Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Monday, 1 October 2012

10 Things Autumn
#Monday Listicles

Living on the west coast where we enjoy all four seasons, it appears by the colours of the leaves and the cool, crisp air that autumn has arrived. So for this week's topic Stasha has chosen 10 Autumn Must Haves.

Ummmm slightly off topic but did you happen to notice the date today? October 1st!!!  Yikes!  Don't get me started on what's on display and for sell in stores already! Two words. Bah humbug! There. I said it. Don't pretend that you're not thinking the same thing. Am I right???

Anyways back to the topic at hand. Here is my list of 10 Things Autumn in no particular order.




1.      First day of school 

This year will be our final year of high school forevermore. Bittersweet???  Truthfully…not really. Gasp! After 16+ years of preschool, elementary and high school I am now too tired, too old and frankly just don’t care anymore.  ;P    

Now I used to take pics of the boys on the first day of school only now I can’t find most of them. What did we ever do before digital?!? So I will leave you with this one that I came across of the boys on their first day of school when Riley was in grade 2 and J2 was in grade 4. Awwww...they look SO sweet. Baahaaa!





2.      Thanksgiving (in Canada)

As defined in Wikipedia: “A celebration of being thankful for what one has and the bounty of the preceding year.”  In our family this means getting together and feasting on turkey with all the trimmings followed by a nap and vowing not to eat for the next week. Gobble gobble. 





3.      Anniversary of the day I was born

Having reached my Golden Anniversary and celebrated the “Year of Di” a few years ago...this cartoon pretty much sums it up for me. 



4.      Allergies 

Is it just me or has the allergy season gotten longer and longer???  Why oh why must you torture me so.   :(







5 & 6.      Leaves

Leaves are my numbers 5 and 6. True the colours of the leaves in the fall are absolutely stunning yet once these beautiful leaves fall to the ground…a whole lot of raking needs to be done. Thankfully with my allergies this job falls onto G.






7.      Shoes and Socks

Gone are the sandals, flip flops and bare feet. Pedicures at the Spa are put on hold until Spring or until my next getaway to someplace sunny and warm.   :)


8.      Umbrellas

Living in the Pacific Northwest means sooner or later the rain will come. When I was growing up there were no cutesy animal-faced umbrellas for kids. Just your basic colours or ones with patterns that you would rather get drenched than carry. 



9.      Fall Clean-up

Ummmmm…did you not read my post from last week’s Monday Listicles?????  Not likely gonna happen. 






10.  Halloween

Last and certainly not least…Halloween. When the boys were little neither one of them particularly liked to get dressed up. As long as it was something that could be worn easily on top of their own clothes and required little or no makeup…they would tolerate it. Just to clarify…only Riley is autistic.  :)  Found this picture from 2000 (J2 was 7 and Riley was 6). This was the start of the “Pirate” era. Really. The costume has changed, no more trick or treating yet Riley still wants to dress up as a pirate for school. Yes they still dress up in high school. I know. One more year... 






16 comments:

  1. Happy Annivesary of your birth day! ;)


    And I'm kind of happy I don't have to worry about what my toes look like all the time now. Hurray, closed toe shoes!

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    1. And like you said...don't have to worry about shaving the legs AND am looking forward to my fall sweater body too! :D

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  2. great list and the cutest little pirates ever!

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    1. It's hard to believe they were ever so little looking at them now. *sigh*

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  3. Love the matching Halloween costumes! I hold the pedicures too.

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    1. Amazing what a hat and sash can do. HA! Riley had the hat off the minute the picture was taken. Oish.

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  4. Too cute! Love the photos of the boys and your comment about being too old, tired and don't care anymore, those and the cartoon brought a smile and LOL to my day!

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    1. I'm confused?!?!? I really don't care anymore. Baaahaaahaaa! ;P

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  5. I think I will continue to paint my toes this winter....just out of pure defiance! LOL
    Having Gobble Nap day at my house this year. And kinda hoping that the leaves will fall to the ground.....so that the men here can rake them into big piles for the kids to jump in. We woman will be inside sipping our lattes and watching through my big picture window.....I mean dishes. We'll be doing dishes, that's right :)

    cutest pirates ever!

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    1. Hmmmmm...that's a toss up between dishes and raking leaves?!?! I think perhaps you should leave them both for the men folk and just enjoy those lattes. After all it takes a lot of time organizing Gobble Day Dinner. =D

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  6. What is it about boys (and sometimes girls) and pirates!? My son was a pirate last year, but now I get to look forward to him being a pirate for Halloween in high school?! Yay. As for cute kid umbrellas, my son gets hand-me-down umbrellas, poor guy!

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    1. I know! Obviously something to do with the hook hands, eye patches and getting to go around saying aaaarrrrrrggghhhhh all.day.long! Haahaa! Bonus...it's an easy costume and pirate hats are easy to come by thanks to Pirates of the Caribbean. :)

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  7. They really do look so sweet in those pictures. Those kind of pictures help remind me of it in my own kids when I'm having a hard time. :) And I feel you on the allergies. Mine have finally calmed down, but they seemed to have stuck around forever this year.

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    1. Looking back is like giving birth (well not really) but after the work is done...it's all good or at least I hope so. :)

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  8. Bet he is rocking the pirate outfit again this year. I have never heard of fall clen up. Are you just making this up to see us all scrub or something?!??!!

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    1. Growing up my mom used to do fall and spring cleaning. Maybe SHE made it up?!?! Either way...I don't do it. Ha!

      Oh yay...R's been sporting an eye patch and Johnny Depp wig/hat the last couple of years. :)

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