I realized this afternoon as I was plopped on the couch watching football with William how overwhelmed I am. But not in the traditional way that you would think when someone says they are overwhelmed. I’m overwhelmed in a strangely good way.
Today starts October. Which starts (in my mind) fall, though here in Portland it has felt like fall for about a month now. Keeping in mind that I’m from Texas and the weather in October there most of the time doesn’t even feel like fall, but that’s still my mindset. Apparently it needs to be readjusted. Regardless, October enters in pumpkins, and sweaters, and boots, and my birthday, and Christmas is around the corner, AND my mind is FULL of parties and events and gatherings I want to host. I, like every other female in America it seems, have a growing addiction to Pinterest which has just made my condition worse.
Now that we live somewhere that the weather is actually reflecting what time of year it is, I have so many things that I want to do and what feels like so little time to do it. How much of a serious problem do I have that I am anxious about being able to host all of the get togethers that I want to before the rain sets in? Answer: a large problem.
Not everything has a date set in stone yet, but here are the things I have planned for the next month and a half:
- Hosting my first supper club with an amazing group of girls from the Junior League of Portland (that I have recently joined)
- Making a trip, tomorrow actually, to Sauvie Island to not 1 but 2 amazing pumpkin farms. And yes, William is thrilled this tradition has followed us to Portland
- Hosting a pumpkin carving party with our newly created little “woman’s crafting group” started by the amazingly talented lady behind Always With Honor. (side note, I was PUMPED to be included in this group. All of the ladies are incredibly talented and I was thrown in the mix–thank God!! They are inspiring and crafty and just plain amazing.)
- Celebrating my 25th birthday with new friends in less than 2 weeks
- Heading to the Oregon Coast for the first time since we’ve moved here with my parents to celebrate my birthday when they come in town
- Potentially hosting a Halloween party at our house! I should rephrase. I want to host a Fall Carnival. I’m not kidding. I’m really excited about this one.
- Host a weekly dinner for those who are “cashing in” their wooden nickels at Dixieland Delight. I’m going to make posts about these…I’m pretty excited about them.
- Lastly, hosting a football/tailgating party at our place a little later in the season (might have to move into November for this one). Our new friends up here think our passion for football is quite comical and I want to have people over for a real football party to give them a taste of what being a fan (in the South) is really about!