I had the wonderful honor of being in a swap this month, and low and behold, I am lucky enough to be in another one. This one is a Halloween Door Swap, and I think that speaks for itself. I already have my project picked out and am ready for action. I probably don't have to tell you that fall is my very favorite season of the year. Oh the colors, I don't think anything can beat them. The rusts, burnt oranges, browns, reds and the yellows, all so beautiful. It is the whole season that I love, corn stalks with pumpkins on the porches, cool brisk air and the start of fires burning in fireplaces. Apples and all that goes with that word: pies, cider, the list goes on and on. October is the start of the best 3 months of the year for me. It's also the best month for candy and t.v. movies. Just think of any other time during the year when you can choose and buy such a variety of candy. Bite size candy.....candy that was around when I was a child. That must be what makes it so special for me, I see candy that you don't see everyday during the rest of the year, brings back great memories of growing up. What a treat.
Movies: now this has to be one great month for those of us that like horror movies. I remember being dissapointed last year because the selection was not like in previous years. What happened?? I find it hard to believe there was no interest in horror movies or great mysteries. What would Halloween be without the Jason movies, or Friday the 13th, or I know what you did, Scream, Hitchcock, the list goes on and on. I'm getting so excited just thinking about all of it.
I live in the desert. During fall months, we are still wearing shorts, tee shirts and flip flops. We still have green grass that needs to be mowed, and we still run our air conditioners. It is still in the 90's here. Cooler at night, but summer still the same. The leaves on the trees don't begin to turn until Dec. so it's hard to get into the mood for Halloween. There is one option tho, and that is to head for the mountains, just under a 2 hour drive away. The elevation is 5 and 6,000 feet, so fall has landed, even if not in the valley. I guess you could say we are very lucky and can have our cake and eat it too.
The best news for me is that I get to spend a week in Oct. in the Smokey Mountains at a resort with friends this year. Yaaahoooo. I am so excited to get back south with all it has to offer and just enjoy ringing it all in. My bags will be packed and ready to go long before it's time, I will have to dig deep to find long pants, sweaters, sweatshirts and socks. I don't think I have seen any of those clothes for years. Hey, maybe I'll just go shopping??!!! BUT, right now I'm off to get ready for my swap and all the fun it'll bring to both me and my swap partner.