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Genevive Chamblee: Fall Fun and Giveaway
Friday, October 14th, 2022

It’s that time of year. We’ve said goodbye to summer, and it’s officially the fall season. Now, as a summer lover, this is a bit sad for me. For that reason, I have to pump myself up to get excited about changing seasons. Of course, I do live in the bayou, and “autumn” is a little bit of an odd season here. While much of the country begins speaking of sweater weather, The South is sweating out humid nights of eighty degrees while watching Friday night football games from wooden stands. Rather, we mark the beginning of fall not by the calendar but by when the mosquitos stop biting. Additionally, fall temperatures don’t always stick around for long. Don’t let a sixty-degree morning “chill” fool you. By midday, the temps could well be approaching ninety. And even if cool air sticks around for much of a day, it likely will vanish the next week to not be heard from again for weeks. Yeah, it’s all really fun stuff.

Thus, when I start hearing all the fall hype on television, I don’t become all that stoked. It takes a little extra effort to get me into the spirit of it, especially with the whole Christmas in July movement. As a quick aside, can I say how much I dislike this trend? Merchants move straight from Independence Day and fireworks to setting up displays of Christmas trees and ten feet of snow. Heck, we’re lucky to get ten inches. Shoot, what am I talking about? We barely get two inches per year, and when we do, it’s a red-hot booty mess. Cities shut down. Most of us simply aren’t equipped for that sort of thing. Hurricanes, yes? Twisters, yes. Snow and ice, not so much. Even our pets are confused by it. (Now, back to our regularly scheduled post.) But as many hunters would comment, without fall, there would be no deer season.

I say all that to say because I’m one of those people who when fall rolls around, the pools and snow cone stands close, and the days grow shorter, I need a reminder of ways to entertain myself and ways in which to keep occupied. (By the way, I have no idea why they close the pools when they do. My guess is it is to reduce maintenance costs or because there is some city ordinance that public pools must be closed by a certain date. Or maybe it’s just part of the façade to make people believe autumn is a real thing.)

In any case, here is a list of activities to enjoy and keep you busy. Do them alone or with loved ones at a time most convenient for you.

  1. Decorate for fall
  2. Decorate pinecones
  3. Decorate acorns
  4. Make a fall craft
  5. Make an autumn wreath
  6. Create a fall playlist
  7. Visit a pumpkin patch
  8. Visit a zoo
  9. Visit a farmer’s market
  10. Attend a football game
  11. Attend a basketball game
  12. Attend a fall festival/Octoberfest/fair
  13. Jump in leaves
  14. Rake leaves
  15. Play a game of darts on a bale of hay
  16. Bake a pie
  17. Bake pumpkin bread
  18. Make smores
  19. Roast marshmallows
  20. Roast pumpkin seeds
  21. Make caramel apples
  22. Make homemade applesauce
  23. Make apple crisps
  24. Make homemade soup
  25. Grill corn on the cob
  26. Watch a fall move
  27. Watch a Halloween movie
  28. Watch the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade
  29. Watch a sunset
  30. Read a fall book
  31. Drink apple cider
  32. Drink hot chocolate drink
  33. Drink a fall cocktail
  34. Eat or drink something pumpkin spice
  35. Eat candy corn
  36. Eat a bowl of chili
  37. Eat a pot pie
  38. Visit a haunted house
  39. Visit a corn maze
  40. Attend a holiday party
  41. Attend a costume party
  42. Go apple picking
  43. Go on a hike/ nature walk
  44. Go star gazing
  45. Go to a bonfire
  46. Go on a hayride
  47. Go trick or treating
  48. Go on a scavenger hunt
  49. Go bird watching
  50. Go camping
  51. Count your blessings/Write a gratitude list
  52. Donate can goods/food to a food bank or shelter
  53. Take fall photos
  54. Carve a pumpkin
  55. Buy a scarf
  56. Buy a fall mug (for hot chocolate)
  57. Snuggle in a blanket
  58. Curl up in front of a fireplace
  59. Wear fuzzy socks
  60. Cuddle with someone special
  61. Light a fall-scented candle
  62. Tell a ghost/scary story
  63. Declutter summer clothes
  64. Go shopping for sweaters
  65. Buy a fall perfume
  66. Plant a fall garden

So, I guess with that, it’s time to say Happy Fall Y’all. Did I miss anything? What’s on your list? Will you try any of these activities? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. If you like this post, please click the like button and share it. Your feedback allows me to know the content that you want to read. If you’re not following me on Creole Bayou blog, what are you waiting for? There’s always room at the bayou. Keep reading for information about the free giveaway.

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Until next time, happy reading and much romance. Laissez le bon temps rouler.

One comment to “Genevive Chamblee: Fall Fun and Giveaway”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · October 14th, 2022 at 6:20 am · Link

    Wow, that is a great list. Some thing to add to mine.

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