Although I was a little bummed I wasn't scheduled to work on Wednesday (and make lattes in a costume), I did enjoy having the day to myself because I was way behind on Halloween decorations. I'm not a huge fan of orange, spiders or cobwebs, so in general I stay pretty low key until the day of. I watched reruns of Halloween episodes of Boy Meets World, cut out some paper bats to dangle from the patio and spray painted a pumpkin. (A full tutorial for that can be found on this blog.) Even though Halloween has come and gone, I'm going to use my pumpkin as a centerpiece for the rest of autumn!
I got some of our favorite candy, lit some candles to light the steps on our porch, put on my mask and let the madness begin. We had a really fun night! A few friends came over to watch Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo with us. It's one of my favorite movies and Matt had never seen it! I'm way too much of a wimp to watch scary movies, especially at night, so this thriller was the perfect Halloween pick. It's not very often that I get to show Matt a new movie (that he actually likes), so it was really fun to sit back with our friends, drink hard cider and hear them all try to guess the outcome of the plot.
I can't believe it's already November! Only a few weeks until I can shamelessly & exclusively listen to Sufjan's Christmas albums. And oh man, am I going to be taking advantage of it this year since he came out with a new one!