Nothing! Nada! No October-esque fun all month! What is wrong with me? Everyone on Facebook and Instagram are posting the same generic pictures of pumpkin-picking and shopping for Halloween costumes. I don’t even have any generic pictures. The month is flying by and I’m sitting on my couch watching “Good Will Hunting” and drinking lemonade. What did I do before that? I made brownies and cleaned up the house. Is any of this reading “Halloween” to you? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
I looked out my window at our deck and noticed a large pumpkin sitting on the table. On October 25th. Our first pumpkin of the month. It isn’t even carved, by the way. Nope, it’s a whole pumpkin just sitting on the table outside. If it had a face I’m sure it would be frowning.
I’ve wasted my precious October. I’m not even sure how, because the last time I looked at the calendar, it read October 10th. What has happened here? I’m stuck here wasting away the last week of the month as everyone else goes to expensive haunted houses and shopping trips where their kids whine about mom not buying caramel apples this year.
My whole neighborhood doesn’t even celebrate Halloween. No fun, spooky decorations adorning the front doors and driveways. Nothing. When the kids want to gotrick-r-treating, the parents pack them up in the car and drive over to the other neighborhoods in the area. How’s that for holiday spirit? Ah, yes, it will be a Halloween to remember, I’m sure.
I hope the rest of you guys have done something Halloween-worthy. Sipped some apple cider, went to a pumpkin patch. I’ll try again next year. At least all I’m required to do for Thanksgiving is show up.