I am renaming October. This month, at least for this year, shall be called Lostober. I swear I have no clue where this month went! I packed a ton of stuff into this little month and yet I still have not accomplished everything that I needed to do.

My house is not yet decorated for Halloween like I had planned to do back on October 5th. I am crossing my fingers, toes and even my eyes in hope to get it done at least the Friday before Halloween!

We had our Church Bazaar which got rained out. Yes, Texas is in a drought except it rained the one day we had our Church Bazaar. My youngest said it was the best Bazaar ever because she got to play in the rain with her friends all day. Me, I stayed nice and dry in the Bingo tent!

One weekend I took my daughter and another girl to a Horse Camp for Girl Scouts. The girls had an absolute great time! They learned how to feed and saddle the horses and they moved up to trotting with the horses. They have 2 more Horse Camps to attend and then they can teach the younger girls. I had a great time watching them and just relaxing in the country.

This weekend coming up I am taking an Adult Camp Training class for Girl Scouts. We have to plan everything just like we expect the girls to do. We even have to sing 2 songs and do a skit at the campfire. Sometimes I wonder what I have gotten myself into and then I remember how much fun I am having!

And to add fuel to the fire this month my youngest daughter has a MAJOR crush on a boy in her class. Everytime she says something about this little boy I tell her, “Remember when your sister was like this? You promised me you would never get that bad!”

Don’t even get me started on next month!!


I love Halloween! When I was a kid I would plan for months on what my costume was going to be. I think I only had one store-bought costume, Humpty Dumpty, when I was 4 years old. The rest my mom either sewed or I put it together. To me that was where most of the fun of Halloween was, in conjuring up my costume. One year my friend and I went as Siamese Twin Clown. She was the Good Clown and I was the Evil Clown. Another year I went as a Hobo with a homemade hobo stick bag and my acoustic guitar slung on my back with a  piece of twine string.

I no longer dress up for Halloween. Instead I dress my house up!

This is my house from last year’s Halloween. The Skeleton Head is motion activated and it lights up and talks. It really freaks the little kids out!

Every year we try to add something new and the older kids come by to check us out. This year I want to add plastic baby doll body parts hanging from the tree. Covered in some blood of course! My youngest daughter is not too keen on this idea. She mumbled something about little kids being really scared and having to go home to their toy dolls. She is such a party pooper sometimes!

I took my youngest Halloween window shopping last weekend and we found some pretty awesome things. I did not buy anything but I was really tempted! My favorite was a spider that was just sitting there and when you walked by it jumped up at you! I sat there and watched 5 kids get scared to death before my youngest made me walk away.

Here are some of my favorites that I found in the Halloween store:

My favorite is the Zombie Baby Clown. He is just awesome! That and my oldest really hates clowns!

Hopefully we will be able to decorate this weekend. I can’t wait!