Tuesday, October 30, 2007
As the witching hour approaches on this Halloween Eve, I find myself not in a very "Halloweenie" mood. Which is very strange, seeing as how I am usually the one dragging my friends halfway across the state of Texas to a Halloween party where we end up sleeping on the floor for 2 hours and driving back the next day in time for work. In other words, I love Halloween. I love Halloween parties, costumes, decorations, candy, and did I mention parties? This year is so different. I think it's just stress. So many new things going on, job, living situation, co-workers, island, the list goes on. I feel like I am letting myself down this year, but most of all I feel like I am letting my crew down. I want to show Rebecka a good old fashioned American Halloween (despite the fact that we are in the British Virgin Islands) and I want Meg to have a great Halloween because it seems like she loves it just as much as I do, except for the fact that she is really excited about it and I feel like such a dud. I AM NOT A DUD. But I feel like one. This island is not real big on Halloween. We have yet to hear of any blowout costume parties or bars throwing a big bash in the BVI, but all day long I hear commercials on the radio for St Croix and how the whole island is preparing for tomorrow's festivities to continue throughout the weekend! Just when I started to feel really down on myself about not wanting to go out tomorrow, Meg makes a fantastic suggestion, "Why don't we just throw our own Halloween party on the boat? Just for us. Let's make cocktails and eat popcorn and watch scary movies all night." Its probably the best idea I have heard since we have been on island. I am so relieved and happy about this plan. We are going to have a blast! Girl's night in! I have decided to make the girls my famous Mexican food feast for dinner then its on to cocktails and movies until we all pass out! I like this idea so much better than going into town because Meg and I have plans to surf Josiah's bay at some point this week and it looks like the best day we have left is Thursday. This will be my first attempt at surfing so wish me luck! Hopefully the combination of booze and Mexican food seeping from our pores will deter any hungry sharks and we come back in one piece! I hope everyone has a great Halloween back home or wherever you are!