Friday, October 17, 2014

The Great Pumpkin will not be pleased

In Wednesday's post I took stock of my intentions vs. actions and concluded I was missing the mark. I made a decision to get out there and celebrate October as I had originally intended.

Whoa to the person who waits until October 15th to make that decision! The craft pumpkins are gone! The Halloween decorations are mostly gone. The craft stores are in the middle of setting up their Christmas stock and displays and Halloween is still a full two weeks away.

I am sure you will be not surprised to see that all the stores are still fully over-stocked with enough Halloween candy to give everyone in the country a raging case of diabetes.

Alas, I traveled to several stores and have given up the chase of a craft pumpkin for this year. I will buy myself a pumpkin at the church pumpkin patch sale next week and carve a real one instead.

"You didn't tell me you were going to kill it!" Linus, Charles Schultz
On Thursday I enjoyed a change in weather. In Florida that means I was outside without sweating. That is certainly a happy October day in Florida. This was followed by a great deep tissue massage, which has nothing to do with October but everything to do with taking cake of me. I also changed my nail polish to pumpkin orange and will add a tiny spider motif to one toenail today.

Speaking of today, it is Friday and I am off to a retreat for the weekend. This is a great stress buster for me because I have nothing to do with running the weekend. I am there to get nourished. This week I heard (and read) that this time of year is full of stress factors which include lack of sleep. Stress factors and a lack of sleep add up to a lowered immune system. I am doing this to be in better shape for whatever is coming our way in the next few months.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend doing something that is keeping you healthy!



PJ Geek said...

Any reference to the Great Pumpkin deserves a comment. Glad to hear you are still soaking up October. Real pumpkins appear to be in abundance and cheap this year. I'm working through my Fall movie list and savoring a cup of tea or coffee and perusing catalogs from LL bean and Eddie Baur of things I'll never buy but would be so cozy in.

PlumPetals said...

This Halloween I'll be carving a pumpkin for the first time in over 20 years -- I can't wait :)

Jane Cartelli said...

PJ Geek - I do the Bean/Bauer catalog shuffle, too. I cannot wear those things in Florida but they DO look so delightfully soft and warm!

Jane Cartelli said...

PlumPetals - I hope we both enjoy the process and love the results no matter what!