This past summer I decided to throw away our Christmas tree. We have had it for way too long, something like 15 years I think, and needed a new one. But I just cannot bring myself to pay full price for an artificial tree when I know, in a few short weeks, they will be clearanced after the holidays. So, we considering getting a live tree this year. Mike and Raven have never had a live Christmas tree and I thought, if there was ever a time to have a live tree it would be now. But then I thought, how the hell am I going to keep the cats from a live tree? Pine can be dangerous for cats and, as I am sure you know, my cats are my babies and I don’t want to do anything that puts their health in jeopardy. So, I’m not sure what we’re going to do.
It seems so odd, though, not having the tree up. Typically, the Christmas tree would be up and decorated by the first week of November. Here we are, almost into December, and we have no tree. But I really, really don’t want to spend $150 to $200 (if not more) on an artificial tree when they will be marked down by at least 50-percent the day after Christmas. I am, however, going to spend today putting up the other Christmas decorations so it will at least look a bit festive with or without a tree.
Despite suffering from a sinus infection and mild bronchitis, went to the doctors Friday and still not feeling any better, I dragged my big butt out to the polls to vote. And I cannot wait until this whole election season is over because, let’s face it, it’s been a horrible one. All sides have been spewing hate at each other much more easily then previous elections. And it’s ridiculous. You wanna know why kids are so disrespectful today? Because they see their parents, grown adults, calling other people horrible and just down right nasty names.
I don’t care who you voted for in this or any election, I judge you on your heart and not your political or religious choices. There are good people who are voting for Hillary and there are good people who are voting for Trump. Your choice of candidates don’t matter to me.
I just hope that, whoever wins, we as a country can heal and work together to make America better than ever.
So Halloween is here and it just seems like another day. That may be because we don’t get trick or treaters were we live and the annual Halloween party at our friends house was Saturday so we kinda celebrated early. And while I wasn’t able to do all the Halloweenie activities I wanted, I did get to do some. Watching “scary” movies isn’t really a big deal during this time of year because, as a self proclaimed horror freak, I watch them throughout the year. But me and my family did watch classic Halloween shows, such as Garfield Halloween Adventure (which is my favorite Halloween movie) and It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. It also feels like I may have ate my body weight in pumpkin spice goodies.
It’s bittersweet that I have to say goodbye to Halloween because I do love that holiday, but it means I can start getting ready for Christmas. And Christmas is the only thing that gets me through the horrible West Virginia winters.
So bring on all things Christmas!
Today is the first day of October. While I love the month of October, I know that it means cold weather will hit soon and I HATE cold weather. This is especially true in my state of West Virginia where we can have some horribly low temps, harsh winds and lots of snow. But for now, I’m not going to think about the upcoming winter and instead focus on Fall and all the things that make it great.
One thing I am especially excited for is our friend’s annual Halloween party. I love cosplaying and dressing up, and I think I have come up with the perfect costume! It won’t take too much for me to pull it together but it should still look pretty cool. I’ll take more about it in another blog post.
I would say that I’m excited about pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavored things, but I have been apologetically consuming pumpkin flavored items since September and plan on continuing until they take them off the shelves and out of stores/restaurants.
So, what are you looking forward to most during this spooky season?