He’s been working long hours, and up until recently, I have been lazy. Not working just worrying about the quilt is lazy. Halloween has motivated both of us this year.
Up until recently, we had no trick or treaters. Giving away the candy at work doesn’t really make it. This year, we have kids in units all around us. Rather exciting, actually. I used to love Halloween when I was a kid. Mother let me wear her Mexican costume one year. It was awfully fragile. She took me to a Halloween fair at my school…the F Street School. I remember another year being allowed to trick-or-treat also. Around the corner and down the street to the next block. Very exciting stuff as I wasn’t allowed to go there during the day.
There’s an orange wreath on the door, a crow awaits our callers, and orange lights frame the whole thing. Dangling overhead is a giant grey spider, and webbing spreads below her. Or is it a him? A bowl of candy sits on the bookcase right inside the door, and a funny man in a chicken head will surprise any callers.
I so hope we have lots of them.