Monday, September 22, 2014

AUTUMN PERSPECTIVE

Today is the official first day of Autumn!

I don't know why I enjoy celebrating the start of each season.  Although it's probably just another aging kind of thing.  My Mom was the same way.  She just delighted in so many things.  Kinda glad I got that from her!

But it also begins the rainy season here in Oregon.  In fact, predictions are for rain to start tomorrow and be off and on all week.  I know that will affect my getting up and out of this little place.  No more flip flops when walking about the complex.  Sox and water resistant shoes.  Sweater or jacket.  Umbrella or raincoat.

I think I will up my Vitamin D intake.  The constant grey really does get to me after a while.  The condo is a downstairs unit and we are surrounded by mature trees.  So it seems darker also.  That too, is part of my aging journey.  Mr. Ralph would get pretty grumpy about mid-January.  I always thought it was work related (trade show season) or his birthday arriving at the end of January.  But it was SAD.  He even bought the special light bulbs to help but in the end, it was only Maui that helped!

While I am looking forward to see how I handle the grey and wet for a few months, knowing that the sunshine and warmth of Maui are in the near future surely helps.  The house there is my retirement program.  Hope I don't need to sell it for at least 50 years!!!


6 comments:

  1. I hope you don't have to sell it for at least 50 years either. I can't imagine what it's like in Oregon during the rainy season but it's got to be better than snow, now that I think about it.

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    1. Are you SURE you won't take a flight over?????

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    2. And ... rain IS way better than snow or ice.

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  2. All that rain is why you are so lush and green way up there. My grand daughter lives in Portland--she absolutely loves it. I hope you never have to sell the Maui house!!! I can't even imagine how beautiful it must be there.

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    1. Do you want to come visit? It would be fun to have TWO reasons to come!! Portland is best in July and August. Maui is good all year round!

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  3. I love the rain, but after a couple of days my husband is so over it. A lot of people are vitamin D deficient these days because we stay out of the sun. I read the other day that vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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