long weekend

I am sitting here full of ideas and excitement, so this is going to be one about my favourite things just right now.

Jasmine and I were on the bus Friday morning and talking about Autumn, as I am prone to do. The sun was half risen, and it was glowing over all of the different coloured leaves, the air was crisp and the sky was blue. It was a beautiful morning, and we were wearing our scarves and coats and sipping our Tall Skinny Pumpkin Lattes from Starbucks. It was the quinessential October moment, and Jasmine and I were both fully appreciating it as we waited for our connection. Jasmine mused about how one day we should go to a farm and pick apples, then go home and bake and apple pie, except that she can't make apple pie. I, however, make a mean apple pie, with the criss cross pie crust on top and everything, and it was settled. Imagine going for a brisk autumn gander with a thermos of hot cocoa, only to return to a baked apple pie, fresh from the oven. Then, we could sit down in front of a roaring fire and watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Therefore, any autumn scenario and all of autumn is my top favourite thing right now.
Speaking of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, that is my second point. I love this movie with all my heart. I have watched it every day since October started, and I love Linus. I cannot wait to go to Herley's (one of our local farmer's markets) and choose pumpkins this year. One perfect, one huge, and one strange, as usual. I have to get creative with my carving! I also love everything pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin fudge - and Jasmine says her dad makes rice which is served in a mini pumpkin! Add pumpkin rice to MY list of favourites.
I am also loving Mad Men. The incredible clothing, and the look at vintage Coca-Cola advertisements and JFK campaign ads are incredible! It's just a visual treat. :)
The cupcake beanie from Fred Flare. I know, I know ... this keeps coming up.

My hot water bottle, which is from Chapters last winter (I used my employee discount and the sale, and got it for $10.)

Finally, I am loving grilled cheese sandwhiches and this amazing hot cocoa from Korea, which tastes a little bit like cinnamon hearts and a little bit like heaven.

To Do:

-bake an apple pie

-jump in a pile of leaves

-take an autumn stroll

-find the perfect autumn film

-brew another cup of coffee

-find a perfume that smells like pumpkin spice

Looking forward to: -Two Thanksgiving dinners! -Going to Hurley's and picking out pumpkins, running through the corn maze, and buying pumpkin fudge and apple cinnamon chips -Visiting Kylie's new New Hamburg home -The Thanksgiving/Oktoberfest party when everybody comes home from university -Wearing scarves, coats, and tights -A week outside in the fall, without being sick -Autumn photographs!

1 comment:

Mii said...

let's have awesome fall adventures together.