Fall Fun List 2012

3 10 2012

I know this is a dog blog but I keep telling myself that I’m going to write a little recap of our wedding.  I don’t expect that the dog-driven readers will be all that interested, but I want to do it more for posterity sake, so I remember everything 50 years from now when Mike and I are cruising around with our hover walkers and bionic hearing aids.  Because in 2062 I imagine there will be awesome medical advancements like walkers that hover (tennis ball feet be gone!) but we still won’t have a fix for that worst of old age problems – memory loss.  Either way, it needs to be written down.  But that’s for another day…one when I have the pictures back from the photographer.

This post is about some things I want to do for fall.  Yeah, a lot of bloggers do it, so this is nothing new.  I’m just hoping if I post it here in public view then I’ll be more accountable to actually do it.

Fall Fun ListMike’s and my Summer Fun List for 2012 was an epic fail.  I think we accomplished one thing on it.  I blame that planning our wedding took up the majority of my free time, especially as the wedding got closer (e.g. during the summer).  But fall will be different and productive!  I didn’t put too many things on it, figuring seven items is achievable.  These are in no particular order, just numbered for explanation’s sake.  Here we go…

1. I ran across these Baked Apple Cider Doughnut Holes in one of my many hours on Pinterest and now they won’t leave my brain.  Yes, they’re actually holes and not doughnuts but I made that graphic in Pixlr and it was my first time and it took me 35 minutes so I’m not going to change it now just to add the word “holes.”  I’m afraid they’re going to be one of those “I wish these weren’t so easy to make because they’re addictive-delicious and I’ve already gained 10 pounds and it’s not even November yet.”

2. I have this dream of sewing a spider costume.  It’s been banging around my brain for the last three years and I think this is finally the year to do it.  It will be a leotard with some hose/stockings stuffed with batting and sewn to it for eight legged goodness.  There may or may not also be a tutu skirt web.  It will look something like this but with a bipedal me inside instead of an adorable quadrupedal baby.  Results to be determined…

3.  MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue is hosting a fall fundraising event in Denver called the Boston Boo on Saturday, October 20 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Pearl Mack Community Center (7125 Mariposa Street).  I am making and donating crafts that will be for sale at the event.  There will be costume contests, raffles, a bake sale, caricature drawings, craft sale, dog and kid games, free nail trimming and ear cleaning for dogs, plus $25 HomeAgain microshipping for dogs which includes registration.  The craft sale is where my list item comes in – I’m making and donating wreaths (fall and Christmas-themed) to be sold at the event.  I’ll post pictures here when I’m done.  Keep in mind this is for charity and if you make fun of my meager skills the Boston Terriers in need of adoption will CRY.

4.  Hamlet killed his old cowboy rider Halloween costume.  It was the kind where a cowboy in a saddle “rode” on Hamlet’s back.  It also included a cowboy hat for Hamlet to wear on his head, which I never made him do except for a quick photo here or there.  Hamlet thoroughly hated the whole ensemble and figured out how to roll on the ground to buck off the rider.  The only thing he liked about it was chewing on the cowboy hat.  It sort of looked like this but was much less elaborate and much smaller.

ImageI’m thinking about upgrading to this:


From PicStroom on Flickr.

Just kidding!

5.  Pumpkin carving is pretty self-explanatory.  I’m hoping for a repeat of last year…

Image…as well as some new jack-o’-lantern goodness.

6.  Mike’s birthday is October 24th so we’ll need to do something fun to celebrate.  We’re considering murder mystery dinner theatre.  I know, super nerdy of us, but that’s our idea of a good time.

7.  Decorating the porch is on the fringe.  It might be as simple as planting some fall mums in our front porch planters.  It might be something more elaborate like constructing a really spooky scene for trick-or-treaters.  I think our budget will dictate this one (doesn’t it always?) since we’re in a post-wedding money saving mode.

Wish us luck that Fall Fun List 2012 doesn’t turn out like Summer Fun List 2012.  In case you’re curious, the Summer Fun List 2012 was:

  • camp (and bring Hamlet).
  • off road in Mike’s Jeep (bring Hamlet).
  • go to the drive-in movie and bring Hamlet.
  • camp in the backyard.
  • go to Water World.
  • pan for gold (yes, you really can do this in certain rivers in Colorado).

I think the only one we crossed off the list was off roading.  We did take Hamlet (we bring him on as many adventures as possible) as well as our friend Melissa.  We also got married and that’s the most fun summer fun list item EVER!