You might think that since yesterday it was 34 degrees in the morning and that this morning it was 32 degrees, I would be sad that I can't wear my flip-flops to walk to work (it's almost a mile from my house). Or that I would be sad that I don't have a good scarf to keep my neck warm.
Or that since fresh fruit season is almost gone, I might lament having moved to Washington just in time to see the world spin down to a frozen ice cube.
You would be wrong.
Except for the fresh fruit part. I
Yep, I love autumn. I love falling, crunchy leaves and seeing my breath as I walk to work. I love cool and brisk days where you have to walk faster or shiver the whole way. I like to call my Okie friends on my way to work because they are two hours ahead of me and already up and around. I love pumpkins on the front porch and sideways sunshine coming through the blinds.
|Finally! I can snooze and you can write...|
I even like coming downstairs in the morning and turning on the heaters. I love that little Eleanor will sleep on my lap now that it's cooler and being warm is a priority once again. And sweaters. I adore wearing sweaters.
The problem is that I am terribly underprepared. I accidentally left my winter coats and most of my warm clothes in Oklahoma. I did buy a light jacket but will need to invest in a heavy parka, a space heater for my office and some good boots in the next month.
Halloween is coming with candy and hopefully some trick-or-treaters this year since our house is downtown. Then there's Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes, which are kind of my yearly indulgence. And sweet potatoe casserole and green beans and beets and stuffing!
I'm getting hungry. Sometimes my friends complain that I lose weight in spring and summer. Then they see me in winter. I'm like a bear, man.
And Grey? He's great. He loves cold weather. He barely dons his light jacket to go out in the evening and finally closed the bedroom window just last night. Grey also had the foresight to bring his heavy coat, unlike me. We signed up for a beginning yoga class together too. Our yoga mats match and a gal from my office is coming with us too. We will soon meet more people in the community and will continue settling in. I can't wait for snow!
|At the Entrance to Pike Place Market|
|It's getting cold here|
|Grey Cavitt: Not Cold|
In the meantime, I'll keep walking to work. And I'm going sweater shopping too.
|A View at Dinner|