although it makes me feel like an out-of-season grinch, i admit that hallowe'en is not my favorite holiday. so i keep things very low-key around here. plain pumpkins. striped hallowe'en socks hidden away under my pant leg. a few candles that would be lit any on other october night, too. there were no trick-or-treaters again this year, save for a little pirate girl whose arrival was greatly anticipated. i am always happy when all the hallowe'en fuss is over and done with and we can get on with the business of november. that said, if hallowe'en is important to you and yours, i hope your celebration was spooktacular.