Sure, it’s only Tuesday, but let’s get a head start on the weekend because this one is going to have its ups and downs. Sure, every retailer and kid in your life have let you know that Halloween is taking place on Saturday. That’s the constant factor.
Another constant is Sunday around 2 a.m. While you’ll be snug in your beddy-bye, Daylight Savings Time will come to an end and when you wake up you will have gain an hour.
So, far it sounds like all you need is having plenty of candy for trick or treaters and having an extra hour to recover from their sugar overload.
There’s something that just may throw things off kilter. Rain and lots of it starting Thursday night through Saturday. According to weather braintrusters, North Texas is in a seven-day cycle. So, what happened last week is going to have an encore performance this week. The good news is that it shouldn’t be enough to start erecting an ark.
On the other hand, why not plan ahead?
Just in case Saturday is too damp to parade the costumed munchkins around the neighborhood, look around for some school gatherings or if you’re up to it, host a Pop-Up Halloween Party. To get in, guests have to have one person in their entourage who is too young to drive a car.
As for Sunday, reduce the stress that comes with time changes. Try not to schedule anything the three days following the time change. Okay, so keep that massage, manicure and GWGPL (Gabbing With Gal Pals Lunch). But put off the meeting with the lawyers about the will, the decision whether to go public with your lemonade stand and whether you’re gonna dump that problem client.
Finally, with the torrents of rain predicted, go ahead and start prepping for the winter ahead. Do you have enough batteries? Is the car maintenance up-to-date? Are those Frenchy drains clear for flowing? Have you fixed up the water heater for your ponies? How’s the stockpile of pinon wood? Have you had all of your chimneys cleaned (Don’t forget about those dryer vents)? If you pooches and kitties are outdoors, have you fixed up snuggling spots for them? Have you got your winter survival gear (mittens, duvets, thermos jackets, handwarmers, battery backup systems)? Does your garage door have battery back-up unit? Have you checked in with your senior neighbors and your folks? Have you cooked up a stockpot full of spaghetti with Italian sausage, basil and organic tomatoes? And don’t forget the garlic for the French bread!
Ah, darn! You’ve already put all these things on the list and checked them off. When can we come over to your house?