As I write this post, it is currently 85 degrees, and I keep lying to myself that I need to create the right “autumnal aesthetic” by lighting a candle and cozying up with blankets, but really I am close to overheating, and wishing I didn’t just say autumnal aesthetic out loud. Despite the fact that Texas weather hasn’t caught wind (pun intended) of PSL fever like the rest of us, I am in full October mode and ready to plan my upcoming fall season.
I swear I have posted on this blog at least 80 times that I am going to create a capsule wardrobe, and I NEVER do it. I live to organize and clean, but for some reason when it comes to anything involving clothes, everything from sorting clothes to donate to laundry, I hate it. My closet is currently over stuffed with the 5000+ t-shirts I get from 5ks that never get worn, and summer clothes that need to retire for the season, so it is really time I clean it out and do myself a favor by tidying it up a bit. Plus the idea of creating a “wardrobe” sounds very fancy, and can hopefully keep from falling into the t-shirt and jeans trap that I tumble into every year. Or I could just be Cher from Clueless and have a computer do it for me.
Jake and I went to a pumpkin patch last year and I had the most tedious time trying to find a pumpkin that didn’t look like it had developed some sort of colonial times kind of fever, but after abandoning the notion that we (and by we I mean I) needed a symmetrically perfect, all one orange/golden hue, and zero wart pumpkin, we were able to settle on an oblong pumpkin with several dents (much like my head shape) to take home and carve. Little did we know that our misfit pumpkin would last for seemed like ever, and also provided some great seeds for roasting (this sounds weirdly sacrificial, but it’s actually delicious so please just trust me on this), so clearly busted pumpkins are the way to go! I’ll let the Pinterest Mom’s and autumnal aethstetic crowd on Instagram stress over finding their perfect gourd, and I’ll delight in the search for the weirdest one I can find.
My mom told me that she once read The Shining while my Dad was out of town on a business trip and she couldn’t sleep for days. Funnily enough, the first time I watched The Shining I was home alone while my parents went on a day trip to Home Depot (because parents don’t go to Home Depot for any longer than 4-6 hours), and I am still messed up over it. For starters it didn’t help that my Grampa looked like Scatman Crothers, but we can talk about that another time, but if Halloween season isn’t the perfect time to divulge in my first reading of Stephen King’s work, then I don’t know what is! I’m torn if I should actually read The Shining, or try another one of his novels, but if any of you out there have suggestions I am all ears!
I’m keeping my bucket list short and sweet this season just so it’s more attainable, and so I can make time for what I’ll actually doing for most of Autumn, marathoning garbage horror films and burning every three wick candle Bath & Body Works has to offer.
What bucket list goals do you have for Fall?