I know, work tomorrow…actually no. Taking the day to work on that big thing I have been working toward…still cannot say what so as not to jinx it entirely, but fingers crossed. I know, then why mention it? Well, when big life things come up I deal with the stress by talking it out, and for me this blog is like talking to friends…and the ether of the Internet. Like a sounding board at times, though lately I confess it has been hard to write too, as noted in my last post, miss my Irish blogging friend. Still she would probably get a kick of my Prof. Trewlaney outift, thoughts like that can help I find.
So it was that on Sunday my friends and I went to the Botanic Gardens and saw the Chihuly glass exhibit before it leaves. When we attempted this last week everything that could go wrong did. It was fun, and honestly another story that will have to be saved for later…when everything falls through it can make a memorable evening. :)
Mike’s pictures are probably better, but semi-pro photographer that he is, he had another shoot afterward and has yet to post what he got. Busy.Looking back I kind of envy Martine’s take on it she did not photograph, she just was in the moment, and enjoyed it. Something maybe we should all do a bit more of? Just remember things, no need to photograph ever blessed moment…here are some of what I got. Chihuly’s art is fantastic!
There was more of course. As to pumpkins? Well, the original plan was gardens, lunch, carve pumpkins but Mike had to leave. So it was only the two of us to carve.
It was fun though I forgot how much pumpkin guts can stick to you and get over everything…including down your shirt. As a girl mortifying but expected when you are big-chested, at least it was just us girls thankfully.
My pumpkin is a bit hard to see, but it is a gnome with a scythe. It had that bit of humor that I like but could be scary to little kids just enough.
First time here in my home and first time with trick-or-treaters in awhile. I have to find out how much candy I should expect to give out here. You never know the neighborhood quite until the first Halloween I think. The people at the other end unit have three pumpkins out, cobwebs, and ghosts, so there may be a bit of traffic–especially on a Friday.
Having moved, and my inclination to not overdo decorations for a holiday as I cannot stand the thought of Hallmark throwing up in my home–I do not have much this year. I always felt it was more you honor the holiday inside you, but I also like good decorations. Just a fine balance that I need to work on.
I feel I have gone too minimalist this year, pumpkin and a doormat that is it. Balance is a beautiful thing and next year I figure I will have more of a knack for how to tastefully decorate my new home. Still on a bit of a learning curve. Meantime, pumpkin, mat, candy…trick-or-treat :)