I always anxiously await the first day in October when I can put up all of my Halloween lights and decorations! You see, from October through April each year my house and yard are constantly decorated, from one holiday to the next. I start with Halloween, then move to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Then comes the boring slump of no holidays to decorate for a long six month stretch. (Of course, there are lots of pretty flowers during that time, but its not twinkling night lights). So October is exciting to me, to start over with orange and purple light strands, pumpkins, ghosts and spider webs. I think my neighbors look forward to my yard each year too, especially the kids. I’m not sure why I love it so much, maybe it is because even though I will turn 60 next week (argh!!) I still feel young at heart. Or maybe it is just that sparkling lights always seem magical. Whatever keeps me decorating each year, I hope I can continue throughout my entire life. Want to enjoy the joy of any holiday? Just drive by my house!