With time so close to bed, I thoought I would write a quick entrie – the last one for the night. Now that I think about it, my mind is sifting through the entire day and what happened all day long. All of my thoughts have been on the Halloween subject most of the day. I had spoken to a friend on line – the fun part of MSN messenger is having voice conversation as well as instant messaging with someone – for a few minutes tonight and she a friend who was taking her kids out trick and treating. That practically made my skin crawl uncomfortably as I heard those words. Later, after trick and treating, I had spoken to that friend, and she was talking to me how the kids were dressed for the holiday celebration, and I wanted to crawl underneath the table but I kept talking with this person and tried very hard to divert the concversation to somethingelse, which actually worked. As I sit here, I am glad to know some people do not celebrate the Halloween holiday beca/use they know the origin of evil behind the holiday itself. A diarist had commented saying that she does believe that witche and other evil aspects of such a day as this, and I surely do believe that such exists as well. I am also glad that this diarist wishes that they would do away with Halloween as well. I am so glad that I am not the only one.
I am sorry that I have been talking about Halloween f0r the past couple of days but it has been on my mind lately. Now I can let it rest now that Halloween is over and November is coming shortly. I can go on with my life as far as Halloween goes – until next year that is.
What a day this one was! I have A LOT of entries written today and a lot of words going across the scren. DO I EVER LOVE WRITING IN MY JOURNAL! I love it here.
Now it is time for to sign off and soon sing in my dreams – unless it is a dreamless night for me tonight. It is going on 9 p.m. and I am into a fairly good movie tonight. Good night and sleep tight everyone!
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The Origin of Halloween
The origin of Halloween dates back 2000 years ago to the Celtic celebration of the dead. A Celtic festival was held on November 1, the first day of the celtic New Year, honoring the Samhain, the Lord of the Dead. Celtic ritual believed that the souls of the dead returned on the evening before November 1. The celebration included burning sacrifices and costumes These early events began as both a celebration of the harvest and an honoring of dead ancestors.
Halloween spread throughout Europe in the seventh century. It began with “All Hallows Eve”, the “Night of the Dead”. It is immediately followed by “All Souls Day”, a christian holy day.
The first lighted fruit was really carved out gourds and turnips. Sometime along the way, they were replaced by pumpkins which were both larger and much easier to carve. European custom also included the lighting of pumpkins with scary faces to ward of evil spirits, especially spirits who roamed the streets and country during All Hallows Eve.
The Irish brought the tradition of carving turnips and even potatoes with them to America. They quickly discovered that pumpkins were easier to carve.
Did you know?!? Americans spend over $14 billion on costumes, decorations, party supplies and other Halloween paraphernalia!!
Bobbing for Apples is a tradition widely popular a few decades ago. It dates back to ancient roman times in honor of the Roman goddess of fruits and apples.
A couple of days ago I had expressed my feeling and thoughts about Halloween and even today I am still holding. I think Halloween coulld be done away with and there is no celebration of such a holiday. It is horrible as it is even trick and treating from door to door. when I was a little girl, not denying it, I did enjoy going door to door getting candy and saying “trick and treat?, and being dressed up in my favorite character or person. But I do not care for Halloween anymore. In fact, doing some research on Halloween and how it came about is really chilling and Halloween is definitely a day which should be done away with and not all celebrated. I do not mean to be a horrible sounding person and going against those people who enjoy the celebration of such a day, but Halloween is real spooky and something I wish not to get into now-a-days. It makes me cringe at the idea of kids going door to door getting candy from strangers and neighboros they know or do not know. I do believe that such things like ghosts and gobblins, and witches do exist and it pertains to evil. Halloween is based on satanic, evil background when Halloween first came about. I woonder, all the time, why people would want to celebrate such a day as Halloween if it pertains to evil and satanic rituals. Before allowing your children to go out and trick and treating door to door, please learn about Halloween. It might make you cringe and change your mind. It is not all fun and games.
I believe now I have found my font to use for my journal entries. For the past couple of days now I have been experimenting with fonts for my journal entries. I was going to uuse script, but not a lot of people can read the font so I decided against it during the night. I think Brandley Hand ITC is just perfect that this time. I will be experimenting off and on as far as font face and font size until I am sure about what is my favorite. But personally think that Bradley Hand ITC. is it for today’s entries.
Time is Still Young
Time is still young so I am going to come back later today sometime. It looks like I am going to hve some choppy entries today, LOL. What is new? Nothing really. I have to get lunch. I am getting HUNGRY! LOL Bye for now.
Today is the last day of October. Where did October go? It seems, ever since school started the last few days of August, the weeks passed by quickly because I had something to look forward to almost everyday of the school week. Now, with Halloween being today, despite my feelings about Halloween, I can not believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner now, and after Thanksgiving, we have Christmas, and that will be around the corner from that! Now it is the end of October. It is unbelieable!! The last day of October today brings the tempature is in the 30s! Brrr. LOL COLD!!! I have to laugh because I am sitting in a nice warm apartment with the heat not even on here. I am getting a good, comfortable warmth from the three apartment around me. i have one apartment below me, and two on each side of me. It surely does feel good in here. Not too hot and not too cold. Just right. Remids me of Goldilocks and the Three Bears LOL..
I have a lot to say tonight but because I am so tired, I really do not want to write in my journal tonight. Please forgive me. I am even surprised that I am even writing this much. I am not bored or anything…just tired. I will write more tomorrow, ok? “Yawn” Good night.
Last night I had that feeling that I was not going to get that call from the people who usuaklly take me up to Madison, Wisconsin for all my appointments there. I didn’t and I found that the appointment for Madison was cancelled by accident! I hate that when tha happens but it does happen no matter who it is. Also, that is embarrassing! At least I have a friend, my friend Mark, who is going up to Madison for an interview and has no problem taking me to my appointment. Thankfully I have a backup driver, lol Thanks Mark!
I have yet not gptten a call from the people who are to give me a ride to my eye appointment tomorrow afternoon and I hope I do before it gets any later. I am tired and ready to fall asleep and I am somewhat bored too death right now. I tried listening to Christian Music but I only got through two songs before that idea went out the window. I tried looking up the telephone number of the people who are taking me to my appointment but now they have their number unlisted apparently. I HOPE they have my telephone number to call me in regards to tomorrow! I will be a very unhappy camper if I have to cancel an appointment and reschedule it again next month or anytime outside tomorrow. I had to cancel my eye appointment once already and now I am even thinking that I had to cancel it twice instead of once. I know it is not even nine o’clock yet but twenty minutes away will be nine o’clock. I do not always like to wait for other people to call. It is a waste of my time sometimes!! Oh well, patience is a necessity with me in many areas of life. I WILL HAVE TO WAIT PATIENTLY A LITTLE LONGER, but that feeling i will not get that call comes into mind so often when every second and minute pass by with more anticipation. I do not know how to feel right now really. I am confused…at least I think I am anyway,
As time nears bed time for me, I am wanting to close my day out with A LOT of words and A LOT of thoughts tonight. I remember that after watching the program City Confidential about Amityville, NY (spelling is correct this time…I checked it out), I had fallen asleep with no dreams remembered when I had awakened at 5:30 a.m. this morning, and I was never awakened by any bad dreams during the night. I had fallen asleep at 9:30 p.m. last night and NOW I wonder WHY I had awakened at 5:30 a.m. without being able to back to sleep. I have been up for about fifteen hours and forty-five minutes now! NO WONDER I AM TIRED!! Will I ever close my journal entry for the night? Will I make a record of staying up late tonight? I HOOE NOT! “YAWN”
Now it is time for me to close for the night. Good night everyone…
More tomorrow? I have no clue!! Really…
Do you ever have that feeling that something is not going to happen the way you plan or do you have that feeling that something is not going to happen at all? I hate that feeling when it comes so often in my life. It is a part of my life as a person with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I know people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder or any mental issue in life deal with such a feeling, and I also know that people without mental issues in life deal with those feelings as well and that is sometimes considered the sixth sense. I think I am anticipating on the eye appointment a little too much. For the past year I have dealt with the incredible new sight I have not had for twelve years prior to the surgery. A year ago on April 30, 2001 I had a cataract removed (right eye) and my sight has been magnificent since. The joys of being able to see well again – even though it is one eye – (cataract still on left eye) I am still in awe of color, brightness, contrast, etc… of many things. The thought of my right eye changing for the worst would be a desvastating blow. I HOPE that my sight has not changed for the worst when I see the eye doctor tomorrow. I do not think it has but anything can happen that is not expected too. That feeling is playing horrible tricks on me when I know in my heart that NOTHUING is wrong here. I am anticipating my doctor’s appointment too much that I have developed that “butterflies in my stomach” feeling AGAIN!