I'm not into Halloween. There, I said it. Please don't stone me. I was wonderful when my girls were little. I always went all out. I made the best costumes and I mean the best. I remember one year when I made them Papa Smurf and Smurfette costumes. I started with foam, fur, and a hot glue gun. I even amazed myself and of course, it was all done for pennies. Everything was recycled from something else. I guess I was green years ago before it even became popular.
I love the month of October and the season of fall. It truly is my favorite even if it is followed by the dreaded cold of winter. I would be more than happy if the winter season only lasted through January 1. Then I think it would be perfect for spring to begin. Hey, it's my blog. I can plan the seasons anyway I want.
So I do not decorate for Halloween, but I do decorate for fall. I keep the scary stuff out. See, real life can sometimes be scary enough. I don't want or need to invite more of it in. I want my surroundings to be comforting and peaceful. Wouldn't it be wonderful to feel warm and fuzzy all the time because of the time and care put towards your home. Halloween decorations cannot do that for me.
I do not have fake spiders and webs strung out through the house. Why should I? Believe it or not, I have plenty of the real thing to deal with that putting up fake ones might encourage more of the same to take up residence. And let me tell you, I've had spider bites that are not fun. Bugs just like to bite me and my reaction is to swell up. Oh geez! As I'm writing this, a tiny little spider is on my kitchen floor. We live in the country and I'm surrounded by critters of all sizes and shapes. So who needs to decorate with them when you have the real thing.
Scary movies I do not watch. I have enough problems with anxiety, I don't need to add to it.
Bats and vultures? Um...not to scare you, but we have those in our backyard. Bats are okay as they keep our mosquito population down. That is a good thing since we live on a lake and I have nasty reactions to bites. Now the vultures...I could do without. Have you ever shooed a vulture out of your garden? Dang birds!
Black cats? I have one. Kit Kat came to us two years ago in October and she is a sweetie. She helps keep the mouse population down. This is the month when they find their way into our garage. We have to be proactive before they make it into the house if you know what I mean.
So there we have it. I prefer decorating with the fall's natural harvest as it brings me pleasure. I go into my yard to gather pine cones and acorns. I have a few sunflowers left to put in vases. I have ten pumpkins this year from my little patch. Nature's bounty provides this season's decorating design. What more can I ask for? Nothing. I am thankful for the connection and appreciate what naturally surrounds me.
Living it up at Lakewood,