Instead, I will leave you with Happy Fall Thoughts:
- Brookside Gardens! We are so excited to explore a new garden and have our backwards engagement session brought to us by Groupon! I have mini pumpkins and apples. And an ampersand. Justin is being a good sport.
- We have been working on a still life in painting. Our midterm. It's pumpkins (two huge orange, one super light green, two a weird super light orangey-green), and a few lemons. Apparently my gentle painting teacher has no say over which still lifes are left set up in the classroom, so anything we paint is on the condition it's still there in the future. Furthermore, the fruit/vegetables on display will be rotting kind of soon. In describing this condition, and in encouraging us to try to finish during Thursday's session, Tim instructed us to "paint like it's your last day." He meant, of course, like it's your last day with the still life in front of you. But I took the opportunity, as I frequently do, to take his words out of context and apply them to life. Paint like it's your last day. "Tim, you're so inspiring!" He chuckled.
- How did baseball evolve? I think I can see the progress of most famous sports. Get a ball into a certain area -- don't hit people. Too hard. But baseball! Starts out innocently enough: hit a ball with a stick. Bases really throw me for a loop. Hit a ball with a stick, then run in a circle. Strategically. Baseball might very well be the most complicated sport.
- Fall always makes me wish I could run. :(
- Pumpkin Spice Latte coming up, I can feel it!!
- Marriages are everywhere. This is so awesomely exciting and renewing my faith in humanity.
- Magazines are also everywhere. Somehow I got myself into some sort of subscription/free trial mess and I currently have one Whole Living and two Real Simples waiting for me. (Dude. Real Simples are NOT, in fact, real simple. They are like 400 pages a piece. Not even kidding. What is this, InStyle?) This is on the heels of my last Whole Living and The Nest. I rarely use anything from them, but recently I decided I am in love with young-ish-housewife type magazines. They're so...seasonal!
- Fall candles: Coming soon to a living room near you. Mmmm.
- Also: B8HOVN. I pretty much died. We were crossing a street as the composer was turning towards us onto our road; my jaw dropped, I grabbed Husband's arm and pointed wildly. I hope that gentle musical family understood. I was so happy.