Here we have leaves that dry up, get brown and fall. The nights are chilly and you can smell the smoke of a thousand parrillas ( barbecues) so it is similar, but not the same.
But I still feel invigorated by the cooler days and I sleep like a baby with comforters rather than the noise of an air conditioner.. although I do admit, I missed the sound for the first couple of nights. That hum that drowned out the sound of cars, horns and sirens, city noises that I grow tired of.
Pup is so much better. He is silly again. He plays with his toys and drags around his blanket.
He spends more time in the parks sniffing around , instead of just lying in the grass and watching.
With the fall weather comes the need to buy new clothes for the season. Outings to shops in the neighborhood, plenty of window licking and then a trip or two to a mall .. all on the calendar.
This week I get to see the surgeon and get the All's Clear. So far, so good.
Our friends are here, they will be here for months but we have not seen them yet and I am looking forward to eating somewhere new, laughing and talking and getting social again.
Concert season is starting soon too, just a few blocks from my home, the National Orchestra will play fabulous classical music. We will sit in these comfortable, large , red velvet seats under soaring ceilings with a huge stage packed with musicians and be transported by Mozart and Berlioz and Tchaikovsky to name just a few. I can't wait !
Then walking back from the concert, hanging on to that residual magic of the music still floating through our heads, we will stop somewhere for dinner.
It is a good time of year, I am going to enjoy it.