Thursday, November 1, 2007

I Love This Country, and I Love Halloween

Happy Halloween to me!!! After many long years of tragically missing true Halloween celebrations, I finally decided that enough is enough! This year was my time to shine! It was time for me to celebrate in style. So I did. I attended several lovely parties dressed as America's Next Top Model(capitalizing on how pretty I like to say I think I am, but am not always completely sure of). To top it all off, last night we had a FABULOUS party at my house that was absolutely perfect. Dinner was pasta with pumpkin puree, garlic bread and salad. There was pumpkin cake and pumpkin cookies for dessert, and pumpkins galore to be carved. We watched "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and I felt like I actually was in a pumpkin patch full of sincerity because of all the pumpkins in the vicinity.

As the little kids dressed in Freddy Krueger and Disney Princess costumes came knocking at our door, I reflected for a moment on how much I love America. I love that we live somewhere that we are free to dress up silly and run around asking people for candy. I love it. I love America and I love Halloween. I love the parents who stand at the sidewalk and watch their kids trick or treat, I love the crunchy leaves, the scary movies, I love glowing Jack O' Lanterns, pumpkin cookies, donuts and cider. I love it all.