Last year we threw a Halloween party where guests actually had to enter our house ducking past construction tape.
Now that we are all landscaped, painted and the furniture is back in the house, I am having a hard time getting the Halloween decorations in gear.
Obstacle #1: My lovely contractor put all of my decorations up on a very high shelf. He promised me that I would be able to get them down. My husband took one look at the location of my decorations, and he promptly required a ladder to assist me...but the ladder is at the ark. Hmmmmm, so, no decorations. I may be calling the contractor and having him come over to help me decorate, and I'm not kidding about that.
Obstacle #2: Fatigue. I just returned from two very nice trips to Canada with my husband. Every time I am stuck on a plane, I feel like Super Woman. I make lists, read Martha Stewert and plan like crazy. Every time I drive carpool, I realize how easy it is to pretend to be Super Woman when I am sitting with my butt strapped to an airplane seat.
When I am sitting with my butt strapped in a car seat while I drive around in circles, I am not feeling like Martha Stewert. Rachel Ray or Oprah for that matter. I feel just plane/plain tired. I feel like I look and act like one of my Zombie decorations--circles under the eyes and not able to put a sentence together. Bleck.
Obstacle #3: Halloween is on a Wednesday. I don't want to compete with the uber parties that fall on that Saturday before, yet, October 19th or 20th seems a little too soon to put on the Zombie make up and have a full on rager. Actually, I can't handle a full on rager, I just finished a remodel. Now I need a creepy, subdued rager.
Obstacle #4: Food. If someone would just show up with the food, then I would be good to go. I can plan all flavors of margaritas until the Zombies come home. Food, is another matter. I am the girl that drinks her coffee out of the mug that says, "The only reason I have a kitchen is because it came with the house." Yep, not trying to even pretend about that one.