Let’s bring out the candles, the tea, the blankets! Fall is here and in California that usually means the first rain after a long, hot summer.
Mr. Fall was a little boisterous, too – literally and figuratively.
There was no little drizzle to get us used to the idea of “ah, that’s what rain is like” again, no, fall blurted out a mighty fine thunderstorm with flying branches and leaves and collapsing traffic on Tuesday. Just lovely.
At least we were rewarded with this at the end of the day:
But still, I am ready for fall. I like coming home after work, heating water for a pot of tea, lighting some candles and listening to the rain patter on the windows. It’s cozy; and it’s just right for this season. October is one of my favorite months.
J’s birthday falls coveniently on this coming Sunday. Last year, the weather was warm and beautiful and we went to a pumpkin patch and picked out two big pumpkins and a bunch of small ones; just to have them sit in our apartment and NOT carve them, ahem. I am not sure if we’re trying to be more successful or not this year. I am leaning towards not getting any pumpkins, like at all. Real ones, that is. We don’t have a porch and also really no other space to put them.
The weather forecast predicts crazy up and down temperatures for the coming days. A scorching 84°F (28°C) for tomorrow (going to get out my flipflops one more time!), 78°F (25°C) on Saturday and down to 68°F (20°C) on Sunday… we’ll see with what kind of birthday activity options that’ll leave us (any suggestions are of course always appreciated!)