought in or simple items prepared.  The way it is and trying to gain some of the 10 lbs lost.

The new places are coming to town and at the present time what I am doing..

Breakfast is not a problem with apple and orange juice, yogurt, fruit, green tea and sometimes Life Cinnamon cereal which becomes soft with milk added, oats or scrambled egg with an addition
of chopped assorted peppers, onions, etc (helper chopped a lot and it is in the freezer)  sometimes
a frozen waffle I found at the market and keep in the freezer with blueberries or frozen cherries on it and Maple Syrup.

Also found online a wonderful Cinnamon coffee cake and a Kringel, these last me a month in the freezer, a small slice with my tea.

Anything picked up by helper usually is 3 meals for me.

A new small Italian restaurant, oh wonderful is their Lasagna, Ravioli, and cheesecake is divine.

A wonderful Mexican place with fish tacos, 3 sides and could not duplicate.

Also a homemade black bean burger with sides

These along with salads you can pick up and wonderful mushrooms, now what I am describing, each meal
is less than $10 in cost and makes 3 meals for me.

Always perfect teeth and these trips to the hospital and bringing me back to somewhat normal has
ruined my teeth and small partial I used has been lost (dental appt in 3 weeks)
So chewing meat is not possible.

I keep organic soups on hand, helper makes my pimento cheese for sandwiches and prepares
twice baked potatoes for the freezer.

I have fresh fish in the freezer and will cook soon.

I am trying to eat every 2 hours and make my own smoothie with an addition of fruit and protein powder.

I think finally I have a good plan and finally after being home not quite 3 weeks am going forward.

Trying not to be discouraged and still weak, but stronger each day.

My problem is not resting enough and want to continually be doing and cannot.

I meditate a lot and many prayers said in this cottage.

I am not afraid to leave this planet and seems each time it is near I am pulled back and have
questioned my maker......

Friday, February 21, 2020

New Jacket

My favorite color
no cost
credits on credit card
Beautiful sunny but cool day
trying to figure out much
way of my brain
and need to forget it happened and I am doing well at the moment is all that matters.

Told it will take 2 or 3 months to regain my strength.  No easy fix
for the one who has done it all in the past.    Been a good life, now need to accept
slowing down.     

Finally today, I opened many cards stacked on the table. thanks to many of you who sent them
guess I am loved more then I realize.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Bone Broth Protein

adding to daily shake with ice cream, banana, peanut butter.

Trying to regain 10 lbs lost while having pneumonia.

Eating something every 2 hours.

Wish me luck......

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Moving Forward

Two nightmare years
each waking in an ambulance, hospital iv's
you still cannot undertstand.

The one who created me knows
why I keep returning

I need to stop seeking answers and accept
all that happened

Wonderful to be home
will take several months to regain my strength and weight

Just a note of thanks for all the inquiries and cards.

Thank you to my youngest daughter Jamie,
constantly taking care of of many details and all who help me with much, Michelle, daily with me
Major who transport me places.

Thankful son arrives from Thailand in about 3 weeks

Trying to find a comfortable way on the new computer installed just before the last health event.