I've been so fortunate to get in some extra sleep this weekend that I'm starting to feel like Sleeping Beauty! Between my nap Friday night, to going to bed early last night and waking up late this morning, I think I'm pretty much caught up on all of the sleep I was lacking over the past few weeks.
The good news was that the weather was nice enough for my dad to take the kids to the park. Apparently, no one goes out to play during the summer months here because it's too hot and humid. Once the temperatures drop a little, kids will start to play in the neighborhood and people will start going to parks to play. My brother and little sisters were so happy to get out of the house this weekend and have some fun playing like they did in New York... they're not yet used to the way the weather changes playtime down here.
Still, I'd rather be down here adjusting our lifestyles than be up in the cold. Of course, watching the leaves fall off of the one deciduous tree we have in our front yard makes me miss home a little. Watching the leaves fall and feeling the cool air always meant that it was almost my birthday, and every year on my birthday my friends would push me into a pile of leaves. Things will certainly feel different this year, but I think it'll be a good change. Let's hope anyway, because it's too late to change anything now!!
I guess if I get homesick throughout the fall, I can always video chat with my friends and have them throw leaves at the phone!
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