Yes…it has finally arrived – the 31st day of October, Halloween night. To be honest, my heart wasn’t totally in it this year. Megan commented that I would have to be careful or our traditions would fade away – speaking directly about the boys not carving pumpkins with us this year – but I hope that doesn’t happen. There were so many things that we wanted to do that we didn’t get done: recipes that went untried, movies that went unwatched, projects that didn’t get completed. I could end the lament there on a negative note, but there was a valiant effort put out and I need to be optimistic.
I figured out how to do my pump lid for the skull jarhead to make it work for a soap or lotion dispenser. I used it all month and it is still working. The hardest part was looking for that hollow punch tool. I couldn’t find one in town, so I had to order it off the Internet and then wait for it to arrive.
We kept the traditional pizza dinner and I tried to stay awake for the whole second feature, but I was fading fast. So I redirected my attention to my computer. When I look at what we accomplished, I have to say we didn’t do too bad after all.
The porch and pumpkin lights are out, the trick-or-treaters are hopefully all in bed by now with visions of candy dancing in their heads, but hopefully not in their bellies. I am ready to put it all away tomorrow…I am hopeful to get it done. But for now, it’s time to turn out my lights and bid Halloween 2011 goodnight!