It’s not too late for a Fall Bucket List, is it? No? Whew, good—because that’s exactly what I’m feelin’ today.
I love every season for their own uniqueness, but autumn and winter are always two of my favorites. There’s something about the chilly weather, blankets, boots, holidays, and hearty recipes that get me so excited. Autumn/fall (which word do you tend to use?) didn’t feel like it started until just recently here in Sacramento. Seriously, until last week it was still in the mid to high 80s, and while the leaves changed and fell a little… without the brisk air, it’s been difficult to get in the autumn mood. We didn’t make it to any pumpkin patches or corn mazes, and have lacked in the crock pot dinners and hot todies.
It’s as if autumn came overnight! All of the sudden, I get to wear my colorful knit socks around the house and my favorite oversize University of Colorado sweatshirt (go Buffs!). Ollie’s back to snuggling all night in bed and loves to be wrapped up in his blanket like the big baby that he is. I’m making the boys’ mom’s classic chicken tortilla soup tonight. It’s raining and cloudy and I’m enthusiastically wearing my boots. The biggest decision of each morning is which scarf to wear. Dark nail polish colors. Adding the big red fuzzy blanket to our bed. Autumn’s here in full force, and I’m set on taking advantage of the sliver of time I have left before it becomes winter—which is December 1st in my book.
So with only a few weeks left of autumn (despite what the calendar says is “official”), I realize there’s still quite a few autumn things to do! Hence this extremely late Fall Bucket List (or is it an Autumn Bucket List?).
Better-Late-Than-Never Fall Bucket List
- Get a fire pit and set up the space in the backyard
- Roast s’mores around said fire pit
- Go wine tasting in Eldorado Hills (and pick up two cases of wine waiting for us where we have our membership)
- Go on a hike in Auburn
- Finish watching Stranger Things 2 (we only have two episodes left, how is it so hard?!)
- Make chicken tortilla soup
- Learn a new recipe using acorn or butternut squash
- Host a Sunday Funday BBQ
- Get a head start on Christmas shopping with all the great sales
- Go apple picking in Apple Hills
- Make apple pie
- Make apple cider (and bring to Southern California for Thanksgiving)
- Make my famous chicken pot pie
- Treat myself to two new long sleeves that go well with leggings (I’m really serious when I say none of my shirts are long enough for leggings)
- Get at least one extra great photo of Jake and I in an autumn setting
- Perfect my hot tody recipe (and share it on the blog)
What have you been accomplishing on your Fall Bucket List so far?