Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fall is in the Air!

For those of you who live in Texas, or have visited Texas, you know that we only have TWO seasons. . .HOT as HECK, and FREAKIN' FREEZIN'! I do miss the seasons. Back in Mississippi, we did have Fall and Spring, although, they aren't as beautiful as some places, with the color in the flora and fauna. But in Texas, yes, it's BIG, but it's also a BIG OLE' flat, dry, colorless state, for the area we live in. Plano- just that PLAIN-O Texas!

However, today is a little bit different. There's a nice breeze, and since we had so much rain this summer, everything isn't all brown and shriveled up as it usually is this time of year. There is a crispness out there, ever so slight, but better than last week with the upper 90's!

I'm actually getting excited about the possibility of having to bundle up a little bit for Halloween, instead of makeup dripping off of the kids faces before we leave our front porch! It always makes Trick-or-Treating a little more exciting to see fake ghosts blowing in the breeze, leaves rustling in the wind, and kids bounding from one front porch to the next holding onto their masks and hats so they don't blow away.

We always go to our church parking lot for the annual "Trunk-or-Treat" outing. I never heard of this back in Mississippi. We always had to load up in our car and head for town, since we lived on the outskirts of town. We'd go to the affluent neighborhoods, because they always had the best candy- NAME BRAND Chocolate! None of those fake marshmallowy peanut shaped junk! (You have to hear Jerry Seinfeld's act about Halloween- it's a HOOT!) "Trunk or Treat" is where everyone brings their candy up to the church parking lot and pops open their trunk- usually decorated all spookily, with scary Halloween sounds coming from the stereo speakers inside their cars. You whip out the old lawnchair and bucket of candy to pass out as the trick or treaters travel through the parking lot to each car. It's loads of fun seeing everyones costumes, and visiting, sometimes more than once or twice at the parked cars! Let's just say that in about 15-20 mins., your pumpkin is brimming to the top and spilling onto the parking lot! It's a kid's dream come true!

So, I hope that this "Fall" season that we are in for the time being, will last, at least for a couple of weeks. That's about as long a "Fall" season as we get here. Then, it's off to "Freakin' Freezin'!


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