Saturday, October 13, 2007

Falling .... leaves and parts.

Fall has fallen here on the farm. We're blessed with a multitude of very tall, very old maple trees that provide incredible shade in the summer, and a beautiful back drop come fall. The kids have been enjoying running through the crunchy heaps and picking up all the colours. With every gust and breeze comes a shower of yellow, red and's absolutely my favourite time of year, and thus we'll be celebrating our anniversary next week. The weather now is like it was on our special day, sunny and cool, filled with colours and lady bugs.
The cooler weather has also helped with the pregnancy woes. In that last heat wave, my fingers were becoming sausages and my ankles could be likened to oranges. But that fluid retention has now passed (ahem...literally...)and I'm back to my old, perpetually swollen, self.
As the anniversary approaches, it brings a reminder of my younger days (albeit only 6 years ago...) These years with children can be likened to dog years....1 equal to seven years for every child....that would be putting me in the 21 year bracket. And, really, it would seem more plausible that the bodily changes that have occured in this body of mine, should have occured over a period of 21 years....rather than 6. It's a downright shame that things can go south (ahem ...again with the literal) so quickly.
I can only hold onto my last hopes that things can be reversed just as quickly..... until I've exhausted every last weight-loss, body tightening, part lifting, tooth whitening, head hair-beautifying, body hair removing, cellulite toning and skin conditioning product there is on the market.... I will hold out hopes.


Kari & Kijsa said...

Yes- the both of us (and six children between the two of us later) are sporting southern figures- in every sense!! hahaha!
Thank goodness for cooler seasons and glorious weather! Let us know if any of those fandangled super-body-fix products ever work!

kari & kijsa

Coach J said...

I love it when the trees change colors. :)
I know all about going south. Nobody told me that's what happens with children. All I know is, it's a good thing I love 'em so much! :)

Trina said...

I LOVE this time of year too! Especially when the temps are about 68-72 with NO humidity and the sky is that gorgeous shade of blue only seen in the spring and Fall! Beautiful!


Pam said...

Ah, the sacrifices we make as mothers!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Ahh yes....everything goes South!

Love the picture...your dog looks just like ours...only younger.

Mommy Mac said...

I hear ya! I'm trying to look at it (the post-pregnancy/post-nursing body) like a badge of honor. I live in a place where it seems to be more and more common to get tummy tucks and "enhancements." I just don't want to go there.

But I love my babies, and fall is my favorite time of year, as well!

Elizabeth said...

Well, at least you have a reason for your body "heading south". I can say that my body went south with little help from babies or pregnancy :)

The fall foliage is just beautiful!!!

Coach J said...

come on over...i have something for ya! :)