Happy October (The 2020 Edition)!!
Hey there, friends!! Happy October! I hope that last week was kind to you and that your start for this week will go well. I can’t believe that autumn is here — especially with the warmer weather that has been in the Bay Area recently. Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love seeing the shades of yellow, brown, and red on the trees. I love the crisper evenings — even though I get cold easily. I love the smell of apple spice from the seasonal candles. These are just a few of the things that I love about this time of year (and that’s before I talk about things like going to a pumpkin patch or the holidays that we celebrate during autumn).
I blame my fiance for getting me into Halloween because this was not a holiday that I was really into before I met him. We used to help out at a haunted house in Long Beach (in Southern California) during the Halloween weekend. We would get dressed up and have fun scaring the people who came by and visited. We used to go every year for about three or four years. This was a friend’s home and we would have the guests walk through most of the area, but we never had anyone actually step a foot inside of the house. We had a line of people go through the front yard, the side yard, the backyard, a neighbor (who LOVED that we were doing this) was nice enough to let us use his backyard, and then the garage before they would come from the other side yard. It was a lot of fun and I miss participating in it, especially with the pandemic going on. I’ve already told my fiance that I am going to be dressing up, even though we won’t even be handing out candy this year. I’ve been playing with the idea of just making an evening out of it by watching a Halloween movie with him (complete with popcorn!). We’ll see what happens.
I also love Thanksgiving and having dinner with our family. With the pandemic going on, I don’t know how Thanksgiving will look this year. I’ve always been a believer in celebrating during the holiday seasons, especially when things aren’t going correctly (at least in the conventional sense). I think that it is even more important this year to do something to commemorate the holidays, especially if we won’t be able together with our loved one in person. I’ve been playing with the idea of doing a video call with our loved ones during the holidays, that way we still can all get together like we always do. I know that it’s a little early, but how do you think that you will be spending the holidays this year? Please feel free to share your ideas down in the comments below.
Since the holidays are practically around the corner, I’ve been working on some crocheting and embroidery projects to give as gifts to family members this year at Christmas. I’ve been working on an embroidery project that I’m hoping that one of my nieces and one of my nephews will be getting as their Christmas presents from my fiance and me. For these two children, I made the decision to make one picture for each child, since they are close in age. I wanted to give them something that was not only androgynous but be something that I hope will age well with them. I also wanted it to be something that is for where they are at developmentally right now. Being as most of my close friends tend to be a bit nerdy, I figured that something that references one of the book series that I loved as a child — Harry Potter — would be welcomed. I really hope that both of them will enjoy this as much as I think that they will. I’ll share pictures of these projects when I’m done on my Instagram and when I get them framed. I agree that it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but I really don’t want to wait until the last minute to worry about gifts for my loved ones.
That’s it for this blog post for this week! Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this post. Feel free to share ideas for how you will celebrate the holidays this year in the comments. I really do enjoy hearing from you! I hope that you will have a great week! Stay safe out there! Until next week, my friends! :-) ❤