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Happy All Hallows Eve eve.  Tomorrow the goblins will be out and most of them will be as cute as buttons, at least in my neighborhood.  Oh, there will be the occasional zombie hockey player or dead salesman done up by high school kids who don’t want to put a lot of effort into a costume but still want a pillowcase full of candy – I don’t care and I’ll never tell anyone they’re too old to Trick or Treat.  In fact, I think I might go out next year.  Why not?!

This time of year is when Husby and I roll up our sleeves and dig into the pumpkins.  It’s pretty fun to carve pumpkins, especially as neither of us has any compulsion to make our jack-o-lanterns extravagant.  So we cut off the tops and plunged our hands into the slimy mess of pumpkin guts.

Husby had a plastic bag on the table for slime and a separate container for seeds.  Do you not roast your pumpkin seeds?  You totally should because they’re delicious and nutritious.  Google how to do it – it’s very easy.

By the time we were done we were both laughing at what had become of our creations.  Mine was a simple pattern, looking more like a ghost than a jack-o-lantern.  Husby’s was much more complex, including a protrusion for a nose with drilled nostrils to boot.

Last year I claimed myself to be the Scrooge of Halloween, but I had a blast carving a pumpkin this year and even look forward to greeting the Trick-or-Treaters with enthusiasm.  What’s with that?

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I’ve been reading a lot lately.  I’ve been reading the blogs.  I’ve also been reading Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz.  And reading magazines.  Reading a lot, but not writing.

I can’t get into a writing groove these days.  I can’t even summon up a comment on the blogs I read.  Do you call that writer’s block?  More likely a lack of motivation to come up with words.

My blog has suffered as has my Etsy shop.  I don’t have the creativity to come up with writing descriptions for my new items.

Perhaps I’m in my preparation-for-winter lull.  I kind of wither away like the leaves, getting kind of crispy and flurrying around aimlessly in anticipation of winter.  Then my mood flourishes in the deadness of the cold and snow.

In my laying invisible and silent, I hope you all had a festive Halloween.  We’ve got a little candy left over ~ that’s never a bad thing.

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