Our home is squeezed between two houses that go all out for Halloween. One makes a graveyard for skeletons, while the other takes up every square inch of their yard with hideous inflatables and ugly creatures only a monster's mother could love. Sorry, but I just don't get it. Me, I'm more of a fall kind of girl: love me some gourds and fall leaves, pheasants and turkeys. I do have some vintage pumpkins like the ones of my childhood, the smiling kind, that I will bring out the week before dress-up-for-candy-day.
Holiday prep test...
1. Have you played Christmas music yet?
2. Have you eaten little pumpkin candy or candy corn or eaten any thing with pumpkin in it?
3. Have you put up fall decorations?
4. Have you swept away real cobwebs in order to put up fake ones?
5. Have you looked up holiday ideas on Pinterest?
6. Have you been to the Pumpkin Patch?
7. Have you done any Christmas shopping?
8. Have you slipped a little on your diet since "the holidays have started"?
9. Have you had a sip of cider or eggnog yet?
10. Have you had a carmel apple?
If you answered "no" to all of these questions, check your holiday-lover's card at the door or get thee to a Pumpkin Patch!
Caitlin made a delicious punch for our ladies gathering: cider, 7 up, & vanilla ice cream! Yum!!!
"I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. And he opened the bottomless pit; and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And they were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; and they will long to die and death flees from them. And the appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads , as it were, crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of may horses rushing to battle. And they have tails like scorpions and stings; and in their tails is the power to hurt men for five months. They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss..." Revelation 9:1-11