Autumn is here. I can no longer pretend it’s not. I’ve been wearing two sweaters outside, and broken out the moccasins indoors. October is also the first full month of teaching – not a single day off. The days have taken a decided turn into night, and I’ve got my first cold. When I get a cold, they always start with a sore throat. However, that sometimes turns into strep, so I’m always relieved if a stuffy nose makes an appearance. And then I realize that being sick in any form is still bleh and go right back to being miserable.
And yet, despite my many to-do lists for school, and my head cold, I’ve been able to do some fun crafty things. So here’s a round of up of what Fall has brought so far.
I made some candycorn bunting for my classroom door. I’m supposed to be teaching about healthy eating and whole grains right now. Corn is a grain, right?
And speaking of healthy eating, I baked some chocolate chocolate chip cookies. I was very pleased with these, as I made up my own recipe for them, and they are delicious 🙂
Ah, here we go! Pumpkins are totally a vegetable! My fiance and I went out to a local farm stand where they have “pick” your own pumpkins. I put “pick” in quotes because it turns out they strew around pumpkins in a field and you walk around choosing one. No actual picking from the vines. But it was still fun! I’m not sure how I’ll carve it yet, but I have time!
And finally, I attended my first costume event of the Halloween season. My local swing dance scene has live bands once a month, and do their costume dance at October’s live band, rather than on Halloween. I threw together a hasty costume, that nontheless I am very proud of:It’s not the greatest picture; I got Frank to snap it when we got home from the dance, but I’m a cat, stuck in a tree!
So that’s October so far. Hopefully this cold clears up quickly, cause I have big plans for my actual Halloween costume, but I need to feel a little better before tackling it…
How about you? Any crafty signs of Fall in your life?