Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

countdown to halloween

It is exactly one week to Halloween, and the countdown is official on.  My annual Halloween costume party is Saturday night, so I have less than a week to get ready for that, and I have yet to hang the spider webs on all the chandeliers.  As Mike walked in this evening to find me hanging webs on the chandelier in the breakfast room, he made a comment about seeing that up there until March.  I have vowed to take them down the day after Halloween…but I’ve made that promise to myself before, and only got them all down in time to decorate for Christmas.  Still…that’s hardly March. 

Clearly he exaggerates.

Thankfully, my back felt much better when I woke up this morning.  Hopefully, it will feel even better tomorrow.  I need to get on a ladder and hang spider webs after all.  As if the real ones aren’t good enough…which of course, they are not.  We are going for over-the-top Halloween around this house.   

Is there any other kind?

The next thing I need to do is to decide what to dress up as.  My choices are wide and varied.  I would like to be Miss Havesham from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, but Mike thinks I will spend the entire evening explaining my costume.  I’m certain that he is underestimating the classical education of our friends, but he may be right.  I could wear almost the same costume and call myself Norman Bates’s mother.  And who could possibly miss that reference? The other choice would be for Mike to dress up as Elvis while I dress as Pricilla.  I’m still leaning toward Miss Havesham.  What could be more comfortable than wearing a dressing gown and slippers all evening long? 

I still have a few days to decide.  As long as I don’t end up dressing as a witch yet again.  I think it’s time for a change. 

What are you going to be this year?

Until the next time…I’ll be picking out a costume and dressing the house with webs!

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