In mid-September, I posted a fall list (as is my habit). Here’s how it’s been going:
Go apple picking and eat apple cider donuts. We had a gorgeous day at the orchard, and yes, there were donuts. Drink chai and bake something with pumpkin. I’ve been mainlining chai, and I’ve baked pumpkin bread and mini pumpkin whoopie pies. Take long walks and maybe a few day trips to soak in the fall colors and light. I am doing this all the time. And my day trip up to Maine in early October was lovely. Reread Emily of Deep Valley. I so loved spending time with sweet Emily again. Go see the Corita Kent exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums.I’m not a modern art lover, but it was fun to see something different. (This project of hers uses an e.e. cummings quote.) Participate in NaNoWriMo, which is always such fun.I’m working hard on my YA novel, Pies and Plies. 49K words and counting! Find my fall flower at the local florist.I’ve been buying sunflowers, mums and a few dahlias. Read a few “deep TBR” books.I’ve read a few and gotten rid of several more. Try three or four new recipes.I’ve tried five: a Mexican vegetarian lasagna, spiced Moroccan chicken and baked spaghetti and meatballs (all from Real Simple). Plus Jenny’s new favorite weeknight chicken, and her butternut squash pizza. See Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella onstage.Abi and I had a lovely afternoon. Sip the occasional glass of Cabernet with a friend.Yes.
What have you been up to this fall?