Autumnal Equinox

It’s almost that time of year (2 days now) where we exit summer and slide right into fall. Apparently Seattle marks this time of year by using grey skies and rain to push away some of the most beautiful weather I’ve ever seen.

There is good and bad here, from what I understand, Seattle doesn’t actually celebrate Autumn. We’re right into winter weather. It’s going to be highs around 60-62 and lows around 50. That is about the weather we had when we moved here around 9 months ago. So that’s the good – bearable temperatures from here until April (when it starts to trend upwards). The bad, we don’t get to see much sun until then.

Before today, we hadn’t seen rain for over 3 weeks – and despite all the claims, I don’t expect to see rain every day this fall/winter/spring, but the clouds are here for the winter.

On the more interesting note – International Day of Peace is this weekend (tomorrow). Imagine if we could have that every day… We celebrated by participating in the Global Mala project. Our Yoga studio hosted the Seattle event, it was at their Bellevue location. Bellevue is located across Lake Washington from Seattle, and there is really bad traffic to cross the 520 bridge to get there. Anyways, we finally made it.

So, for Global Mala, we did 108 sun salutations (Surya Namaskara A and B). It took about 2 hours and 15 minutes, and was pretty cool. Normally a Yoga class is 90 minutes, so this was longer then we’ve very practices Yoga, but easily doable. We are, however, pretty tired from the whole experience, Yoga is pretty intense.

Now we are on to our normal weekend activity – just hanging around the house. The dogs are actually being quiet – so we are both sitting on the couch. If you move too fast when the dogs are quiet, then the house is instantly filled with barking. We’re trying to avoid the barking 🙂