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!!!