Thursday, October 1, 2015

OCTOBER!

Yay! The best month of the year has arrived. The Halloween countdown has officially begun, and the weather has been increasingly gloomy for the past few days, setting the perfect atmosphere for decorating.

Vintage 1957 October Calendar, love!
To be honest, it may be a little too gloomy, seeing as Joaquin is about to make his grand entrance on the east coast this weekend. I don't think we're going to be affected by it too much where I am, (save for some rain) but the other side of Virginia looks like it's in for a bad time. I really hope not, though. There are several places in VA that have been dealing with flooding issues already, so the timing for heavy rain couldn't be worse. We'll just have to wait and see how it plays out over the next three or four days.

Plz be kind, Leaf.
I don't know who originally made this, but just about everybody and their mother has been reposting it on Instagram and Twitter, so I couldn't resist to follow suit. Kudos to the original artist. (If you know who they are, email me!) 

Everyone keeps talking about how this is mimicking Hurricane Sandy, which happened in 2012. It struck a lot of places hard — namely New York and New Jersey, which are nervous about getting hit again by Joaquin. Sandy was strange though... it was basically the end of October, and since I'm pretty far inland, we normally just get rain out of those storms, so that's what we expected to deal with. Much to our surprise, though, we got an early winter! It was cold, and all that rain turned into snow, giving us a white Halloween. We had to cancel pretty much everything — including trick-or-treat, which sucked for the kids. I'm not complaining about it mind you, that's certainly no big deal in comparison to going through a horrible storm like a lot of people did, but it was an odd experience. (I had a jack-o-lantern on the porch, so I put a scarf and hat on it to adapt to the theme.) I don't think that'll be happening again this year since it's too early in October to be that cold, but hopefully whatever does happen won't be so bad and Joaquin will leave everybody alone.

Anyhoo, enough about the weather — it's October! So many exciting things to do and talk about. I'll be posting a lot of stuff here, but you can also keep up with my Halloween madness by following and / or taking a gander at my Instagram.

Here's to an awesome month!