Happy Halloween everyone. I’m ready for the trick or treaters, although I need to make one more candy run because somehow I made a pre-Halloween, largish dent in my sweet stash. Running out of candy on Halloween is a bad thing for a whole lot of reasons.
I don’t need any tricks.
Since Halloween 2016 falls on a Monday, I wonder if the crowd be thinner than say a Saturday night Halloween? Probably not. When I was a kid, if Halloween fell during the school week, our town of Keiser moved trick or treating to the weekend. Yet another small town magical perk. Does anyone else remember this sort of thing?
How about this—trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.
Seriously, with our unseasonably warm weather, foot smelling should be avoided at all costs. Hottest October on record. That’s a trick I don’t much like. It’s no wonder my iris bloomed again, and I have coneflowers out the kazoo. Not that I’m complaining about my coneflowers, not really. But Halloween should be chilly and goosebumpy not veiled in sweat.
The weather’s a trick.
And here’s another one…
Bambi rutted up against our young cherry tree leaving a deep wound that I hope will heal. At the advice of my local nursery, I wrapped the trunk and now the cherry tree is going as a mummy for Halloween. So far, no more deer problems. (knock on wood)
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like Halloween for whatever reason, it won’t hurt my feelings if you stop reading (if you read this far). I happen to enjoy everything about it. In today’s world gone mad, pausing to not take ourselves so seriously might be a good thing. Of course you easily run the risk of offending someone by your Halloween costume. Lordy. People, we’re walking a fine line when it’s okay to dress as Bill or Hillary or The Donald but not a Pilgrim.
For this Halloween, what if we all dressed up as civilized, well-mannered, intelligent Americans? Oops, I think Walmart sold out of that costume long, long ago…
Whether you believe it or not, Halloween kicks off the holiday season and two solid months of celebrating. Soon we’ll be eating turkey, decking the halls, and saying goodbye to another year.
Can you believe 2016 is circling the drain?
For now let’s not think about 2017 and simply enjoy Halloween 2016.
A few Halloweenish pictures from last week…
- Small pumpkin, huge stem;
- Our porch;
- My beautiful sister;
- Fayetteville mural;
- Vintage jack-o-lantern; vintage table runner; vintage table.
I hope your Halloween is filled with lots of treats, zero tricks, and a little snark for good measure.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
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