Friday, June 17, 2011

I Am a Bad Hallowe'en Person

I admit it.

I have noticed the posts going up everywhere in the Hallowe'en blogosphere, which they do, every year around this time.

The pumpkin posts. Trials, tribulations, progress. Tips on how to make them bigger, smarter, faster. How I love them. In the past, I've made them myself. But not this year.

This year, I didn't plant any.

With the continuous swirling chaos that has been my household this spring, I just couldn't seem to get to it. I have the seeds. I bought them in plenty of time. I even bought a pack suggested by Mr. ShellHawk.

I never got them in the ground.

I can blame some of it on some rearranging we've been doing in the back yard, but that truly isn't the entire reason. There's been school, teaching, ShellHawk's Creations on Etsy, Hauntcast and The Charmed Pot, and now the studio remodel and the puppy. Somewhere in there, I have to get the studio completed so I can get back to making Hallowe'en stuff to sell this year. There are fairs I can still get in to, and I plan to do an open house or two here at home.

Yes, I know some of this chaos is self-inflicted. I'm still going to whine about it!

I hate when life takes away from the fun part of Hallowe'en. Phooey.


  1. Cheat. Buy some starters that are grown from a local nursery. It's not too late you can still have your pumpkins.

  2. Thanks for sharing my secret with the world honey :D I will be visiting our local nursery this weekend.


  3. I'll send you a plastic one with some scratch 'n sniff stickers.

  4. I SO understand the feeling!

    But you're NOT a bad Hallowe'en person, repeat it until you get it!

    There's just NEVER enough time for everything you love.

    I'd say you add a LOT to Hallowe'en wherever you are, and whatever you do, regardless of what you can't start or finish.

  5. No worries. You can grow them vicariously through others this year. That's what I may end up doing as well if we don't get some sun soon. :/

  6. Seriouly, how long does it take to open a seed pack and sprinkle them around. Come on! You're a haunter first and the rest of it comes after.

  7. Thanks a bunch, Dean! Lol! I don't feel even guiltier now! :oD

    JT The scratch and sniff idea is genius. You did mean pumpkin-scented stickers, right? ;o)

    Thanks for the reassurance everyone!


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