I went on a pillow-making binge several weeks ago. The bobbin case on heavy-duty sewing machine had broke again, and while I waited for the back-ordered replacement part, I decided to do some sewing on my light-duty machine... for myself! *gasp!* I rarely sew for myself, or just for fun. (I think almost all sewing is fun, but that's not quite the same thing.) So I decided to sew a slew of autumn-themed pillows!
Every year, my Halloween duties get lighter and lighter. As my children age, they like to plan and make their own costumes. . . and I like to let them. When my children were all very young, I stressed for daaayyyys, sometimes weeks, making elaborate costumes for each child. It was insane. I was crabby. And it was all about me.
Every year at Halloween, we go on the hunt. . . for the cheap plastic pumpkins that I'd purchased (AGAIN) the year before. If any are found, they're most assuredly cracked, missing its handle, or cemented with those those gross orange and black mystery goo candies that no one ever eats. So then I'll typically rush to the store to pay another dollar for another crummy pumpkin bucket that won't survive the year. Or I might just hand the kid a plastic bag and send them on their way. Depends on the day I'm having.