We are ending our weekend of welcoming fall by reading my favorite book, On the Night You Were Born.
We huddled up with my sister and brother-in-law and enjoyed a cozy weekend in Asheville, NC.
My sister pulled out all the fall welcoming stops and if you need some ideas for celebrating this season try a few of her ideas, or do all of them, like she did.
- make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies,
- make pumpkin pie,
- make pumpkin apple dip,
- light apple candles,
- buy pumpkin coffee creamer,
- use pumpkin vanilla air fresheners
- take a walk through the leaves.
She had this savoring life thing nailed this weekend.
I’ve had trouble enjoying fall the past many years, because rather than living in the present, I’ve been too focused on the coming death of winter. I hate going to work and leaving work when it is dark. This year I was determined to embrace fall and live in the moment. So this fall themed weekend was the perfect way to mark the new season. Food and nature are my happy things.
We only got in the car once to go to the Jerusalem Garden Cafe in Asheville and have amazing Mediterranean food.
Most of the weekend was filled with conversation and quiet observation about how much relationships change your life.
I can now nap.
Shah lives in a new country.
Brother-in-law knows what tapas is.
And sister, well, she currently has a bear on her wall.
How do you plan to celebrate fall? Any great recipes? Any suggestions for decorating a teal and red house that clashes with all autumn colors?