I really do love this holiday. I know many people believe halloween is just for kids, but thankfully I have Martha in my corner. She is notorious for celebrating Halloween. And if it's good enough for Martha...
My hooligans are in school, enjoying their halloween parties, as I finalize the details of their costumes for trick-or-treating tonight. They call it "beggar's night" here? It's supposed to get chilly, so layers will be necessary under the costumes, and I'm out looking for inconspicuous layers.
Following trick-or-treating (or begging?), the plan is to sort through candy (Mommy gets all of the Mounds, no excuses) while watching Ghostbusters for the first time. Their first time watching, not ours. Have I mentioned lately that I love Bill Murray?
There isn't a great selection of Halloween-themed songs to choose from. I grew tired of the Monster Mash in 2nd grade. But this is our favorite. They ask for it all year (play the ghosty song!) but it feels most appropriate in October. Yes, it's the White Stripes. Yep, the kids like Jack White too.
And finally, aside from this happy holiday, October 31st also marks the final day of my writing challenge. I'm happy to say that it was a success for me. I published all 31 days, on time. On only three occasions did I publish a fluff post, when I really had nothing to say. Often the challenge encouraged me to publish content I would not otherwise publish. But for a need of material, I pushed myself, and it worked out. I am caught up on home projects. I also have a clearer goal moving forward.
It was a good thing. Get it?
In with Martha and out with Martha.