On Saturday, we turned on the heat for the first time. We would have had a fire too, but the fireplace is in the music studio, and there isn’t a lot of lounging space in there. Still, it was a cozy weekend :-)
Saturday, I enjoyed a lovely late lunch with my husband while Roxi was in her music class. On Sunday, Roxi went to a friend’s house for a visit. Sunday evening, we set up the new elliptical machine–our new PE class ;-) Roxi and I have already had our turn on it this morning. Mr. DJ said he prefers to exercise in the PM after work.
It’s pitch dark here at 7:30 now. Pretty soon, we’ll be falling back an hour and the nights will get even longer. New expats, if you’re not doing so already, be sure to take your vitamins (especially vitamin D!!) and get enough exercise. If you’re moving from a sunny climate, these 100 days of darkness can be really hard to take, and just doing these two things will help a lot.
If that’s not enough, a good, strong cup of tea about 4pm really helps me get over that 8pm slump ;-)
About the Author: JaPRA is an expat Texan living in Boston (by way of London by way of Houston) with her husband (Mr. DJ), their 19-year old daughter (Roxi), and their dog Trudy.