Halloween is usually the best holiday, since it’s an amazing time to dress up as a different personality, and be at one with the paranormal. It’s said that Halloween is the time where the veil between the living and dead is thinnest. While I don’t run my life by following superstitions and paranormal activity, I feel that there’s a lot of validity to ghost stories and hauntings. It’s helpful to be aware of your surroundings, wherever you go.
I’m hopeful that today will be a quick day at work, and I can leave a little early. I can find the time to watch Halloween specials. And watch ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’! It’s a tradition to view the special on this holiday.
Now that I began a new book, I’m searching online for a book community in the area. It’s surprising how there’s not that many groups here in Hunterdon County! I discovered one group that I may express interest in.
I began the story ‘After thr Quake’ by Haruki Murakami. It’s a short story compilation, the content centered on the Great Hanshin earthquake in the mid-90s. I’m only a few pages in for the first story.
Tonight is the night before Halloween. I need to watch ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’ before Halloween is over! ‘Life and Death of a Pumpkin’ on Youtube is also entertaining!
Halloween is just around the corner! As I mentioned before, I enjoy decorating and getting in costume for gatherings. It’s also exciting to see young children go around in their costumes. The only discouraging thing to watch is the act of Trick-or-Treating disappearing. Less and less families come by year after year. It’s truly a sad time when children lose out of this simple joy of collecting treats in costume. Granted, there are Trunk or Treat gatherings that are popping up, but it’s not the same thing. Children need to recapture the joy of exploration on Halloween night. They need to be free to embrace the Halloween spirit.
I’m halfway done with ‘Daughters of the Lake’. The historical accounts of past generations is woven so well into the modern perspective of the story. I appreciate a good ghost story.
I brought in my second pumpkin for work this morning. The first pumpkin didn’t hold up very well. It was carved, and it began to change colors on the inside. So I painted it this time around, and kept it whole. I still loved how it turned out!
I’m still thinking about my plans for Halloween celebrating. This weekend calls for lots of rain, but hopefully it won’t be too horrendous for the evening.
Halloween decorating is one of my favorite parts of Halloween. When I was little, I would help my mom pin up all the Halloween signs around the house. I maintained the decorating fever during my college years, putting up ‘webs’ and pictures in my dorm room. I kept these signs up long after Halloween was over. I enjoyed the fantasy aspect of the holiday a great deal.
The excitement for Halloween continues to this day. It goes on through pumpkin decorating, and discovering new costumes to wear at parties. Currently I’m more focused on pumpkins, since the likelihood of going to a Halloween party this year is very little. I enjoy finding different ideas, and seeing if they can work. And if they don’t, that’s okay.
I watched ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’. It was exciting to catch the show after a busy day at work.
I enjoy Halloween so much! This year it falls on the middle of the week, but there’s still a chance to wear a costume the weekend before the special holiday. I still have my costumes from the past couple years, and it will be fun to wear them soon.
Looking forward to Saturday, since we’re going pumpkin picking! It’s so exciting to search for your own pumpkin, and decorating it when you get home. It’s a great bonding time between Andy and I also.
When Autumn truly arrives, it’s memorable. It reminds you of this change the second you walk outside, and the wind cuts through the fabric of your clothes. You remember the change every evening, when the sun slips into the horizon a couple minutes earlier.
It brings out special celebrations; people dressing up for Halloween, families coming together for holiday blessings and cheer. Autumn also begins the period of reflection. As people head indoors to retreat from the cooling air, many tend to gather their thoughts and plans for the future months. They plan and prepare for the moment when nature awakens once more, and the need to explore is enlivened once more.
I enjoy taking photos of my Itty Bitty Peanuts collection. They hold a special place in my heart. Ever since I was a little girl I enjoyed everything about Peanuts. I owned many books on the series, and watched every show about the Peanuts characters whenever they came on television.
When Hallmark came out with their Itty Bitty Snoopy collection three years ago, I purchased one right away. Having a little Snoopy with me wherever I went was exciting. I began carrying little Snoopy everywhere, taking pictures of his adventures.
Over time other mini Snoopys came out in Hallmark, and I added to my collection. Now, every season has a Snoopy for me to bring out, along with the original Snoopy I brought home with me 3 years ago.
The picture shown is Snoopy in different Halloween forms, along with the other characters dressed in Halloween costumes. It’s a great shot of the Halloween Peanuts characters, as it shows the spirit of Autumn.
Today I relaxed and worked on my classroom pumpkin. At work we were each given a pumpkin to decorate by the end of the week, so since I’m always busy doing a million things at work, I took care of it here at home. I chose a sinple outline: a cat gazing up at a full moon. I always love pumpkin carving. After the initial cut around the pumpkin’s center, it’s simple after that.
Andy and I also watched The Walking Dead. I love the story, but the comic is much more enjoyable than the show. So many characters have taken different routes on the television version, with some main people making their departures soon. I’m not sure what’s going to happen as the season progresses. It’s nice to see the interracial romances taking place on the show though.