I got a message from someone (ahem DJD) to update this little diddy of a blog and I told him I would by the weekend because I thought for sure I could think up enough fodder from the past two months to write about. Well…I’m not so sure. Now that it is officially fall (it is officially fall right?) there is a holiday smell in the air and a little bounce in my step. Spring/Summer are my favorite seasons but let’s face it, this past year felt like living in a crematorium so I welcome the lower temps and humidity. Not just welcome them, I have a spare bed and bath reserved and am prepared to be at their beck and call if they promise to stick around for a while.
We have now started the months of uppers – October, November, December – when everyone starts being nice and a little more charitable which will be followed by the months of downers – January and February – when everyone is annoyed and irritable. Ok maybe that’s just me. Regardless we’re in an upper and I’m actually excited it’s October. Colors will start becoming vibrant and of course Halloween is merely a few weeks away.
I won’t even attempt to write an entry on Halloween because compared to some of you who are Halloween enthusiasts, my entry would be pathetic and sad. And admittedly I haven’t always been so jazzed about it. I think working at a preschool has definitely helped. There are just so many cute crafts and songs and the kids are uber pumped about dressing up. Yesterday we went on a field trip to a pumpkin patch and I was probably more excited than they were.
Our school Halloween party is a week from tomorrow and I’m still trying to put together my costume. Last year I went as a Ninja Turtle and this year I want to go as a Ghostbuster. I’m borrowing a pack back vacuum to serve as my proton pack but am having a hard time locating a jumpsuit to wear. Today a friend said he would mail me one of his old flight suits from when he was in the Marine Corps which would be perfect but I’m a little nervous it won’t get here in time. Fingers crossed.
This year I’m even planning on helping to decorate the outside of the house and have already bought a few things to get the ball rolling. Who knows, with this festive attitude I may even go to a haunted house. Yeah right. I had a traumatic experience (oh it was traumatic alright don’t you worry, that is if you’re a wimpy 10 year old girl) when I was in the 6th grade and have never gotten over it. I tried going to one in the 9th grade but it didn’t work out to well and I break into a sweat and start having heart palpitations just thinking about it.
There won’t be any watching of scary movies either as I will most likely stick to the lame TV crap available on ABC Family this holiday season. Baby steps, baby steps. I “watched” Quarantine a few months ago but that viewing was done at high noon through my fingers with the remote firmly in hand ready to change the channel with the click of a button. I also tried to watch The Strangers but only made it about 2/3rds of the way through. Had to read the ending on IMDB. A wimp I am.
On to something happier about the fall season, I made caramel apples today and am going to get apples tomorrow to make applesauce. And while I’m mentioning food, I made some homemade chicken noodle soup last weekend that was to die for. Another great thing about fall, hearty soups and a kitchen that smells heavenly. Well there you have it. Stay tuned this next week for pics of (cross your fingers) my ghostbuster costume.