We have officially entered autumn, and that means the sun sets earlier and mornings start just a tad bit later. E’s inner alarm clock has finally shifted from 4:30 am to 5:00 am, a welcome change, but just a few months too late. (5:00 am in October is still pretty dark and pretty darn cold. But at least we’ve graduated from the 4 o’clock time frame that should be reserved for the elderly, kids who are eager to open Christmas presents and of course, newborns.)
In any case, yes! It’s October!
(Er, mid-October by now, I realize.)
We’ve entered the best season (in my opinion) clothing-wise, food-wise and color-wise. I’m giddy with anticipation to drown myself in layers, wear leather jackets in every possible situation, clunk around in boots, hold pipin’ hot cups of apple cider (oh wait, they don’t really have that here in Japan…), fill myself with too much pumpkin everything and sit in front of a fireplace (wait, we don’t have much of that in Tokyo either… boo).
And although I would’ve loved to be in the States with K by now, E and I have decided to make the best of a bad situation and enjoy our remaining time in Tokyo by painting the town red. Okay, I lie. We will be strolling around the city, E in her Ergo (yeah, she’s a tad too old for it now but she really isn’t a fan of the walking or the sitting in strollers) and me with my camera and occasional hat. Exciting stuff, I know.
I mean, it’s pretty lovely here, too.