The Last Halloween

I am way behind in my planning this year!  As you all know, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and dressing up in costume is something I don’t miss out on.  I don’t have the first clue what my costume is going to be this year, which is definitely unusual for me.  I usually spend weeks working on it!  I’m not sure why I ‘m procrastinating, but it might be because this is the last Halloween I will be at the salon. It’s also been a very busy fall season again, which seems to be the case in every past post I’ve read from this time of year.

Makeup by Martie

Makeup by Martie

I mentioned last week that Coach and the girls were on fall break, didn’t I?  I had an extra day off, but I spent 15 hours of it working on Feel Better Bags to prepare for the biggest craft fair I’ve ever done (it happened this past weekend, and was a great success).  Coach spent his time erecting a kennel for our dogs for the overnight hours (they’ve pestered the neighbor a few times at night, and we don’t want any trouble) and building them a dog house. That project took away from several other projects Coach had for the week.   The hallway floor didn’t even get leveled, because Coach’s help fell through.  It was a non-eventful fall break, but I enjoyed the extra time with the girls and the slightly crisper weather. I did take the girls to do a little shopping on Columbus Day, but it never occurred to me to shop for Halloween costume materials! Pooh and Tigger don’t like to miss dressing up, either, so we really need to get on the ball.

To help motivate me today, I’m going to share posts with you of Halloween pasts…complete with lots of pictures of my fun co-workers.  It seems that this year in the salon, on my last Halloween, it may be a little low-key.  Linnie-Pooh has a class to go to that day, and Angel isn’t planning to dress up.  I’m not sure what the rest of the girls’ plans are, but I hope I’m not the only one who becomes someone else on October 30th (we dress up on Friday, since many of us don’t work on Saturday).   If I am, I am…that has never stopped me before!

My owl costume from 2013

My owl costume from 2013

This was the first Halloween post I shared with you, from Halloween 2012: We Do Halloween, Baby!  That was a fun year, for sure!  I miss Lotus and her creative genius so much;  having her a round made everybody get pumped about dressing up!

Here’s another great post: Halloween 2013. We had a good time that year, too.  It’s so hard to believe that was two years ago!  Last year was pretty subdued, kind of like this year seems to be shaping up.  I didn’t even give Halloween its own post! Hair Color Trends (Plus, Halloween) does show off our costumes.  Mine was cute, but pretty uncomfortable.  I must do better this year!

What are your Halloween plans?  Do you have any suggestions for me?  I treasure your comments, so let me know what you think about all the Halloween fun I’ve shared today!  I’m exhausted, and may not do much other than put my feet up today, so I’ll have plenty of time to read them and respond…and hopefully find some inspiration for Halloween ’15!

X,O,X,O,    Martie