My schedule has been all jumbled, and there was a lot I planned to accomplish on several consecutive days off, but as usual--my list was unrealistic.
I had a single night off in the midst of work nights, so slept all day and stayed up all night rather than mess my body up even more. A couple of hours was spent trying to catch up on some blogger posts--the reader list was at 118! And I updated my blog--took it back down to two columns and played with the colors.
Then I spent a long while researching some Halloween how-tos. Omigosh, am I ever an amateur compared to what's out there! It's a bit comforting that mine is the best in the neighborhood, but when I see what is possible? Holy cow! Then again, it's only me doing my yard. Some of these places take food bank donations and have a half dozen folks helping.
If you're a Halloween nut, here are some great places to visit:
If you're not, don't go there.
I am itching to get started in my own yard, but it's too early to put anything out. Looking forward to some days off to start building some props and aging some of the foam tombstones I ordered. I know some people make their own, but working with styrofoam (for me) is akin to fingernails on a blackboard; sets my teeth on edge. Some of my orders have come in, and I raided the dollar store the other day, but I haven't hit Michael's, Wal-Mart, or Garden Ridge yet (which I've heard of, but never visited.) Nor have I attended many yard sales lately--it's been too hot for most folks, but the weather is cooling off.
Oh, and I uploaded my 3 Midnight Syndicate CDs on the iPod in preparation for the party and the Big Night. I cleaned out a closet and found a clear shower curtain I'd forgotten we had--perfect for making this:
I'm thinking this, with a little fake blood in the tub and handprints on the tile, will be creepy in the bathroom that all will use.
Did I mention the theme for this year is "To Die For--or From"?
From now til New Year's will be crazy-busy.