Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Great Pumpkin!

This Charlie Brown cartoon was my all-time favorite. I usually missed it because I think they put it on on Halloween night--when I was a kid. Later on, they began showing it during the week of. Now I'd like to watch it again, if I can catch it.

My husband and I are planning a weekend with certain events and video watching. I hope to bake cupcakes in my new electric oven, if we get it installed (the electrician is supposed to come out either tomorrow or Tuesday and get the wiring done for it.) We've had it with stinky propane, and this oven which was bad to begin with.

Back to the video-watching. We have a collection of old movies on video. We have a number of werewolf, mummy, Dracula, and Frankenstein. We choose one and watch one in the evenings, but we may put one on in the morning, and have our coffee and the decadent cupcakes I hope to make.

Then, we will go to the Pumpkin Fest, which has been on-going for (I think) more than 50 years now, in near-by Sycamore. People will pick up free pumpkins (children and adults can partake), carve and decorate and enter them in their age-range, or they have specific themes. They get things going on Wednesday and it runs through the weekend, with a parade and a race on Sunday. We go on Saturday, find some yummy food and hang out, walk in and out of shops. I usually buy my "pumpkin" cookies. That's a tradition as well.

I've also been out looking at other bloggers who are into Halloween all year long. I think it's a hoot to visit some of them. I never knew so many people are as demented as I am over a holiday--especially Halloween! But there are others out there like me. Which is cool.

So, what are your plans, if you haven't told me as yet? I'd love to hear about it.


  1. On Halooween evening HB and SPAL will spot pumpkin-like collars and help answer the door. While wating for the tick-or-treaters, I'll be watching Ghost Hunters, one of my favorite shows besides Ghost Adventures, Fringe, and The Walking Dead.

  2. Oooo. I want to come and knock on the door, Shelly. I'll come as a very large tricks or treater. tee hee!

  3. I'll be trick or treating with my girls. We always have a blast. After that we will pick a movie to watch and dig into the candy. Hopefully there will be lots of chocolate!!!!

    Hope you have fun on Halloween!!!

  4. Very good! I miss trix-r-treating.)^;

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  6. Oh! Wow, Vivienne,I'll have to go and look a little closer since I was just there about 5 min. ago!


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