Oct 13, 2010

Harvest 2010 (or Oh Crap, Is Summer Over?)

Obviously, while I wasn't blogging all Summer I also wasn't doing much in our garden either. What's that about the Law of the Harvest? Well, now my kids think that when you plant a seed and do absolutely nothing for 3 months, what you get is the world's most adorable pumpkin. Yet another teaching moment lost forever.

Some other things I wasn't doing much of this Summer: taking pictures, exercising, reading, and supervising my children (though that last one's entirely normal). Mostly I was eating a lot of Nutella, and thinking about rearranging my furniture. It actually takes a lot energy to rearrange your furniture in your mind, hence the calorie-dense Nutella diet.

So more or less, days and weeks turned into months, October rolled around, my Costco stash of that deliciously creamy hazelnut spread finally ran out, and I rearranged my living room. I am born anew, and can blog once again. Psychoanalyze how you may. Please do in fact, I could use some free therapy.

Fall is about new beginnings right? Oh wait, no. It's about letting go. (Though we all know it's really about sweaters. Wait, did I say sweaters? I meant Sweaters!). So I'm going to let go right now of my guilt over being the ONLY MOTHER ON THE PLANET who didn't post pictures of the first day of school on her blog (or take any for that matter). I'm letting go of my disappointment that we did not, in fact, move to Mexico (or anywhere else) this Summer. And considering the headlines lately, that's probably a good thing. I'm also going to let go of that "hey, it's been a while/you look like you've been eating a lot of Nutella" awkwardness of getting reacquainted, and just dive back in like I never had that 4 month hiatus. And I'll try to find my camera (and the battery charger) just so I can take and post pictures of us carving that tiny pumpkin, while wearing our Fall sweaters(!).

It's good to let go. And rearrange furniture. And begin again.