Pandemic Road: Look At What I Found!

It happened! I really didn’t think it would happen this quickly, but it did. And when it did happen, I heard the heavens open up. Were those angels singing? Was it the choir from Hogwarts? Who cares. The sights and sounds were beautiful. So what if the sounds were only in my head. Halloween decorations! My first sighting for 2021. I can’t believe my luck.

It happened this morning when I walked into Michael’s. At first they tried to fool me with some stacks of hay and orange flowers. They even threw in some fake pumpkins. I wasn’t fooled and I held out for the real thing. For Halloween decorations to be truly official, I want to see some witches, ghosts, bats, and skeletons. I was not disappointed.

Having my first official sighting in July is early. However, I am going to blame the fact that we are still dealing with a pandemic and weird weather. So much is going on and has been going on, we need this Holiday. We need to be able to laugh at those things that scare us.….and there is still a lot of scary stuff out there.

Once I had my first sighting, I had to try other venues. Bath and Body Works told me they had some Halloween products come in, but were all sold out. Did they know when the next shipment would arrive? No. Just call back. Apparently there is a Halloween Hand that is very popular this year. I am more interested in the skull soap holder and the skeleton that will hold a candle. I’ll go back for them later. I also drove past the location where I have visited the Spirit Halloween store for the past several years. Oops. There is quite a bit of construction going on in the area. Since this work has been going on for several months, I am beginning to think the location for the seasonal store might be different this year. According to their website, they’re coming. I just don’t know when.

Do you think I might have bought a few items while I was at Michael’s this morning? Well, yes I did. Do you think I only purchased these four small items? I plead the fifth. However, I needed these things for story research. I am currently working on several Halloween themed short stories and one long story that involve witches, ghosts, grim reapers and such. I need these things for my creativity. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

All I know is that beginning to decorate for Halloween in July puts a smile on my face. Let me know if you feel the same way.

Until next time.….

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