As of Tuesday, September 23, it’s officially Fall. Once again, I’m reminded by the fact that time really does fly by. Just a second ago it turned into summer and I’m afraid that many of the traditional summer experiences have passed me by. Even the pool at our apartments is all of the sudden closed! Did I really go swimming only one time? C’est la vie… no sense in looking back, so onward we must go! You know that saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”? I think that must apply to many things in life, and taking advantage of the season while it’s here has got to be one of them. Before this Autumn season gets away from me, these are the things I refuse to miss out on.
Make time to find and play in a gargantuan pile of leaves. This was by far my favorite memory of last Fall. This needs to be a recurring tradition.
Make a scarf. My first DIY projects as a child involved crocheting scarves and it’s been far too long since I made a more current one. This year I plan to amend that. Maybe something along these lines?? (Source)
Carve a Pumpkin. Last year I was working the 1-10 shift so I missed out on the family pumpkin carving night. Whether I make it to the family event, or I turn pumpkin carving into a fun date night for Jordan and I, it’s happening. And soon. I could totally see Jordan putting in all the meticulous detailed work to make something ridiculous like this AMAZING pumpkin.
Roast the seeds from said pumpkin and make trio bars. My sister in law made these scrumptious trio bars last year and it’s been on my list of projects ever since.
Finish “The Lord of the Rings.” The movie series has long been one of my favorites, but quite embarrassingly, until now I’ve never gotten around to actually reading the books for myself. Jordan and I are already a decent way through the first book and I’m absolutely in love. Can’t believe that I’ve waited this long to sink my teeth into these books.
Participate in our local Turkey Trot. I have a family full of runners and they run in this race every year. Although I usually run the mile at the Cable Bridge Run in the middle of December, I usually come up with some excuse not to run this one. Not this year though. Image Source
I have a feeling this is going to be a delightful season. 🙂