quiet days

September 29, 2011 |  Category:   life outings seasonal

Not much happening around here these days. The girls are settled into school and that is going swimmingly well. There have been no transition issues with Claudine and she is loving school. The days are quiet because they’re both gone all day, a first. We’re establishing a new rhythm to the year with school drop offs and pick ups. The busy-ness of the season hasn’t quite hit yet, but there is all this pressure already to prepare for the holidays. I’m doing my best to ignore it at the moment. Trying to squeeze in Fall activities like apple picking even if the weather still doesn’t feel much like Fall.

I’ve proven my theory that no matter how much time I set aside for personal projects by consciously controlling the amount of paid work that I take on, the space fills itself with other stuff – domestic chores, parenting, obsessively looking for a new dining table – you know, life stuff (sort of like your income, yes? Your spending rises and falls commensurate to how much you make). How many times have I said to myself, “If I only had a few free weeks”? And yet, here I am with a few free weeks…and I feel more pressed for time than ever.

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  • Jhope September 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    So true. Beautiful pics as always. Unrelated, do you and Mark subscribe to any food mags that you love? Still missing Gourmet.

  • Jenna September 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Jhope. We actually don’t subscribe to any magazines anymore…

  • stella September 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    Where did your family go for apple picking? I have been looking around but can’t find any good reviews! Thanks 🙂

  • Unique Lapin September 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Brings back childhood memories…picking apple. Moving to LA I gotta say I miss east coast fall. Thanx for these warm photos!

  • Joy September 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I have so much to do lately at college it’s driving me nuts. At least you seem to be pretty zen at the moment.

  • Leah September 29, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Beautiful! We went apple picking last year and had so much fun. Love the photos of the red apples on the ground.

  • Yas September 30, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Oh I hear you on the domestic chores like housework, and cooking taking up so much time. Theres also that erroneous assumption that not having a job equals not being responsible for anything and having all the time in the world to yourself. Obviously not true.

  • Darcy September 30, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I feel exactly the same. where do the days go?

  • Erin September 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    These photos remind me of another reason I love autumn so much… apple orchards!

  • sage parker October 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    lovely photos!
    picking and eating fresh apples is the one thing that i miss the most about living in the states. there is nothing like the taste of an apple fresh from the tree, it’ my fav:)