It's been a confusing time around here. At work I'm pulling together a Christmas season fundraiser, and at home I'm sorting and photographing Christmas ornaments. On my desk is a box of Gurley pilgrim and turkey candles that I keep meaning to get listed. But the Swanky Swigs with the black stars have appeared in the Hoosier, and that can mean just one thing: Halloween is on the way.
My favorite decorations this year are the paper party favors acquired at a yard sale this summer - the black cat, the skull and the pumpkin. They're the kind that have a long streamer that pops out when you blow into them. I assume they work. My mother raised me to believe that germs, like zombies, never really die, so I'm not going to give them a test run. (Would you?)
The boxes are living on the hutch with some other favorite decorations. This summer we painted the living room gray, and the curtains are black-and-white checks. The colors were not chosen with Halloween in mind, but it did cross my mind that the color scheme would work out nicely come October.