Anyway, while I felt like I didn't have a second to breathe, I apparently did, because I didn't do too horribly on my fall fun to-do list:
1. take pictures at least once a week documenting the change of seasons
Well, it's hasn't really felt all that fall-like yet, though supposedly that's supposed to change starting this weekend. Still, I took a couple of shots showing that summer was indeed thinking about saying goodbye.
Black-eyed Susans making their last stand...
...while mums start making their first appearance.
A few of those early "turners" changing colors and dropping leaves.
And Rich took this one of our new little resident making a meal of a stink bug.
Yep, did it. A teensy tiny taste:
5. listen to "Don't Fear the Reaper" once a day
Yep, so far so good. In fact, I've probably listened to it 20 times this past week. Which yes, I realize I shouldn't admit to. :P
7. cook/bake at least one autumn-ish goodie a week
Mmmmm...our first pumpkin waffles of the season. Heaven. Stumbled upon that recipe a few years ago, and we've enjoyed them many times since.
8. revel in the whole RIP experience
a. Peril the First--read at least four RIP appropriate books
Actually do have a start on this one--I read the first 2 1/2 volumes of Locke & Key this week. Will do a post on them once I get through Volume 5.
b. Peril of the Short Story--I'd like to read at least one RIP appropriate short story a week
Yay--I did this, too. Read a story by Stephen King from Everything's Eventual called "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away." Have slightly mixed feelings about it. Maybe I'll write a post about the short stories I read...but maybe not. I just have such a hard time with that sort of thing.
c. Peril on the Screen--I'd like to watch at least one RIP appropriate movie/show a week
Netflix streaming was acting up last night, I'm guessing because of the thunderstorms. So we ended up having to watch something on DVD. And even though Annie and I watched The Village not all that long ago, Rich hadn't seen it so we went with that. Totally not sorry about it either. Perfect for RIP.