Off from work after today. Won't be back til November 2nd. Always weird putting that leave slip in... "Oh, that's right. This is your time of year!" I'll usually hear.
It sure is.
We're going to squeeze every ounce of Halloween out of the coming week, savoring every aspect of it. Every minute will be spent getting ready for October 31st. Just finishing touches remain, so it'll be nice to fine-tune everything. Carving a massive heap of pumpkins, getting cornstalks and bags and bags of leaves, gathering up the witch jars and stacks of tea lights that smell of clove.
Blog entries will be spotty after today, but I'll definitely be around next week to post some images of our pre-Halloween activities (we have some neat plans). And I was just thinking that this year was the first year that I didn't post any teaser photos or video of my haunt's Corn Witch theme. The Pumpkin Sentinels are just that - watchers. And what they're watching over will hopefully make for a memorable Halloween display.
There will be lots of traditional elements too, anchoring the haunt firmly in everything I've always loved about Halloween.
And some surprises.