Thursday, October 22, 2009

Autumn Checklist

Do any of you get the list in your head? The one of all the cool things that make each season perfect, and you want to go down it and check them all off?

Some of the things on my Fall list:

1) Play volleyball (check. Still sore.)

2) Eat pomegranates

3) Read a really tame ghost story. I am a big chicken at heart. Last year I read Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This year, I want to read the rest of The Woman in White. I started this summer, but didn't get more than a couple of chapters in before I had to return it to the library. Now, I have my OWN copy. :)

4) Walk on lots of crunchy leaves. I have stomped a few already, but I am waiting for the trees up the street a ways, they dump huge piles, and it is so fun to slosh through the leaves, almost to my knees!

5) Go to a football game and YELL really loud! (I haven't done this in years, but Jake may look around and find me at his high school game in the near future. He probably won't claim me :).)

6) Watch "Meet Me in St. Louis", which you maybe think of at Christmas time, but my favorite scenes are the Halloween scenes.

7) Eat doughnuts and cider. Well, really and truly, it is my mom's doughnuts that I crave, so to officially check it off the list, I'd better make her recipe.

8) Break out the sweaters.

9) Watch "Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" with my kids.

10) Harvest the garden, can and freeze the food. Stock the storage room. (check)

11) Read the cookbooks and start baking again! :)

12) Starting my Christmas planning and shopping.

13) Read "The Little Broomstick" with my kids, and "The Oxcart Man".

14) Get out my adorable fall rubber stamps and make cards. Send them to people, just to spread the joy of autumn.

And last, but not least.....Celebrate my Birthday. Then we can officially get on with winter.

Alas, October has been flying by!! Halloween is upon us. Some of the list can carry on to November, but I must prioritize, for I am just not in the mood for ghost stories after Halloween is over! One cannot attend the football game if the season is gone. Carpe Diem! Get out of my way, stuff of little consequence (anything not on the list), I am on a mission!


Nanette said...

Oh I just love your list! I'm standing on the holiday sidelines cheering you on! Go You!

Becky said...

too funny, as soon as you said a tame ghost story, i was going to tell you to watch woman in white!! i LOVE it! i guess you can read it, but the movie is great!
love pomegranates, been to enough football games, hmm, meet me in st louis---i will have to give it a halloween try! share the doughnut recipe, love those fat covering sweaters, canned grape juice!
i am almost done with your list! i even celebrated my birthday!

Karma said...

I love your list!! It has such a Jenny feel; it makes me miss you!! I will eat a doughnut and drink cider in your honor :)

Natalie said...

Your list has so many things that I hadn't thought of but are very good for the season! :) Yay to doing fun stuff!

Crazy Uncle Ryan said...

Hello, what about making caramel apples?