Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Fall Bucket List

Hi guys!

The weather here in Texas is HOT!
The high today was 103℉.  🌞

Harvesting has started. The maize (sorghum) is being harvested and it's playing havoc with my allergies. It looks like the corn fields are ready to be harvested.

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for fall and cooler weather. And that gets me to thinking about the things I want to do in the fall.

So here's my Fall Bucket List...

Drink pumpkin spice coffee.
I love pumpkin spice coffee. It's a treat to go to a coffee shop and order one when they start serving it. This year, I really need to find a recipe so I can make it at home.

Wear sweaters.
I love sweaters and flannel shirts. I tend to buy the long or over-sized sweaters, and I have no problem buying them out of the men's section.

Sit around the fire pit.
We actually cook on our fire pit. On cool nights, its nice to be able to sit around it.

Open windows and not need the air conditioner.
Cool fall days is the first chance after summer to open windows and air out the house, or our fifties military housing that we are currently living in.

Make fall recipes.
Stews, chicken and dumplings, casseroles. I use the crock pot a lot for stews. It's nice to come home from the day job and open the door to the wonderful smell of a beef stew with a loaf of warm, buttered bread on the side. An easy dish for fall and winter.

Burn fall scented candles. 
I've actually have a couple of fall candles that I'm using up. I went a little crazy last fall and bought a bunch of fall scented candles. So throughout summer, I've had that teasing scent of fall in the house.

Cuddle up under soft blankets.
Normally the soft, cuddly blankets don't come out until fall. Yes, I said normally. Since I've started having cold flashes, the soft blankets are on the bed and in the living room. So I'm already cuddling up with them. The fur babies love them too.