As I mentioned last week, I’m not ready for Fall. I’m still holding on fast with a summer hangover, and we’ll still be wearing practically nothing until at least November, but I’m going to play along and try to pretend that it’s possibly changing seasons outside and if I dream it I can do it. Or something.
In the meantime, we went ahead and made Fall Plans. Because the optimism, it runs deep.
Harry hasn’t decided whether or not he wants to share his list this time, so while he’s deciding, I’ll share mine. Here we go. These first few will look familiar.
1. Finish the kitchen. I am so close. So so close. So close that three guys are here finishing it (basically) this week. I think I will actually be able to stop putting this one on the list.
2. Finish the front room. I need you to come over and help me paint a six-foot heirloom the shiny color of bright orange. C’mon! It will be fun! Said Tom Sawyer.
3. Garden vegetables like a real farmer who farms. Because on the inside, I am an 80-year-old man who likes to talk about Sorghum. Truth.
4. Read 3 books. Which three should I read this season? Tell me, people. Tell me.
P.S. This photo has nothing to do with books…but this is how Harry looks at me when I suggest that it’s time to read. Oh but, by the way, this kid is already ahead of me on books this season…he just finished My Big Fat Goldfish Zombie and loved it. But I mean, with that title, what’s not to love?
5. Take an educational trip. For the education. For the last decade, every vacation I’ve had has involved work, a wedding, or a Disney character. I would like to go explore and experience and learn something in my brain, thank you.
6. Take 3 classes. Any ol’ classes will do. I’m not picky. It’s back to school, y’all.
7. Swim so regularly that my hair becomes a nightmare mass of chlorine-infested nightmares. Also, this will be good for my body and soul.
8. Discover some new bands that I dig. At someplace where I can sit down. Because I’m an 8o-year-old man, remember?
9. Find a church that’s right for me. This photo has nothing to do with church. Or then maybe it does. The church that’s right for me is that elusive and mysterious. I have no idea what I’m talking about anymore.
10. Get over my fear of sleeping outside. Ha. HAHAHAHAHAHA! I’m just going to keep putting this one on there because it makes me laugh so much every time I look in its general direction. HA! Image source
This should keep me busy until it gets cold. Or, cooler at least.
Soundtrack: Hammer and Nail by Indigo Girls