Tis that time of year once again, and while I’m not a fan of the occasion, I like seeing the small children (under the age of 10) get excited about their costumes and forthcoming treats to anticipate. Too often though the night is used as an excuse for those with too much time on their hands to be destructive and downright mean. This evening will find me once again behind darkened windows waiting for the event to be done. And hoping that my vulnerable car will survive unscathed.
I was able to enjoy an unexpected sleep-over with 2 of my grandsons last night so that their parents could attend a costume party. Before they left I was able to provide them with some early candy treats as I won’t be seeing them dressed up this evening.
Every year at work it seems that people get more and more creative with the decorating theme of Halloween; it certainly has become a huge commercial venture. The team where Pam and I work did a spook-tacular job of decorating, even winning the Best Decorated department contest held on Friday. Personally I’m much more looking forward to decorating for Christmas!
A few rebel snow flurries made their appearance this morning, and the furnace is getting more of a workout as the days grow shorter and colder. November has never been a favourite month. Its an in-between time, with naked tree branches scratching against leaden skies, and often rainy, dreary days fill in the time before a blanket of white makes things seem fresh and clean once again.
Weekend chores are done, so now I hope to turn to some more Body Perfect revising. We revamped the opening pages of the story and will revise the opening excerpt here on the blog shortly.
I see a pot of tea and shortbread cookies have arrived – a lovely treat to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon, whether its Halloween or not.