I’ve been struggling with my writing for several days. Weeks, really. The summer blues have had a strangling hold on me this year. I had several ideas on how I wanted to approach this month’s blog post. At one point, I wrote out a long piece about suffering from summer depression. It read like a book report on Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it had nothing to do with Halloween. As my deadline came and went, guilt followed, then, the shame of failure set in, and soon, it was hard to write anything at all, not even one of my goofy movie lists.
I belong to a few Halloween groups around the web, wherever I can find like-minded creatures. Halloweenophiles always seem to find each other. It’s nice not to feel the burden of being the weirdo sometimes. It’s a sure bet, the second Halloween merch hits the stores, people post pictures and store locations. We know how to comfort each other, most importantly, we understand why it’s important to do so, no explanation needed.
Sensing the buzz, off I went, in search of Halloween, looking for pumpkins, skeletons, black cats, and any sliver of orange and black. My local Michael’s did not disappoint.
It’s the last Friday in July. It’s hot. I don’t even want to think about turning on a stove.
Some people actually dread the early weeks in Fall because they live in states where the weather is hot and humid. Being from SoCal, I understand this. So, when I came across this Halloween Avocado Toast breakfast idea from Brit + Co., I immediately thought, a fun no-bake recipe that quadruples as a snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner? This is genius!
Rejoice, Halloweenophiles! Now, that July 4th is officially over, the unofficial start of the Halloween season is creeping closer. Soon, we’ll start seeing Halloween merch in craft and retail stores, haunt announcements will follow, party planning begins, and Halloween will be in full swing before we know it. Until then, enjoy some spooky kitty art by Joanna Nelson.