11 months to candy corn season
I generally don't get into halloween until it is nearly upon us. Yesterday I had a brief thought of dressing up but then decided I didn't want to spend a day's effort for a handful of trick-or-treaters. Other than a lone pumpkin I purchased a couple weeks ago (I know better than to wait until the day before) I didn't pull out my meager halloween decorations until last night.
And I just, I do mean just, carved my pumpkin. At 6 pm on Halloween night. At first I was waiting so it wouldn't go bad, then I just didn't feel like it. Finally I decided on a pumpkin theme and used a cookie cutter to make a pumpkin with star cut-outs. If you haven't tried one of those pumpkin carving kits with the wussy looking little saws and flat plastic pumpkin guts spoon I suggest you do. I purchased mine a couple years ago for like 50% a couple days before halloween and was simply amazed at how easy it was to carve the pumpkin.
Of course, I am all about the Halloween candy. The month of October is Candy Corn month. But not Target candy corn, that is very icky; Brach's is decent. And since SlytherinLibrarian raved about the combo of candy corn and peanuts I decided to try it today (when I was out buying plastic spiders for decorating purposes I had to get my last bag of candy corn for the season). Yum. Sort of like eating a payday candybar.