Forgetting Fall

Fall foliage in NoVa
I drafted a few posts from our recent trip and am scheduling them to post when we get home. These will not count for NaBloPoMo, since I use that as a write-every-day exercise.

24 October 2013

Autumn came to the DC area today. It was actually brisk verging on cold. We tried playing on a play ground at 11 a.m., but it was shady and just too nippy. Jane wanted to keep playing, but I was too cold.

I wish I could go back in time to convince Louisiana Mari that it really WOULD get cooler here and that cold weather gear would be welcome. I have a jean jacket, a light cardigan thing and my deep purple pashmina. How hard would it have been to throw in my leather gloves and cashmere hat (both holdovers from NYC that don't see much action down south)? I did break down and buy a $10 Target zip up fleece (resisted purple and went with black and grey) -- not that it was a challenge to talk myself into shopping!

I'll keep on chattering my teeth and hope it warms up (it's supposed to at least get back up into high 50s/low 60s). Jane is fine, as I brought a warm hat for her, her warmest coat (which is neat and separates into two reversible lighter jackets -- four looks in one) and long-sleeve tops. She doesn't own any gloves, so we might go ahead and buy them if we run across them.

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