Pumpkin Festival is next weekend. It is quite large. Thousands of people will be here in the four days of the festival (Wed. - Sun.).
Folks around here go all out in decorating. Below shows you what I did.
Front Door (which is actually on the side)
(It's lit up with a spotlight at night.)Here are individual vignettes of the big display. The usual decorations are scarecrows, pumpkins, gourds, mums, and straw bales. People will add antique crocks, signs, chairs (as I did), etc.
This week has been tiring. I ended up missing school on Friday with a fibromyalgia flare up. Nothing terrible, just the usual. I am in the middle of homecoming preparation. The five seniors have been chosen as have the underclassmen(one each for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. ) Pictures for them are Tuesday. The actual ceremony is before the football game on Friday, October 10. Then there is a dance afterwards. It is tiring, but fun. I thoroughly enjoy it.
It fits with something my mother taught me. She said, "It hurts to sit, stand, lie down, and walk. It's not like giving in and giving up makes the situation better. So choose what you want to do and do it. If you have to be laid up for a few days after a special event, it will be worth it. At least you'll be living to the fullest possible for you." Amen, mother, amen.