I don't think I have to remind you how much I love holidays, especially Halloween.
It was still September when I began crafting new styrofoam spiders and other creepy crawlers to add to my cute and spooky collection.
Then a few days later I saw what was surely a sign that it was time for me to put up my Halloween decorations.
But when I went to look for them, they were nowhere to be found.
At first, I thought that maybe I had just misplaced them. But after two weeks of searching through every place imaginable and unimaginable, I still hadn't found them.
No poster-board fence and witch silhouette.
No shredded Hefty bag curtains.
No cute felt witches that were hand-sewn and embroidered by yours truly.
Not even the plastic Jack-O-Lanterns I lucked upon at the diez peso store a couple of years ago.
It's taken me years to scare up my collection of handmade Halloween decorations, adding a handful of things each year. And now they've vanished into thin air.
Maybe they're just another thing to disappear into that abyss I like to call the Bermuda Triangle.
Or maybe they were accidentally tossed into the trash by a well-meaning suegro who was helping to Spring-clean our storage room. (This wouldn't be the first time something of mine was "accidentally" tossed into the trash.)
Whatever the reason, I feel absolutely heartbroken and devastated. And just a little ticked off. But I'm more sad than I am mad.
Celebrating Halloween, or any other American holiday for that matter, is hard enough to do in Mexico. And well, without decorations to set the mood, I'm afraid it won't be as easy to keep my Halloween spirit alive.
It's almost enough to make me consider skipping Halloween this year.
To be continued....