Sunday, October 04, 2009

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

I can't let autumn go by without running my favorite seasonal quote:

"What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon?" cried Daisy, "and the day after that, and the next thirty years?"

"Don't be morbid," Jordan said. "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."

~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 

And so life is starting over, with fall routines, crisp weather and the realization that we still have too many summer clothes out. And Ramona has outgrown her fall/winter church shoes. Sigh.

"Don't be morbid, Karen ... you know where the nearest Target is."


Betsy started violin lessons. The teacher is sweet and wonderful and Betsy loves her already. I'm looking forward to hearing Bach in my living room soon. Or "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."


Anne-with-an-e is having some oral surgery this week. Urgh. Ugh. Arrgh. I'll be glad when it's over. I want life for my children to be perfect, always perfect. But, as they always remind me -- because I taught them so -- nothing on this earth is perfect. And that's why we have prayer and hope. And chocolate. And Bach. To keep pointing us to Perfection.


Sarah said...

I like that quote! It's been soooo many years since I've read that book (like junior high, I think! Ha!!)

I hope all goes well with the oral surgery ...

Oh, and I was getting fall clothes out this week, and I decided that shoes were taking up too much space in the clothes bins, so I made a shoe bin. And we filled it! And yet sometimes, we STILL don't have the right kind of shoes that fit at the right time of year! So. very. frustrating! That's when we run to Target, too =)

God bless!

Emily said...

Argh I had oral surgery LAST week. It's so fun. :) (actually it wasn't too bad)
Now I want to re-read Gatsby. Thanks for the reminder.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

I love your crisp but vibrant blog posts, Karen. Have a nice week ahead!


Violin is a great instrument!

Just remember to KEEP PRACTICING and you'll go really far, too!
*speaking as a student*

(it's also important to enjoy your teacher!) :)

momto5minnies said...

I've not quite done the clothing swap, but I think it may be time. This week has been cool and rainy. Pretty soon the sweater over the sundress and the flip flops won't do.

Good luck to your daughter with her oral surgery. I had double jaw surgery back in Feb. ... lots of fruit shakes, puddings, and soup. She'll probably be sick of it all in 3 days ;)

Karen said...

Re: "nothing on this earth is perfect. And that's why we have prayer and hope. And chocolate. And Bach."

Love that. Needed to hear it today, too.

Hope your daughter's recovery from surgery isn't too hard. Someone suggested instant breakfast drinks/those Ensure drinks when my DH had oral surgery the other year and it helped him. Just thought I'd share that because it never occurred to me when my wisdom teeth were pulled in university!!