Tuesday, October 26, 2010

And Kingdoms Rise and Kingdoms Fall but You Go On

Stinky in her most gruesome, and therefore my favorite Halloween costume.

Sooo, with all the hub bub the last couple of weeks, I almost forgot Halloween was coming up. Jeez! How did that happen? Now that things are calming down with the guy's recovery, I can start getting on the stick and carve pumpkins and make pumpkin pie and rake leaves this weekend (and more importantly, jump in them) and get all festive.

I was just thinking today how October has generally been a big trauma month for me. This year was the guy's accident, When Coadster was a baby, we got in our accident on October 4th and my mom died near the end of October. Since I was 10, I'm not sure of the date, but I remember it was right before Halloween, because I was in total denial and went trick-or-treating, thinking that if I just did everything like normal, then everything would return that way and my mom would be home when I got there. (one of my longer sentences, that one)

Even though I'm not a fan of the colder weather and how early it will start getting dark, I suppose I won't mind watching November rush in...

6 comments:

laura b. said...

That IS a great costume!

Hopefully, from here forward there will be more happy October memories. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but does mark the start of the Silly Season :-)

rel said...

Churlita,
Yeah, October is one of the longer months.
We're going to Niagara Falls this weekend to celebrate our granddaughter's first birthday and have a Halloween party to boot.
rel

Pamela said...

Well, some months are luckier than others. You've made it through though...

3GirlKnight said...

That is pretty gruesome.

Maybe it's ok that all that stuff landed near each other, so the rest of the year has fewer reminders? Maybe?

Long sentences are fun.

booda baby said...

I'm glad you never decided to stay clear of October. You need it to get to November.p

Tara said...

Jumping into a pile of leaves sounds perfect...So does making pumpkin pie.

I'll be buying my pumpkin soon and will roast pumpkin seeds. I think "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is on this weekend, too.