You may have noticed that there haven't been any posts this Halloween. I try not to talk about this much (on either of my blogs) but I've been sick for quite some time, and just haven't been up to decorating this year (or last year). My deep dark scary secret from last year is that part of me was relieved when it snowed and Halloween was cancelled.
Don't get me wrong- I was sad about it too. It just wasn't right to have all that snow covering up Halloween. (And obviously I certainly wasn't glad about the severe and truly terrifying destruction the storm caused!) But once the snow melted and the power came back on- in a strange way it was sort of nice not to feel like I was the only one who'd missed Halloween.
All year I've bemoaned last year's lost Halloween and had high hopes that this year would be different. I'd hoped to be up to at least a little bit of normal Halloween activity. But I've been feeling really bad all month and as of today the yard is barren.
No decorations up at all!
There are also:
No craft projects
No pumpkins purchased
No costumes put together
And no candy acquired
With 4 days left until Halloween, it's looking like another Hallow-isn't this year.
And as the big night get's closer, I've been finding myself wishing for another freak storm. (It's a terrible wish- I know. Just because I'm missing Halloween doesn't mean it should be ruined for everyone else.)
But I just couldn't bare more of the "Have the people who did all the decorating for Halloween moved away?" questions we got last year from the few trick-or-treaters who braved the storm-ravaged streets to come knocking on the one door they felt sure would have some Halloween spirit.
Now though, I'm sorry to say- I might actually get my wish! Frankenstorm is threatening to bring an unnatural snowy hurricane mix this way. So I apologize for my wish and take it back. Normal Halloween, that's what I want- even if I have no decorations, and no pumpkins. I don't want to be the Grinch-witch that stole Halloween! So I take it back universe... I take it back!