It’s not that I am not a happy little creative geek in October – it’s that I’m an incredibly BUSY one! I made it through the month, and even had a chance to flex my creativity!
Since there wasn’t a solid pumpkin crop this year, I opted to paint my front window instead of lining the walk with jack-o-lanterns. The few pumpkins we did acquire are small, and will be made into food, so they weren’t carved.
Since I am on the PTA board at the school my children attend, I had to come up with a kid-friendly (non-scary) costume. I decided to go as a ragdoll.
I didn’t have a lot of time to pull the costume together, so I headed over to eBay to see what I could find. For a total of about $30, I acquired a pink felt circle skirt with embroidered flowers, a patchwork blouse, some striped pink socks, and some sparkly makeup (I got the makeup at a regular store). I had two other pairs of pink socks, one argyle and one striped, and I had a pink bandana, a pink wig, and a cute grey top with a pink plaid scottie on the front. I put it all together, made myself a little heart-shaped nose, and I was good to go. I haven’t has so many people tell me I was cute since I was a baby!
So, since October is through, I am finally remembering what it is like to have time to get things accomplished! I’m finishing up reading some fiction now that I don’t have as much non-fiction to read for class. I have also gotten back in to watching both Dexter and The Walking Dead. For the first time in years, I am not participating in NaNoWriMo. It is also the first time in a while that we are going to have Thanksgiving at home – so I’ll be breaking out my famous Guinness basted turkey!
Wherever November takes you, may you be happy, healthy, safe, sound, and positively excellent!