Friday, September 18, 2015


I'm going back to work on Monday and I am having feelings about it...mostly not great feelings. Once we get into the swing of things, I know it will be fine, but for right now the dread is sitting like a rock in the middle of my chest.  It doesn't help that we also have to say goodbye to summer at the same time (and those longer days of sunlight!), but I'm handling it by resolving to enjoy the dickens out of this fall season. I had a pretty fantastic summer, why not carry that on through?  Here's to hoping that focusing on the really wonderful things about fall will prevent me from being too nostalgic about this summer or too worried about the upcoming winter. 

This fall, I'm hoping to: 

/ Pick apples at an orchard
/ Eat a lot of apples
/ Visit the Virginia state fair 
/ Roast marshmallows around the campfire 
/ Go on a hike
/ Behold fall foliage 
/ Live in black jeans 
/ Attend birthday parties for Sloane's friends 
/ Get super good and efficient at meal prepping
/ Read the new books that are coming out: "Purity" by Jonathan Franzen, "The Story of the Lost Child" by Elena Ferrante (the final book in the series!), "Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff and "Everybody Rise" by Stephanie Clifford.
/ Put on a themed party for the kids for Halloween
/ Pick out a pumpkin and maybe even carve one
/ Drink mulled wine
/ Cheer Ken and his team on in the Gangs of Mid-Atlantic competition
/ Go to watch a play with Sloane and friends
/ Cook, eat and give thanks during Thanksgiving 

Bring it on, fall! 

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