Fall Fun List Recap, and What Will Be on the Winter Fun List?

December 15, 2023

My dog is on the nice list...usually

Fall Fun List update: I did nearly everything on my list!

  • Decorate the house for fall
  • Burn fall-scented candles and diffuse fall scents in my essential oil diffuser
  • Bake sourdough bread using my “mother”
  • Write a letter to someone (friend or relative)
  • Play cozy ambience music videos on YouTube (like this one
  • Enjoy a pumpkin spice latte and other fall foods and drinks
  • Eat pomegranates 
  • Watch Barbie with a friend 
  • Choose and order a 2024 planner
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with the family
  • Take a trip to a local nursery and decide what, if anything, I want to plant for our fall/winter garden
  • Attend the first three musicals of my Broadway series at the Straz Center in Tampa (The Choir of ManBeetlejuice, and Funny Girl
  • Sit outside and enjoy cooler weather—if we get some by Dec. 21
  • Change out fall house decorations for winter (I usually do this around the beginning of December)

I probably won’t manage to make the bread or see Barbie before the 21st, but that’s OK. Both of those things can move on to a Winter Fun List, which I’m still in the process of making. (Fun Lists are slightly different from lists of goals, and are good reminders that life is about more than work and chores and various other responsibilities.) 

I realize “winter” in Florida is quite different from winter in most other locations, so my winter fun list will not look like the winter fun list of someone who lives in Ohio (Hi, Debbie!) That’s one of the beauties of fun lists—they reflect your unique situation and personality. As Gretchen Rubin has pointed out in one of her Secrets of Adulthood, “What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you, and vice versa.”  

Maybe take some time this weekend to think about what’s fun for you. Then make plans to work that fun into your life more often. I’d love it if you’d come back here to share some of what’s on your winter fun list in the comments. We can all use a little fun inspiration!

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  1. Ah Kathy - Ohio weather has it own special winter bliss :)! I will be reading in the coming new year...may do a jig saw puzzle or two, fill up a sketchbook and finish a couple of paintings that are waiting and planning my spring and summer garden. Actually I love January after the holidays...it is my cozy up time and nothing too pressing needing my attention unless you count hubby and Kelsey. Have a wonderful Christmas and may your New Year bring you all those little joys that life affords. Hugs!

    1. Debbie--Your plans sound delicious. A perfect way to spend the chillier days of winter. Thank you for all your kind comments and encouraging words this year. Wishing you the very merriest of Christmases, and the happiest New Year!