Monday, September 18, 2006
Sarah Ban Breathnach has some wonderful ideas in many of her books for celebrating the seasons.
~Celebrate the first day of fall with a festive dinner of homestyle cooking. Bring home a small pot of mums for your dining table. Light the candles and enjoy the simple pleasures of comfort food.
~Pack away your swimsuit and bring out your woolen sweaters and shawls. Do you have a favorite sweater?!
~Start making your Christmas list this month so that you won't be frantic in December.
~Take a walk under the harvest moon.
~Look at the farmers' markets for dried flowers to create your own bouquet. Creating your own bouquet on a September Sunday afternoon is a relaxing project that reminds you all winter long that spring will eventually return.
Do you have a favorite autumn treat? Perhaps roasted pumpkin seeds, candy corn, popcorn balls or caramel apples. Why not pick up the ingredients the next time you are at the store, and spend an afternoon baking.
~Heat up a pot of apple cider for an autumn cup of cheer, especially delightful after raking leaves!
~Make a list of "10 things I want to do this fall." I'm going to be working on my list this week so be sure to share any of your Autumn Pleasures with me!
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