Last night when Joe got up he asked me if I wanted to do anything fun before he went to work that night.
I replied "Yes! I want to carve pumpkins!" Apparently he was thinking more along the lines of going to a movie.
Too bad. He asked, and that's what I wanted to do. So I went to the store and picked up a couple of pumpkins. I would have just gone out to my front porch and gotten the pumpkins that I usually keep out there, except they were stolen by some punk a few weeks ago. But I'm not bitter about it. I know, I need to get over it.
The downside of buying pumpkins two days before Halloween is that they are totally picked over and I had to practically get inside the huge box they were keeping them in at the store to pick some good ones.
This was my pumpkin. I always tend to choose tall ones.
The upside to buying pumpkins two days before Halloween is that all of the pumpkin carving utensils are 50% off. Score!
Getting ready to clean out my pumpkin
Pumpkin guts. My least favorite part of carving a pumpkin. Slimy. Yuck.
After tracing the pattern and poking the holes. The website I went to recommended this. It said it made it easier to carve. I have to admit, they were right!
The finished pumpkin
Here it is lit up. It is supposed to be the face of a Chinese dragon but I'm not sure it really looks like one to me.
What do you think?
Apparently carving pumpkins did not sound like a fun thing for Joe to do, because he fell asleep while I was carving mine! I had to wake him up to take these pictures. He had to get up and go to work anyway, okay?