J and I are lame. We didn’t carve any pumpkins this year. I know! Unacceptable. Somehow October completely got away from me. I have no idea where the month went. We did watch a scary movie Saturday night though, does that count for anything at all? We’re planning to walk/drive through the neighborhood tonight and enjoy some of the fancy Halloween decorations. Yeah, yeah, we’re an old couple, shut up.
Also, I have no idea what has gotten into me, but I have agreed to watch another semi-scary movie with J tonight. Didn’t I just confess the other day that scary movies don’t really agree with me? What we do for love is amazing, I tell you!
I got some emergency candy in case we get some trick-or-treaters, whichI doubt tough, and will probably be stuck eating the candy myself.
So, do you have any plans for today or have you done all the partying last weekend already?
Like every year, I need to mention that the (Catholic parts of) Germany should be celebrating, too, because “the term Halloween, and its older spelling Hallowe’en, is shortened from All-hallows-eve, as it is the evening before “All Hallows’ Day” (also known as “All Saints’ Day”)” (Wikipedia) which we celebrate in Germany on November, 1. So, it only makes sense that Halloween should be celebrated in Germany (and believe me, these days, Germany has undoubtedly adopted Halloween traditions like carving pumpkins and scary movies, as well as the opportunity to throw parties and get drunk!), especially considering that the next day is a holiday and people can nurse their hangovers. How very convenient.
It does put me in a little bit of a sad mood thinking about “All Saint’s Day”, as it is also traditionally a family day in my family and I know that most of my family will get together. They’ll visit the cemeteries and our deceased relatives and then they’ll go home and have “Kaffee and Kuchen” (coffee and cake) and spend time together. I wish I could be there.
Have a spooky Halloween everyone!