If you thought SSJ was largely made of Love-To-Do-Lists, you were right. Here are 47 things I’m looking forward to fitting in to Fall 2021. Why 47? Because it’s an excellent number! I’ve thrown in a few explanations as I see fit.
47 Things for Fall 2021
“Apple Picking” at the Farmer’s Market
A drive to our favourite orchard might not be possible this year, so we’ll be supporting local.
Back Deck Fairy Lights
Squirrels have eaten right through our twinkly outdoor lights. We’ll be in search of something sturdy as an alternative.
Bird, as in, Go Birding
Black Licorice Tour
Bring Plants Indoors without Killing Them
Call the Plumber!!!
Okay, so our under-mount kitchen sink has basically fallen out of the mount…. and we need to make the outdoor hose accessible… #FunwithGus
Carve my Signature Pumpkin
Actually, T & I made these for a class project earlier this week. We used this recipe, but we baked them on foil-wrapped soda cans and Arizona Tallboys per a youtube tutorial. 3 of 4 made it – and they tasted good! The fourth puddled down and baked into a skirt.
Whether it’s an I-cook-through-this-cookbook-by-myself situation or I invite people to do a cook-along, I’m bound and determined to use my physical cookbooks, at least one-per-month, this fall. LMK if you wanna join.
Cove Swim and Witchy Bonfire
So many gorgeous dahlias in my neighbours’ gardens! I’m going to read up on their proper care so that I can incorporate them into the garden next year!
Because I’m obsessed. Recipes forthcoming.
Embroider the Constellations
Experiment with Session Cocktails
Low to no alcohol content makes for longer nights of frolicking and casting spells.
Explore New Walking Trails
Extended Writer’s Retreat
Find a New Perfume
I might already have a go-to fragrance, but I’d like to go on another “perfume tour” of the city with friends, read more about scent, and choose something unusual to add to my Christmas list this year.
Finish Learning the Thriller Dance
Free Jazz Playlist
In university, I was a Jazz DJ. Time to update my range.
Front Porch Zsoosh
I usually skip fall decorating and go straight for the evergreens. This fall, I think we need to get into the mums and asters and pumpkins and things….
Hand Score a Baseball Game
We may not attend a Jays game, but I’m bound and determined to use my special scorebook to keep track of one, with a hotdog and a beer on hand.
High Tea in the Woods II
With tarot cards?
Invent a Pie (or Several)
Because, why not?
Keep Lifting Heavy
Ladies’ Weekend Getaway
Four vaccinated women, one cottage, four days.
Late Night Full Moon Beach Walk
Learn to Quilt
New Piano Pieces
1980’s Baked Potato Bar
I really am just weird, sometimes.
Novel Home Stretch
So close I can almost sing with it.
Order and Plant Bulbs
Peking Duck à la Rose et Jacques
Revisiting an early-married-life favourite.
Plan Advent (or its Alternative)
Rear Garden Cleanup & Redesign
Record a Song for Jon S’s Xmas Marathon
“Fum, Fum, Fum?”
Reinvent Thanksgiving Dinner
Research a New Sewing Machine
Okay, so the sewing machine that basically caught fire two years ago is refusing to work again. And I refuse to sink another several hundred dollars into maintenance. I probably won’t get to all of those indie patterns I’d planned to sew until I level up. But I’m going to be smart about my research into models from this century. Looking for all your tips and tricks!
Scary Movie Week
Send Care Packages
Because the first one’s off at university, and I’m not an asshole.
Soups and Salads FTW
Sunday Times & Newspaper-Inspired Sketching of All Kinds
Take Long, Luxurious Baths
Tree Maintenance: Consult an Arborist
It’s time for a professional to come and trim the backyard Acer and Magnolia trees. I’m also wondering about replacing the crabapple with (my dream-tree) a white flowering dogwood.
Unusual Fall Canning
Time to try something completely out of my wheelhouse. What that is, I’m not sure….
Or, a series of backyard shenanigans like no other.