re·priseEcclesiastes says there is nothing new under the sun. No, it's all just more of the same.
- A repetition of a phrase or verse.
- A return to an original theme.
- A recurrence or resumption of an action.
So is my life, but it's not all meaningless (or "vanity" as the King James calls it). It's just a reprise, a set of recurring themes that repeat themselves at regular intervals.
Here are a few of the reprises going on in my life.
1. The dog.
Original theme date: Two years ago, death scare.
Reprise: As already mentioned, Mom doing doggie physical therapy for a dog who won't let a little osteoarthritis keep him down.
2. The toes.
Original theme date: February 2007, ingrown toenail surgery, with poetic license.
Reprise: Mishap in the kitchen leads to the whole right toenail falling off. Sheesh, just think of the pain I could have saved if I'd just told the doctor to just take off my whole toenail back in February. I'm all about consolidation of resources, or in this cases, recuperation time.
I took a picture of the carefully painted, completely intact, removed toenail, but (yet another reprise in my life) someone has absconded with the camera. What's new?
Original theme dates: July 2006 and September 2006, two weddings lead to shopping hysteria and the only time my husband has ever hijacked my blog.
Reprise: I'm much more organized, this time for my nephew's wedding Saturday. Everyone is clothed (love those summer clearance sales, especially for boys growing like weeds), and I, of course will wear my little black dress, again (I am forever indebted to Jen for this tip. Love you!). It works.
As we say here in Texas, if it ain't broke don't fix it. It's a nice way of saying "reprise time."
Just think, I can enjoy my time with my family this weekend. With three days to spare!
So I'll be taking the next few days off to visit with my parents and...wait a minute. I still need to buy a wedding gift. See? I knew there was something I forgot. Rats. There really IS nothing new under the sun.
I DO need a blogging break!