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?
Well, here we are 10 days into September and I have already enjoyed a wide array of pumpkin and pumpkin spice-flavored things! Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Quaker Oats Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, homemade pumpkin spice milkshakes, pumpkin cake roll and countless pumpkin spice coffees. And I am in heaven! I, like millions of other people, love LOVE pumpkin and pumpkin spice! If I keep it up, I may end up putting myself in a pumpkin spice induced coma before the season is over.
Besides stuffing myself with all things pumpkin, I have lost 2 pounds in a week and a half. I know it’s not much but after falling off the wagon, it’s nice to see the scale move in the opposite direction. It also shows me that what I’m doing is working and to keep it up!
As a lover of Halloween, I am looking forward to the upcoming holiday. Growing up, my mom and dad made sure that Halloween, along with every other holiday, was a special event that I would remember for the rest of my life. Our house would be decorated both inside and out, and my mom would dress up as a ghost every year to take me trick or treating. As I got older, my dad would rig up our house to scare my friends when they stayed the night for my annual Halloween sleepover. They really are two of the best parents EVER and gave me a wonderful childhood.
The past few years, however, I have done little to nothing to celebrate the spooky season that I once had a such a big passion for. But this year, this year is going to be different. I vow to actually do all, or at least most, of the Autumn/Halloween activities that I love doing. Hayrides, haunted houses, scary movies, decorating, dressing up, carving pumpkins, baking Halloween and Autumn-related goodies, go to the Apple Butter Festival and just enjoying the season.
What about you? Do you have any fall activities that you will be partaking in this season?
If you know me, then you know that my daughter is a wonderful and talented artist. Recently, she released her first graphic novel on Amazon. It is the first issue of her fantasy comic entitled Overmorrow and is free for a limited time only. So I am asking all my lovely readers to please, go download her comic. Once the free promotion is over, the price raises to $2.99. The more downloads she receives, even during the free promotion, the higher her comic is ranked on Amazon, which can help her exposure to potential costumers in the future.
In the village of Huormonna Lore, a strict religion keeps the elves away from werewolves; but what happens when Nev’R, the girl who forgot her past, finds out someone close to her is a werewolf? Will she abandon her friend for orders from the village elder? Or will she try to hide and attempt to help her friend escape? Find out in the first issue of Overmorrow!
So please, do me a huge favor and go download/read her comic Overmorrow, you won’t be disappointed. And if you would like to leave an honest review, well that would be great also!