This is the holiday that I *try* to like. I try to get all into it. I buy decorations (that I still haven't put up). I think about throwing a rad party (that I have yet to throw). I see costumes that would be fun to make (and I end up buying the kid's costumes at the last minute). I have some sort-of fractured memories about Halloween that I think are the reason for my mental block against going all gaga over it. I remember my Dad's grandmother dying close to (or on?) Halloween...I don't even know if that memory is correct, but it's there. I remember my Uncle John getting hurt on Halloween. I went to a fraternity Halloween party my senior year of high school with Scooter...and he broke up with me the next day (because he met that awful Julie at the party). So, I think I always brace for something bad to happen on Halloween. Today will be different. I'll wear my cute Halloween socks (geek), enjoy eating candy all day (we do cubicle trick-or-treating at work), and be thankful that we won't be trudging through snow to take Austin out tonight. Hope has declared that she's "too old" to go trick-or-treating...but I expect that to change by tonight.
I'm still on this scrapbooking/creative high from this weekend. I have a bunch of projects milling around in my head. First & foremost, I need to get a circle journal in the mail tomorrow for a new cj group that I'm in. Plus special orders from the show. Plus some layouts for ME because I haven't done any in awhile. Plus my Mom's layouts from the summer that I'm sure she'd add to this list if I didn't. And I need to organize this mess that I call a scraproom so that I can find stuff to do all these projects!
Oh, and a couple of shout outs to cool people that might be stopping by - Christine from Saranac Lake...a super cool scrapper that came to the show...and Jean from right here in Colchester...the super cool owner of our LSS (local scrapbook store - check out the link in my sidebar). HI CHRISTINE! HI JEAN!
I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween - I'd love to see pictures of costumes!