Lately I've been thinking toward fall, and making all sorts of plans in my journal, which is really half-journal, half-list collection.
I'm thinking our fall will include
- A trip with just Addie to see my sister, hopefully right when the leaves turn in Pennsylvania.
- Caiden in a soccer uniform again. Grayson not in one, as he felt after one practice and one game last fall that he'd enjoyed soccer plenty and was content to play on the sidelines at Caiden's games.
- Grayson and Addie in swimming lessons. Caiden swims well, but the littler ones are scary to watch in a pool. One is fearless and can't swim; the other is fearful and can't swim. Lucky for us, there's an indoor swim center nearby, where you'll find us one morning a week, come October.
- Quilting a quilt top made by either my grandmother's mother, or her mother. Either way, it's at least 85 years old and in *perfect* condition. My mother gave it to me this spring with the promise I'd quilt it within a reasonable amount of time. Made entirely of 30s women's dress material, it's fabulous!
- Joining old friends and new at our homeschool co-op. Grayson will start school this year, and he's thrilled with the thought of both learning to read and carrying his own lunchbox to co-op.
- Making lots and lots of bread--hot bread with butter and honey is a fall must.
- Sewing more things for my shop, which has been languishing these weeks I've been either redecorating my bedroom or recuperating from redecorating my bedroom.
- Knitting a new fall sweater for me. I found a pattern I love, bought the yarn, and then remembered I'm already in the middle of a project. Oh, well, that's incentive to finish!
- I also have another decorating project in mind, in the last room to remain untouched since we bought our home. We'll see!
And of course, fall isn't complete without apple picking, picnics under the trees, and many hours in the hammock and swings. That all goes without saying, of course.