I wanted to write something tonight so that you know I’m still here, thinking of you, and enjoying my favorite time of year despite my radio silence.
Life is just a tad overwhelming at the moment. Even with the interns to help (and we all know how little help they actually offer), I’ve been swamped and unable to find time to harness my Deep Thoughts and send them rampaging across the internet for your reading pleasure.
I’ve been working a lot of overtime at the desk job, and still getting up early five days a week to run. By the time I return to The House on the Hill, my brain is as mushy as the innards of a jack o’ lantern two weeks after Halloween.
It’s impossible to write when I’m relying on brain mush to form sentences, so I just retire to the couch and try to unwind from my day.
I still love Halloween. This is my favorite time of year, and Maine is all about the Halloween Season. Long time followers of the blog know that the entire month of October is dedicated to the celebration of the coolest holiday on the calendar. Otherworldly Beings flock to Maine for the Halloween Festival, but I’ve been too exhausted to cover it for you.
Today, however, I received a gentle reminder of my priorities.
The message was brought to The House on the Hill by a pack of screeching Flying Monkeys. Sweet Zeus, did they stink!
It was brief, to the point, and written in beautiful calligraphy. It read…
Be Filled With The Halloween Spirit!
The All Hallows Society scares the Jack Skellington out of me, and I wasn’t sure how to take the words. Was it a message of encouragement? Or something of a threat?
Either way, I knew I had to take it seriously because I did not want those mysterious hooded figures materializing on my porch and demanding that I explain why I had ignored that which they had demanded/suggested.
Even though I have been too busy to write about it, I have allowed the Halloween Spirit to enter my life and guide me through a difficult time.
I went shopping for Halloween candy over the weekend, and optimistically bought five bags, even though I rarely get more than a dozen trick of treaters.
I have decorated my desk at work with cool Nightmare Before Christmas collectibles, a couple of pumpkins, and the old spine that Rachel, aka The Girl Who Moved Away, used to keep on her desk back in the day.
I’ve also been posting silly selfies on Facebook of me inserting myself into various Halloween displays throughout the neighborhood after my morning runs.
Finally, I’m organizing some Haunted Halloween Happenings at the office for next Tuesday. We’re going to have a Cauldron Luck (the Halloween version of a Potluck), and contests for Best Costume, Best Decorated Desk, and Best Pumpkin.
I’m still working on my costume, but I have several silly ideas along with one or two creepy ones. I’m sure the perfect costume will present itself in time for the big day.
So even though I haven’t been writing about Halloween as much as I’d like, I have definitely allowed the Halloween Spirit to possess me.
Have you given yourself over to the Halloween Spirit yet? If not, what the hell is stopping you? You don’t want The All Hallows Society sending Flying Monkeys to your home!
I’d love to hear from you. Please fill the comments section with Halloween wishes. It would definitely make my inner Halloween Spirit more powerful…