Monday, October 17, 2005

It's just not scary enough

This weekend was spent doing odds and ends. We touched up paint. Puttyed and sanded holes. Caulked trim. You know that kind of crap that's always dangling at the end of every project. What we did NOT do, is decorate for halloween. And that sucks. I love halloween. Love it. This year i'm not decorating because adding spiderwebs, bats, tombstones and pumpkins to the bombsite that is currently our house would just make getting in and out of projects worse. And we'll be out of town for actual halloween so i'm actually trying to discourage trick or treaters from pre-selecting our house. Last year I created a giant spider web from fiberous packing tape that encapsulated our porch, had spooky lights, and 4 jacks o' lantern. This year, nuthin. Scrooge McDuck. Or whatever. BUT, most importantly, we pulled out and started fixing the LAST set of must-be-done-before-rain windows and may actually get them repaired and reinstalled before we leave in 2 weeks. I will do the Macarena all the way to the airport if we actually pull it off.


At 10/17/2005 02:44:00 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I love Halloween, too, but we've done no decorating this year either. Our neighbors are having a Halloween party, so my focus has been on finding the costume. Hey, I have a fall-ish wreath on the front door, though.

At 10/17/2005 05:14:00 PM, Blogger Patricia W said...

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday, well, maybe a close second to Christmas. Anyway, we bought some big pumpkins, straw bales and corn stalks and put them out front. Oh yeah, I also strung a bunch of tiny orange lights on the arborvitae in front of the house but that is it. Absolutely nothing inside the house. I can't imagine adding to the complete wreck that is the interior.

At 10/17/2005 09:01:00 PM, Blogger merideth said...

ah patricia i'm jealous! seeing all the cute decorations my neighbors have up is killing me!

At 10/19/2005 10:00:00 PM, Blogger Scott in Washington said...

Nobody ever does anything for Halloween in our neck of the woods - we're too far out from the good neighborhoods where the houses are right next door to each other. We've never had a single trick-or-treater, which means I get to eat the candy we invariably lay in just in case (heh heh).

I'm thinking for a costume to wear to work this year:
black docs
black jeans
black tee with the Earth on the chest
spray my face, neck, and hair gray and plant a little American flag on top of my head on a toothpick.


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