Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Sadly, I am not doing anything at all for Halloween this year. I have to work both jobs, and one jobs forbids dressing up, so I'm not dressing up for either. Because I have to work all day, I won't be handing out any candy, or going to any parties. My hubby isn't much for dressing up, so although I'm sure we could find a party to go to on the weekend, I won't even bother. I'm just going to let this one pass without any fanfare at all. And that is totally okay with me.

I think.

I love holidays! I looove dressing up! Why am I letting myself miss a perfect opportunity to dress up? I don't really know... I have ideas of what I wanted to do. I thought about Robin from Batman, or Cinderella, but I don't have the time, money, or body for those. "What? Body? You can buy/make a costume for any body!" Well sure, you can. But I have a Cinderella dress already, and there's no way I'm fitting into it. You see, I had my highschool grad dress custom made to look like Cinderella's. As the design process went on, the dress became more and more like Cinderella's, and instead of being inspired by fairytales, it was basically a costume. I could not have been happier, though.

My husband and I, at my highschool graduation.
So as much as I would like to pull it all out again, I've unfortunately gained weight since highschool. I'd like to say I haven't, but I have. So I'll keep dreaming about being the same size as 18-year-old me, and plan something else for next year. (Oh, and yes, my husband was my highschool-sweetheart, and my grad escort, long before he was my husband, or even fiance. Also, I'm led to understand American grads usually have short dresses, but here, everyone goes with a full-length gown. I stood out a little, but that's just the fun of it!)

In the meantime, Halloween marks the end (or near end) of fall around here. Tomorrow is pretty much winter. There isn't any snow on the ground yet, which is surprising, and they're not calling for it in the next week, which is even more surprising.

And yet, I feel like fall is over. The leaves are gone from the trees, harvest is over, and it's time to start thinking about winter recipes, with things like beets and yams. Let's think about thick soups, pot pies, and hearty casseroles.

Not that I'll likely make any of these anytime soon. I'm sorry. My life is really crazy for the rest of the year. Talk to me in January. I'll make some apple cider and a gluten-free chicken pot pie then. And maybe make a New Year's Resolution to fit into my grad dress again.

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