15 days

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. ~Richard Harris Barham

Happy Halloween!

I have never really taken part in Halloween festivities. In the past 10 years, I’ve dressed up twice. Long before today finally arrived, I was over all the pumpkins, costumes, and candy for the year. But, now I end today with a renewed enjoyment for the holiday. This year, I actually more than doubled my ten year record by dressing up three times!

Last weekend, as I’ve previously mentioned, I was Cruella DeVille. That was the only Halloween appearance I was planning to make. I went into this weekend without any holiday plans, but last minute I realized there was no reason to sit around and be a scrooge about the holiday, so I decided to attend a party of a new friend. I was scrambling at the last hour to pull a new costume idea together. I ended up squeezing something together, as I stuffed myself into my old high school cheerleading uniform and went as a cheerleader from 1995. It was a fun time, and I even randomly ran into someone I went to high school with at my friend’s small house party. She didn’t recognize me initially, but she said my voice sounded so familiar and she thought the uniform looked like the ones from her high school. Always such a small world. After attending that costume party, Kay and I decided to pop into the downtown bars with some other friends for a bit, but it started raining and we decided to call it a night before last call was made and we’d have to contend with the mass exodus from the city.

Today, I went out to my parents’ house for a visit, where I’m trying to be taught how to quilt by my mom. (My goal is to try and pick up some new hobbies. We’ll see if I can get the hang of this.) As I made my way back into town, April, Dan, and Jeremy were gathering as zombies to hand out candy to Trick or Treaters, so I decided to bring my cheer uniform out for one last run before I retire it once and for all. I was a zombie cheerleader. It was actually a lot of fun to hand out candy in costume, all the kids got a kick out of it, and between groups we brainstormed how next year we hope to gather everyone together in someone’s front yard to put on a scary skit.

Halloween has definitely grown on me. It’s been tons of fun to wear costumes and make-up and play pretend for a little while.

I absolutely cannot believe that tomorrow is already November – and my 30 day countdown is half way over.


  1. Yay that you’re trying to quilt!!!! That’s cool that your mom can teach you. I wish my mom had!

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