My mom came to visit this weekend. We went to a nearby town, which is also known as an artisan colony, and did some shopping. They have an incredible amount of artisan, local stores and it was just packed with people. I bought a wine stopper. Out of all the stores we went to, that’s what I bought 🙂 I think there was just so much to look at that I eventually got tired of mentally processing it all. Anyway, this little town is incredible. You can see handmade goods of all kinds and things you’ve never seen before. Not to mention, it looks quintessentially American. I actually have a hard time believing it’s in the Midwest because it looks so Salem-y (I’ve never been there, but it’s what I imagine). I love going there in the fall because it really gets me in the fall mood. I tried to take some good pictures with my phone.
I hardly ever actually do anything on Halloween. Of course, when I was a kid, I would dress up and go trick-or-treating, but even that is a rather fuzzy memory. I actually have never given out candy myself since I’ve lived on my own. Actually, that seems stressful to me. I’d probably just not turn on my porch light and hide if it came to that. Luckily, I don’t have a porch right now 🙂
I like Halloween because I like the spirit of it. I love to be scared! I do not like horror movies (e.g. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Nightmare On Elm Street). Nothing gory and nauseating like that. I love to be creeped out, mainly by watching ghost or demon videos. I’d rather watch a “real” video than a fictional movie. Recently, I’ve been watching “scary” “real” ghost videos on Youtube. I just love that kind of stuff. The unexplained is totally fascinating to me and it really always has been. When I was a kid, my sister and I loved watching the X-Files. We’d watch it in her room, cuddled up in her bed and try to be scared.
K hates being scared, so I usually do these things alone and he just doesn’t understand why I like watching scary stuff. Neither could my grandma. She’d always say, “Megan, why do you like watching scary stuff?!” I love the thrill and it seems really abundant this time of year, so I’m going to try to make the most of these next couple of weeks and just try to enjoy the spirit of it all. Maybe drink some cider or make a pumpkin pie and watch ghost shows 🙂
Do any of you feel the same about this time of year? I’d love to hear! Post a comment or send me a message through the form below 🙂