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I finally decorated for Halloween! With my crazy schedule I hadn’t had time to clean so I could decorate. I hate decorating without cleaning so when Ron had a work function tonight I used that time to get stuff done. Now everything is nice, clean and spooky.

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How perfect is it that on my first day back to work following a New England trip in which I went to Salem Hocus Pocus is on back to back? I’m loving it. Now I just have to decorate for Halloween. If I could catch the Sleepy Hollow cartoon and Charlie Brown everything would be perfect. I also wouldn’t hate on some Halloweentown.

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This is the third time I’m writing this blog because WordPress is acting crazy. So now that I’m sufficiently annoyed, this is Buddy in his lion costume. And yes, that’s all you’re getting because I don’t feel like writing the whole thing again.

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It’s official. I finally put up my Halloween stuff tonight. I know I’m kind of late since Halloween isn’t that far away, but I was still trying to hold onto summer. I guess now I’ll embrace fall although I have to say I’m not loving these cold mornings. And im definitely not looking forward to winter. But at least I still have my tan.

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Ron and I met up with some friends today and went to a local pumpkin patch. We had a great time watching pigs race, seeing people shoot a pumpkin cannon, getting lost in a corn maze, riding a hay wagon and picking out a pumpkin. It was great to catch up with them, because we hadn’t seen them in a while, and it was nice to do something fall oriented. I’ve been having a hard time getting into fall because I’m such a warm weather person and fall is the gateway to winter. I think it also didn’t help that my summer was extended by our recent vacation where the weather was warm and sunny. But today was great and much needed. Plus we now have pumpkins, including one for Buddy. I may even put up my Halloween stuff this week.

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It’s finally here! Happy Halloween! It seems like this holiday took forever to get here and a busy one it was. I covered a court case, worked all day, covered a town’s Halloween celebration and then helped out with my church’s Trunk or Treat. And that’s all before coming home and doing more work. But, even with all the craziness, I still really enjoyed Halloween. It’s such a great holiday. The decorations are fun, the candy is great, there’s lots of activities to choose from and everyone dresses as something they aren’t. It’s just a fun holiday that brings out the child in us all. Plus, now I can take down my Halloween decorations and replace them with my Thanksgiving stuff. And then it’s on to the best holiday of all, Black Friday! What, you thought I was going to say Christmas? That comes later.

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Today, Ron and I went to a local pumpkin patch and picked pumpkins. Tonight, we carved them. I made the cat bat and he made the Redskins logo. I haven’t carved a pumpkin in years. To be honest, I really don’t like the goop. From childhood on, I’ve never enjoyed having dirty hands. I didn’t like playing with Play-doh when I was younger because it made my hands stink. It’s a quirk. So scooping out pumpkin guts isn’t on my list of fun things to do, but I actually really enjoyed it. And, my cat bat turned out pretty good as did his Redskins logo.

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“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is a holiday classic. It isn’t Halloween until you watch Linus sit in the field all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin, see poor Charlie Brown get a rock while trick-or-treating and watch Snoopy fly his dog house. Its nice that even with all the new technology and 3d effects Charlie Brown never goes out of date.