Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Who Feels Sick??

Heartburn, anyone? I won't even bother asking what it is about Halloween that makes us think that unlimited candy is the way to go. Why ask when you know the answer to the question. Because it's Halloween, candy is everywhere and you have to do something to amuse yourself as you jump up each time the doorbell rings rushing to give it out to kids who already have too much. I love Halloween, I really do. I'm sure it's all of the good childhood memories associated with the holiday as well as all of the special ones when my own children were younger.
Note to self for next year - buy pumpkins early!! They come out way too early. It's still summer, so I walk past them. It just seems like one of those things you'll always be able to buy -like apples or something. As each day would turn into the next, I kept thinking I'd buy them soon. Not sure what the big deal was -too big, special trip? Whatever the reason just let me tell you that on the actual day -the day you'd better have your pumpkins on the stoop - not a good one to be found anywhere! I made several stops -even went to our favorite farm (where we had gone many weeks ago for pumpkins and french fries, but really for the french fries) and all they had were some sad looking, very small pumpkins in a big pumpkin playpen. I felt a little bit better when I saw that I wasn't alone. As I stood with my fellow "last minute pumpkin pickers" we all were brightened by the realization that we weren't the only fools who waited. Who kept passing by the plentiful lots of weeks ago and right there, we made a pact. A pact with perfect strangers, yet with a unifying situation. We would make the best of these little pumpkins reasoning that nobody will bother smashing them, the seeds were probably the best (lie) and that next year, we'd buy in September! (or at least the beginning of October!)


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