Hi wordpress friends! I haven’t been posting much over the last month, in part because I have been a lot busier than usual lately. At the same time, though, I love engaging with the wordpress community and posting my content here too. So, in an attempt to not let blogging fall to the wayside, I’m challenging myself to publish 10 original posts this month. These 10 posts won’t follow my usual “books-and-bakes” format (because I already know that I won’t get much baking done this month), but hopefully the posts will still be interesting!
With that, here is my first BLOG-tober post: a list of all the things I hope to do this autumn! Perhaps this list is over-ambitious and/or unrealistic, but I think eight activities in the next twelve-ish weeks should be doable! Anyway, here is my autumn 2019 bucket list:
1. Go apple picking!
This is a fall MUST for me! Apple season ends in about a month (where I live, anyway), so I would like to get this trip done by the end of October! Also, many of the local apple orchards make apple-cider donuts and/or apple cider, which I am definitely interested in. If I make it apple-picking this year, a couple apple-themed bakes will certainly follow.
2. See “Love is Calling” at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
The Institute of Contemporary Art recently opened a flashy exhibit called “Love is Calling” by Yayoi Kusama, and it has definitely piqued my interest. I’ve never been to ICA before (actually, I have only been to one museum in Boston), so seeing “Love is Calling” would be a good opportunity to check that out!
3. See The Nutcracker!
I concede that The Nutcracker is probably more of a WinterThing than an AutumnThing, but showings start in late November. And technically Autumn doesn’t end until mid-December anyway. Regardless, seeing The Nutcracker is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time but never have! I would like to finally go this year, so it gets a spot on the bucket list.
4. Drink a maple latte.
This may seem silly, but I recently moved from the South to New England. While pumpkin spice lattes are universal, maple lattes are apparently a quintessential New England AutumnThing. So even though I tend to be a year-round cold brew drinker, I’ll have to make at least one exception to try a Maple Latte.
5. Go on a hike during the Fall color change.
The color change is just starting to occur in parts of my neighborhood now…but for the most part trees are still green. When the color change is really underway, I want to go on a walk or hike where I can take in all the Autumn beauty. I’m thinking that my local arboretum, or the cemetery in my neighborhood (which sounds creepy but really isn’t) could be good options.
6. Celebrate Halloween!
I LOVE Halloween! I love dressing up, seeing others’ creative costumes, listening to Halloween playlists, playing spooky games, and sharing creative food and drink with others. Hopefully my partner and I can find something cool to do this Halloween – perhaps a party or an event at a local brewery. Or maybe just inviting friends over for a fun Halloween-themed spooky games night!
7. Have a progressive autumn dinner with my apartment-mates.
I live in a three-story flat shared by three couples (my partner and myself included), and we all love cooking, baking, and hosting others. We also all get along very well! We had the idea of having a “progressive” autumn-themed dinner that moves through each apartment in our building. We would do appetizers on the third floor, dinner on the second, and desserts on the first…with drinks to accompany each meal, of course.
8. Drink tea-themed cocktails.
I recently learned about a bar inside the public library that serves tea-themed cocktails (all with book-related names)! Tea, books, and exploring new places are all things that I love – so this bar seems like a must-visit for me.
That’s all for this year’s Fall bucket list! What’s on your bucket list (autumn-themed or otherwise)?