6 Things Every Introvert Needs to Win Lazy Weekends This Fall
It’s Fall, y’all! You could be a basic witch and go to the pumpkin patch with your #PumpkinSpice drinks for an insta-worthy photo-op, OR you could live your best introverted life in the comforts of your own home. If you chose Door Number 2, then here are six things you need to win that lazy weekend reset before the dreaded Sunday Night Sleepies kick in, and you have to get go back into the usual weekday grind.
#1. The Lover of Cancelled Plans Tote
You *need* this Lover of Cancelled Plans tote. Why? Because you will inevitably run into that one friend when shopping for wine and snacks who asks you to hang out every single weekend. This bag is a subtle way to tell her that you really didn’t want to come in the first place. Thanks, but no thanks.
This canvas tote bag is sturdy and will hold at least two bottles of wine, a box of crackers, and your favorite gourmet cheese. What more could you need?
#2. The Wine
Fall is spooky season, and you’ll need a wine to match. So ditch the chilled white wines of summer and jump straight into the proverbial pile of leaves. By proverbial pile of leaves, we really mean go get yourself some red wine to set the mood. Of course, we know you have no plans for jumping in leaf piles.
There is no need to run out and get your sommelier accreditation; any red will do. But, if you need a little help deciding, we’ve broken down a few flavor profiles for you:
Pinot Noir is a lighter-bodied wine with cherry and raspberry flavors, woodsy, a little spicy, and hints of vanilla. Try this with baked brie cheese.
Merlot is a medium to heavy-bodied wine with darker fruit flavors like plum. Try this with good parmesan (the fancy kind in the deli, not the kind you shake on your pizza).
Red Zinfandel is flavorful with berries but smoky with black pepper and licorice. It pairs well with drinking straight from the bottle, but white cheddar or Havarti are both winners if you must have cheese.
Can you have cheese and wine without lighting a candle?
Any candle will do, but this I Need A Fucking Nap Candle is the perfect candle to set the mood for that mid-day couch nap you’ve been dreaming about since you woke up. It smells like lavender and chamomile, and sends the message to any roommates, spouses, (or kids) to go away.
Enjoy your nap; you’ve earned it!
#4. A Good Book
Autumn season can be honored without ever going outside. Snuggle in with a good thriller from Stephen King (can we suggest It?) and let your imagination wander. There are enough weekends in the season to get in a few classics. Here’s a few Fall-worthy novels to dive into:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
A Painted House by John Grisham
#5 My Dog And I Talk Shit About You Socks
|Okay, so these My Dog and I Talk Shit About You Socks aren’t exactly fall-themed, but if you are planning on curling up with a good book and a bottle of wine, you need something to keep your toes nice and warm.
These socks will fit pretty much any sized foot (not an exact science) and are guaranteed to be the perfect answer when your extroverted spouse or friends ask why you’re reading a book instead of watching football or carving pumpkins.
Just point to your foot mid-page-turn and keep on keeping on!
#6 A Chunky Knit Blanket
If you don’t already have a chunky knit blanket, here is your sign to buy one-the larger, the better.
Picture this: You ease downstairs on a crisp, autumn Saturday morning, make a cup of coffee, and turn on the fireplace. Maybe you do a little journaling; perhaps you sit quietly and reflect on life. Time moves slowly as your casual read becomes a page-turner, so you wrap yourself in an oversized, chunky knit blanket, pour yourself a glass of wine, and drift peacefully into a world without Monday mornings.