"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.