In October, I drank lots of lattes, wore flip flops with sweatshirts, looked at the moon, spent too much time online, visited with lots of friends, ate too much candy, dressed up for Halloween, didn't finish a book, met new people, went three entire days without going outside, barely watched tv, kept my apartment clean, made a minibook, drove more than 1,500 miles, photographed lots of leaves, and cut my own hair.
I accomplished ALL three of my October goals proving that my idea of aiming low should now be widely recognized and respected. This past month, I tried something new, I wrote an entire blog post without using the word "I" and I carved some kick-ass pumpkins.
Sadly, I exhibited poor decision making skills in carving my pumpkins 8 days before Halloween. Apparently if you live in an apartment this is not a good idea. I went away for the weekend and returned to this:
I spent the better part of 10 minutes scraping pumpkin guts off the window sill with a spatula. Today was spent mourning the death of my jack-o-lantern before he was able to realize his Halloween dream. Maybe I should have put it in the fridge rather than leave it in the window when it was 75 degrees for 4 days? Oh well...live and learn.
I also tried to dress my dog as a lady bug. She was not psyched:
However, after some tummy rubbing and the promise of dog treats she acquiesced.
So the moral of the story is...
Don't carve pumpkins a week before Halloween and leave them inside.
Be nice to animals...or bribe them with treats before you embarrass them.
Bring on November!