I'm honored that MRS. B over at CONFESSIONS OF A PAGAN SOCCER MOM has chosen my blog to be included in her haunted tour! I've been having a ghoulishly delightful time myself meandering around everyone else's blogs and now today the troops will be directed my way!
Welcome one and all!
Tonight is the night I will indulge in the childish delight of carving my jack-o-lantern. I never use the store bought patterns, preferring to carve out the frightening countenance the old-fashioned way. But then again, I'm an old fashioned kinda gal! I'll grab the stack of old newspapers I've been saving up and my trusty ol' butcher knife to set about bringing my gorgeous gourd to life with surgical precision.
Then with the spark and hiss of a match, he'll be illuminated in all his glory! I always stare at the flickering light he casts, mesmerized, feeling the magickal energy whirling about the room. And I can't help feeling that his creepy cute face is staring back at me.
With an almost ceremonial march, I'll escort him to the living room to be placed in the front window where he can gaze out upon the street to keep watch with somber vigilance. For my family, this age-old Halloween ritual marks the beginning of a week filled with them. Traditions, old & new, will be observed each night 'til the grand finale of Halloween itself.
From my family to yours, wishing you a hauntingly bootiful and magickal ALL HALLOW'S EVE!