Friday, October 30, 2009

October 30th - So Much to Do

Still I have not brought myself to carving into my wonderful pumpkin I found earlier this month.. However it is my plans tomorrow to do just that... To create a wonderful jack o lantern and to roast the seeds.  Yet before tomorrow comes I still have so much else to do....  Shopping for the goodies for our feast tomorrow.  I have decided to make Witches Pie, Roasted Acorn Squash with cinnamon, Roasted Corn and Fairy Cakes for desert.  I also will have roasted pumpkin seeds and hazelnuts to snack on before time as well as a nice warm kettle of apple cider on the stove through out the day. 
It is going to be a small gathering.  I do not know many whom I could invite to come and feast with us on charmed potatoes and fairy cakes; Then sit around the bon fire outside as I burn my wormwood into the night... Although I think that this year that is best... I truly feel like it is not only the beginning of a new year for me yet also the beginning of a new me.  Much has been happening within me this last month and once I learned to allow it and let it go, I could not enjoy it more.  I am eager to start November 1st with a quiet bang.  I know that the coming year will bring much to me in many areas.. Many I am more than likely not even aware of yet.  I love surprises!!!


Today is also Vince & my 3rd anniversary... We will have an afternoon movie then our meal at home.  Something we started shortly  after we started to see each other.  It is just so much more relaxing staying at home laying out the blanket on the floor and laying out all our favorite goodies to nibble on with a bottle or 2 of wine... Such goodies as sauteed mushrooms, asparagus in lemon butter, crab and shrimp, strawberries, and on and on.  We can have a feast and then some for half the cost of a swanky meal out... Plus if the mood arises.... we can act upon it immediately instead of waiting...

Don't forget, tomorrow is also when I announce the winner of my October Giveaway - A Little Tonic Before Bedtime.  If you haven't entered just click on the link and it will take you straight there.  Yea I know I said the entries would stop today but I see no problem taking it up til when I draw tomorrow.  Have a wonderful Friday...

14 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmm, there's nothing better than a picnic on a blanket with a special someone! And have fun at your party tomorrow night too!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! I haven't carved my pumpkin yet either. I'm actually considering not doing it. I guess I'll see if the mood strikes me tomorrow. :)
Happy Halloween!
blessings
~*~

Suzie said...

Happy Anniversary! And your tradition sounds absolutely lovely, and so meaningful and personal to the two of you!

Nice photo, too!!

Wishing you a wonderful evening!!

Dede said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful new year to look forward to. Not to mention a super weekend! Have a Blessed Samhain and a sweet Halloween.

(((HUGS)))

JoyceAnn said...

Happy Anniversary ~ Your small gathering and meal sound wonderful to me ~ Enjoy !!

~ Autumn Blessings ~

Wendy Hawksley said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy each other and that pumpkin!

Rue said...

Count me in, for face-less pumpkins. I'm still deliberating...

Happy Anniversary! Blessings to you and may you have many more wonderful years together!

I like the idea of November coming in with a "quiet bang" - October has exhausted me!

Gone Troppo said...

Happy anniversary !!

A wonderful and special way to spend it as you describe it and even at 7.30am here, how you describe the food makes me hungry for things like that.

Well ambitious and busy lady, have a great Halloween

Jeanne said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful couple the two of you make!

Samhain Blessings to you!

Celia (Head Witch of the Hollow) said...

Hi Janie...
Thanks for your comment...I'm okay...just really busy...you know how that is!
You two look great together...hope you have a lovely time!
See you soon...bright blessings always!

You remind me of someone on this pic....who is it...? mmmmm...........

Illustrated Ink said...

I hope you had a lovely Anniversary, yesterday! Sadly, my pumpkin is still waiting to be carved, down to the wire! Have a magical Halloween!

Domestic Witch said...

What a beautiful pumpkin! I would hate to carve it up too.

Junie Moon said...

Happy anniversary! I love the Samhain feast and plans you have going on there, sounds truly delightful to me. You've inspired me to also have a fire in our firepit tonight, it's a great night for such an activity.

Bridgett said...

Sounds like THE PERFECT way to spend an anniversary.

I hope it was a wonderful day for the two of you.

And boy, I wish I had been at your house for your Samhain dinner. Sounds so delicious and cozy.

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