Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Halloween in Columbia, SC




I'm sorry, but I'm not really into the decorating at Halloween, mainly I decorate at Christmas and I don't start that till the day after Thanksgiving (sorry, Sissy). But my sister, Toni is way into decorating, as evidenced by these pictures she sent of her yard. My brother-in-law Tim is actually the culprit, I suspect. I really can't see Toni having the time or inclination to do all this. I know some people who decorate for every occasion, from July the fourth to Easter. I'm just not one of them. One of my neighbors even decorates for Valentines day...another candy company fiasco, if you ask me. Okay, so none of you asked me, just thought I'd share. It just seems to me that it takes so much money just to keep our roofs over our heads, why do people make a major thing out of holidays that require you mortgage the farm to prove you love them? What's wrong with just coming out and saying it? I can't remember the last time Mac remembered my birthday, but he says I love you every day. I am now at the age where even I try not to remember my birthday. Just wait, out of pure orneriness, he'll start remembering January 7th...and I'll live to regret posting this bit of too much information.


7 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh Sandi, I agree about going in debt. I also think we should should say and show our love daily. I am guilty of the love of decorating. I think it is because as a child my mom made things in our home and I saw the love she put into it.From the pine and cedar she went out and cut and put around the door..the spray painted tree with eggs and ribbon. We didn't have alot of money and she used what we had and that is what makes it special.

Jodie Adams said...

So I love your sister's decor by the way, but about the whole money thing. I totally agree, why are holidays about giving things that cost so much? I would much rather either have homemade gifts or just a nice get together with the special people in my life. Preach on sister.

PAT said...

I've done the house for fall, this year. But rarely do much for Hallowe'en. There are a couple of things out, for the G'kids.

We usually go all out for Christmas, but this year, we'll be away for part of the Holidays, so will not do a lot. That is the only Holiday, I tend to decorate around.

By the way, Bat Girl is a cutie pie!

Pat

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Sandi, I love your sister's photos, bet Kari will too!! But I do agree with your points about how commercial everything is becoming (but still somehow get drawn in lol)!! Have a great end to the week!xx

Mary said...

I don't understand the decorating thing. I do at Christmas but would never have had the time ,money or inclination to do this at other times. You grand-daughter looks adorable.

Terri and Bob said...

Right on! Your sister decor is adorable and I'll bet that gives her a lot of pleasure to do so.

Kari said...

I love Toni's decorations. (But you knew I would, right?).

I actually agree about the commercialization of holidays. But it's one of my biggest pet peeves to listen to people gripe about the expense of Christmas. Those people have forgotten was Christmas is about! I know I myself fuss about how expensive the things on my kids' lists are, but I'm mainly fussing AT THEM about it. I'm not fussing about buying those expensive things because, if we can't afford it, they don't get it! And many a year has passed that my kids didn't get "the big gift" because it just wasn't in the budget. And you know what? Big deal! I try to get them nice things that they've asked for, but it's far more important for me to remind them of the "feeling" that is Christmas. I don't want them to ever think it's just about the gifts. It's about much, much more than that. So much more. But it's a fact that the gift giving has taken "the limelight" away from the real reason behind the holiday, isn't it? It's up to all of us to get things back in focus, though. Are you with me? lol Let's post about the beauty, the joy, the love ---- all of that WONDERFUL stuff, this holiday season. I know I'm a bit of a freak compared to everyone else, but "organized religion" just doesn't figure as much into the holiday for me as it does for most others. God figures in, as does Jesus, certainly. I just choose to celebrate Them differently than say, most churches, do. I hold Christmas near and dear to my heart because of the pure, absolutely pure, joy I feel and am able to express during that time of year. And now I've started writing a book on your blog comment section and that's not what I intended to do. lol So I'll just stop now!
Love ya'll (and tell Toni and Tim GOOD JOB!)