I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2020
Jon used to be a huge Halloween fan. Me? Not so much. I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween (in Germany, November, 1 – All Saint’s Day – is a national holiday, but we didn’t celebrate Halloween with costumes or trick-or-treating, although it’s been adopted as a custom over the last few year). I am not much into dressing up (too much effort, ha) and we never had costume parties to go to, so what’s the point?
I am not into horror movies and I think for the first few years of our relationship, Jon had a really hard time with that. He tried to get me to watch all the scary Halloween movies with him, but honestly, I just can’t. I am afraid that they give me nightmares and I really don’t have to have that kind of unnecessary stress on top of everything else that life throws at you.
I am not judging. If it’s your thing, you do you. Although I really wonder sometimes what’s wrong with the people that come up with the plots for horror movies.
We still had a nice Halloween. I do enjoy the neighborhood decorations and went for a nice run through our neighborhood on Saturday morning to capture some of the decorations that people set up. Skeletons seem to be the big theme in the last few years, and people get really creative with it, too.
Pandemic theme. With masks, of course. (And yes, I’ll take that as a political statement.)
We’re all in this together.
There weren’t any trick-or-treaters on our street this year. I didn’t expect any. Kids/families mostly go to the streets a couple of blocks away, where the bigger houses are (expecting full size candy, I suppose). It was a circus around there last year (people usually use our street to park and then walk over there), but I don’t know how many people participated in any trick-or-treating activities this year (our street was pretty quiet), as our city discouraged regular Halloween activities.
Jon and I made a big pot of vegetable stew for dinner, lit some candles and watched “The Neverending Story” in the evening. It’s not a Halloween movie per se, but it has a great message and some “slightly scary” parts to it, so I think it counts (and we both hadn’t seen it since we were kids).
I know that if you have kids, this must have been a much more difficult holiday this year than for us childfree people.
Where you able to enjoy Halloween this year?
(Yes, this is a post to distract you from the fact that it’s election day, which comes with its own set of horrors, I suppose. Let’s hope for a happy end.)