Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Salon

How great is it to have Daylight Savings Time fall on Halloween? I mean, you get to stay out late because it's not a work/school night, on a night full of fun things to do, and then sleep in an extra hour the next day?

And it was a perfect fall day- sunny and in the 60's, perfect for showing off that costume and walking around collecting candy.

I hope everyone who celebrates had a great Halloween yesterday. My husband and I dressed up in Star Trek costumes and passed out candy at my inlaws' house in the 'burbs after spending the afternoon carving pumpkins. Jeff is an amazing pumpkin carver and manages to outdo himself every year. Check out this year's pumpkins- a scary

owl, and then, because we're a reading family, a pumpkin carving of Edgar Allan Poe. How cool is that?

Afterward, we went to a local jazz club to hear

one of our friends perform with his band. What a terrific day!

Today? Today I'm writing. Like, not blog stuff but writing stuff. I joined NaNoWriMo and while I don't expect to be the next Faulkner I think it will be a good experience for me. I also just joined a writing workshop my husband has been in for a couple of years now and today is my first meeting with them. Wish me luck!!!

I hope everyone has a great Sunday. You can read more Sunday Salon posts here.

19 comments:

bkclubcare said...

Those pumpkins are wicked awesome. :)
Congrats on the writing AND the workshop, "Luck!"

Katie said...

Daylight Savings is great! It actually fell on Saturday, Oct 30 5 years ago when I turned 21 :) It was great!

Happy writing today Marie!

Bibliolatrist said...

yay! I joined nanowrimo too - I'm samson304 if you'd like to befriend me. I plan on starting later today - lots of "real" work to do first. :(

JoAnn said...

Those pumpkins are amazing!! Good luck with the writing...

Trisha said...

And here I thought my pumpkin carving skills were pretty sweet. Wow to those pumpkins.

My only problem with Daylight Savings was that kids were trick or treating when it was light outside. Kind of defeats the purpose of halloween in my opinion.

bermudaonion said...

Those pumpkins are fabulous! Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The owl is just amazing! And how terrific that you joined NaNo, because you're so good, and so I think it really will be rewarding both for you and for whomever you allow to read the product of your endeavors! The other people in your writing workshop are going to wonder why such a good writer is in there! Knock 'em dead!!! :--)

southernmatrix said...

What awesome pumpkins.....wow!!

Frances said...

Absolutely good luck! Such an amazing experience - reveals much of the self we did not event suspect was there. And those pumpkins are gorgeous! Ours did not quite look like that. We were proud we managed eyebrows on one this year. :) Happy reading!

logankstewart said...

That Poe pumpkin is absolutely amazing.

I signed up for NaNoWriMo, too. Good luck and enjoy.

Charley said...

Your pumpkins are incredible. Very nice!

Andi said...

What a great day! Good luck with your writing. I've never had the guts to tackle Nano, so I admire you terribly.

Alexia561 said...

Those pumpkins are amazing! Very impressed. And you're right that having the clocks change on Halloween night was pretty cool!

Good luck and have fun with NaNoWriMo!

Marie said...

Jill, you are the sweetest :-)

Alayne said...

I'm so impressed with those pumpkins! Nice work. Hope you had fun in the group yesterday!

Petunia said...

We didn't even get the pumpkins carved. They were colored with sharpies. BTW, don't color pumpkins with sharpies. It rubs off onto hands and clothes and then stays put. Love your pumpkins.

Welcome to nanowrimo.

Trish said...

Wow--that Poe pumpkin is absolutely amazing!! What's in store for next year?

Good luck with NaNo--I'm not crazy enough to join but I look forward to cheering everyone else on.

Zibilee said...

Those pumpkins are really rockin! I am glad that you had such a nice Halloween and that the weather was so mild for you. We are still hoping for cooler temperatures here in Florida, but I guess that's just to be expected. Also, good luck on your writing!

Esme said...

That is amazing pumpkin carving.