The leaves have been falling pretty consistently all through September. Alas, now they are falling consistently, changing colors AND the weather is dropping. I’m not really sad about the first two but the last component of this just makes me so so sad. And its not even the fall weather, its what happens AFTER the fall weather. And those of you who are reading this blog that have never lived in a seasonal environment, it should be known that Fall is not one quarter of the year–but more like one month. Winter. WINTER. The beast that I battle from November to May. WINTER I LOATHE YOU. It doesn’t do much for me that we are dropping down to the mid 30s tonight.
So I’m trying to get over that winter is just around the corner and enjoy one of the best components of a seaonsal environment. The harvest, the changing fall colors, using the word “autumn”, apple cider, football, pumpkins and comfort food, picking apples, ugg boots and putting Bjorn in adorable fleece onesies where all you see is his face.
Speaking of fall’s bounty–we’re off to the Upper Peninsula tomorrow to visit a place neither Lars or I have ever visited, the Porcupine Mountains. Long have I heard of their beauty (from Lars…who has never been there), but finally (finally!) we will get to go there and Lars will get to take his picture of the lake in the clouds and we can let that issue rest.
I actually think it will be a really fun trip and I’m looking forward to seeing all the different colors. Vacationing with Bjorn is actually a lot of fun, despite the fact that he won’t remember any of it…
What’s that? You need more Bjorn in this post? Well, let me oblige…
Bjorn had his 2 months appointment yesterday. He is now 9 lbs, 14 oz (10th percentile) and 23 1/4 inches (75th percentile). He was a champ when getting his shots (three needles, one oral) and only yelped a little but then just went on sucking his bottle. We drugged him up good on infant tylenol…but he probably liked it. I mean cherry flavored goodness vs. breastmilk? What do you think would win that battle?
Okay..and one more for luck.