It has certainly been a while since I experienced the joys of halloween and the treats that come with the day/night. Little kids running around in scary, silly, or just plain cute costumes. The smell of wet, autumn leaves on the ground and the excitement of caramel apple treats and flannel shirts being worn. This is my image of Halloween. The oranges, blacks, browns, and tan colors come to mind. It's almost like Halloween is in an "antique" type lens for me. Things are old and the weather is chilly. Turtlenecks and overalls are worn. Apple picking has already taken place, then picking the perfect pumpkin on a farm. I am always so excited for Halloween. I always say that this year will be the year I will carve a pumpkin, cook the seeds, salt the seeds, and eat the seeds just like my mother used to do for me up until high school when became too cool for that kind of stuff. I miss those days. The nights after coming home from trick or treating and the house smelling like cinnamon and pumpkin pie. The decorations my mother put up in the fall to make our house look and feel as cozy and as mountainy as it could. One day, I want to be back in the fall where my mom is and experience it all over again. But until then, I shall try and get this fun going by myself! ;)
Since the school is having the Drug Awareness week, they conveniently tied it in with the silly socks day, 50's day, silly hat day, etc. Today is the day to dress up as a cowgirl or cowboy. Yes, the teachers are allowed to participate and oh how I did! This day has made me feel happy again for Halloween and has motivated me to be more involved in the Halloween festivities! I'm so excited for halloween now and I cannot wait to come up with another costume of my own! .... any suggestions???