Autumn Aims

I know it’s not autumn yet, and I know that it won’t even FEEL like autumn here until mid-November or so, but I love this time of year. My brain always equates “September through November” with the three months of fall, and dammit, despite the weather, I’m going to treat them like they are the three months of fall! I have lots of things I want to do this autumn. In no particular order:

Go to the corn maze. It’s not far away and not too expensive and it’s pretty much the closest we can get to a midwestern version of a pumpkin patch.

Have a hot-drinks night out with Jason. I’m not a PSL fan, but there are other good fall drinks out there, and this makes a great cheap date night.

Decorate the house for Halloween early this year. Because why not??

Include a ghost circle. This was my favorite Halloween decor we’ve ever done, and we haven’t done it in 15 years.

Read lots of good books for RIP. Of course!

Participate in NaNoWriMo and attend some in-person meetups. This one scares me. I haven’t done any writing in about three years, though, so I NEED to get back into it somehow.

Finish the next stages of the front yard. Painting the treated wood on the deck/planters, planting a new tree where the old Chinaberries were, finish KILLING those damn Chinaberry trees…

Have at least one fireside night. Mmmm.

Host dinner, or a girl’s night, or an autumn party… Or maybe all three?

Finally get myself some brown boots! Don’t ask why I haven’t done this when I’ve wanted them for years now.

See the Downton Abbey movie in theatre. Most anticipated movie of 2019 for me.

Attend Siclovia. A San Antonio special.

Dress up for Halloween. Jason and I are thinking Scoops Ahoy outfits.

Wear more beanies/hats. I always forget!

Watch Hocus Pocus. Of course.

Make pumpkin muffins. Mmmm…

Go thrift store shopping. I’m not sure why I associate this will autumn, but I do, and I hope I can find some great things there on the cheap. We have some really awesome thrift stores in the area.

Watch football. I don’t really even need to put this on here. Of course, we’ll be watching football.

Decorate pumpkins. We always buy pumpkins but it’s been quite some time since we actually carved them.

What’s on your autumn bucket list? Are there summer-lovers out there who hate me for putting this up when August isn’t even quite over yet? Heh. Sorry, y’all – I have to dream of autumn, it gets me through these 100+ temp days!

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2 Responses to Autumn Aims

  1. Kristen M. says:

    I’ve got my RIP books all ready to go but, other than that, haven’t quite gotten to thinking about fall yet. That’s probably because we don’t even go back to school until next week. Once the kid is off to school, then fall seems real. I know I have some yard work to do and some of the home projects that I didn’t get to this summer. I should really try and add some fun things to the list though too! You have a lot of great things to look forward to. I’ll use your list as inspiration. 🙂


    • Amanda says:

      Who knows how many I’ll get done. I always want to do TONS but end up not doing much because it stays so HOT all the way through Thanksgiving or so. But we’ll see. Maybe having a written list will help!


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