Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Keep on keepin' on

Well, I have been much less depressed today, and when I start missing our little Fig, I remember the serenity prayer:

"Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." -Reinhold Neibuhr.

Because despite all the guilt I try to lay upon myself for the death of our sweet little cat, I know it was his fate to die, there is a reason for everything, it was inevitable, and I just have to move on. And because in 3 days is Isabel's 1st birthday! And hers is a life to celebrate! I started decorating a bit on Monday:

And Anastasia was working on one of Isabel's presents: And I have to share this very, rare delicacy:

My mini-melon! Oh it might seem tiny, but the sweet flavor was really quite huge. And I *finally* made Anastasia a beco-like carrier for her cats (per her request).

So my children continue to keep me busy and Anastasia is already asking for a new cat, "because Figaro can't come back." And this unbelievable fall sky is very dramatic. Clear with commanding gray clouds springing small showers of rain on us. And I have been giving the girls extra hugs, and kissing their luxuriously round cheeks, thanking God that they are safe and healthy. Yes I am very blessed. Figaro is very missed. And we are sitting around with scones and coffee... perfect comfort food on this dramatic fall day.


Annie said...

I'm glad things are looking up for you, Clare! Is there anything cuter than a toddler practicing attachment parenting?! Nice job on the kitty carrier! :) I love your house. We HAVE to get out to visit you guys sometime.

Also, the Feast is next weekend, if you guys feel like a road trip and some primitive (or not so primitive...) camping.

Clare said...

You know, if my kids were a little older... I would probably be extremely tempted to pack up and drive out there for a weekend at the Feast! In fact, I think next fall, or the fall after that, we just might in fact do that! :)

Nick-dog said...

Yah, you guys definitely have the open invitation to come whenever. Are you all still thinking of heading this way in the spring? That's an awesome time to be in VA.