I can't believe that Halloween has come and gone and it is already November. October was like a movie played in fast forward. Now with Halloween over I am starting to focus on Thanksgiving. Just like Christmas, I don't like Halloween decorations up after the holiday has passed. It's just so 2008. I find that looking at them after the holidays is like looking at my rumpled party clothes the morning after or the dinner table after a big meal. It's a bit of a let down.
Unlike Christmas, packing away the holiday remnants is a breeze. I have one large tub dedicated to Halloween specific items and another for fall flair. I seem to be better about using or tweaking what I have with a few small additions instead of the reams of chotchkies that tempt me and follow me home from the store at Christmas. I bought this very cool mask,though, and named it Carlotta. Naming her is weird. I know. Anyway, I bought her late in the month at Pier 1. I probably paid too much because I bought her a day before their Halloween sale but I knew if I waited that she would be gone. I'm kind of sad to pack her away but how fun will it be to open up my tote next fall and greet her again. She will be my head start on next year's festivities. So good night Carlotta and Happy November to all.