November at last! It’s like lent after Mari Gras. The month of thankfulness following the month of Gimme Gimme Gimme. Self indulgent partying turns eyes to others, a time to reflect on our blessings and find ways to be a blessing.
Don't get me wrong, I love October with the cooling temperatures and the excitement of Halloween, costumes and candy. It was a wild, extended weekend of Halloween fun this year. Friday we had our Annual Halloween Carnival (to be PC it is now called School Carnival) with games and food and ending with a Carnival King and Queen Coronation. Small town, big fun. This is our main fundraiser that is a lot of work but pays off in many ways.
Most of the towns around us trick-or-treated on Saturday, Lawton (the third/fourth largest city in Oklahoma) included. I worked at the Lawton Public Library on Saturday until 6:00 p.m. and got caught in the trick-or-treat mayhem trying to get home. I made the mistake of taking a "short cut" through a wealthy neighborhood. Cars parked bumper to bumper on both sides of every street, streets flooded with costumed people filling the sidewalks and flowing down the middle of the streets.
Sunday evening we had trick-or-treat in my town. I wore a Halloween T-shirt with matching pajama pants (might as well be comfortable) to hand out candy to my local ghosts and goblins. I do enjoy seeing the kids in their costumes and especially the very little ones. My church is having a food drive that ends next Saturday so I gave fliers about it to parents who came to the door with their kids. Our church teenagers went trick-or-treating for cans of food and left fliers at the houses they visited. A nice transition from October to November.
There's a lot to look forward to in November, including Thanksgiving and my daughter's 30th birthday which she will celebrate here. Can't wait! One more important November event that starts right now...back to daily blogging, reconnecting with my NaBlo friends, hoping to make new ones.