Bass Lake - Cone Manor in Blowing Rock, NC: Part 1
Bass Lake - Cone Manor in Blowing Rock, NC: Part 2

The End of October and Beginning of November

This afternoon, as we walked on the Riverwalk, I mentioned to Dear Husband that I would like to see what a fall without an upcoming election, going off of Daylight Saving time, and Halloween would be like.

October is my favorite month (except in the spring, when April is my favorite month).  Every year, however, these three things drag the end of October down for me.

If elections (...and candidates... and the electorate) were more intelligent, they wouldn't bother me as much.  There's so much irritating stupidity, though.  One of the town council candidates is on a local Facebook group that I'm on.  Her comments are usually not well though out, and often either whiny or sarcastic.  I would decide not to vote for her just based on her comments in this group.  The local weekly had an article about her last week.  She took this opportunity to whine about it on the group, rather than actually refuting any of their points.  

That's just one example.  

Daylight Saving time is just depressing.  I hate it when it gets dark so early.  Dinner is in the dark.  All of my walks during the week with Dear Husband are in the dark.  Any driving around in the evening is dark.  I dread the time change every fall.  The day we "fall back" is the worst day of the year (more on that here)(my favorite line from that post is:  "I also hate doing all the evening driving around totally in the dark - particularly on rural roads with psycho deer:  'Look!  It has lights!  It will be my friend!'").

Halloween is not my favorite holiday.  We were out of town yesterday so, for the first time in about thirty years, we didn't do anything with Halloween.  I like cute pumpkins, black cats, and creative costumes, but I don't like the horror and gore side.  

If I see one more Facebook post about zombies...

The best thing about Halloween the last two years has been the community theater we've seen.  Last year, the High Point Community Theatre did a wonderful production of the musical, Young Frankenstein.  This year, they did an even more wonderful production of the Addams Family Musical (click here to see photos).  Older son played Lurch.

I'm sad for him that today was the last performance.  However, all things being equal, I'm glad that Halloween is over and election day will be over soon.  Waiting for Daylight Saving time to come back will take a lot longer.  

At least I have lots of pansies to plant!



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