Happy first day of fall. Linking-up today with a grand gaggle of gals to share “18 Activities On My Autumn Bucket List”. Doesn’t it seem impossible that we are already sipping warm pumpkin-flavored beverages? Filling our homes with the cinnamon-spicy fragrances of fall? With afternoon highs near 100 degrees here in El Paso, it doesn’t feel much like autumn yet. I am going to dig out my scarecrows and pumpkins to begin decorating anyway. Kicking summer to the curb. But before I do, let’s take a quick look back at how I fared on my summer bucket list.
You may have noticed the number of activities for fall is considerably fewer than on my overly ambitious summer list. I really went overboard thinking of things to keep myself busy last season. Too much so. Need another good month of summer (which we are getting weather-wise) in order to check off everything else.
Have scrambled to check off a few more items in the weeks since my last summer bucket list update, here.
Begin Bible Journaling
Nope. No good excuse for not doing it either. I have purchased the journaling Bible and lots of supplies. Need to get with it.
Donate Treats to the Animal Shelter
Little did we know back in August that so many lives would be affected by this historic hurricane season. One of the ladies on staff at Whitaker where I am subbing, collected items for victims of Harvey and Irma. Human and furry alike. I made donations of food and treats.
Finish Elephant Cross Stitch
Nope. Nary a stitch made on it for weeks.
Get a Makeover
Yes, yes, yes. At Sephora in JCP. More to come later.
Go Out for Dessert
Ha, so simple. But nope.
Hike and Picnic
Oh, yeah, baby. Labor Day. Ants and all. Check that one off the list.
Fail. Something about this scares me. So dumb. Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as having said one should do something that scares them everyday. That would be making crepes for me.
I pitched to PC so he could hit balls against his net. Then we played catch. Yup, for about five minutes. Good ’nuff.
Run a 5K
Had hoped to run one last weekend so I could draw a line through this item. But I am having a lot of pain in my right leg. Thought it might be associated with my cervical spine issues. Doctor says everything in my neck looks ok. My cage is still in place. Just getting old, I guess.
Still working on Christmas.
Shoot Our Guns
Nope. Just gathering dust, those old guns are – to be read with a Yoda-esque voice.
Work on Mosaic
Ha. You jest.
I was at 14 activities accomplished out of 29 in August. Completed 4 more for a total of 18 out of 29. Lesson learned.
Autumn Bucket List
So, let’s put summer to bed for heaven’s sake. Moving right along and without further delay, I give you the “18 Activities On My Autumn Bucket List”.
- Whirlwind trip to Germany
- A week supporting my favorite baseball player for Senior Men’s World Series in Phoenix
- Decorate around the outside of the house for fall
- Decorate the inside of the house for fall
- Work back to running 3 miles (given my leg holds out) and run 5K
- Hike twice
- Create several fall looks from fall and work wear challenges
- Appointment for lowlights to blend away gray
- Have monthly manicures without tips or gel polish
- Sample something pumpkiny twice a month
- UTEP football game
- Food trucks
- Try two new restaurants
- Create Christmas garland for stairs
- Fire in the fire pit
- Pay it forward
- Donate food for Thanksgiving
- Have house painted, carpets cleaned and scrub house from top to bottom
Seems fairly doable. However, so did the summer bucket list when I put it together. Hope you will keep coming by to cheer me on, to check on my progress.
Tell me, what’s on your autumn bucket list this year? Is it a combination of frivolous fun and honey-dos, like mine? Won’t you share some of your plans in a comment below. Or, if you are a blogger, link-up your autumn bucket list post right here.
Please run by to read about the big plans my blogging besties have for their fall…or in the case of my Aussie buddies, spring! And mark your calendars for our first autumn bucket list update on 10.21.2017. Hope you will come back by.
Whatever your plans for the fall, may you enjoy every precious moment of this lovely season in good health and with those you love most.
Hugs and kisses,