Erica Lucke Dean

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all saints day

Today may have been all saints day, but I was hardly surrounded by saints all day.  Or maybe I was, but that is a question that is far deeper than I want to get with tonight’s blog. 

Basically, today was the day after Halloween.  And true to my promise to Mike in the beginning of October, I took down all of the Halloween decorations before he got home from work today.  I started when I woke up, otherwise I might have procrastinated all day and done nothing.  It felt wonderful to collect all of the creepy and spooky into one cohesive unit.  This is probably the first time in history that a clean-up has occurred at my house so soon after the holiday was over.  I was in such a state of focus that I almost went down to the basement and grabbed the Christmas decorations to put up.  But I knew Mike would hate seeing Santa all through the house before the turkey had even gone into the oven.  This leaves me three weeks to plan my Christmas decorations before pulling them out.  I may like this being home all day thing after all.  And as a side note, one benefit of pulling all of the fake spider webs from the chandeliers is that all of the dust tends to come with them.  So my house is not only clear of all Halloween paraphernalia, but it is also remarkably clean as well. 

Tomorrow is my shopping day, and I need to cover a large area to retrieve everything I need to buy.  Dog food is in one corner of the county, and the fresh eggs in another.  Not that I’m complaining, but I should have gone out today because rain is expected tomorrow, and I’d really rather not venture out in a rainstorm if I had a choice.  Which I don’t…because I literally have one bowl’s worth of dog food left and three dogs to feed. 

Three dogs that are all sleeping peacefully at my feet this evening.  Something I should be doing. 

In fact…I think I’ll head off to bed now.  I got a lot done today, I deserve a good night’s sleep, don’t you think?

Until the next time…I’ll be digging out my rain coat and rubber boots for a day in the rain!

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