Saturday, October 16, 2010
So, before we went on vacation from work a couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend's sister made a comment about my not doing the part this year and not having the inside set up so they could all see it. Tom and I have only been together just less than a year, so his sister was not in my life last year, so she didn't get to see the craziness. Next year she and her husband and children will be in California and won't get to see it, which makes this year the only time in the foreseeable future for it to happen. After some thought, I figured I'd at least set up most of it so she could come out, plus the ToTs would probably like to see it back since I didn't do tours last year. Then while I was at work, I made the crazy snap decision that if I'm going to go through the trouble of setting up the inside, I might as well go all the way and have the party. Now... call me nuts, but I'm kinda looking forward to it this year. Last year and the year before were such let-downs that I swore this year I wouldn't put myself through it again and take a break. Anyway, I told my co-worker Devin about my decision and she immediately started jumping up and down and cheering. She was at the lame party last year, and she loves A. parties and B. dressing up for Halloween, so her enthusiasm totally made me happy about my decision to go forth and party. I revealed to Tom what I wanted to do, and he said "Looks like we have some work to do." That made me even happier, being that he used "we". :) Then I told everyone else via a Facebook status update... and the positives just came rolling in. My friend Ivy said it'll be a great year since we don't have the oppression of the "ex" around and Tom is much cooler. I am really stoked now. Even my best friend was positive about it, and she hates Halloween. I think the fact that I'm not making costumes mandatory plays a big role in that... lol Anyway, Tom and I have most of the gossamer up in the house, and all the boxes down from the attic. It really makes a difference having someone who is HELPING me, rather than running off and doing his own thing all the time. I am REALLY looking forward to this year, even if it is on a much smaller party scale. I am going to keep it simple and enjoy it.