I know that there is still technically one more month of fall, but with December nearly here and Christmas lights on display, the idea of winter is starting to set in and the feeling of autumn is fading.
Remember how I made a bucket list for all the things that I wanted to do in autumn? Well, I did them.
Do the Run for the Cure 5K (Check!)
This was our 7th year participating in the Run for the Cure which is a major fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Our team raised over $2500 and I had tonnes of energy to blast out this 5K.
Me and My Sister at the Run for the Cure
Go Apple Picking (Check!)
Despite the fact that the lady at the PYO Orchard was practically encouraging me NOT to pick any apples on the evening that I went out, I got a 15lb bag of crazy good Golden Delicious apples and ate them all.
Make a recipe from the Apple Cookbook my friend Tina bought me (Check!)
I didn’t blog about this, though I don’t know why.
I made an apple chutney and I also tried my hand at apple strudel. The filling of said strudel was to die for but the crust was atrocious. I should have taken a hint to use store bought pastry or phyllo when the recipe in the cookbook actually said: “making the dough can take decades of practice”.
I still ate the whole thing.
Buy a yellow cardigan (Check!)
I basically haven’t stopped wearing this since I bought it.
Run the Hot Chocolate 15K (Check!)
9.3 miles on Chicago’s waterfront on a beautiful November day, followed by hot chocolate and fondue. It could have been better (ya know, without the whole runner’s trots business), but I had an awesome time doing this race with Vicki and Tina and I can’t wait until we do another race together.
Why we don’t get more than 10 costumed children banging down the doors to our house is beyond me. Kids these days, yeesh!
Bake a pumpkin cake (Check!)
Okay, so it was cupcakes. . . close enough. These bad boys were really good. The cupcake reminded me more like a muffin, but when you put the buttercream frosting on it they were delicious. There’s a reason I haven’t made them again– because they would be devoured.
I watched not one, but two such games! Why?
Well, first I watched a regular season game . . .
. . . and then Matt’s team made the championships. Which their team won for the first time ever!
Congrats boys, way to end the season.