Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Autumn Bucket List 2023

Summer has, once again, come and gone and...here we are...in the earliest days of autumn 2023! It came on so fast that I hardly realized that it had even arrived. I'm telling you the past few weeks and months have passed in a complete whirlwind! In my heart and mind I'm still stranded somewhere in late June. I don't know that I have ever been as totally oblivious to the change in seasons as I have been this year! 

Oh, well! Enough of my incredulity! Now that I'm aware that my favorite season has arrived, let's talk fall! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ 

Autumn on the Tallgrass Prairie

"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).

Although I probably won't get to all of them, here is a list of things that I hope to do and accomplish over the course of the autumn season...

My Autumn Bucket List 2023

- Write my autumn bucket list ๐Ÿ
- Post consistently (at least once per week) ✍
- Celebrate autumn birthdays with the grands ๐ŸŽ‚
- Welcome my first great-grandbaby into the world ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Enjoy a cup of Louisburg cider (it's THE best!) ๐Ÿฅƒ
- Enjoy a Louisburg apple cider doughnut (always a real treat!) ๐Ÿฉ
- Enjoy a juicy red apple ๐ŸŽ
- Get lost in a corn maze ๐ŸŒฝ
- Observe the autumnal night sky ⭐๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŸ
- Listen to a cricket sing ๐Ÿฆ—
- Swap out summer clothes for winter ๐Ÿงฅ
- Take a walk in the woods ๐Ÿ
- Make a batch of Mini Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts ๐Ÿฉ
- Enjoy a cup of hot tea ☕
- Help with and work the bison at their annual vet checks ๐Ÿƒ
- Enjoy an autumnal full moon (Harvest Moon - September 29th, Hunter's Moon - October 28th, and Beaver Moon - November 27th) ๐ŸŒ•
- Host a wiener roast ๐ŸŒญ
- Enjoy a fall getaway ๐Ÿš—
- Visit a pumpkin patch ๐Ÿงก
- Watch falling leaves ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ
- Observe a flock of migrating birds 
- Enjoy a bonfire ๐Ÿ”ฅ
- Attend the following conferances and classes through work...
    - 2023 AMI (Association of Missouri Interpreters) Conference at Macon, Missouri
    - Living History Academy at the Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site/teach cornhusk doll-making
- Complete the following programs at work...
    - Looking At Leaves (September) ๐Ÿ
    - Spider Web Wonders (October) ๐Ÿ•ธ
    - Terrific Turkeys (November) ๐Ÿฆƒ
- Follow through with a commitment to be a  guest speaker at a local 4-H chapter meeting 
- Light a fall-scented candle ๐Ÿ”ฅ
- Listen to the honking of geese as they fly high overhead 
- Enjoy hot soup and fresh baked bread on a cool day ๐Ÿฅฃ
- Go on a hayride 
- Enjoy a rainy fall day ☔
- Have the propane tank filled
- Make a batch of Pumpkin Streusel Muffins ๐Ÿง
- Listen to a pack of coyotes sing across the prairie ๐Ÿบ
- Celebrate National Bison Day @ work
- Bake a pumpkin pie 
- Lead an impromptu frost flower hike to observe frost flowers in the field ๐Ÿฅพ
- Make a pumpkin roll 
- Set the clocks back when daylight savings time ends ๐Ÿ•‘
- Walk (or dance the equivalent of) 90+ miles ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
- Complete a six-week study on the Reformation 
- Celebrate Reformation Day
- Weatherize my home before cold weather arrives ❆
- Clean the heating stove
Clean up the yard (cut trees, trim bushes, etc.) ๐Ÿก
- Get my car serviced before winter (oil change, new wiper blades, etc.) ๐Ÿš—
- Do a winter food and supply stock-up ๐Ÿฅซ
- Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends ๐Ÿฆƒ

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

Until next time...

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  1. Sounds like you've got a lot of ideas here, hope you get to do them all. Congrats on becoming a great grandmother ♥ Have you ever gotten lost in a corn maze before? The thoughts of that scares me, yikes! I love scented candles. We hear coyotes every evening here in AL. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 132. Pinned.

    1. I always have a lot of ideas, Dee, but rarely do I get to all of them, but I'll sure wear myself out trying! LOL! Thanks! I'm very excited to meet my first great-grandbaby! He should be here by week's end! As for getting lost in a corn maze...yes! Every single time I'm in one! BUT...it's always in the daytime and always with family. We all generally get lost together and, somehow, we always manage to find our way out. We've only do corn mazes hosted by churches, though, so they're generally small (just a few acres) and fairly easy to manuever. I love scented candles, too. I've got a jubilent rose, lavender, and peach blossom one burning right now! Thanks for stopping in and commenting! Have a great Wednesday! <3

  2. Hi Rebecca!
    I absolutely love your list! I'm definitely going to take inspiration from some of your ideas of things to do. ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿงก
    It's definitely my favorite season too! Enjoy soaking it up in the days ahead. ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒพ xoxo

    1. Thanks, Carrie! As you can see, I'm running behind as usual I appreciate you taking the time to comment! Blessings for a beautiful autumn! <3


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