I dislike winter, but I think I dislike Game of Thrones More….
Still friends? Moving on.
Fall is over. Done! Did you accomplish everything on your list? I didn’t but that’s okay. After all, It is the time of year when you should be thankful for all of the amazing stuff you DID accomplish this year and start planning all of the things you will and won’t attempt to do in 2016. That list is coming… but today, I’m looking back at what happened from October 1 to December 21 – Feeling it. Falling for it
Write 2-3 posts a week– Yes! Mostly two but was anyone counting?
- Wallpaper something – No. I will keep adding this to my lists until I actually do it.
Paint something– Yes! We still have not tackle our bathroom update but I painted my sister’s bathroom vanity. Chalk paint for the win. Run a marathon– Yes! Chicago. (warning, Chicago comes up often on this list) Rake leaves– Yes! And in all honesty, I’d rather shovel. Say it ain’t so. Carve a pumpkin– Yes! We asked random trick-or-treaters who’s pumpkin was the best and David won. So much for the classics. Avoid all things pumpkin flavoured. Unless in a pie– Yes! I ate a slice of pie and avoided everything else despite the marketing overload. Visit the beach– Yes! We went for a walk on the Gulf Shore in Pugwash on a beautiful fall day.
- Sharpen the skates and skis – No. But we need to. The Oval is opening soon and Mike is checking the webcam at the ski hill daily.
Visit the valley– Yes! Amanda and I took David to the valley in search of some pumpkins and fall foliage. Conquer a corn maze– Yes! At the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. They have nothing on the size of both the maze and the stalks in comparison to the valley. Pick apples– Meh. We did go to the valley to pick apples but didn’t actually pick apples. We picked out apples from the local market in the valley and I did pick some crab apples off the ground of my backyard. Make apple pie– Yes! Yum. Watch season 1 of Game of Thrones– Yes! We are on season 4. Make my 2016 calendars– Yes! I’ll show you later. Make my 2015 holiday cards– Yes! And a newsletter too. Make David’s halloween costume– Yes! Dress up for halloween– Yes! I was a cowgirl. Dye my hair pink– Meh. I bought pink hair chalk. Drink cider– Yes! Travel via train, plane, automobile (and boat) but no need to watch the movie– Yes! In Chicago. Visit a new city– Yes! Chicago. Buy a souvenir– Yes! A Christmas ornament. It’s my souvenir of choice when travelling. Visit a museum–Yes! Chicago. Throw a party– Yes! a taco party.
- Swim laps – No. Like wallpapering, I will keep adding this to my lists until I actually do it.
Declutter & update my sock and underwear drawers– Meh. I have purged. Now I need to restock. Hike a new trail– Yes! It wasn’t Everest but when we visited the valley, Amanda, David and I went on a lovely little hike through a park – there were turkeys and bunnies and ducks; oh my! Try a new restaurant in Halifax– Yes! Lot Six and Temple Bar Cocktails and Kitchen Make soup– Yes! Ina Garten’s Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons
24 Yeses, 3 Mehs and 3 Nos… I’ll take it as a win. I am actually excited for a new season and especially excited for a new year. Have a safe and happy holiday and may you check everything off your list!
Fall on the Golf Shore, Pugwash Nova Scotia. Taken with my iPhone.
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