and I just swept away the real webs too

It’s about that time again, just a few days until October, and I’m so ready for my favorite month of the year. So ready, in fact, that my mission this weekend is to transform the scary old farmhouse into a…well…a scary old farmhouse.

So here I am, just days after I swept the ceiling of all the real spider webs and I’m preparing to string up the fake ones on all the chandeliers. I’m almost wishing I’d left the webs where they were…almost. Besides, the real ones weren’t nearly dramatic enough.  We are going for over-the-top Halloween around this house.   

Is there any other kind?

It seems like every year Mike finds me hanging webs on the chandeliers and makes snarky comments about seeing the wispy webs up there until March.  I’ve vowed to take them down the day after Halloween this year…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 knee 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. 

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 weeks 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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Posted on September 29, 2012 .