Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Insomnia and Fall

I have never before had a problem sleeping.  Almost everyday of my life I have been lucky enough go to sleep, and sleep through the night (except a couple months with a new born, but I was definitely not complaining).  Now in the last two weeks I have had two nights where my brain would not shut off and I cannot sleep.  It is 3:20 AM and for the life of me I am too busy thinking about how to decorate the rest of my house.  The dumb thing is that I cannot even afford to do that right now anyway, but my brain refuses to turn off.  So I figured I would write down all my ideas, write a blog, and try sleeping again.  
Despite the cold weather, which I do not like, fall is a beautiful season.  I have mostly lived in places that are warm, and there is not very much visual change in the seasons.  Everyone knows that I would prefer the warmer climate, but I have to admit that the leaves changing color are GORGEOUS!!!!!!  Our drive out to work and to my in-laws takes us into the country side and the sight is stunning right now, but even the city landscape is beautiful to see.  The picture at the top of this post is our baby tree in the front of our house.  I love the trees that are turning yellow, but I am so excited that our tree turns red.  Isn't it beautiful?  
I also want to say that I am grateful for the neighborhood that we moved into.  Auburn Bay is so friendly and very nice.  I feel like I fit in, and I know that Evan is going to have wonderful friends here as well.  Everyone is young and they all of young families.  This is going to be alright.  


Fred ... said...

I will begrudgingly admit that I do miss the fall season. It is beautiful and the chilly evenings are a bit refreshing. I'll bet you always wondered why a leaf changes color. The green of course is caused by the chlorophyll, when the days shorten there isn't enough sun to keep the chlorophyll going so it disappears and the leaf is naturally yellow. When the cold causes the sugars in the leaf to break down it turns them red but if there isn't enough sugar in the leaf then the garbage in the leaf decays and turns it brown. Just in case you were interested.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

actually ... Justin and I were wondering about that as we went for a walk last night. Thank you, that is interesting.

Lynn said...

Sounds like you are settling right in. THat is awesome.
I too LOVE the Fall. IT truly is gorgeous! My favorites are the trees that turn to red. So jealous you have one in your own yard! Looks like the area you are in was aptly named. : D

Lisa L said...

We have trees here that change colour in San Diego. Remember the ones at the Stake Center that look like Maple leaves? Some people have them in their yards. You know it's fall here too when they start to turn and it gets cooler in the winter. If you want even more of a fall change you only have to drive to Julian. I'll stick with the trees at the stake center and what I see on my walks. Your tree is very pretty though. I'm glad you like your neighbourhood. It's always good if you like where you live. P.S. If you don't know Irene's email why don't you just text me or email her phone number and I'll get it so I can mail this assignment to her. Thx!!

Lowdogg said...

I enjoyed this post. Cheerful ending. I love your mom's Canadian spelling of color (colour).

Reminds me of Monday's Snide Remarks:

Peter and Mandy said...

I think I'll stick with the warmer weather here. If I want to see the snow I'll drive a couple hours knowing full well I can easily escape. I think your mom is talking about Japanese Maples, we have one that we killed and then we gave it to my mom where it came back to life, died and is now coming back to life again.