People, people, people, it's 43 degrees outside!!!! It's still September!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
This has been a fast week. We haven't even been to the coffee shop since Monday, and since it is kind of cold ( for here!), a cup of hot chocolate sounds pretty dang good, doesn't it?? David has to go to Golden Moon today, and I was tempted to go with him, but I really don't feel like riding in the van for that long. So, off he goes.
I am about to go have lunch with my friend, Kathie S. She is off a couple of days this week and just called and now I am waiting for her to pick me up. I am really looking forward to visiting with her. It is such a gorgeous day and I am in a really good mood!! So, fun!!!
This weekend we are going to buy some decorations for Halloween. I love decorating for Halloween, even though in my town, there are going to be letters to the editor about how it is a devil holiday and Christians shouldn't do this, blah blah blah. But you know, we baby boomers used to have a blast at Halloween and it is baby boomers who are now saying about how bad this holiday is!! Come on, people, don't you remember leaving your house right before dark and not getting home for HOURS, having already eaten the homemade popcorn balls and as much chocolate that you shove in your mouth???!? People would have haunted houses that we could go through, and those store bought Halloween masks that had the elastic string, which would break before the evening was over, you would be sweating like crazy (hey, we're in Mississippi!! It was ALWAYS hot at Halloween!) and they had that plastic smell that if I got a whiff of that smell now, I would be magically transported back to childhood! And yes, that was a big ol' runon sentence, but you know what I'm saying, don't you, boomers? My sister, who is 5 years younger, didn't even have the fun at Halloween that I had. I remember taking her trick or treating and there were some people who didn't even have any candy, didn't realize that it was even Halloween!!! Sad, sad. When my kids were little, we didn't live in a neighborhood, so we took the kids to trick or treat with their friends in neighborhoods, and while most people gave out candy, it was now a worry about razor blades and poison and the hospital offered to x ray the candy to make sure it was safe to eat! WTF??? And also, no homemade treats anymore! No popcorn balls, no candy apples, now people were giving toothbrushes and toothpaste and pennies!! Pennies?? SO, I am decorating big time this year and I will have some snickers and some milky ways to give out to the kids. OH, and in our fair city, there have been times that if Halloween falls on a weeknight or, God forbid, a football night, they would "move" Halloween to a more convenient date!! Again, WTF???? So, it falls on a Tuesday this year. Let's hope they keep it there! There were lots of outcries over the moving of the date so I think they will leave well enough alone. I will let you know!
Okay, if anyone thinks I am bad to enjoy Halloween, don't let me know!!! I consider October through December the holiday season and I am really really looking forward to it all!!