The most wonderful time of the year is in full swing. Halloween decor has sat atop the shelves at the pharmacies and discount stores for a full month now. In just a couple short weeks it will be all shoved into the carts sitting near the registers begging for your mercy with brightly colored discount stickers. But don’t feel badly, because at this point there will be Christmas supplies to ooh and aah over. And you will. Even if you are the type who believes the season should last two weeks and be done with. And you people bother me by the way. I never ever say nasty things here, but now I will: LET US WHO LOVE ALL HOLIDAY MAGIC HAVE IT! Please stop complaining that the Christmas lights are up after January 1st. Would you rather there were Valentines lights that replaced them? And in this area of the nation where there is snow for so many months of the year, the lights look terrific even in March. I mean, they are lights. LIGHTS. Don’t curse the sight of beauty in it’s purest form.
OK. Rant over. I have decided that this year instead of creating a list of holiday fun that I must complete I will just choose one thing every weekend to do. This way I have one task a week. And it will be something I love to do. This weekend it was Pumpkins. I went to Kawalski’s with my son and told him he could pick out whatever pumpkin he wanted. So, I had to lug the largest pumpkin in all of Saint Paul down the street, because of course there would not be parking near my front door today, then up two flights of stairs. And THEN, we carved
Now, I am all for traditional looking jack-o-lanterns. This would be because I have no artistic skill when it comes to stabbing vegetables. So, we did the triangular eyes and jagged mouths.
And the seeds, oh the seeds. I made three pans with the two pumpkins that we carved. (I of course had to get one for myself) Well, here’s the pictorial evidence of my first weekend of holiday fun.
And just so YOU know. Holidazzle is 41 days away and last year opening night was unseasonably warm and we had a blast, so go this year with us and it will be even better. I don’t know why better, but anyhow. Come, yes you. You internet people you.