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As mentioned yesterday, Halloween is a rather uneventful holiday around here. Jon loves Halloween but we usually don’t do anything special. We haven’t been to a Halloween party in years and when Jon suggested we could try out a haunted house this year, I politely declined. I am a wimp and haunted houses are NOT my thing! I know he was not really expecting me to say ‘yes’ because he knows me well enough by now. I am afraid that it would 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 us.
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 years).
We also do not really decorate for Halloween but I sure do appreciate the neighbors who do! One of my favorite things to do for Halloween is to run through our neighborhood and snap pictures of all the cool outdoor decorations that people put up. I usually scope out the best decorations on my usual neighborhood runs a couple of weeks in advance and then try to plan my route for my Halloween run accordingly. I ran 5 miles on Monday morning – on a beautiful fall day here in Northern California, mind you – roaming the neighborhood and I loved every minute.