Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The stack of books by my old leather chair is growing !!
Rain - most of the day - but I felt like doing nothing. Not my normal routine. I blame it on the rain, tooth surgery and time change that is rapidly approaching.
I am trying to prepare myself for the time change. At this time I am up very early - like 4:30 to 5:00 AM and go to bed and read and pray and meditate at about 7:30 to 8:00. I need to start making some changes so I am not getting up and retiring earlier.
Once I settle into cooler weather and being inside - I love it. A time to rest, read and just be.
I have felt very restless today - does the time change affect anyone else besides this One Woman?
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Another day unfolding and the thought never leaves this One Woman's mind of how thankful she is that fate allowed her to return home.
All is well in the country.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person
Thich Nhat Hanh
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
the Dalai Lama
Some thoughts from One Woman on another beautiful fall day.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
The only items she wants at this time are - flowers, garden tools and books :)
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Inside these are the words she wrote.
"It's been quite a journey - 5 children, 6 grandchildren, countless beautiful homes and memories.
I am blessed to have you as my grandmother and I am so happy you've found peace in your new home and happiness among the woods and animals. I can't wait to see all you've done.
Spoil yourself and have a fabulous birthday".
Now what do you think this did to her grandmother's heart? Especially when over the last few days she has prayed many times "Who am I - who am I really - what else am I to do in this lifetime"?
"Foolish, One Woman - yes, for a short time you seemed to forget who you are and what you have done. Now that you have been reminded by this "dear one" - be assured new paths will open and but now is the time to go slowly. You are no longer who you were. You may not relate to the chronological number but your continued path through your 70's will be a little different - much of what you have done in the past is no longer possible - but in many ways it will be more enjoyable and much more peaceful".
Thank you my dear dear granddaughter. I love you....
So a new day begins. A day of sunshine, errands and a continued to/do list for the cottage and the garden. A time to walk the path in the woods, sit on the deck, and some time just to be!
May all my dear children, grandchildren and online friends have a special day!!!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
An interesting story about the young couple who own this nursery.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
The main difference is over the last 5 years I add cranberries. I have been watching and they were finally in the store last Friday.
Every time I bake I miss sharing my baking with my son.
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup water
1 cup Wesson oil
2 cups canned pumpkin ------- times in the past I had fresh pumpkin
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup cranberries (optional)
Mix eggs, sugar, pumpkin - then alternate flour, seasonings, oil and water - add nuts, raisins, cranberries.
I use 3 small loaf pans or 2 larger ones. Well greased and I put parchment paper in bottom of pans. 350 degrees for l hour.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
This herb is in a mixed pot. At the moment I do not remember what it is. Pot also contained purple sage, rosemary and dill. Pot was a end of season sale purchase. There is a slight breeze and image came out kind of blurry. Does anyone know what it is. I thought I was told tarragon. Do not think that is what it is. I IDENTIFIED THE MYSTERY HERB - IT IS THYME
Friday, October 8, 2010
That thought will surface and then I remember why I started writing online. I read my words - "for my pleasure, my children, and my grandchildren". That has not changed.
Just did not foresee that I would meet so many wonderful online friends. You read my rambling personal thoughts, quotes that speak to my heart, view images of my life. I continue to share some of my past, present and future. Dear online friends I have not met any of you in person but so many of you have become so very special to me. I thank you for your comments and encouragement over the last 2 1/2 years.
A special gift that I treasure - A copy of "Crone Wandering" from Cate http://www.kerrdelune.blogspot.com/. - was in my mailbox yesterday. This poem was posted in November of 2009.
I plan on placing it in a frame and putting it on my desk. The words speak to my heart, mind, soul and spirit in a very deep way.
Wish I could gather all of you together. We would sit in front of a fire and enjoy tea and something I have baked. As you came in the door I would hug you and there would be a smile on my face and tears in my eyes.
I guess I will continue sharing and learning how to use a camera. If anyone other then family cares to read about a lady who shares in part - what it is like to grow older and follow her heart - it makes me smile.
Guess, I really cannot stop.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
They speak more eloquently then ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief, deep contrition, and unspeakable love.