Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin season

 Wesley has been home because she has some days off from school. She talked me into getting out the Halloween decorationsf. I wasn't going to..... but I love all things pumpkin and she was home unexpectedly, so we drug out the orange and black box of Halloween stuff.
 We used to have the biggest Halloween party when she was younger, it got bigger every year and I spoiled her terribly for anything else going on for Halloween. Last year was the first year we were not together on Halloween since she was born. She had to crew on a set and I had a pity party, missing her. I had planned much of the same this year since Gerry left Saturday for the coast and I had no idea when he would be home, but Wes ended up here and so we have decorated, we went and bought pumpkins from a little old farmer dude, we watched vampire movies and ate carrot cake muffins with pumpkin spice lattes and snuggled under down blankets while the storm brewed out there.
 I have had some of these things since she was a little girl and I love them, love Halloween. I'm so glad she talked me into getting in the spirit of the holiday (so to speak, haha!)
These are our place mats for Halloween, many a spooky meal has been eaten on these things. I am now in the Halloween mood and Sandy has moved on up the coast so we may just be out on Franklin St, in Chapel Hill again this year for the wild and crazy party they have. Thanks Wes, for still wanting a Halloween!!
Meanwhile, Gerry has been off chasing  "Superstorm Sandy" and getting the most play I think I have ever seen. If you have a news start up page on your computer, you probably saw one of his photos. This one just popped up on my screen from National Geographic. Wish I could post his photos here, but I can't so click the link if you are interested :)
Hope all of you in the path of this bizarre storm are safe and sound
peace ya'll


cookingwithgas said...

we have been delayed to fire by this storm so I was happy to clean the house and have some twinkling lights going along with pumpkins party but I bet I can find a beer. Cheers you two! And I hope Gerry is home soon.

Tracey Broome said...

Cheers to you too!
I like the idea of twinkling lights with pumpkins

Michèle Hastings said...

I LOVE Halloween and haven't been home for it for the last few years. I still bought a pumpkin before I left but won't be carving a jack-o-lantern... tonight i am enjoying my sister's decorations, along with the hurricane winds, rain, and wine!

Tracey Broome said...

It's a crazy Halloween isn't it? I got Wes a little pumpkin for her dorm room. Being at an arts conservatory I'm hoping some of those artistic kids will do something fun!

Lori Buff said...

You forgot to mention Pumpkin beer.
It must be fun to decorate the house with someone that works on stage sets. I imagine your place looks really festive.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Lori, it used to look like a theater set, but we took it easy this year, just the fireplace mantle, dining table and front porch. There was a time when every surface in the house was "halloweened" !

Laura Farrow said...

BOO!! xo

Susan Wells said...

I adore those place mats and that bunny is so cute!

Amy said...

beautiful first pic and that placemat would be hard to eat off of! i'd be distracted by it; so much to see in it. :)