If you’re a teacher, then the best way to sum up the first 2 weeks in December is: survival mode. Once my last day of school was finished, I hit the road and went to pick up my little sis from Georgia.
The first part of November passed in a blur of being sick with a monster cold/flu hybrid. After a few months of only having some cheap beanbags to sit on, I finally got myself a nice couch at IKEA. So between bedrest and wanting to enjoy my new couch, I watched a lot of TV this month.
(Thank you to the Disney photopass photographer who took this!)
Since attending this party at Magic Kingdom for the first time last fall, I spent most of 2016 anticipating Halloween season so that I could go back. Once the dates for this year were announced, I chose one of the earlier parties since they tend to be cheaper and less crowded. Also, I didn’t want to wait any longer than I had to, so on September 16, I rushed home from work to change into my outfit, cake on deathly makeup, and rush to Magic Kingdom.
While I’m usually a pretty chipper person, I always look forward to October since it gives me a reason to celebrate the macabre: I use it as an excuse to go out occasionally with black lipstick, read spooky books, watch horror films, decorate my house and classroom with bats, and seek out any other appropriately scary/dark things.
Last year, Halloween fell on a Saturday, which gave me a full day to revel in the celebrations. Weather in Florida at this time of year is usually pretty warm still, so it was a little bit of a reach to get myself in a fall state of mind, but I found ways.