Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloweener!

Happy Halloweener, everyone! This is my favorite holiday of the YEAR!!

Isn't this little guy so cute? I borrowed him from this website of weiner dog art.

I'm not feeling particularly festive today. I didn't even dress up like I usually do. Honestly, I'm having a very hard time with the devastation from these fires. The fires did not burn my house, my property or even anywhere near me, but I am very bothered by what has happened. I just feel unsettled and anxious and sad. I can't imagine what other people have gone through. Tami was evacuated from her home and by some luck in the universe, her home was still standing when she was allowed back home. I'm very grateful for that. I can't really put my finger on what is really bothering me, but something is and I need to get to the crux of it because it is making me nuts.

Those scary little trick-or-treaters will have to get candy somewhere else tonight, because I'm locking the door and turning off the light. I'm just not in the mood.

Tomorrow will be a better day. Oh, yeah, Oct 31-Nov 2 is Dia de los Muertos. I wish we'd celebrate that day, too.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Sorry you feel bad. Hope you feel better tomorrow!

Heather Grow said...

I understand Debbie. Usually when I'm mad and frustrated it's because I feel powerless about something. It helps me if I assess if I can get control over the issue in some way or, if I focus on the things I can control.

Hope you feel better soon.

Tami said...

I think I know what you mean, Debbie. I've been in a funk this week. It just hit so close to home. I saw a quote that helped me a bit. I hope it helps you, too. If it helps at all, almost everyone I've talked with this week is feeling out of sorts and so helpless in the wake of such a catastrophic turn of events.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

Tami said...

me again...dang! You know I love that artwork. I just marked her shop as a favorite on etsy. LOL