Monday, October 02, 2006

Fall Activities

So once I'm properly attired in a chunky fall sweater, boots, and (of course!) a scarf, what are the best Fall activities?

Well, these actually need to be sorted into two categories: when it's raining, and when it's not. When it's not raining, it's things like going through a corn maze, hiking in the woods and admiring the leaves changing color, picking out a pumpkin and apple cider from a roadside market.

If it's rainy, however, that's perfect weather to sit inside and sip your apple cider while reading a scary book. Or watching Halloween movies. I love Halloween! This weekend I started a book about pirates—The Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe. It's not particularly scary, but definitely hilarious. And they say "Garr!" a lot.

When I was a kid, I loved to rake leaves. But not in a helpful manner. I insisted that I be allowed to rake the front yard into a semblance of rooms and hallways, which I called Leafland. I maintained it religiously, cleaning up any stray leaves that fell into the " dining room" or the master bedroom. Don't you hate it when you have leaves on the table? Our yard is a lot smaller than my parents' ... I wonder if we even have a rake. Or whether Keith would be willing to indulge my whims.


cat said...

My sister and I shoveled snow in a nonhelpful manner. It was Snowland. We sculpted furniture out of snow. Sometimes when the neighbor used his snowblower, it blew enough over the fence so that we could create a series of tunnels and chutes too.

I hope your hair looks ok. Since there's no post about suing a hairdresser or paper bag hats, I assume it turned out well.

Anonymous said...

I have looked at those little pirate books every time I go into Borders! Is this the one about Darwin and the pirates? Let me know if you like it.