Autumn Weekends during a Pandemic

What’s the saying? “There ain’t no tired like teacher tired?” And now, “Ain’t no tired like pandemic teacher tired.”

Here are my 10 favorite autumn weekend destressors.

  1. Fire in the chiminea. Add s’mores and cocoa/wine. Wrap yourself in a blanket if it’s cold. Invite the neighbors.
Person Under Umbrella
  1. Pumpkin/apple picking. This was stressful when the kids were young. But now it’s fantastic. Pair it with an evening carving a jack o’lantern and making pies. Cliche? Sure. But fun.
  2. Rake the leaves. This is stressful when it’s a chore. But it’s surprisingly relaxing when it’s a calorie burning way to spend a day outside without going to a crowded apple orchard.
  3. Take a nap. In a sunlit room while listening to a podcast. With the dog on my legs.
  4. Takeout coffee and a walk in the woods.
  5. If you can find one that’s not crowded, a winery or cidery (or brewery or distillery) can be a fun way to spend some time outdoors with friends.
High-Angle Photo of Person Wearing Shoes
  1. Scenic drive on a country road. Play the Eagles album.
  2. Do a puzzle. I rediscovered jigsaw puzzled during the great quarantine last spring and really enjoy listening to an audio book while assembling a puzzle.
  3. Dust off your bike and take it for a spin through the neighborhood. Wave to strangers raking leaves.
  4. Make soup. My favorite – butternut squash soup. But there’s still nothing better then chicken and rice.
Shallow Focus Photography Of Squash Soup


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