Doing all the Fall things

October 30, 2015 |  Category:   life outings seasonal

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We went apple picking a few weeks back, but now that I’m not blogging daily, things may get a bit non-linear around here. You don’t mind, though do you? Life is such a weird, weird trip lately, that these totally routine, totally predictable seasonal markers of time are what grounds me now. Because I don’t know about you, but sometimes life gets a little too surreal and it’s hard to know what I should be holding on to anymore. So we hold on to apples, and apple picking, and apple pie and apple donuts. Because that’s what’s familiar.

We have had the warmest Fall this year. Aside from the cold spell that weekend we went up to the Berkshires, it’s been consistently in the 60s and 70s for weeks. The weather’s confusing, but also amazing. I’ve been making it a point to spend it outside as much as possible before the cold settles in for good. We’re already gearing up for the holidays, business-wise, and after Halloween, the deluge of Christmas will hit because the holidays come earlier and earlier every year. We booked a trip after Christmas as a surprise for the girls. We never travel during the holidays (shhhh…you won’t tell them, will you?).

I was walking Miss C to school this morning and as we looked at all the brownstones decorated for Halloween she said that it was all going so fast. The days, the months, the years. Kid, you have no idea.

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  • Melissa@Julia's Bookbag October 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I feel like October when by in the blink of an eye. Tomorrow it will be Christmas. Tomorrow she’ll be 14. The following week she’ll be off to college. I think I’d some days like to press a reset button and hold my baby in a rocking chair for a few hours…..

  • Alejandra November 1, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I love that you continue to post, even intermittently. Your honest voice is one of the nicest little things out in the interwebs (there’s still someone being genuine!!). I like to stop by here to check what other nuggets of wisdom I’ll learn from you (no pressure 😉 ) along this confusing path of life. Helps me feel connected and grounded some days. Thanks for sharing!

  • CG November 8, 2015 at 1:43 am

    When my then 9 year old began asking me why time was going by so quickly I realized I had to find a way to slow us down. I never did figure it out, now that fifth grade homework has taken over every available waking moment of our lives I feel panicked. I hate it. I hate seeing my daughter grow so quickly and I hate feeling like my time with her is limited. I feel inadequate as her mom, I feel like I haven’t invested enough time with my husband, I feel like I haven’t been giving my all as a teacher, I just feel like I’m all over but not doing one single thing well. If you figure it out, please do share the secret to feeling balanced.

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