Thursday, September 23, 2021

Autumn Bucket List 2021

Summer is officially over and, once again, my favorite season has all her glory! Warm days, chilly evenings, falling leaves, bonfires, and all things pumpkin spice! How nice! ๐Ÿ

Picture Taken Last Fall of Migrating Geese

I've been thinking about some of the things that I would like to do this fall and, perhaps, accomplish over the course of it. I know that I won't get to all of them, but at least this list will help me to stay focused on the season and, hopefully, enjoy it to the fullest. Won't you join me as I dream? ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, 
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day 
and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22).

My Autumn Bucket List 2021

1. Write my autumn bucket list ๐Ÿ‚
2. Plan my autumn menus (this will be done weekly through my Master List and Menu Plan Monday posts) 
3. Seek to find my footing as I continue to walk out this new role of "widow" and adjust to living alone ("find my footing"...I'm not even sure what that means exactly, but I guess I'll find out as I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and taking one day at a's all I can do) ๐Ÿ—“
4. Celebrate autumn birthdays with the grandlittles ๐ŸŽ‚
5. Enjoy a juicy red apple ๐ŸŽ
6. Visit the Louisburg Cider Mill 
7. Enjoy a cup of Louisburg cider (it's THE best!) ๐Ÿฅƒ
8. Enjoy a Louisburg apple cider doughnut (always a real treat!) ๐Ÿฉ
9. Host or attend a wiener roast ๐ŸŒญ
10. Visit a corn maze ๐ŸŒฝ
11. Order in some fall scented dish soaps and liquid hand soaps from Mrs. Meyer's 
12. Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream ๐Ÿจ
13. Observe the autumnal nighttime sky ⭐๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŸ
14. Listen to a cricket sing ๐Ÿฆ—
15. Clean closet and switch out summer clothes for winter ๐Ÿงฅ
16. Enjoy a walk in the woods ๐Ÿ
17. Make a batch of Mini Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts ๐Ÿฉ
18. Enjoy a cup of pumpkin spice tea
19. Pick up pecans in my backyard (if the squirrels don't get 'em first!) 
20. Enjoy an autumnal full moon (Harvest Moon - September 20th, Hunter's Moon - October 20th, and Beaver Moon - November 19th) ๐ŸŒ•
21. Go on a "Heart of Little Dixie" tour with youngest daughter and her family ๐Ÿ’“
22. Visit the graves of several notorious characters connected with Civil War history in Missouri
23. Visit a state park or state historic site that I've never been to before ๐Ÿž
24. Visit a pumpkin patch ๐Ÿงก
25. Get back to geocaching - log twelve new locations ๐Ÿงญ
26. Watch falling leaves ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ
27. Light an autumn-scented candle ๐Ÿ”ฅ
28. Listen to the honking of geese as they fly high overhead 
29. Observe and record (sketch, photograph, or note) at least a dozen new or interesting things found in nature ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ
30. Visit Fort Osage
31. Carve a pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ
32. Go on a hayride 
33. Enjoy a cool and rainy day ☔
34. Purchase an almanac and learn to read it ๐Ÿ•ฎ
35. Make a batch of Pumpkin Streusel Muffins ๐Ÿง
36. Observe a flock of migrating birds 
37. Listen to a pack of coyotes sing across the prairie
38. Go to the lake for a much-needed get-away
39. Get the old van cleaned out and sold (doesn't run) ๐Ÿš™
40. Bake a pumpkin pie 
41. Lead an impromptu frost flower hike to observe frost flowers in the field ๐Ÿฅพ
42. Make a pumpkin roll 
43. Change batteries in smoke alarm (or put up a new one)
44. Walk (or dance the equivalent of) 75+ miles ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
45. Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends ๐Ÿฆƒ
46. Weatherize my home before cold weather arrives ❆
47. Clean heating stove and make sure that propane tank is full  
48. Clean up the yard (cut trees, trim bushes, put the garden area to bed, etc.) ๐Ÿก
49. Put up a new bird feeding station in the back yard ๐Ÿฆ
50. Do a winter food and supply stock-up ๐Ÿฅซ

That's what's on my autumn bucket list. What's on yours? 

Until next time...

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  1. I need to make one. And the doughnuts sound yummy! Do you deliver(lol)

    1. Sure! You bet, Lisa! LOL! I hope that your autumn is off to a wonderful start! Blessings!!!

  2. Wow that is quite a list. My list would be get through the day...

    1. Believe me...that's at the top of my list every single day. I hope your autumn is off to a wonderful start! Blessings!

  3. I've not made mine yet, but yours is amazing. You'll be a very busy lady indeed. I will begin with surgery again next Wed the 29th to get my second implant removed. It ruptured. I hope this is the last surgery. On Monday, I will be giving my friend, Deborah, a ride home from chemo. Her cancer came back. I appreciate your prayers friend.

    In the news, Aldi is open here.

    God bless you friend.
    Still praying as God brings you to mind.

    1. Oh, Laura! I'm so sorry to hear that the implant ruptured and that you're having surgery again. I will be praying over you and Deborah both. And, yeah! I just got my car back yesterday. The first chance I get I'll to make it down that way I will give you a shout and do my Aldi shopping there! Thanks for the heads up! Thanks for the prayers. I love you and am praying over all. (((HUGS)))

    2. I've got my list up as you know. You've got so very much on your list. You'd better get busy. Don't forget to update your list regularly!
      Laura who is looking forward to seeing you.
      Oh! We have a really nice coffee shop here in town that plays Christian music. Maybe we could have a hot cup of something together. They're open until 2 pm.
      More hugs!
      Oh, one more thing, now I'm helping another friend through her cancer journey. You not only blessed me, you inspired me to be there for her through the hard times when others seem to forget.

      I'm so thankful you're part of my life.

    3. You've got a great list, Laura, and, yes, I do have a lot on there, but I've knocked a lot of them out already. I will try to get on there now and cross some things off. I'm looking forward to seeing you, too. I don't do coffee, but the coffee shop sounds nice. Do they serve tea, as well? Maybe whenever I make it down to shop at Aldi's we could meet and do some catching up. And, oh, Laura! That's WONDERFUL! I'm so thankful that you can be there for your friend now as she's going through the hard times. What a blessing! I'm thankful that you're part of my life, too. You've been a blessing and inspiration in so many areas! See you soon! Love, Rebecca


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