Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Summer Turns to Fall

It seems incredibly wrong I am blogging my bucket list wrap up, followed by my fall "to-do" list, yet absolutely appropriate for the first day of fall tomorrow. What happened to summer? 

Anyway, I don't think I fared too poorly with my bucket list. I'm a little disappointed I didn't make it to the Elora Gorge, but I didn't drive by there near as often as in past summers either.

  • Go tubing down the Grand River and the Elora Gorge  Next year maybe!
  • Get a hammock and put it in my backyard. Also didn't happen, but I'm ok with the money in my pocket, rather than my back yard. Nevertheless, I think bf did some secret hunting for one....
  • Go antiquing with my girlfriends
  • Lay on the beach for a day  We spent a good half-day laying in Lincoln Park when we were Chicago a few weeks ago. I'm taking that for the beach. There was one, close by, but the park was far warmer!
  • Go camping (in a tent  Brownie Camp counts, right?
Fall isn't the only season that crept up on me. Fall fair season was in full-gear, before I'd even realized I needed to at least find a prize list if I was to enter.
  • Enter crafts, baking and/or flowers in a local fall fair Next year, for sure!
  • Jet boat in the Niagara River
  • Stop at Grasshopper Imports on Hwy #6.

Knocked the next 2 off also while we were on holidays a few weeks ago; we hit up the Lincoln Park Zoo, then Duff's on the way home from the airport!
  • Go to the zoo
  • Go to Duff's for wings
  • Run a 10km race  Maybe next year!
Bonus points:

  • Went to Ribfest and the Greek Festival. Both events I've wanted to attend since moving to the area, and I finally got the chance!
8/11 - Not bad, but I have always tried to aim for 80%, so I'll have to do better next year! 

Next order of business, the fall "TO DO" list.

  • Tidy front flowerbed, plant 1-2 mums
  • Paint exterior window frames and untreated wood
  • Clean behind stove
  • Wash kitchen floor
  • Wash siding
It's not a big list, but let's keep in mind I am planning to have my craft room done by Christmas also! If I can get this all done, I'll feel more prepared for winter than I have since I moved into my home 3 years ago. 


  1. Everytime I read your blog...I get more and more excited to see your craft room!

  2. So do I...... haha One of these days. We have made some (slow) progress. I probably need to update soon! I will, promise! I can't wait to be done! There's so many 'crafts' I want to do that are currently on hold!