Monday is the busiest day of my work week. Ten hours of work and a return home at 6 p.m. is not uncommon. It is a day packed with Halloween-destroying potential. So I did the only sensible thing. I took the day off.
Instead of getting up at 5:30 a.m. and rushing home exhausted at 6:00 p.m., I have given myself the Halloween gift of time. Time to assemble 160 treat bags for the evening's visitors. Time to enjoy a cup of pumpkin spice coffee. And perhaps a last pumpkin spice latte. Time to watch one more classic horror movie. Time to catch up on the reading of the Halloween Countdown blog posts on which I have fallen far, far behind. Time to venture out into the yard to repair the damage done by yesterday's storm. Time to truly enjoy the day. I think I may give myself this gift every year.