October 07, 2011


In the blink of an eye, it seems, the trees have turned all glorious fall hues.
In the blink of an eye, if feels, the rakes need to be pulled out and piles of soft crispness jumped into.
And, in the blink of an eye, definitely, this little girl has begun to talk like a seven year old.

I've been struggling with time and the finding of it, and yet, I'm sitting here, writing this, instead of doing literature and history or enjoying the fall weather.

The song Viva La Vida sums up my feelings... "one minute i held the key//next the walls were closed on me//and i discovered that my castles stand//upon pillars or salt and pillars of sand"

Remember being able to choose when I had free time?  Remember when school was just another activity?  With the arrival of highschool, came a different mindest, and now, after two years, I'm just now starting to figure that out.  (OK, I might be a little slow...)

Today, though, I was determined not to let October slip through my grasp like I feel September did.  Multitasking (because I can do that), I simultaneously read about Theodore Roosevelt and breathed in the fall air.  I took notes while the sounds of little children playing in the background brought a smile to my face.

And, yes, I even stopped so that I could take pictures and simply watch them play and learn and laugh.  That brings me so much joy, seeing them play.

For instance, did you know that snow shovels make marvelous leaf bulldozers?  And did you know that little brothers just might respond better if you jump into the leaves too?

It's true.

The best times of my life have been when I was spending time with my family.  I did that today, and in a way more than just being in the same house with them.

Life is like a blink.  Seasons change and children grow.  Enjoy it now.  I promise it's worth it.


  1. It seems that just as I'm getting used to summer, fall comes. But I'm glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. Fall hues are my favorites. :)
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  2. whoa dude that's a lot of leaves. will you send me an industrial size box full? okay, thank you! loved this post :))
    -jocee <3

  3. I love this post! And it is so true! Beautiful pictures!!!!

  4. I love these pictures! :)

  5. You have a lovely heart Olivia...thanks for inspiring me....i love your blog! :-)

  6. Your teacher thinks it is very good to be able to multi-task. :-) These days are just too beautiful to miss!