One Monday morning, not too long ago, a co-worker arrived & I greeted him cheerfully. He gave me a sideways look because a) it was a Monday and b) it was morning. Then I saw a lightbulb go off and he laughed and said, “You’re in a great mood because it’s cold outside.”
YOU BET YOUR ASS, I AM.
And that is my classy intro to this year’s Fall Bucket List.
This year’s list feels a little light but life has been busy and I won’t pretend like I’d enjoy filling all my free time with traditional fall activities. I tried to stick to stuff that I either enjoy doing or stuff that really need done.
Go to at least one festival
Take a vacation
Family Thanksgiving trip to Williamsburg
Get some mums
Get some pumpkins
Carve some pumpkins
Do a fall craft
Take a dog or two on a fall hike
Gather the necessary items for our costumes…
Host our annual Halloween party!
Decorate the house
Start & finish a project I’m working on with K
Try out three new recipes for dinner
Bake a new fall cookie
Drinks lots of apple cider
Meet my cousin-in-law’s new baby! (She’s due early Oct.)
Celebrate my bffs’ birthday!! (One in Sept. & one in Nov.)
Find a new fall cocktail to make at home
Get a PSL
Get 50% of my Christmas shopping done
Paint the house
Hang 90% of all art/pics once house is painted
MAKE. ICE. CREAM.(If I don’t do it this time around I’m selling my ice cream machine)
Scrapbook Year 4
Order Year 5 photos
Continue working on office & emptying my parents’ basement
Do I already have some things crossed off? Yes. Am I ashamed that I jumped the gun? Hellz no.
I’m working on my overhaul goals, too. This month has been… rough. But I’ll recap that during Kristen’s link-up at the start of October.
Before I begin… Today, four years ago, we moved into our house 🙂
Also, Happy Birthday to my cousin Sam!
On to some fall time goodness…
I’m always more motivated this time of year and it’s reflected in my goals and seasonal bucket list. (Last year I killed it.) This year I’m combining everything into one list and I’m going to be more specific and intentional with each goal 🎃
Go to at least two fall festivals (examples below)
Yankee Peddler Sept. 9 & 10, 16 & 17, or 23 & 24
Swiss Festival Sept. 29 & 30
Atwood Area Fall Festival Oct. 6, 7, & 8
Move into the new house! (We close the first week of Oct.)
Host our annual Halloween Party! (This is year it’s more housewarming and less costume. I know, I’m sad about it, too.)
Visit a nursery and get some mums for the front porch
Get a bay of straw for the front porch (Sidenote: You should always buy straw for decorations. Hay is food for animals.)
Recap: I sucked… Most of the things I crossed off were already in the works when I made the list. Also, Ly and Enz got a bunch of time at the dog park thanks to open houses and showings so…. I feel like that counts as “an adventure.”
Clean junk out of basement & utility room(Yay house-selling!)
Get spare bedroom clean and de-cluttered
Wash cushion slips
Wipe down fans, baseboards, etc.
Go for a bike ride once a week
Go putt-putting/mini-golfing(With the fam, but not as a date with K)
Tackle three books per month(…ish)
Clean out/update my Spotify playlists
Finish Year 3 scrapbook
Order pics for year 4
Recap: Slightly better than the bucket list. Opening the house to strangers forced me to clean a lot.
For being an insane season at work and selling the house (twice), I feel ok about those goals. Plus, we all know I’m not that tough on myself anyway with these. *shrug*
What’re you hoping to accomplish this fall? How’d you do over the summer?