A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Enjoy it while it lasts

"What's the use in regrets? They're just things we haven't done yet. What are regrets? Just lessons we haven't learned yet." -Beth Orton
A couple weeks ago I was at Franklin Cider Mill with my mom. It's only open for 3 months each year. It's definitely one of the things we do when she visits during the Fall Season. There we were, watching them press the apples and make the cider when we turned around and were bombarded with all things apple and delish: apple pie, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, apple cinnamon raisin bread with icing, etc. She asked me if I wanted anything. I said I couldn't. I know I can't because I will make myself crazy about it afterward and it's probably not worth it. But I know that in 10 years I might weigh (gasp!) 5-10 pounds more (since many women tend to gain weight as they age. It's natural and probably hormonal), and I will REGRET having not enjoyed the things I wanted to. You know, things like apple cinnamon raisin bread with icing, for example. I mean, I look at little girls with their 21 year old bodies and I think "bitches!" Kidding. Kind of. What I really think is "that's right, girls, eat that ice cream and that apple cinnamon raisin bread with icing now because in 10 years...." But I know that people look at me and think the same thing. By the way, at 21 I didn't enjoy those things either for all the same reasons I don't today. I regret not doing it then. Kinda like I know I'll regret not doing it now.


My name is Erin. said...

I wish I had tenth of your self-control/self-deprivation.

My name is Erin. said...

Oh, and that is one of my favorite Beth Orton songs. Nay. It IS my favorite.

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