My Fall/Winter Bucket ListSunday, October 4, 2015
With the popularity of my summer bucket list and the crisp snap of those first precious October days, I decided I should make the most out of my favorite months of the year. I spent my summer trying to love the heat and thick, wet air (which failed, by the way). This time, I want to spend my fall savoring each moment I already love. I want to freeze that moment when I taste my first, crisp apple fresh from the tree, or savor the smell that arises from applesauce simmering in the slow cooker. I want to learn how to do a few new things, just for the sake of doing them.
When I was a little kid, I loved fall so much. Finally the nasal passage is clear and I could run up the hills, help my mother make pumpkin pies, and get out my favorite homemade flannel dresses. I miss that. As a grown up in the city, I don't really do much for fall anymore other than play with fashion. Of course I love fall styles; I always have and always will, but there is just so much more to fall than clothes. It's about getting cozy with your loved ones (even if those loved ones have four legs - especially if they have four legs) and enjoying good times together. It's about cold weather hikes and feeling the leaves crunch from underneath you. It's about cooking good food and making memories.
What can I say? I've always loved Octobers. Even if they go a little grey. Especially when they go a little grey.
So here's to autumn and the forthcoming winter. Here's to crisp apples, smooth, savory soups, and crusty bread. Here's to tights and jackets and boots crawling up my calves. Here's to hogging the blankets and sipping hot spiced tea. Without further ado, here are all the little things I want my fingers to touch before the sun comes back out to play in those glorious golden days. These are the things I will relish and receive with a soul like a sponge, ready to soak up all the simmering moments.
My Fall/Winter Bucket List
- Make homemade applesauce for the first time
- Photograph an all black and white shoot
- Donate toys to a Christmas Charity
- Have an offbeat Thanksgiving dinner
- Play in the leaves like a little kid
- Learn to roast my own pumpkin
- Learn how to make chai... properly (aka, not the lazy girl way)
- Have a for real Ma Ingalls night and mend our ever growing list of torn duds.
Ok, so maybe that last one is not something to be relished, but it's something I need to do! What better time is there to mend your clothes than cold nights when you can't go out? To sit and watch a movie with my family why tea steams, yes, maybe even that can be fun.
What do you think? Am I leaving anything out? What do you want to do this fall season? Are you trying to learn any new skills?