An Aggressively Awesome Fall: What it’s all about

IMG_0903It’s been a heck of a year. Everybody has tough stuff going on, so I’m not going to go into my own challenges. But I really need something in my future to make things look more rosy.

My husband and I decided that we were going to combat a disastrous winter, a sloppy spring, and a lackluster summer with an “aggressively awesome” fall. That means that we are not going to waste any moment. We made a list of fun stuff that we want to do between now and the end of November. I’m not sure if we’ll get around to all of it, but here’s what I have planned for an aggressively awesome fall:

  • Put away spring/summer clothes and get fall/winter clothes out of storage
  • Eat a “Snap-O-Lantern” ice cream cone at the The Chocolate Factory
  • Go to an apple orchard
  • Have a backyard campfire
  • Make and eat pumpkin waffles
  • Drink pumpkin-y drinks at the Cedarburg Coffee Roastery
  • Make and eat black bean sweet potato tacos
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Do a taste test of various Oktoberfest beers
  • Make chili and biscuits
  • Take a bike ride to Atlas BBQ in Grafton
  • Make apple crisp
  • Make applesauce
  • Knit
  • Read a mystery novel
  • Use up some more of our City Tin coasters
  • Visit the Ozaukee County Historical Society
  • Take a “sweater walk” downtown
  • Make hot buttered rum
  • Plan Christmas gifts for our family
  • Make mulled wine, and possibly share a batch with friends
  • Plan for a spring trip to Nashville
  • Make gingerbread
  • Spend afternoons at the biergarten
  • Bake molasses biscotti
  • Do a photo shoot with finished knit/sewn items at the historic Cedarburg depot
  • Run a Turkey Trot

What are your plans for a memorable fall?